Sunday, September 5, 2010

Review: Uglies by Scott Westerfelds

Hey guys! So I have a review of Uglies by Scott Westerfeld. I read this book for my book challenge.

"Tally is about to turn sixteen, and she can't wait. Not for her license—for turning pretty. In Tally's world, your sixteenth birthday brings an operation that turns you from a repellent ugly into a stunningly attractive pretty and catapults you into a high-tech paradise where your only job is to have a really great time. In just a few weeks Tally will be there.

But Tally's new friend Shay isn't sure she wants to be pretty. She'd rather risk life on the outside. When Shay runs away, Tally learns about a whole new side of the pretty world—and it isn't very pretty. The authorities offer Tally the worst choice she can imagine: find her friend and turn her in, or never turn pretty at all. The choice Tally makes changes her world forever."  (From

Book Info:
  • 425 pages
  • Published Feb 8, 2005 by Simon pulse
  • Part of the Uglies series ( Uglies, Pretties, Specials, Extras) 
  • I give this book a 8.5/10

The Good: 
This book is so interesting and nothing like I have ever read before. It will definitely grab your attention with all of the action and things that go on in the book. There is a love interest, which I really like in a book, but it doesn't take away from the idea of the book. This book takes place about 300 years in the future. We are referred to as The Rusties and we lived in The Ruins. The plot in this book is brilliant and the ending leaves you wanting more. 

The Bad: 
The beginning was just a little slow for me to get into and I felt like it took a little longer than I would have liked it to for it to pick up and get into the good stuff. But other than that this book is wonderful.

Nice To Know: 
This book has a lot of futuristic items in it and a lot of futuristic ideas that can take a little to get used to and learn about everything, Once you grasp everything it is a lot of fun to have all of them in the book and imagine them. 

This book is fantastic, and I really recommend it to anyone. I will definitely be reading the rest of the series. Thanks for reading!

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