Tuesday, November 24, 2020


Book: Uglies
Series: Uglies #1
Author: Scott Westerfeld

Tally is about to turn sixteen, and she can't wait. In just a few weeks she'll have the operation that will turn her from a repellent ugly into a stunning pretty. And as a pretty, she'll be catapulted into a high-tech paradise where her only job is to have fun.

But Tally's new friend Shay isn't sure she wants to become a pretty. 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 a choice: find her friend and turn her in, or never turn pretty at all. Tally's choice will change her world forever....-G00dreads

Review: I'm normally a big fan of Scott Westerfeld but this book did not work for me. It was like he had a checklist of every issue teens face and tried to shove them into this book. I am definitely not the target market of this book so perhaps that is part of the issue. I also found the pacing extremely slow. 

One interesting note-during our book discussion for this we all had slightly different ideas as to what the "Pretties" looked like. I now envision them Alien-esque, like the Avatar movie (I initially was thinking they looked like mini-versions of the real housewives). 

Grade: 2/5 

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