Thursday, October 2, 2008

Uglies be Scott Westerfeld

Tally Youngblood can not wait to turn sixteen. It's the age you get the become a pretty, to look like everyone else. Shortly before Tally turns sixteen, she meets Shay. Shay isn't interested in becoming pretty. Instead, Shay wants to stay exactly as she is. Therefore, she runs into the wilderness to find "the smoke," a society where people can live just as they are, without an operation. The society in which Tally lives in does not approve of such societies. In attempt to snuff out "the smoke," officials tell Tally that she can either find and reveal the secret location, or she can stay ugly for life. Choosing to become pretty, Tally journies into the unknown to find The Smoke, and she does. However, the utopian socitey is quite different than she anticipated, and Tally finds herself with a much tougher choice than she thought possible.

A fun, quick read, which I needed as life has been majorly stressful lately. I look forward to the rest of the triology...Pretties and Specials. Uglies definitely had faster-and-slower-paced portions. I have started Pretties and it definitely has a faster pace to it so far. Anyways, it's a good read if you are looking for something entertaining.

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