Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
In a post-apocalyptic world, the world has moved on. But for the better or for worse? In this world, you're an Ugly... someone who hasn't gone through the rite of passage of massive surgery and cannot mingle with the others. The Pretties. This book preys upon the idea of being individual. Where everyone is cookie cutter perfect and being different is to be wrong and ugly.
We follow the story of Tally Youngblood and what she goes through, first fighting to be a Pretty... then the discovery of inner beauty and her fight to save people she loves from becoming just another mindless drone.
I loved this story. I loved following Tally on her journey and seeing what the world is like from Scott Westerfeld's mind when the world is ruined. Truly, it's interesting and scary. The idea that to fit in and belong in that society, one must undergo massive cosmetic surgery, changing just about everything in the way we look and think is horrifying! I cannot wait to begin the second book and follow Tally even more.
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