Friday, June 27, 2008

Uglies by Scott Westerfeld-Tween-Teen

Rating: 3/5 Stars

About the Book: In a not so distant future society, Tally is awaiting her 16th birthday, but not for the reasons you may think. On your 16th birthday, you recieve an operation to turn you from ugly to pretty. The operation to turn pretty has made everyone equals and violence and destruction have gone down. But not everyone thinks the pretty operation is such a wonderful thing. Tally meets Shay, another soon to be pretty, who wants to forgo the pretty operation and run away to the Smoke, a secret community of people who don't believe in the operation. When Shay runs away without Tally, Tally finds herself being recruited by the fabled Specials. They want Tally to work for them and find Shay, the Smoke and help bring it all down. Sounds good to Tally, until she makes it there and realizes she just might agree with what they stand for-no more pretties.

GreenBeanTeenQueen Says: This book has everything-action, adventure, secrets, mystery, and even a little romance. I actually listened to this book on CD and would recommend the audiobook as well as the book. This would be a great pick for those wanting a very mild sci-fi read. The ending will leave you clamoring for the sequels-four books in the series total.

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