By: Scott Westerfeld
Reviewer: Savannah Harris
“Perhaps the logical conclusion of everyone looking the same is everyone thinking the same.”
Description from Goodreads:
Everybody gets to be supermodel gorgeous. What could be wrong with that? 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.
To start off, Uglies was probably one of the best books I have read in a very long time. I rate it about 9.5 along with The Hunger Games. I really enjoyed it because first of all, it makes you think of how the economy is today and how judged our generation is. In the book, you were called by your nickname (your most noticeable flaw) and you were pretty much looked down upon until age 16 when they operated to make you a “pretty” or perfect. Once a pretty, you lived a perfect life and partied every day and night non-stop. What they didn’t tell you was that they also altered your brain to think everything was ok and nothing was bad or wrong with anything. I could go on about this book for a while and I highly recommend it to EVERYONE.