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Monday, March 2, 2009

Uglies by Scott Westerfeld

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.
Futuristic? Way, way... Our civilization at the present is being called the Rusties in this book. Their future has this thing called The Uglies and the Pretties. When you reach 16, you'll get this full on operation to make you the "perfect" human being. Creepy, I know, it reminds me of James Marsden's movie way back in 98 - Disturbing Behavior, the alteration part only. So if you're things are hooverboard, belly sensor, "future civilization" and action pack this book might work for you. I honestly find it abit mediocre, some parts are bland, and the characters need to have a stronger personality, for me this is borderline overrated. I am still interested in reading the Pretties but that isn't in my eager to read list as of now.

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