Friday, August 27, 2010
UGLIES by SCOTT WESTERFELD
This dystopian series pulls the reader into a sixteen year old, Tally’s world just as she’s about to be transformed from an ugly to a pretty. Sound familiar? Almost scary the way it closely aligns itself with our current society of the plastic surgery quick fix for teenagers and adults alike.
Her world is divided with those that don’t want the operation that will make them acceptable. And what do you think happens to Tally? She finds a friend name Shay who doesn’t want to change. Who likes himself, just the way he is. On Tally’s journey to be Pretty, she also finds out about the others – Specials that are enhanced way beyond the Pretties and the series delves into the meaning and purpose of each.
I’d definitely recommend this series to any teen girl or boy. It’s got enough intrigue, action and suspense to keep you interested. The series is wonderful and I give this book a 4 out of 5 stars and the entire series also. It’s not over the top scifi and will appeal to scifi lovers as well as YA lovers alike.