Book Review - Uglies

Uglies (Uglies, #1)Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Very intriguing idea. "Society" has decided that mankind's problems lay in our biological urges. We naturally gravitate to people who are physically ideal and treat those who aren't perfect poorly. The answer is to have everyone undergo a massive makeover at age 16. Before the surgery, teens are called Uglies. After, they're called Pretties and are seemingly nothing more than a huge group of beautiful revelers.

However, there's a group that rejects the idea of Pretties and refuse the surgery. The main character, Tally, falls in with this group despite desperately wanting to be Pretty and this first book in the series provides not only a good story but a nice background for the future books.

We decided to read this for our book club but have now decided to read the trilogy then discuss. That's a clear indicator that people are liking it.

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