Uglies (Uglies #1)

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Love this book!!
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Reader reviewed by Megan S

I love this book! i ended up getting the whole series and im now on extras! i love tally! it was fun reading how she would sneek into new pretty town! Then not knowing what to do when shay left..Should she turn her in or not? i just loved the book!
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One of the best futuristic sci-fi books ever written.
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Reader reviewed by Suzanne

Scott Westerfeld is one of the most talented authors of the 21st century! In Uglies, Tally has grown up to expect that when she turns 16 she will become pretty, just like the rest of  the population. Her best friend has already turned 16, and now she's just biding her time. On her way back from sneaking to see her friend,she meets Shay. Shay is different from most teenagers and just wants to be her. She teaches Tally how to ride a hoverboard,and finally convinces her to move to The Smoke, an escape for uglies who want to stay ugly. After a long journey, she finally gets there,and starts to enjoy life as it should be. But then she is tricked into giving up the location of the Smoke and has to fight for her and her new friends' freedom. Filled with adventure, friendship, love, betrayal, and deceit, it'll keep you up all night!
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It was excruciatingly hard to stop reading
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Reader reviewed by Sab H. (Crystal Reviews)

I have to start saying that this is probably my favorite cover of
all times. Really! I mean, you can guess by my blog that green is my
favorite color, so that has to do with it. But also, I've always love
half-face pictures, the tricky part is.. can you actually tell who it
is from it? Not really, its hard! But anyway, I love the cover art. Way
too much!!

The plot was terrific. This has been one of the best
scenarios that an author has managed to stick in my head. The whole
ugly-pretty thing, wow! What a concept! When I was not reading, I was
thinking about the book, the world, the story, everything. That's the
power of a great book. It was excruciatingly hard to stop reading. The
characters are great, I love Shay.

Maybe at first it took a
while to get me interested, but then I figured he has too much to
explain. The way Westerfeld makes you look at the world today, is
priceless. It has definitely been more than just a novel for me. It has
a message of equality that screams out of the story. I had never read
his books, but he just became one of my favorite authors.

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Totally Awesome-Making
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Reader reviewed by Ali

Wow...I don't even know where to start... I guess i'll just say that the entire Uglies Series is absolutely amazing... Scott Westerfield just transports you to a completely new world in the future where we humans in this time period have basically destroyed the worl. They have supposedly fixed it, but Tally Youngblood discovers that having everything perfect makes it all wrong. The series has an unbelievable cast of characters that you'll never forget... I promise!
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something to think about
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Reader reviewed by Annemarie

I found Uglies while walking through borders and looking for a series of a story I could keep up with. I found the cover very interesting and picked it up. I had never heard about this book before and didn't know if it was in the genre of the books I like to read. After reading the first 50 pages i became interested in wanting to read more. I still wasn't sure if I liked it or not. But then i kept reading and then couldn't put the book down. to think about the future in that view point kept me very intersted. Its worth the read.  

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SooooCooool!!!!
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Reader reviewed by lulabell0513

I loved, loved, loved this book! Ithought that it was so cool how the author used his imagination to predict what could happen in the future, I think that it might be pretty acurate. I think that Tally is a really strong character, she holds fast to her beleifs that becoming a Pretty isn't necessary, she's fine the way she is. But she is the the one who volunteers to change when the other Uglies are in need of a Pretty on the inside to help them. I can't wait to read more!
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A Great Start to a Great Series
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Reader reviewed by perlycc14

The book Uglies is a great start to a great series! I love this author becasue he puts so much work, detail, and time into his work. He is a great author! This book is a book about trying to survive in the wild. Without much civilization. But the twist to this book that makes it interesting is that Shay used to want to be a pretty really badly, but ever sense people told her the news about that it chages you drastically, she runs from the operation. She is basically living with all the other kids who are also running from the operation. This book deserves an A+!

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Indescribable Awesomeness
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Reader reviewed by Samantha

Uglies is a deliciously captivating book about a teenage about to turn sixteen years old named Tally Youngblood. When you turn sixteen years old, you get an amazing surgery that turns you beautiful, actaully. One day, Tally meets another girl the same age named Shay. They instantly become best friends with "no secrets". The day before their surgery, Shay runsaway to a mysterious place called The Smoke. Tally is then given two life changing choices for her future. She must find her friend Shay and betray her, or she could turn her back on Shay and become beautiful. Her choice changes her world forever and nothing is ever the same anymore.
I read this book a while ago and fell deeply in love with it. It it a captivating book that kept me hooked until I was finished with it. I found Scott Westerfeld's descriptive words even better with each passing page. Scott Westerfeld has other series of books too and I have read one other of his books, and it is still as awesome as Uglies.
Some people have not even heard of Scott Westerfeld, but they should. He is an amazing author with great, indescribable words that capture the reader's heart and mind and which forces the reader to finish reading the book, even if they do not want to.
I love this book and Scott Westerfeld. Without having read the book Uglies, I probably would not of found another author like Westerfeld. He is so amazing that it is difficult to put to words. :)


 

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title is missleading
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Reader reviewed by Dancerdork

This is one of the best books ive read, maby bc i like books about the futre or the kids in the story are very interesting. In this world you are ugly untill you turn 16 and you can have the sugery to make you one of the pretties. The pretties are the pamperd bunches of kids who allways get to party. the main character cant wait to be a pretty untill she meets a mysterious girl who talks about running away to land where only uglys live and no one else. after she leaves an elite group called the specials send Tally the main character to find this land. once there Tally falls in love and can no longer rat out her friends but to bad her and the everyone who lives there. i wont go further because im giving to much away peace
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Utopia isn't always Pretty
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Reader reviewed by kim

This series is one of the best I have ever encountered. There are so many levels to the different issues, morals and politics that Scott Westerfeld delves into in this highly imaginative perception of the future. Tally Youngblood on her hoverboard is an unorthodox heroine and I loved her sense of adventure. I loved how nothing was simple in this book--the good guys weren't so pure and the bad guys weren't all bad. While one could argue that the Rusties were justified in wanting to live life on their own terms, with their own free will, it could also be asserted that their methods of going about doing so weren't perfect. They chop down trees and deplete natural resources, while in New Pretty Town, the community is eco-conscious society that recycled everything and did not harm forests. My favorite book was "Pretties" when Tally was faced with the challenge of being "Pretty" but trying to stay "bubbly". The action in these books makes you feel like you are right there along with Tally. From the first book "Uglies", Dr. Cable asserts herself as a formidable presence as well. This is a multilayerd young adult series, with so many discussion topics rising from the various issues presented in the books.
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