this book was really good it was action packed all the was. the begining was a little confusing but it worked itself out in the end. it made me want to read the whole searies. well i am almost done with the searies i am just finishing specials right now. i would recomend this book to anyone who love a good action book. just give it some time in the begining. this book i think is a great book for all ages.
The book was very good witha captivating plot and left you hanging. It gave a new look on the future and got you thinking about the importance of beauty and ugly. It showed a glimpse of the people in the furture and left us with unforgettable characters (Davids my favorite so far) and was just...goood.
This is the best book I have ever read. It's about a girl named Tally who lives 300 years in the future, with hoverboards, bunjee jackets and all the things we dream the future will be. But guess what? What do we all wnt to be? Beautiful. and in Tallys world when you turn 16 you get an operation that makes you pretty, then you move into the good part of town, where your only job is to have fun. There's a catch, you give up being smart basically. They take away your ability to question society. Three months before she turns 16 she sneaks off to see her best friend whose already pretty and if your ugly (in this world your pretty, ugly, or special, specials are the authority figures) you're not allowed to be in pretty town, she had to run away from the party her friend was at. While escaping she runs into a girl named Shay, who really doesn't want to be pretty, and some how they become friends. So when Shay runs away from the high-tech city to the smoke (a place ware rebbels go). then the authorities give Tally an awful choice, track Shay down and turn in everyone in smoke or never become pretty.
this book is a wonderful book about not trying to be like everyone else even if that means being ugly tally just wanted to be like everone else and be well pretty but she happens to meet a girl that doesnt and her whole world is changed she has to go in search of people who dont want to be pretty along the way she finds that you cant find love in being pretty you find it in being who you are even if your outside is ugly you will look at people in a new light i say everyone should read this book
A Futuristic Novel of the Value of Appearance, Humanity, and Friendship
Reader reviewed by Max
Tally is almost sixteen, and ugly. When anyone in her society turns sixteen, they undergo an operation which makes them pretty. Her best friend, Peris, recently turned sixteen, and she has snuck into the area designated for the Pretties to see him, although he sends her back. Everyone there has a great time, and parties practically every day and night. While she's waiting for her sixteenth birthday she makes a friend named Shay, who isn't sure she wants the operation at all. When Shay runs away, she leaves Tally a message and the government won't let Tally have her operation until she finds Shay for them. Tally finds a whole society of Uglies, makes new friends, falls for one of the guys, and reconsiders what she values.
Uglies is an enjoyable read, and also makes you think about the importance of appearance and the importance of who you are as a person. It was well-written, and it's easy to sympathize with the main character as she struggles with the choice between her friends and herself. I really loved Uglies, and I strongly recommend it.
ok... its hard for me to say this but this book is better than twilight (wow that was hard to get out) tally is real when i read it. i fly on a hover board with her and i also hide with her and david away from the specials, i hate tally along woth shane and love her along with david, this is the best book you will ever read so READ IT NOW
Step into the future where all people at a certain age to in for an operation to make them beautiful and perfect. After the operation everyone then lives in a "perfect world" where everyone is unconnected with anything outside of that world. In this world there is a renegade girl who doesnt want to do the surgery, she wants to escape to the outside world and join a group of renegades who want to stop the surgeries. This girls friend is named tally and she cant understand why her friend would risk everything and doesnt want to be pretty. Once escaped from her town tally learns the hard truth about where she lived and she might even have found love. follow tally in this fastpaced book
Tally is about to turn sixteen, and she can't wait. Not for her license, but for turning pretty. In Tally's world, her 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. The youngest out of all her friends, Tally is the only one left to still have the operation, and she is just a few weeks away.
When lonelyness overcomes her, she decides to visit one of her old friends in New Pretty Town, an island specifically for Pretties, no Uglies allowed. After meeting her friend she must get off the island undetected, or else get caught and undergo severe consequences. Everything went fine, until she meets another ugly on her way back.
Tally and Shay become the best of friends, being the last of the uglies in their grade. But Shay is not sure that she wants to be pretty. She would rather risk life outside. When Shay runs away, Tally learns about a whole new side of the pretty world, and it is not 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.
In Scott Westerfeld's thought provoking novel, he has combined social issues with friendship and betrayal. This book about the future will keep you reading for hours, and have you debating with yourself for even longer. Should she have done this? What if she had done that? This fantastic novel of a utopian society will have you on the edge of your seat and comes highly recomended.
In the future, when you turn sixteen, you don't get a driver's license. You get beautiful. An operation turns you superpretty and you move "accross the river" to a city of nonstop parties, champagne, and every "pretty toy" so that you live out the rest of your days in utter bliss, a perfect face and a perfect life.
Except, what happens when perfection isn't good enough? Tally and Shay know a secret - the operation changes more than your face. The operation changes your /brain/...
LOVED the idea behind the plot, the plot, the "pretty toys," the characters... the list goes on and on. I totally identified with Tally, too. So, read this book! I'm going to get the rest of the series right now.
What would you think if you could live in a world that almost everyone who was past the age of 16 was pretty? In Tally's world, that was what happened. Indulge yourself in this futuristic book where when you are 16 you get an operation that will change your life, for the better, or for the worse.
Tally is excited for the operation. However, her new good friend is not so excited. Her friend escapes to the Smoke and leaves disguised directions for Tally to get her their. When Tally is taken by the "Specials" and is told that she wont be able to turn pretty until she finds her friend and brings her back. If Tally follows through with the plan, she will be betraying not only her friend but the whole community. Will Tally do it, or will she learn what it really means to be pretty? Find out in "Uglies."