Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Uglies by Scott Westerfield

Uglies was sent to me by a review group and at first I was a little iffy on whether or not I would enjoy it, but since it was for a program I had to read it. Wow! Was I ever glad that I did. It was a phenomenal book. So I'll try a brief synopsis first (as to not give much of the book away) and then more of my opinion!

Tally Youngblood lives in a world where at the age of 16 everyone undergoes an operation and turns super-model gorgeous, and if your not gorgeous your ugly. When Tally meets Shay her whole perspective changes. Shay is not the average kind of girl. She dosn't want to be pretty. Headstrong in her ways Shay runs away a few days before the pretty operation and cannot be found anywhere. The thing is, Tally knows where she is, and she herself cannot turn pretty until Shay is found. Tally will make a treacherous trek to go and find Shay, but when she finds her will she herself still want to go back and become pretty? To what ends will she go to preserve herself? Why doesn't Shay want the operation??


If I answered any of these questions it would spoil the book, so I will refrain myself! This book was amazing, and was definitely a page turner. There is even an essence of romance in the book, that many girls, including myself, just adore. The book also portrays a wonderful message about not having to be absolutely gorgeous to be smart, and even pretty in certain people's eyes. All around it was a great book and won't dissappoint the reader.

6 comments:

annette said...

Way cool girlie. I look forward to more of your reviews. I really have to update my blog... and figure out how to list my books too.... yikes, so much pressure (LOL)!!!

The Story Siren said...

i really liked this book to! i didn't think i would like it so it took me forever until i finally decided to give it a try, and i'm glad i did! you should read pretties and specials too!! i thought they were even better!

The Compulsive Reader said...

I absolutely fell in love with this book. Very good.

Nicole B. said...

I read this book when it first came out, and I loved it, too! ^^ My favorite one is Specials... you'll love the rest of the series!

Ink Mage said...

I think I was one of the few people who didn't think this book was awesome. I think for me it was mostly the characters were so DULL. They had almost no personality or motivation at all and made me want to scream at them. However, I did manage to read the entire series (the storylines were juuust interesting enough to keep me going) and read Extras recently, which I thought was the best one by far.

Vicky said...

I Loved Uglies but Extras made me want to scream at the main character!

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