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.