Uglies, by Scott Westerfeld

ugliesBarry shares this review:

Many people think that there is way too much emphasis on image in today’s world. Scott Westerfeld’s thriller Uglies takes the idea of an image-obsessed society to a futuristic extreme. In Tally Youngblood’s world, everyone gets a new, perfect face on their sixteenth birthday. But just a few days shy of sixteen, Tally’s best friend, Shay, runs away and Tally is given a choice: find her friend, who has joined up with a group of teens who have rebelled against the process, or stay “ugly” for life. Shay is starting to figure it out: the surgery isn’t just cosmetic—someone’s been tinkering with their brains. Westerfeld offers a chilling depiction of a dystopian world, where having your dreams realized is not always a good thing. Part coming-of-age story, part thriller, Uglies offers much food for thought. Westerfeld continues the story of Tally and her friends in the sequels, Pretties and Specials.

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Posted on June 28, 2013, in Adventure, Books, Coming of Age, Fast-paced, Readers' advisory, Science fiction, Young Adult. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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