Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Book Recommendation: Uglies

Scott Westerfield

Pages: 448
Ages: 12+

Tally is tired of being ugly. From her dorm window, she can see the bright shining lights of New Pretty Town and she wants nothing more than to turn sixteen and get Prettied so she can live there. Shay is a rebel. Shay is exciting. When she reveals she's escaping, Tally has a choice: stay and be Pretty, or see what lies beyond the city she's always known.

It's hard to say enough good things about this book. It was really brilliant cover to cover. You felt torn about Tally's decisions right along with her - wondering what she would do, what you would do in that situation. It transports you to a world where teens get the very thing they all want - to be just as pretty as everyone else. But while it sounds great on the surface, it doesn't come without consequences - some of them severe. What if becoming pretty meant you had to lose your true self in the process?

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