10 Jul 2012

Book Review #3

Title: Uglies
Author: Scott Westerfield
Date Published: 1st January 2005
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Age Rating: 12+
Genre: Distopian
Main Characters:
  • Tally Youngblood
  • Shay
  • Peris
  • Dr Cable
  • David
Plot (from Goodreads):
   Everybody gets to be supermodel gorgeous. What could be wrong with that? Tally is about to turn sixteen, and she can't wait. Not for her license -- for turning pretty. In Tally's world, your 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. In just a few weeks Tally will be there.
But Tally's new friend Shay isn't sure she wants to be pretty. She'd rather risk life on the outside. When Shay runs away, Tally learns about a whole new side of the pretty world and it isn't 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.

   I found this book on Goodreads, and I am glad I did. Uglies is a thrilling book with a fast storyline and a unique plot.
   I also really liked the characters. They all had really strong personalities and you could really interact with them because of this. My favorite character was Tally, because she was really brave and I liked the way she struggled to decide what whether she should protect Shay and in doing so break her promise to Peris (her friend who had turned pretty 3 months earlier) that she would join him in New Pretty Town as a perfect pretty, or to betray Shay and join Peris in New Pretty Town. I also liked the way she handled this.
  I also liked the way the story developed. The pace was good: not too slow so that you got bored with the way the story dragged on, and not too fast so that you kept on forgetting what was happening and how it had happened.

   I loved the way that this book made everything in it seem real. When reading, I sometimes found it hard to realise that there was no Tally Youngblood. This helped make the story very heart provoking and sad at parts.
   Overall, I really enjoyed this book, with its heartwarming story about perfection gone horribly wrong and loyalty to friends. This is an AMAZING series, and if you haven’t read it, then you should.

Rating out of 5:


1 comment:

  1. Glad you liked Uglies! It's one of my fav's too. Would love you to check out my almost brand new blog (almost a month). Looks like we have similar taste in books!

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