Synopsis: Tally can't wait to turn sixteen and become Pretty. Sixteen is the magic number that brings a transformation 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 worse 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.
Review: I've been wanting to read this book for a long while. Dystopian novels seem to be my favourite at the moment, so when the series was on offer, I jumped at the chance to read them. From many reviews I had seen this seemed to be a good series. The whole concept of the novel sounds rather unique, and it is. I like how well this relates to the ideas of the modern day human. It's creepy how real this seems. It's something that could really happen, after all many people today are pretty obsessed with looks instead of Unique personalities. It really hits home, and that way it's scary how close we are to this. Uglies is an enjoyable book that really makes you question life and people. It makes you think differently and view things in new ways. It's really interesting.
Uglies is told from Tally Youngblood's point of view. She's an ugly eagerly awaiting her sixteenth birthday so she can finally have the operation that makes her pretty. In the last few weeks of being an Ugly she pulls many tricks to pass her time. One of them ends up with her meeting Shay, a fellow ugly. Unlike others Shay doesn't want to become pretty instead she wants to run away to the mysterious place called the Smoke. She asks Tally to join her but she refuses. Once Shay has ran, Special Circumstances find Tally and make her find her friend and the secret place of the Smoke. Tally doesn't want to betray her new friend but she's threatened. She has to turn in Shay if not she will never become Pretty.