Uglies (Uglies #1)
Tally lives in a world where your 16th birthday brings aesthetic perfection: an operation which erases your flaws, transforming you from an 'Ugly' into a 'Pretty'. She is on the eve of this important event, and cannot wait for her life to change. But then she meets Shay, and her whole outlook is different.
The longing for fairy-tale beauty has never looked so sinister. -- Amanda Craig The Times Fast paced, exciting and thought-provoking. The Bookseller's Choice With a beginning and ending that pack hefty punches, this introduction to a dystopic future promises an exciting series. Kirkus Westerfeld introduces thought-provoking issues. Publishers Weekly This exciting story makes you realise how important it is not to judge people by appearances. Newcastle Upon Tyne Journal This book is a real thrill-ride and the world utterly convincing. Trashionista.com Vivid, relevant and exhilarating dystopia which somehow manages to be thought-provoking and wicked good fun at the same time. It's official: I'm an Uglies fangirl. I Was a Teenage Book Geek Blog
'YA's hippest author' Scott Westerfeld is the author of the hugely popular Uglies series. As well as the Midnighters series and three stand alone YA novels, he has written five science fiction novels for adults. He and his wife, Justine, divide their time between Sydney and New York.