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[Mobile book] Uglies

Uglies Scott Westerfeld *Download PDF | ePub | DOC | audiobook | ebooks

#6472 in Books Simon Pulse 2011-05-03 2011-05-03Original language:EnglishPDF # 1 8.25 x 1.20 x 5.50l, .85 #File Name: 1442419814432 pagesUglies Uglies Series 1 | File size: 28.Mb Scott Westerfeld : Uglies before purchasing it in order to gage whether or not it would be worth my time, and all praised Uglies: 0 of 0 people found the following review helpful. I absolutely recommend Uglies by Scott WesterfeldBy CustomerI absolutely recommend Uglies by Scott Westerfeld. I found it highly entertaining and thought provoking as well. It possessed a suspenseful, exciting plot that captures the readers attention. The novel tells a story about a teenage girl named Tally Youngblood who is an "ugly" and anxiously counts down the days until she turns sixteen and can


transform into a "pretty". Her daring personality leads her on exhilarating adventures to places beyond the city's boundaries. Through people and events her life changes drastically and so do her opinions about becoming pretty. The reader experiences a small part of Tally's journey through life and as the reader you become connected with her. Through the course of the book Tally blossoms from a rebellious teenager to a mature and selfless young adult within a few months. The reader is able to witness all the relationships that influence Tally and how they transform her and change her views. Uglies encourages readers to reflect on their own lives and society and what effect the standard of pretty has on humans. The book expresses internal beautys importance and that there should be no standard for how people look. Looking at our own society similarities may appear concerning humanitys obsession with pretty. You should read this book to see what revelation Tally makes, what Tally discovers about herself, and how this changes her life. (MQM)1 of 1 people found the following review helpful. Once you're 16 you'll be perfect, just don't question it!By DelusionalAngelIf you think the "photoshop disasters" of today make people insecure, you haven't seen anything anything yet. In the future, as portrayed in Uglies, we won't need such things as we'll be told almost from day one that we are, in fact, Ugly. But never fear, on our sixteenth birthdays we'll be fixed! Every scar we got in falling off our bikes as kids? Erased when they replace our skin with new perfect skin. Our bones molded and shaped to perfection. our eyes? The same. We'll be molded into something oh so pretty.Unless, could the rumors be true? Could there be people who dare to live out in the ruins of the old world, aging naturally, and UGLY? Living as people used to do before we wised up and learned how to be so perfect?This book examines how important it is for us all to not only look but also think differently. At what price does perfection come?Yeah, yeah... a fictional book with messages. Not something everyone will like, but I don't usually like books tagged with "Science Fiction" and "Adventure" as much as I like books tagged with "Fantasy" and I loved this. So for this book to get 5 stars from me, it had to do something right.0 of 0 people found the following review helpful. We follow the story of Tally Youngblood who lives in a world were being pretty is a matter of turning 16 and getting a ...By Miguel Angel cozI'd heard about this book about a million times before but it was only recently that I actually picked it up and read it. We follow the story of Tally Youngblood who lives in a world were being pretty is a matter of turning 16 and getting a surgery done, Tally can't wait to finally turn 16 and start her new life as a pretty in New Pretty Town. The summer before her birthday she meets a girl called Shay who thinks that the operation is total blasphemy and introduces Tally to the possibility of a life without the surgery, outside the city, little does Tally know that Shay was planning to escape, and once she does Tally is pulled in to a huge mess once the Special Circumstances of the city find out that she has directions on how to get to the place where her friend escaped.I felt like Uglies was very fast paced but it rather proved my expectations of it being another dystopian clich wrong. Tally Youngblood, the main character, was a very 3-dimensional character and she undergoes a lot of growth throughout the story, Tally just wants to stay under the radar at first and be a pretty and just forget about her ugly days but due to the circumstances she adopts a new way of thinking and starts allying herself with the people against the surgery. This book is a quick read and it's got secrets being unveiled in various chapters, I wish that the smoke, the place where the uglies escaped to had been explained a bit better and more characters should have been added. Characters such as Croy and the Boss could have been developed a bit more and this is where I think the author got a bit lazy, the rest of the characters were very well developed though. The Uglies series has more than 3 million books in print, has been translated into twenty-seven languages, and spent more than fifty weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. Now all four books feature fresh new covers and will reach an even wider audience. Tallys adventures begin in Uglies, where she learns the truth about what life as a Pretty really means. .com Playing on every teens passionate desire to look as good as everybody else, Scott Westerfeld (Midnighters) projects a future world in which a compulsory operation at sixteen wipes out physical differences and makes everyone pretty by conforming to an ideal standard of beauty. The "New Pretties" are then free to play and party, while the younger "Uglies" look on enviously and spend the time before their own transformations in plotting mischievous tricks against their elders. Tally Youngblood is one of the most daring of the Uglies, and her imaginative tricks have gotten her in trouble with the menacing department of Special Circumstances. She has yearned to be pretty, but since her best friend Shay ran away to the rumored rebel settlement of recalcitrant Uglies called The Smoke, Tally has been troubled. The authorities give her an impossible choice: either she follows Shays cryptic directions to The Smoke with the purpose of betraying the rebels, or she will never be allowed to become pretty. Hoping to rescue Shay, Tally sets off on the dangerous journey as a spy. But after finally reaching The Smoke she has a change of heart when her new lover David reveals to her the sinister secret behind becoming pretty. The fast-moving story is enlivened by many action sequences in the style of videogames, using intriguing inventions like hoverboards that use the riders skateboard skills to skim through the air, and bungee jackets that make wild downward plunges survivable -- and fun. Behind all the commotion is the disturbing vision of our own society -- the Rusties -- visible only in rusting ruins after a virus destroyed all petroleum. Teens will be entranced, and the cliffhanger ending will leave them gasping for the sequel. (Ages 12 and up) --Patty CampbellFrom School Library JournalStarred . Grade 6 UpTally Youngblood lives in a


futuristic society that acculturates its citizens to believe that they are ugly until age 16 when they'll undergo an operation that will change them into pleasure-seeking "pretties." Anticipating this happy transformation, Tally meets Shay, another female ugly, who shares her enjoyment of hoverboarding and risky pranks. But Shay also disdains the false values and programmed conformity of the society and urges Tally to defect with her to the Smoke, a distant settlement of simple-living conscientious objectors. Tally declines, yet when Shay is found missing by the authorities, Tally is coerced by the cruel Dr. Cable to find her and her compatriotsor remain forever "ugly." Tally's adventuresome spirit helps her locate Shay and the Smoke. It also attracts the eye of David, the aptly named youthful rebel leader to whose attentions Tally warms. However, she knows she is living a lie, for she is a spy who wears an eye-activated locator pendant that threatens to blow the rebels' cover. Ethical concerns will provide a good source of discussion as honesty, justice, and free will are all oppressed in this well-conceived dystopia. Characterization, which flirts so openly with the importance of teen self-concept, is strong, and although lengthy, the novel is highly readable with a convincing plot that incorporates futuristic technologies and a disturbing commentary on our current public policies. Fortunately, the cliff-hanger ending promises a sequel.Susan W. Hunter, Riverside Middle School, Springfield, VTFrom Booklist*Starred * Gr. 7-10. Fifteen-year-old Tally's eerily harmonious, postapocalyptic society gives extreme makeovers to teens on their sixteenth birthdays, supposedly conferring equivalent evolutionary advantages to all. When a top-secret agency threatens to leave Tally ugly forever unless she spies on runaway teens, she agrees to infiltrate the Smoke, a shadowy colony of refugees from the "tyranny of physical perfection." At first baffled and revolted by the rebels' choices, Tally eventually bonds with one of their leaders and begins to question the validity of institutionalized mutilation--especially as it becomes clear that the government's surgeons may be doing more than cosmetic nipping and tucking. Although the narrative's brisk pace is more successful in scenes of hover-boarding action than in convincingly developing Tally's key relationships, teens will sink their teeth into the provocative questions about invasive technology, image-obsessed society, and the ethical quandaries of a mole-turned-ally. These elements, along with the obvious connections to reality programs such as Miami Slice, will surely cause this ingenious series debut to cement Westerfeld's reputation for high-concept YA fiction that has wide appeal. Suggest M. T. Anderson's Feed (2002) and Westerfeld's own So Yesterday (2004) to readers antsy for the next installment. Jennifer MattsonCopyright American Library Association. All rights reserved

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