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.
About the Author
'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.
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
Series: Uglies Trilogy
For Ages: 12 - 17 years old
For Grades: 7 - 12
Number Of Pages: 448
Published: 29th March 2012
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.0 x 2.9
Weight (kg): 0.31