Author: Scott Westerfeld
Genre: Young Adult Dystopian Romance
Series: Uglies #1
Next in Series: Pretties
Release date: February 8, 2005
Goodreads rating: 3.8 stars (out of 5)
My Rating: 5 stars (out of 5)
Note: There may be spoilers.
It was a really interesting book. It’s about this dystopian society, where everything has to be by the book, everything has to be perfect. And because of that, when an ‘ugly’ turns 16, she/he has to go through an operation to be a ‘pretty’, or at least what the society’s standard of pretty is. And after that, all you have to do is go to parties. When you get older, you get another operation to become a ‘middle-pretty’. And when you get even older, you get another operation to become a ‘crumbly’. But there is a catch, the operation doesn’t only turn you physically ‘pretty’, it makes you think like a ‘pretty’. And this society has a ‘different’ standard of pretty.
I loved this very much. It had a great story, great everything. Every concept of the society was incredibly planned well. This is a book that would really make you think. And it really gives meaning to the phrase “Perfect is how we look at it”.