The first installment of Scott Westerfeld's New York Times bestselling and award-winning Uglies series--a global phenomenon that started the dystopian trend.
Tally is about to turn sixteen, and she can't wait. In just a few weeks she'll have the operation that will turn her from a repellent ugly into a stunningly attractive pretty. And as a pretty, she'll be catapulted into a high-tech paradise where her only job is to have fun.
But Tally's new friend Shay isn't sure she wants to become a pretty. 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 a choice: find her friend and turn her in, or never turn pretty at all. Tally's choice will change her world forever.
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.