Thursday, February 17, 2011

In a World of Uglies

Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
Tally lives in a world where everyone is ugly until their 16th birthday. But when you turn 16 you are automatically turned pretty. And since everyone is pretty there is no jealously or envy because everyone is the same. Sounds perfect right?

Except living in our modern day it's pretty easy to see the problem. In fact in some ways it felt a little too obvious to me, and in a way that bugged me about the book. Although not enough to stop me from not being able to put it down.

There is more to the book than you realize at first glace. For example, while it does have the love triangle we've come to expect in these YA fantasy books it isn't the central theme and it's more of a background noise. And I have to safe the reasoning behind this society's creation isn't one I would have expected.

But really I loved the book. If I had to list my biggest complaint it's that it was over too quickly. I've been trying not to buy new books, and instead to read the books in my ever growing TBR pile, but we'll see how long I can hold off buy the rest of the books in the series.



  1. I'm looking forward to reading these! Great review.

  2. I've noticed this series several times, they look interesting!

  3. Sounds great, I have all four books waiting to be read!!