From the Publisher
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
Tally's adventures begin in Uglies, where she learns
the truth about what life as a Pretty really means. She rebels
against the surgery that will make her a Pretty, but ultimately
succumbs. In Pretties, Tally has forgotten all about her
Ugly life, and when she's reminded, she has a hard time listening.
And what little's left of the old Tally is further compromised in
Specials, because Tally has been transformed into a fierce
fighting machine. But when she's offered a chance to forever
improve civilization, will she be able to overcome her
brainwashing? The answer is evident years later in Extras,
after the Pretty regime has ended. Boundless human creativity, new
technologies, and old dangers have been unleashed upon the world.
But fame and popularity can be just as dangerous as extreme
About the Author
Scott Westerfeld was born in Dallas, Texas in 1963. He grew up in several states due to his father's career as a computer programmer for Univac. He received a degree in philosophy from Vassar in 1985. Before becoming a full time writer, he held several jobs including factory worker, software designer, editor, and substitute teacher. His works for young adults include the Uglies series, the Midnighters trilogy, and The Last Days, an ALA Best Book for Young Adults.
About the Book
Everybody gets to be supermodel gorgeous. What could be wrong with
Tally is about to turn sixteen, and she can't wait. Not for her
license -- for turning pretty. In Tally's world, your sixteenth
birthday brings an operation that turns you 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 worst 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.