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.