Uglies by Scott WesterfeldUglies by Scott Westerfeld


byScott Westerfeld

Paperback | May 3, 2011

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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.
Title:UgliesFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:432 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1.2 inShipping dimensions:8.25 × 5.5 × 1.2 inPublished:May 3, 2011Publisher:Simon PulseLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1442419814

ISBN - 13:9781442419810

Appropriate for ages: 12


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Such a great book I remember reading this when i was younger and i loved it, so i picked it up again and i couldn't put it down! it's still great
Date published: 2018-08-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Enjoyed it I really enjoyed reading this book! The only problem I had was the covers of the books in this series are a bit strange when you bring them out in public!
Date published: 2018-07-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from its ok the story was alright and there were characters I cheered for... but the main character... holy crap is she annoying
Date published: 2018-07-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I loved this book I read this book years back and was very intriguing. The entire series is super good!
Date published: 2018-07-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great read! I read this book back when in 2008 and have re-read it multiple times. It holds up against the changes in time and it quite an interesting dystopian novel. must read!
Date published: 2018-07-20
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Overhyped I thought the clues that Shay left for Tally was really clever but everything else was really boring. I wasn't impressed by this series.
Date published: 2018-06-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of my favourite series I read this book when I was maybe 13, and this one, as well as the following two in the series, were a great read for me at the time. The plot was intricate and entertaining and jsut and all around great read. However, the fourth book in the series was not the best.
Date published: 2018-05-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Uglies Pretty interesting concept and I liked the writing but found the main character very flat.
Date published: 2018-04-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from One of my favourite authors I love Scott Westerfeld and this was the first of his books I read. His style and phrasing are super fun to read and the world he creates is interesting and creative.
Date published: 2018-04-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Series I read this book with my daughter and her and I both enjoyed it! It's a great dystopian novel that has interesting characters and a great story line. A lot of adventure and interesting twists!
Date published: 2018-01-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good series My daughter read them all and loves them
Date published: 2018-01-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from OK first book I liked the first book of this series OK, it was slow moving at first but it did pick up and the action was promising. Unfortunately the rest of the series lost me entirely because of the character's seemingly random decisions and the disjointed nature of the story.
Date published: 2018-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE I loved this book. It all started in high school when I was forced to read it for an English assignment but i was hooked! I normally hate science fiction books, they don't particularly interest me however the way this book was written was brilliant! It portrays a world that underlines a story where the government (The specials) take it into their own hands to create a race where everyone is pretty come their 16th birthday due to major surgery to look like everyone else. People who run away become a rebellion that the specials want to wipe out so there picture perfect world remains safe. A world without fighting, war and disobedience.
Date published: 2017-12-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good I am not a huge fan of futuristic/ dystopia types of books in general. But, I thought that this one was good. Give it a shot.
Date published: 2017-11-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! Easy read and interesting. Bought pretties and will most likely continue with the series!
Date published: 2017-11-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Book! Very simple read but a great story!
Date published: 2017-10-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Really good Pretty simple. A very interesting concept and a great read!
Date published: 2017-08-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from One of my favourite series during middle school! An interesting take on "beauty" and how this fictional idea could become real with our current society's obsession with it.
Date published: 2017-07-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Interesting Different then other books I've read. I enjoyed it's plot, as well as the characters.
Date published: 2017-07-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Accidentally stumbled upon this book Light YA book, had to go and buy the other books after finishing this one
Date published: 2017-06-26
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Alright I mean, there was not anything new or different about it, but the overall book was good I guess. The characters and romance were typical YA, as well as the dystopian plot. Just ok for me.
Date published: 2017-06-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Decent Decent book. I would have liked it a lot more 10 years ago when dystopian YA was new, and I was also closer in age to a young adult. :)
Date published: 2017-05-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of my favourite series as a youth I read this first years ago when I was just starting high school and something resonated with me. The way Westerfeld writes the story was so magical, the pages turned practically themselves. The story really actually helped me overcome insecurities by having a great underlying message that beauty is not always what it seems to be and that one type of beauty is not a reality in our world- it comes in all shapes and sizes. For sure would recommend for ages 14-17!
Date published: 2017-04-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from liked it this was a fascinating read. I would read it again
Date published: 2017-04-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love I loved this series. Read it not long after it was released. I would definitely recommend this series. Its a dystopian novel which is something that I love in a novel.
Date published: 2017-04-25
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not Worth It Characters: meh /Relationships: ok /Feels: nope /Relatable: sorta /Pace: ok /Boring parts: yep /Worth the Read: nah
Date published: 2017-04-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from loved this I read this book when I was a little younger and I can honestly say that I would recommend that all young girls read this book.
Date published: 2017-04-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The first futuristic dystopian novel I read! I found this futuristic dystopian idea so much more fascinating when I read this book, simply because it was the first I had heard of it. I really liked this book and I think it sends a really good message. It's also nice that this series was popular even before the wave of dystopian YA novels hit the shelves.
Date published: 2017-04-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loved it! Keep reading the series to uncover more interesting bits and pieces to the story line...
Date published: 2017-03-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good young adult lit Really liked this one, if you like divergent and Hunger games you will like this one.
Date published: 2017-03-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good series I enjoyed reading this book and the rest of this series.
Date published: 2017-03-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great book! Great start to the series. The writing is pretty basic but the ideas are interesting.
Date published: 2017-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Interesting It's an interesting concept and I really like the series
Date published: 2017-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved this book series! I think I originally had to read this book as a project for school, but I ended up liking the series so much that after the project was done, I borrowed the entire series from the library so that I could finish it. Great read for teens/preteens and those that like to read books toward that age group.
Date published: 2017-02-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from <3 Loved the worldbuilding. The characters acted like real kids...which made them a bit irritating. But a fun book, nonetheless
Date published: 2017-02-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Favourite Series I read all of this series in high school and I absolutely loved it, now that I'm thinking about it I want to read them again. There are some unique elements to all of Westerfeld's novels and I absolutely love that. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-02-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Interesting A unique concept. I enjoyed reading this first book of the series.
Date published: 2017-02-02
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Interesting The writing was different which I loved to read, made it pleasant to read. The storyline was interesting when I was read about it, but fell into some cliches.
Date published: 2017-01-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Beauty, Collective Thought, Social Pressure, Government Manipulation A society that focuses on attaining beauty. To be beautiful is to be successful. Surprisingly our main characters isn't one to fight against the common beliefs like we would expect. But someone just like the rest - who is under the social pressure to conform. She is almost an unexpected hero. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-01-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Uglies (Uglies #1) The writing is different “The early summer sky was the color of cat vomit.” but either I tuned it out or the odd writing or it got better. else wise I loved the story line and am already reading the next book and can't wait to read the next ones too.
Date published: 2017-01-12
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not at all what I was expecting. I was highly anticpating reading this one, as I thought it was such an amazing concept for a book, and it came so highly recommennded. However, I ended up being highly disappointed in this series overall, and that's mainly because I thought it was written so juvenile. I've read other Scott Westerfeld books and really enjoyed them, but sorry to say this one just didn't do it for me, and I didn't feel it got any better with the rest of the series either.
Date published: 2016-12-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow! One of my favourites. Not your typical dystopian book that I thought it was going to be. The love story wasn't as overpowering as I thought it would be--it definitely isn't the main focus, which I appreciate. Tally's fight with the system is just beginning.
Date published: 2016-12-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it Really interesting concept for a book. I loved it! #plumreview
Date published: 2016-12-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Uglies Amazing! Was hooked after the first few pages couldn't put it down!
Date published: 2016-11-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing book!! This book is so great! Ive read it three times now and have used it for a book report. Would definitely recommend!
Date published: 2016-11-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this book! One of my favourite books when I was in my pre-teens
Date published: 2016-11-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really awesome! It kept me wanting to know what was going to happen next even though the plot was pretty predictable. This book made me think of the future and our weaknesses as a society and after reading it I still am.
Date published: 2016-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from OHMYGERSH Right from the begining I was hooked it was a great book and I can't wait to read the next book.!!! :)
Date published: 2015-09-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not Bad It took a while to get into the meat of the story, but once it got going, I couldn't put it down....
Date published: 2015-08-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Uglies Really good lots of description threw out the novel. I love tally change of heart at the end and how shay was the one to turn pretty instead of her great twist.
Date published: 2014-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great read! A real page Turner.
Date published: 2014-07-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Interesting! Excited to read the next book!
Date published: 2014-07-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nicely written Loved the book, had to buy the next in the series right away
Date published: 2014-04-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Uglies Different, I totally enjoyed it, could'nt put it down.
Date published: 2014-03-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Enjoyed Buying the next book right away to continue the adventure
Date published: 2014-03-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Um. I adore this series. :-)
Date published: 2014-01-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow This book is absolutely fantastic! What a great read! The series really makes you think and question our society and where we are headed. I recommend this novel to fans of the hunger games.
Date published: 2013-10-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Idea but Plot And Scenes could have been better. The iDea was cool and amazing but I though that the plot could have been better. First it started off slow and boring then got better. But I found that some scenes that the author could have made amazing were skipped over. They also didn't give much background or hints or much of anything really. The characters were good but they don't really talk about how they look and kind of leave that open for you to think up how they look. Also the ending was thrilling and pretty good but it wasn't what i expected. It seemed to go a little fast once it got going.
Date published: 2013-07-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing This book is going to let your imagination flow. It makes you really think about what the world could have been like. It gets your mind going. It makes me think how things could be like in the world. This book will let your imagination go wild, making you wonder if this could actually happen. Would you like to be turned pretty or stay ugly? Would you run away so you would never have to be turned ugly and live in the ruins? I am definitely going to read the other books in the series, (Pretties, Specials, and Extras).
Date published: 2013-06-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Divergent's Long Lost Cousin This book reminded me a lot of Divergent. Initially that's how I found this book, someone recommended that I read it if I had read and liked Divergent (which I loved!!). This book was similar.. not as good as Divergent in my opinion but defiantly still worth a read. It was a slow start as they had to explain a lot to the readers, and I imagine the second book will be of a faster pace. They really leave you wondering what will happen at the end.. not so much a cliff hanger where you NEED to read the next book, but more curious to see if Tally will commit to what she said she will do (don't want to give specifics as to ruin it for people who haven't read the book!). That's what makes this book so light; you can read just this one and not HAVE to read the rest of the series because they leave you curious but not at the edge of your seat as that you need to run out and get book two to find out what happens. I think because I am an adult reading a teens book; some of the emotions and relationships that Tally goes through is no longer relateable to me, it was hard to get a strong connection to the story and characters. But like I said, worth a read !
Date published: 2013-05-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Uglies is not so ugly.... Interesting dystopian read.
Date published: 2013-01-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Dystopian Classic I first read this book in grade 6, and thought it was brilliant. Now, reading it again some years later when I rediscovered it at a used book store, it was still just as good as the first time I read it. The idea behind the story is exceptional, and the characters are beautifully developed. Definately a must-have for fans of the Hunger Games!
Date published: 2011-03-25