The Uglies Series by Scott Westerfeld
Reviewed by Katie K., Boone County High School, 10th grade
Our society is long gone, destroyed by a plague on the one most important resource we rely on: oil. Now our cities are nothing more than museums of the past and lessons to those who want to challenge the new regime. Now, in Tally’s world, you dont get to drive at 16, you become pretty, whether you agree with it or not. So what is Tally supposed to do when her newest best friend runs away from it all to live in the Smoke, a legendary hide out for all those who never want to become pretty, and special circumstances get involved? Does she betray everyone she’s learned to love just to become pretty? How much can special circumstances do to destroy the life she has worked so hard to obtain, even when she was meant to destroy it? Tally must fight for everything, even her own mind, as she fights every level of this new world. This new and high tech adventure will keep you glued to its pages until the very last fight between everything taught and everything learned.
You’ll never be able to predict what happens next.