Tally Youngblood is about to turn sixteen, and she can't wait for the operation that turns everyone from a repellent ugly into a stunningly attractive pretty and catapults you into a high-tech paradise where your only job is to party. But new friend Shay would rather hoverboard to "the Smoke" and be free. Tally learns about a whole new side of the pretty world and it isn't very pretty. The "Special Circumstances" authority Dr Cable offers 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.
I read this book like 5 years ago it and it was my first ya book that really got me into reading. I was also surprised that it had come out way before the hunger games or twilight and not many people know about it. The world: The world of uglies really fascinated me I mean at 16 you get a mandated operation that turns u into a pretty. How cool is that. There is only one bad part, it turns you into a bubbly head. A pretty who just has fun, no opinions, or thoughts/ conscience. Plus the society is messed up since they don't feel anything but happy thoughts; no anger or rebellion. Let's just say it may not be a good thing. The characters:
Totally AMAZING! My mind was entranced and it blew me away!
My (many) Favorite quotes:
“In a world of extreme beauty, anyone normal is ugly.”
“What you do, the way you think, makes you beautiful.”
“Perhaps the logical conclusion of everyone looking the same is everyone thinking the same.”
“Tally smiled. At least she was causing trouble to the end. "I'm Tally Youngblood," she said. "make me pretty.”
“We're not freaks, Tally. We're normal. We may not be gorgeous, but at least we're not hyped-up Barbie dolls.”
“Nature, at least, didn’t need an operation to be beautiful. It just was.”
“Your personality - the real you inside - was the price of beauty.”
“Tally sighed, tipping her feet again to follow. "Maybe that's because they have better stuff to do than kid tricks. Maybe partying in town is better than hanging out in a bunch of old ruins." Shay's eyes flashed. "Or maybe when they do the operation-when they grind and stretch your bones to the right shape, peel off your face and rub all your skin away, and stick in plastic cheekbones so you look like everyone else-maybe after going through all that you just aren't very interesting anymore.”
“It's not the traveling that takes courage Tally. I've done much longer trips on my own. It's leaving home.”
“The flowers were so beautiful, so delicate and unthreatening, but they choked everything around them.”
“...I want those perfect eyes and lips, and for everyone to look at me and gasp. And for everyone who sees me to think Who's that? and want to get to know me, and listen to what I say." "I'd rather have something to say.”
“Once we turn, it’s new pretty, middle pretty, late pretty.” Shay dropped her arms, and her board stopped drifting. “Then dead pretty.”
"Doing what you're supposed to do is always boring. I can't imagine anything worse than being required to have fun.”
“She thought of the orchids spreading across the plains below, choking the life out of other plants, out of the soil itself, selfish and unstoppable. Tally Youngblood was a weed. And, unlike the orchids, she wasn't even a pretty one.”Phew I think that's all the quotes i could put into one review! But they all hold a memory in the book I LOVE! Stay tuned for more reviews to come on the Uglies series!
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