[EPUB] ✿ Uglies ❄ Scott Westerfeld – Airdomains.co.uk

[EPUB] ✿ Uglies ❄ Scott Westerfeld – Airdomains.co.uk
  • Hardcover
  • 432 pages
  • Uglies
  • Scott Westerfeld
  • English
  • 21 December 2018
  • 9781416936381

UgliesEverybody Gets To Be Supermodel Gorgeous What Could Be Wrong With That 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.


About the Author: Scott Westerfeld

Scott Westerfeld is a New York Times bestselling author of YA He was born in the Texas and now lives in Sydney and New York City In 2001, Westerfeld married fellow author Justine Larbalestier.He is best known for the Uglies and Leviathan series His next book, IMPOSTORS, returns to the world of Uglies It comes out September 11, 2018.


10 thoughts on “Uglies

  1. says:

    I need to never run into Scott Westerfeld down a dark alley, or during a Civil War reenactment, or at Charlton Heston s house, or wherever My deep desire not to be arrested for murder would have an epic battle with my need to reach for a weapon when I see his stupid face In all fairness, as you see, I coughed up three stars for this book, so I will clarify that my empty threatening is really directed toward Pretties and Specials books two and three in this series I m posting this review on the link for the first book in the hopes that it will inspire people to put this book on their list of books never to read If you read this book there is the danger that you may want to continue with the series, but trust me, you really don t.In listing what I don t like about this series, I ll start with EVERYTHING from the characters to the plot to the worldview that I imagine would inspire a story of this kind of depth and breadth of ambivalence The premise of Uglies is that in the future when kids reach puberty, they all have mandatory plastic surgery to turn their bodies into a perfect standard of beauty based on human brain reactions to visual stimulus Unfortunately and this is a slight spoiler, so my apologies, but it really is an element that is pretty obvious from page one, though not clearly stated until later , when the kids are having the surgeries to make the...

  2. says:

    So my wife and I occasionally swap books which may seem a little kooky However, you have to keep things spicy when you ve been married as long as we have and since nipple showers with hot candle wax make me break out into shouts of FUCKARELLA THAT HURTS we needed some alternative sizzle So she hooks me up with this little philly of a novel while I matched her with The Lies of Locke Lamora Well my wife loved the book I set her up with.as I knew she would because it is all over awesome Of course, I will admit I was a tick jealous when I would look over and she her lying on the bed heart throbbing on Locke Lamora with a wistful smile on her face That used to be meI miss you Locke As for me, I didn t find a love connection with this book Don t get me wrong, I think the story has some wonderful qualities that I can respect it but there wasn t going to be a let s do this again sometime in our future However, even though I didn t go all Lamar and Chloe on this book, I do still owe my wife a HUGE debt of gratitude Why you ask Because if she wanted to be a nasty ms she could have chosen for me to read Twilight which would have caused me all kinds of trauma Honey.you are just too good to me Anyway, there have been so many other excellent reviews of this book that detail the plot that I will just give a brief synop before telling you what I think The story involves a future dystopia in which e...

  3. says:

    In a world of extreme beauty, anyone normal is ugly In Tally Youngblood s society, everyone obtains absolute physical perfection the perfect skin, hair, eyes, literally everything At least, after you turn sixteen and undergo the right operations.Tally, at age 15, is an Ugly right now but after her birthday, she will get to become Pretty She can then move out of the Ugly Dorms and into New Pretty Town It s all she wants.After all, who in their right mind would choose to remain Ugly All she has to do is wait to turn 16 With all of Tally s friends already Pretty and living in New Pretty Town, it s shaping up to be a very long, boring summer.Enter Shay, another Ugly, who Tally meets during one particularly wicked trick Tally grabbed a bungee vest and dived off a Pretty building Shay has the same birthday as Tally and for a while the two of them spend all of their time together 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 Then, Shay comes to Tally with a wild story There are people, Smokies, who live outside of their city and would rather remain Ugly than turn Pretty It s absolutely insane by Tally s standards.A few days before their birthday, Shay takes off to find the Smokies, leaving Tally to go through the operation along...

  4. says:

    I ve only seen one episode of The Twilight Zone In this episode, a woman undergoes a battery of surgeries to look normal At the end of the episode, viewers learn that this latest surgery has failed the woman is still hideous Except that to the audience she is beautiful Online research led me to another episode where teenagers are surgically altered to live longer and conform to a unified standard of beauty based on a limited number of acceptable models Uglies, Scott Westerfeld s dystopic novel, plays similar games of perception.The novel starts with Tally Youngblood a fifteen year old girl desperately waiting for her sixteenth birthday when she will be reunited with her best friend and, importantly, when she will finally be pretty Uglies is set in the distant future after a mysterious global catastrophe precipitated changes to the foundations of what readers would call modern society Fearful of war and violence cities now operate as independent states think Renaissance Italy as opposed to contemporary Italy Isolated and self sufficient, the cities have agreed to certain standards for the greater good.New technology ensures that citizens never want for food or luxury items, weapon...

  5. says:

    Nope, couldn t finish it Sigh I thought I was going to like this one It started off fine and all And then everything fell apart Yes, that dramatic.Am I the only one who was deeply offended by this piece of crap This book is wrong, wrong, wrong.The writing itself isn t particularly well, isn t anything really But this is supposed to be a book about beauty with a big B and the writing doesn t do justice to the theme I d even call it Ugly The characters are stereotyped Tally is a brainwashed moron Okay, she was raised to believe the ideology of her country but she cannot think by herself She wonders whether to betray the Smoke, the rebellious uglies, and you know what helps her make the right decision A boy Woohoo, thank God he was there, with his adorable crooked smile, his sweet kisses, and his handmade leather shoes, otherwise I really would have thought that she was an immoral bitch This also means that the fate of an entire city depends of the hormonal state of our young hero DUDE The boy himself is phew, of course he thinks Tally is beautiful, special, strong, smart, unlike anyone else when she is, in fact, so flat that I could surf on her back In fact, she s the only one who truly understands Pleaaaaa...

  6. says:

    Uglies Uglies, 1 , 2005, Scott WesterfeldUglies is a 2005 science fiction novel by Scott Westerfeld It is set in a future post scarcity dystopian world in which everyone is considered an ugly , but then turned Pretty by extreme cosmetic surgery when they reach the age 16 It tells the story of teenager Tally Young blood who rebels agains...

  7. says:

    Do you know that feeling, when you really want to punch a character in the face Well, Tally Youngblood, you must be grateful that I can t see your face.Now I should stop the rant the book itself was a quick read, but I don t get the hype Enjoyable, yes Good, not th...

  8. says:

    I remember my initial disappointment when Scott Westerfeld switched from adult sf to YA fiction How could he do this to me I liked his books, but I don t wanna read a dopey YA novel I d read in an interview that it was mostly a financial decision the YA market has exploded, and that s where the money is right now How can you fault a guy for trying to make a living As a junior high Language Arts teacher, it s impossible not to notice that Westerfeld s first YA series has done extremely well I guess it s time I checked it out for myself.Well, after the first section of the novel, I can understand why Uglies has been a hit with the YA crowd it s a fun, easy read While Westerfeld hasn t completely dumbed down his writing, it is certainly much accessible than his adult novels Tally is a likeable teenager that the readers will identify with, and her plights are standard ones, considering the world she inhabits.Yes, it takes some suspension of disbelief to accept the premise that all people are given massive plastic surgery and made pretty at the age of 16 But if you are willing to accept the premise, the rest of the world makes sense Tally wants to be pretty, as do all teens in this world But she s a mischievous girl and loves to play pranks and pull tricks When she meets up with Shay, a fellow prankster, her world is turned upside down Shay introduces her to a world where people don t consider being pretty the ultimate g...

  9. says:

    Three hundred years after an apocalyptic sized disaster that reshaped the world, Tally is about to turn 16 and pretty In her contained, isolated, self sufficient city just like all the other contained, isolated, self sufficient cities the operation to make her pretty will be intensive, extreme and, as far as she and everyone else alive is concerned, absolutely worth it Once she s pretty, she ll go to live across the river in New Pretty Town and party the nights away, loved by all.It s a shock to her, then, to find that her friend Shay doesn t want to be pretty, and doesn t think she s ugly now Of course she s ugly everyone s ugly before the operation But Shay runs away to the mysterious, secretive Smoke where her friend David awaits, leaving Tally a set of cryptic directions in case she changes her mind and decides to go too But Tally has no intention of running away turning pretty is all she wants, so she can be with her friend Peris again across the river, and be noticed and listened to because beautiful people cannot be ignored.But on the day of her own operation, she is taken instead to Special Circumstances, where cruel pretties with lethal reflexes bring her to Dr Cable They want to know about Shay and the Smoke and where it is located, but Tally keeps her promise not to tell Even when Dr Cable tells her she won t get the operation and be turned pretty until she does what they ask, she does not yield Not until Peris unexpectedly vis...

  10. says:

    Parts of it I m obsessed with, other parts I think I m a little too old for That said, here I am picking up another teen fiction I am in denial I ll be 60 and still reading teen fictions.

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