Reviews of Uglies (2005)
Review by lcb (2008-08-01)
I bought this book by accident, not realizing it was written for teens/youth, but adults would enjoy it.
It definitely had an interesting premise. The book is set several hundreds of years in the future. When you turn sixteen, you get an operation that makes you beautiful, and then you spend the majority of your time going to parties. Of course, all the Pretties are a little shallow and vapid, but Uglies (pre-sixteen) can't wait, except for a rare few, like Tally's new friend Shay.
This book is the first in a series, and the ending sets up the plot for the next book.
The writing style was a little basic, but it is geared for younger readers.
The main problem with this book was...I want to like the main character. Tally made me disgusted and impatient. A lot. She was a believable character, but I want to read characters that don't repeatedly fail to do the right thing.
Anyway, I got over it, and at the end of the book, went out and bought the next two in the series.
This book is a good read.
Review by birdieebirdiee (2008-01-01)
Breath Taking...Increadably well written, and probally the most annoying ending of a book EVER! If you read "Ulgies" you're in for the rest of the series. Scott Westerfelid worked magic with this book. It's scary to see that's how he sees the future. I hope that's not what happens though. It's kind of stink.