In a interview on Bookyurt, Westerfeld explained that his point in writing the book was not to make a big commentary on the issues with beauty, but to make people aware of the culture of retouching that is developing in the world and to be aware of our own ideas about beauty and our need to think for ourselves.
Plot[ edit ] Three hundred years in the future,  the government provides for everything, including plastic surgery operations. But the final third is a breathtaking race to the cliffhanger ending.
Shay realizes Tally's ultimate betrayal, but no longer cares once she is made Pretty. After Tally arrives at the Smoke, his interest in her makes Shay jealous. It's obvious that he had a point to make when he decided to write a book about a futuristic society that celebrates beauty above all else -- and that the world of the book is a not-so-logical extension of certain trends in today's society having to do with physical attractiveness, plastic surgery, mindless consumerism and pleasure-seeking, and divorce from nature.
In fact, the leaders remove the lesions in selected people in order to allow them to think independently and innovatively to progress their society. Is there something wrong with wanting to be beautiful and have fun.
However unfeasible this goal may be, every society is always striving for something better, which is of no use to mankind. Man is constantly searching for stability and happiness, and he believes that he may find it in a perfect society, however, it is merely temporary.
Shortly before her 16th birthday she befriends Shay, who tells her about the Smoke, a secret community of those who refuse the operation. Tally is then taken to Dr. If Westerfeld's discussion of body image wasn't enough of a travesty, the point in this series where this backwards arguing makes me want to wipe him off the face of the planet is when he introduces cutting.
Smokies[ edit ] David, the son of the founders of the Smoke, was not born in any city.
Shay is Tally's new friend in Uglyville. That used to be me Now I realize that I didn't even talk about the uber-annoying slang language he develops for the Pretties and Specials. May 20th Century Fox and producer John Davis Eragon bought the film rights to the novel in In fact, the leaders remove the lesions in selected people in order to allow them to think independently and innovatively to progress their society.
Sol Youngblood is Tally's father who helps Tally decide to turn in Shay. She is clever and loves tricks. Cable thinks Tally purposefully activated the pendant.
After Shay becomes pretty and gets a lesion in her brain, she is no longer angry with Tally. 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. She is a Middle Pretty. 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.
Firstly, the ideal body is nonexistent because the vision of perfection changes over time. Thirdly, it is unfair to judge a person based on their physical appearance.
So, overall, excellent back-story and interesting world building give me some reason to think that the sequels might be worth a gander at some point. The state has started to track teens through their cell phones and on occasion through dental implants.
If you could choose to be a "pretty," would you?. Uglies (The Uglies Book 1) and millions of other books are available for instant access. Grade Level: 7 - 9 Lexile Measure: (What's this?) Series: Uglies (Book 1) this seemed like it would be a great sci-fi/dystopian/fantasy novel aimed at young adults so I did not hesitate to buy it/5.
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The Uglies is written in third person limited omniscient. It's an effective choice because Tally /5(2). Richard It is a dystopian post-apocalypse story. Think meets Logan's Run for the Selfie generation. The story centres around Tally who is on the verge of more It is a dystopian post-apocalypse story.
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