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Uglies by Scott Westerfeld


Have you ever wondered what it would be like to change the way you look? To be able to finally feel gorgeous and confident or hot and muscular? To feel like a super-model knowing damn well that you have got what it takes? Every teen goes through a phase where they feel like they are not pretty enough or tall enough or anything of that matter, to fit society’s definition of beauty.

But can you imagine reading a book where all these thoughts get put into words and put into a perspective you never thought possible?

The book, Uglies by Scott Westerfeld engulfs you into a world where your thoughts become reality. Your thoughts of living a somewhat superficial life where almost everyone looks gorgeous. It seems like a good thing but would it really be?

The book is about teenagers going through a surgery at the age of sixteen, which turns them into supermodels. Before the surgery though, everyone is living an ordinary lifestyle like you and I. But, almost everyone is waiting until they finally turn sixteen.

Because once that surgery is done, the teens enter a world of perfection. They look perfect, they have a bunch of friends, they party and they never get sick.  Their world is separated from the “uglies” by a river, so it’s like starting a whole new life. It doesn’t get any better than this, does it?

Nope. Not everyone is a big fan of the whole idea. There are a group of people who flee before their big one six. They look beyond the idea of becoming pretty and realize that the super dogs, also known as “Special Circumstances” are shaping a society in which they have full control of.  

Now, I’m not going to give the whole thing away but let’s just say I had a slight obsession with the book. I mean once you read the book you will totally understand where I am coming from. I even went as far as using terms from the book with my friends… yeah I guess that is enough of me exposing my obsessive-reader side…

Anyhoo, I hope every single one of you pick this book up and fall in love with it. It goes so well with our society and how we teenagers try so hard to look like everyone and to feel pretty.

Have an amazing week and see you all next time!

Image: Uglies


By Westerfeld, Scott
Image: Uglies


Uglies Series, Book 1
By Westerfeld, Scott
Image: Uglies


By Westerfeld, Scott