Book Review: Uglies by Scott Westerfeld

Okay, so as I am currently in the middle of reading Specials (3rd book in the Uglies series), among others, I thought it would be a good idea to review the book that kick started Tally Youngblood’s whole and very exciting life. And just to let you all know, this one will be SPOILER FREE!

So this book was slow to get into, but thoroughly enjoyable closer to the end. The whole beginning of the book is about how Tally hates being ugly and all she wants is to be pretty, which sounds really narcissistic and childish, but I think that is how she should be portrayed. Anyway you get really annoyed about all of Tally’s complaining but at the end of the book you realize that is was crucial to the character development in the story, as you see major growth in Tally and other characters. This book got very exciting near the end and had me reading constantly, it was just slow to get into. I started disliking Tally, but grew to respect and admire her by the end of the book. I also think that it had a really good message, especially to all those who are struggling with body image. Seeing as it deals with surgery to make you prettier, but Scott shows us that just because you are pretty doesn’t mean you are happy, or free, or able minded to do that of which you used to want to do. I think this book is a worthwhile read and you all should go to your local bookstore or library or kobo app and check this book out, even just get a preview.

Anyway, until next time I expect everyone to design their own catastrophe…

Hannah

And here is the link to the Uglies goodreads page if you want to check it out…

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/24770.Uglies

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