The young adult fiction genre has recently experienced an explosion in popularity with books such as 'The Hunger Games,' 'The Maze Runner,' and 'Divergent' topping bestseller lists across the world. 'Uglies' by Scott Westerfeld belongs in the same rank as these more popular dystopian young-adult novels. 'Uglies' is highly original and set in a futuristic post-apocalyptic world. Tally Youngblood, the central character, is relatable to teenagers, as well as adults, as she tries to figure out who she is and what she stands for in a society that values normality and fitting in above most everything else. She's just on the cusp of turning sixteen and must soon make a huge decision; to get the appearance perfecting surgery that all citizens in her world get at age sixteen and join the carefree population of 'New Pretty Town,' or to run from everything she has ever known in search of a more fulfilling life. The surgery is supposed to end all appearance based prejudices and create ultimate world peace, but it changes people in more ways than expected. Pick up a copy of 'Uglies' for a fast paced, yet thought-provoking, read.
The blockbuster--and groundbreaking--bestselling dystopian series from Westerfield gets a whole new look in these fresh, repackaged paperback editions.