The Uglies series is wildly detached from the world we live in today. A place far in the future that holds everyone in their place. The city is separated in two halves, one side is for the uglies, and the other for the pretties.Review: I love post-apocalyptic reads...this one didn't disappoint. The only thing that bothered me was the main character Tally...she had too much of a 360 change from being the brainwashed ugly to the better informed one, but oh well, I'm still excited to finish the series!
The future for every ugly is predictable, and for them exciting. Turn 16, get the operation. Sand your skin off, replace with new skin. Raise cheekbones, height, enlarge your lips, eyes and get to the other side of the city.
But what about the ones who don't want the surgery? They're the ones who get out. Out of the two halves of the city and into the wild, into the past, into our present. But for how long?
I really enjoyed how three hundred years into the future things haven't changed that much. Everyone still cares about looking perfect and not being happy for who they are on the inside and not what they look like on the outside. I think it's a great story on learning to break out of society's ideas of beauty and to find one's own beauty and for that I really enjoyed this novel.