Uglies by Scott Westerfeld – Dystopian Books Review

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Review, Synopsis, and Summary of the Novel Uglies

The book revolves around targeting young adults and addressing their most common issues teenagers normally face. Scott Westerfeld came up with a unique concept to base the story the Uglies on. The book shows the advancement of society a hundred years from now.

Scott informs us the government took control over each and everything of the individuals, including their identity, physically and mentally through taking part in extreme cosmetic surgery.

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Author: Scott Westerfeld

Genre: Dystopian/ Science/ Fiction

Pages: 425

Goodreads Rating: 3.86/5

My Ratings: 9/10

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Review and Summary of the Fiction Novel Uglies

***Warning Spoilers Below This Point***

Among the people of the society was Tally Youngblood, a sixteen-year-old teenager in the ‘ugly’ community, eagerly awaits the cosmetic surgery that may change her into a ‘pretty’ citizen. Not knowing the dangerous consequences of this cosmetic surgery, Tally is in a happy balloon of ignorance.

Tally’s best friend Perris wanted to see the outcome of the operation on her friend. She followed her friend to the place where pretty people lived.

She met Shay, a girl of her age who burst her bubble and explained the real outcome of events. The operations change the brain wiring. People receive a pretty face without an individual personality.

Learning the reality for the first time, Tally refused to listen to her friend. Shay escaped to a secret location, the ‘Smoke’, where people live who resisted the operations.

Baffled and confused about her course of action, Tally’s operation day arrived. The government doctor gave her choice of telling the location of Smoke or to stay ugly. She complied and agreed to help the doctor. She set a tracking device on herself and found the location of Smoke.

On finding the Smoke, she rejoins her friends Shay, David and his parents. After a discussion with them, it fully convinces Tally of the horrifying consequences of this plastic surgery. She deactivates the tracking device. Her plan backfired, and the heat waves allow the device to activate again. It ends up in conveying the secret location of the Smoke to the government.

What follows is a fascinating tale of events how Tally and David developed a plan of rescue and freed all Smokies from the government’s influence. The novel end on an expecting note as Tally sacrificed herself to test a new cure.

Final Say on The Novel Uglies

The author outstandingly explored the path of teenagers used to fit into society. The book hits on several significant themes of how teenagers wanted acceptance in society and to what lengths they may go to achieve this. The book offers an interesting read to the author’s followers.

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