But Tally's new friend Shay isn't sure she wants to be pretty. She'd rather risk life on the outside. When Shay runs away, Tally learns about a whole new side of the pretty world and it isn't very pretty. The authorities offer Tally the worst choice she can imagine: find her friend and turn her in, or never turn pretty at all. The choice Tally makes changes her world forever.
Okay so I read this book like 5 years ago it was my first ya series book that really got me into reading. I was also surprised that it had come out way before the hunger games or twilight and not many people know about it and there all published by the same house, scholastic.
The world of uglies really fascinated me I mean at 16 you get a mandated operation that turns u into a pretty. How cool is that. There is only one bad part, it turns u into a bubbly head. A pretty who just has fun, no opinions, or thoughts/ conscience. Plus the society is messed up since they don't feel anything but happy thought no anger or rebellion. Let's just say it may not b a good thing.
That's we're Shay and Tally come in. There friends who are close to turning. They have this sorta love hate relationship that gets more developed in further books. Tally is the quiet, submissive, typical ugly. Shay is not. She knows the risks of being a pretty. David oh David. He isn't really in the book a lot but he is a key player. He recruits for the smoke. Paris is briefly mentioned and is the only complain I had. I really wanted to to lean more about him, thought he is in the second book a lot more.
It's the rebellion of uglies who don't Want to b pretty because they know wat will happen. They live without technology which is the big change in the book. They have books and I'd the setting for the third part of the book. They plant, take showers in the wild, And actually do manual labor.
Tally goes into the wilds alone and has some really adventurous/ survivalist journey. There is a lot of action scenes throughout the book that makes you want to take part too.
There is a lot more that what I am saying. Just trust me, THIS BOOK IS GOOD! There is also some, actually, a lot of romance between two certain epic characters.which I will not tell you because YOU NEED TO READ IT!