Staff Review of the Uglies Series

Post written by Glenda from Visiting Library Services

I really liked the Hunger Games despite not being an avid reader of young adult material, so when I was waiting in the doctor’s office one day reading an article about similar books, I thought I would give Scott Westerfeld‘s dystopian trilogy entitled Uglies a try. Turns out it was quite good! Those readers who enjoyed the Hunger Games may also enjoy this trilogy. The series consists of three novels: Uglies, Pretties and Specials.

Here is the jist of the plot: regular teens wait not so patiently for their sixteenth birthdays when they can undergo surgery to become “pretties” and move to prettytown and live a life of parties and luxury. The only drawback — the surgery causes brain damage. Books two and three follow our heroine Tally Youngblood as she tries save her friends and her future from the Evil Specials.

For other similar stories, check out a few of the following books:
Feed by M. T. Anderson
Exodus by Julie Bertagna
Graceling by Kristin Cashore
Matched by Ally Condie
The Maze Runner by James Dashner
The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau
The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer
Incarceron by Catherine Fisher
Birthmarked by Caragh O’Brien
Divergent by Veronica Roth
Partials by Dan Wells

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