this week's fantasy friday feature: Uglies by Scott Westerfield
upfront, i'll admit that this book isn't exactly fantasy--it's more like YA science fiction. but it's still definitely worth reading!
Here's a little blurb from Westerfield's site:
Uglies is the first book of the trilogy. The second book is Pretties and the third is Specials. It's about a world in which everyone has an operation when they turn sixteen, making them supermodel beautiful. Big eyes, full lips, no one fat or skinny. This seems like a good thing, but it's not. Especially if you're one of the uglies, a bunch of radical teens who've decided they want to keep their own faces. (How anti-social of them.)
that's right--a world in which it's a crime to be ugly after you turn 16. most uglies can't wait for the operation, for a chance to be part of the pretties' exciting world. however, several uglies have decided that they don't want the operation or the much-envied pretty party life.
then, there's Tally Youngblood, an ugly who is almost old enough for the operation and who wants nothing but to finally be pretty. her taste for mischief, though, gets her in trouble with Special Circumstances. they inform her that she has a choice: remain ugly forever or try to retrieve the runaways and regain her chance to become pretty.
what's an ugly to do?
one piece of advice: don't read Amazon's summary unless you want to read spoilers. it gives a lot away.
so are you intrigued? don't forget, if you enter my contest, you could win a copy of Uglies or one of my other fantasy friday features!!
have a wonderful weekend!