Great Book! I don't know why I am just now finding out about it, seriously sometimes I really live under a rock. It has futuristic technology of Hunger Games but without the violence. And NO language issues!!!! It's a book I could comfortably recommend for my 13-yr-old niece without reservation. I have a schedule that means I can only read small bits at a time and then have to put the book down at the most random times - so I was constantly looking forward to picking it back up again. When the book ended I had the same feeling of 'wanting to get back to it' days after it was over. I cannot wait to get the next book and satisfy my craving!
First Line: The early summer sky was the color of cat vomit.
Tally is about to turn sixteen, and she can't wait. Not for her license –– for turning pretty. In Tally's world, your sixteenth birthday brings an operation that turns you from a repellent ugly into a stunningly attractive pretty and catapults you into a high-tech paradise where your only job is to have a really great time. In just a few weeks Tally will be there. 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.
Book #1 Uglies 2005
Book #2 Pretties 2005
Book #3 Specials 2006
Book #4 Extras 2007