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Uglies - Scott Westerfeld


When my son saw me reading Uglies he said, "Oh yeah, that’s the book all the girls were reading in middle school. They thought it was sooooo deep." I guess that should have told me something.

Another dystopian society. This time the powers-that-be have decided that making everyone “pretty” will remove all bias based on outward appearance, eliminate jealousy, and promote contentment. It’s an interesting premise and a good way to explore themes of social pressure and conformity. I can see why middle school girls would like this, but it just didn’t have the adult-appeal of other YA books I’ve read. I have no plans to continue on with Pretties.