Friday, August 3, 2007
With Jason engrossed in Harry Potter, I just had to find something to keep me just as involved -- and I did.
"Uglies" is the first in a trilogy by Scott Westerfield. It's set in the future, when the human race as we know it has allowed themselves to be ruined by the dependence on oil. The civilization that follows is determined to solve all the problems the previous generations have suffered through, including making everyone "equal" by turning them pretty at the age of 16. "Uglies" follows the adventures of Tally, an almost 16 "Ugly" determine to shed her flawed skin and join the rest of the Pretties in their special town. Until, that is, she learns the truth.
I just finished this book and can't wait to start on the second, "Pretties." I'll let you know how it goes.