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Uglies
Uglies | Scott Westerfeld
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The first installment of Scott Westerfeld's New York Times bestselling series—a global phenomenon that started the dystopian trend.The Uglies series has more than 3 million books in print, has been translated into twenty-seven languages, and spent more than fifty weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. Now all four books feature fresh new covers and will reach an even wider audience. Tally’s adventures begin in Uglies, where she learns the truth about what life as a Pretty really means. She rebels against the surgery that will make her a Pretty, but ultimately succumbs. In Pretties, Tally has forgotten all about her Ugly life, and when she’s reminded, she has a hard time listening. And what little’s left of the old Tally is further compromised in Specials, because Tally has been transformed into a fierce fighting machine. But when she’s offered a chance to forever improve civilization, will she be able to overcome her brainwashing? The answer is evident years later in Extras, after the Pretty regime has ended. Boundless human creativity, new technologies, and old dangers have been unleashed upon the world. But fame and popularity can be just as dangerous as extreme beauty….
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rretzler
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There were a lot of things to like in this book - a lot certainly to think about in a society that tries to avoid conflict and war by making everyone look pretty and taking away individual differences based on looks. But the protagonist wasn‘t really likable and her decisions were made for the wrong reasons. Plus I can‘t help wonder who does the work in the new Pretty society. I gave it 4.0/5.0⭐️, but that may be generous. #2019

Cailey_Mac This was my first dystopian series when I was younger, and I loved it! It definitely is problematic, but it spoke to me so much since that was the era of seventeen magazine, and everyone looking so “perfect” 1d
rretzler @Cailey_Mac I think it may have appealed to me more if I had been able to read it in my early teens, as I would have related more to the pretty vs ugly issues back then and the teen angst it may have caused. I did like it, but being far removed from those days, perhaps it‘s natural for me to think more about the practical aspects of the society. 😄 13h
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“Yes. What you do, the way you think, makes you beautiful.”
#true
#favorite #part
#Fangirl #moment
#Yaass

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Book_kitty
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Honestly, in the beginning, it wasn‘t really catching my attention. I caught myself dozing off many times. It wasn‘t until part II and part III that things start getting interesting. And great ending left a great cliffhanger. Part II and III really made up for part I, can‘t wait to read #Pretties

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kayleaallison
Uglies | Scott Westerfeld

“What you do, the way you think, makes you beautiful.”

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kayleaallison
Uglies | Scott Westerfeld

I remember reading this book as a kid and loving it. I think students will become really interested in the series.

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kayleaallison
Uglies | Scott Westerfeld
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Th Uglies is about a sixteen year old girl who is about to have an operation to become one of the pretties. Once she is a pretty, her only job is to have fun. Her friend runs away and she is faced with the choice of finding her, or never becoming a pretty.

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RedxoHearts
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Reading more of the book Uglies while my big dog hangs out on the hammock with me. Beautiful weather today after the rough storms yesterday

mreads ❤🐕❤ 1mo
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RedxoHearts
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Starting on Uglies by Scott Westerfeld today. I read it once when I was younger and enjoyed it but never finished the series. So they have been on my shelf forever it seems. One of my book groups is reading it this month so it seemed like a good time to get started again on it. Luckily the weather is nice outside! It's a great pick me up since I'm not feeling good today.

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Slajaunie
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I also finished this one. It was a very interesting take on a dystopian novel. I enjoyed it and have already started book 2. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

WCrystal Ooo love this series! I read them about 8 years ago, and they are still at the top of fav list! 3mo
Slajaunie This is my first reading. They have been on my tbr for years. 3mo
ReadingRover I loved this series on audiobook! 3mo
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eedevore
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Rye and I both think this title would be appropriate for the whole book instead of just one chapter—but the middle schoolers apparently love it, so I have to prepare English Festival quiz questions on it.

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Slajaunie
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Starting this one. My daughter wanted me to read it years ago but my tbr is long and keeps growing.

thevictoriousone Scott Westerfeld is so great. 4mo
AbbiJack I loooovvveed this series! 4mo
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Slajaunie Good to hear! @AbbiJack 4mo
hhavel Thank you for welcoming me to Litsy! 4mo
Slajaunie 😊 @hhavel I hope you love it here. I do! 📚 4mo
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TheNextBook
Uglies | Scott Westerfeld
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I‘m done! I‘m picking this because I actually really loved the world building. I loved how the characters would reflect back on history and know thats why they are where they are. My biggest complaint has to do with character development which was lacking.

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TheNextBook
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So Dhonielle Clayton talks about this book all the time when talking about The Belles and I really wanted to read this before my reread! So here we are! I am enjoying it so far. I started it yesterday and it‘s quick easy read with a frightening societal view.

hermyknee It‘s a good series - I couldn‘t put them down 4mo
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cjbooklover
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It was good, but I was ready to quit about halfway through. But then it picked back up so I finished it, and now I want to read the next one! Some of the ideas in the book were scary for how close we are to them! I would rate this a 3/⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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cjbooklover
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My list of 20 things! That was harder than I thought it was going to be.

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cjbooklover
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Nature, at least, didn‘t need an operation to be beautiful. It just was.-Tally

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cjbooklover
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Today was a good day to curl up with my kindle and a jacket and have some good reading time! Plus my kindle case kind of looks like a patronus. #Hpvibes

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innah96
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5/5⭐ - full review on my blog.

A world where you are an ugly until your sixteenth birthday. And then, you undergo a surgery and you become pretty. And life is perfect. Except, maybe, it isn‘t.

Would you turn into a "pretty" and risk losing your personality?

Wonderful world building, and amazing plot. It makes you wonder what our society is like. I really enjoyed this one!

#litsy #bookreview #book #books #uglies #trending #dystopian

Cailey_Mac This was one of my first dystopias! I loved it so much I did a project on it in middle school🙌🏼 5mo
innah96 @Cailey_Mac It is sooo good! I got the whole collection as a birthday gift, and I can't wait to read the rest three of the series. 5mo
Cailey_Mac @innah96 I only got to read the first three, but I really want to finish this series! It‘s crazy how many are out right now; enjoy! 5mo
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cwarnier
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I had a hard time picking just one. I love to read children's books so most of my books are children's books.
I tagged Uglies because it is the closest to an adult book that is on my favorites list.
@LazyDays #2018

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catie_a_n
Uglies | Scott Westerfeld
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I could tell it was written for people 5 years younger than me, but it was still really good.

RaimeyGallant Good to know. :) And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. @LitsyWelcomeWagon 6mo
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Sara_Planz
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Scott Westerfeld is the bomb. I adore his books.

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DustyPages
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I really enjoyed this one.
#uglies #beach #ScottWesterfeld

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LibrarianRyan
Uglies | Scott Westerfeld
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So my friend Megan aka @ReadingRover sent me this really awesome box last week that I have been neglectful in showing off. So let show and tell begin. !t2 she had awesome wrapping paper. And I kept all those little unicorn cards to use as bookmarks.

ReadingRover Yay! 👏 9mo
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Lizylindz03
Uglies | Scott Westerfeld
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I love dystopian settings. This was an easy read. 4 stars from me.

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Lizylindz03
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Reading while my little guy naps. ❤️

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Lizylindz03
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Starting this today! #uglies

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cwarnier
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Every day seemed to change the mountain, the sky, and the surrounding valleys, making them spectacular in a completely new way. Nature, at least, didn't need an operation to be beautiful. It just was.

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cwarnier
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#readinginthecar The best time to read is on road trips.

rather_be_reading welcome to litsy!! 📚🎉📚 @LitsyWelcomeWagon 9mo
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keys_on_fire
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I‘m having a hard time putting my thoughts into words for this book. I really liked it, but it is hard not to compare it to other YA dystopian novels. The concept of dividing people by how they look is very interesting, as I think we already do this, just not so overtly. Taking something that is inherent to humans and elevating it was great. I will be reading the next book to see where the story goes from here.

kez_dispencer This is a really good series! Read the following books, it only gets better 10mo
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keys_on_fire
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One of the more interesting and original first lines of a book I‘ve read in awhile!

What‘s your most memorable first line?

TheBookKeepers 😂 10mo
StephanieGeiser 😂😂😂 10mo
allthingskayla I remember first reading The Uglies when I was 12 (back when it was first released) and thought this was the weirdest description ever and almost stopped reading it. 10mo
booksandsympathy 😹😹 10mo
BiblioLitten 😂 10mo
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keys_on_fire
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This one just came in from the library, so my #TBR shifts again! 😂😂
Curious about this one, as the plot seems interesting but the reviews are mixed. Have you read it? Thoughts?

sprainedbrain I read the series years ago... I liked it! 10mo
AJones It sounds very interesting; stacked. 10mo
dgingo I read the whole series, but it‘s been a while. I remember liking the concept and several things about it. 10mo
keys_on_fire @dgingo @sprainedbrain Thanks for your thoughts! I‘ll let you know what I think ☺️ 10mo
SaturnDoo I read this series years ago and enjoyed them. They are quick reads 😁 10mo
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MrBook
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Book bundle 12 for our #SummerReadingProgram: the Westerfeld Bundle! Would you choose this one? Any Westerfeld fans?

#LitsyLovesLibraries

Victoriahoperose These are fun books. Just got the new one at bookcon at the YA thing. Super excited to dig into it! 11mo
hermyknee Oooh I really enjoyed that series! 11mo
OrangeMooseReads I have had this series for a while. I bought them at the suggestion of a former friend. I really need to get around to reading them. 11mo
Cailey_Mac Yes yes and yes! This was my first real dystopian series and I loved it! I ended up doing a school project based around the concept of the books. 11mo
ReadingRover Big fan of this series! 11mo
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JuliaTheBookNerd
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This was the first book I found on my shelf that worked for today‘s #BookFace prompt. I tried to read this book and ended up bailing but I didn‘t want to keep searching 😬 #ReadingResolutions 📖

#BookNerd 📚💙

ReadZenRites Awesome photo!😊💕 11mo
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Chelsibno
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I‘m trying to read more popular dystopian YA novels (my older niece‘s fave genre) over the summer. When I first heard the plot to this series, I immediately thought of one of my fave Twilight Zone episodes. While Westerfeld did an excellent job of creating a believable & interesting dystopian society, I couldn‘t fully sympathize with the emotional struggles of the protagonist. I think this might be a YA book that is better to read as a teen.

Chelsibno Or perhaps WITH a teen. Maybe if I had read it alongside my niece and discussed it with her, I might not have finished this book feeling so “meh” about it. 11mo
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captainpunchmerica
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#riotgrams Day 16 - Spell JUNE in books

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devinmygatt
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I picked this book up when I was in middle school but never finished it. Decided to give it another try, and I liked it better than I did the first time! Unfortunately I didn't connect a whole lot with the characters, but hopefully that will change in the next book!

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beachbookworm7
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Day 9: Unique Character‘s Name #juneinbooks18
The Uglies series got me into reading YA back in the 9th grade and I always found Tally‘s name to be so cool! What unique name do you like?

#lovereading #bookish #booklove #readstagram #vscocam #totalbooknerd #yabooks #yalit #bookishthings #reader #bookstagramfeature #bookblogger #blogger #bookish #readmore #bookishfeatures #bookphotography #bookstagram #bookworm #bookaholic #uglies #pretties

Slajaunie Fayre from A Court of Thorns and Roses, if I w still having children I would name a daughter this! 11mo
bobregina Beautiful covers! 11mo
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BookaholicNatty
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@LiterRohde thank you thank you!!! You hit the jackpot with the Star Wars books! There is a good amount of her students who are huge huge Star Wars fans!! That is actually how I met Erin. Because of a love for Star Wars. I started to send her Star Wars books for the kids and we developed an amazing friendship! Thank you for all your kindness! You rock!!! #HelpingHearts ❤️📚

LiterRohde Excellent! I hope they like them. I tried for a variety of genres and reading levels. I was especially intrigued by the tagged series. I wanted to keep them until I had a chance to read them! I hope they are as curious about them as I am! 12mo
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Avanders
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I read this years and years ago.. maybe even before the series was finished. And I liked it, and I refer to it a lot.. But I didn't finish the series. So I saw that there were audiobooks and decided to start again. And. I loved it. I don't know if I'm different, if the audio version is better, or what, but I'm talking ????? this time around. Can't wait to see where it all goes! Classic dystopian YA - what if we all turned "pretty" at 16 yo...

Nute I love this series. I think of it often just like you. I've never reread it, but only because I rarely do that. I think I might try the audiobook. 12mo
Avanders @Nute I hope you enjoy it! I found the reading style worked well w the story ☺️☺️ 12mo
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JAndersenBooks
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I think this is such a creepy cover. Freaks me out.

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BookishGirl06
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mylifeas_marissa I loved this series 13mo
BookishGirl06 @faerie_druid I used to reread all the time when I was younger. Will probably revisit at some point now that I‘m a bit older 13mo
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amrrruuuta
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Haul from the library book sale! I have to say, I‘m especially looking forward to Partridge‘s Concise Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English.

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loleebs
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Good for YA

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RachelKingdom
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Not sure how I feel about this one. The idea is great and I love the world-building, but there are some elements which are slightly jarring. For instance, a lot of the dialogue is quite stilted and lacks a natural flow, and I'm struggling to get a clear idea of the character of Tally, as a lot of her actions seem somewhat contradictory.
Nevertheless, I'm intrigued to see where this story goes and look forward to reading on.

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mdemanatee
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Guys! Guys! Watch that video —->https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=d9IZ8PA6qeM

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Cityofamber
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Guys! The Uglies series has 4 new books coming out!!!

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melyndarae
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An awesome giveaway hosted by @DGRachel
Congrats on 100,000 litfluence!!
#ShareTheLitsyLove #giveaway

I love dystopian novels and twists on fairy tales. Uglies by Scott Westerfield is a good one. For fairy tales I'm into The Unfortunate Fairy Tales series by Chanda Hahn and The Grimm Diaries series by Cameron Jace.
#dystopian #fairytales

DGRachel Those all sound good! 1y
melyndarae @DGRachel They are, the two fairy tales ones were just ones I stumbled across on Amazon. The grimm diaries one is one of the most unique fairy tale twists I've come across. 1y
SilversReviews CONGRATS!! 😍😍 1y
CAnne Congratulations!! 1y
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DeeBReader
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I love this perception of reality to choose between looks or otherwise.

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