Today i have a review! Sorry for not having posts last week but i went on vacations without PC.
To keep up my goal of reading all the series i own, i started “Uglies”. Haven’t read dystopians/Post Apocalyptic in a long time, it was nice change. This type of books are fasted paced and i like Scott Westerfeld writing, so this book didn’t felt flat.
Tally is about to turn sixteen, and she can’t wait. In just a few weeks she’ll have the operation that will turn her from a repellant ugly into a stunning pretty. And as a pretty, she’ll be catapulted into a high-tech paradise where her only job is to have fun.
But Tally’s new friend Shay isn’t sure she wants to become a pretty. 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 a choice: find her friend and turn her in, or never turn pretty at all. Tally’s choice will change her world forever…
Like i said, fast paced. In this time, a bacteria was created to destroy gas, in our world, gas fulls everything so everything went down. They started from there and to avoid fights and rebellion because everyone is different, at 16, everyone goes through a operation to make everyone Pretty/Perfect. Tally can’t wait to have 16 and become Pretty/Perfect and go join Peris and have a blast like everyone else. Then she meets Shay and she finds out what actually is happening to everyone.
This book, focus on body image and (like every other dystopian) in what Utopia means. But it gives 90% of his attention to body image, even referencing anorexia and bulimia.
Tally changes a lot in this book, i liked this. She is selfish in the begging and ends up a good character. Unfortunately the book ends in a cliffhanger. I i’m liking this trilogy and hope to finish it quickly!
I gave if 4.5 stars, because i have some problems with some of the relationships, i felt they were rushed.
Give it a try! And if you have already, what you think?
A detailed review next!
I will do this for each character, just like some of the others reviews i did.
Tally: Tally was great in this book. Like i said, she was a selfish girl that just wanted to be perfect and to join everyone else. After meeting Shay she starts to change and the minute she finds out she has to betray her and the Fume she follows her will and her morals. I do see she keeps making comments about people appearance.
Shay: I didn’t loved her, she was childish, everything has to be done in her way and David was hers, in this book i didn’t enjoyed her but i felt so bad when she had the operation…. It was really hard seeing her acting dumb.
David: I liked David ability to be himself and see the world for what it is. The romance was kinda of insta, but given the pace of the book i didn’t felt it so much. Something was really different was when Tally admitted what she did. I thought that was going to happen only on the third book and the relationship will take a blow.
Peris: It felt flat, he just appears like the love interest and didn’t take a step in the book plot.