↠´ Uglies ↠´ Download by È Scott Westerfeld
↠´ Uglies ↠´ Download by È Scott Westerfeld Parts of it I m obsessed with, other parts I think I m a little too old for That said, here I am picking up another teen fiction I am in denial I ll be 60 and still reading teen fictions.
Nope, couldn t finish it Sigh I thought I was going to like this one It started off fine and all And then everything fell apart Yes, that dramatic.
Am I the only one who was deeply offended by this piece of crap This book is wrong, wrong, wrong.
The writing itself isn t particularly well, isn t anything really But this is supposed to be a book about beauty with a big B and the writing doesn t do justice to the theme I d even call it Ugly The characters are stereotyped Tally is a brainwashed moron Okay, she was raised to believe the ideology of her country but she cannot think by herself She wonders whether to betray the Smoke, the rebellious Uglies, and you know what helps her make the right decision A boy Woohoo, thank God he was there, with his adorable crooked smile, his sweet kisses, and his handmade leather shoes, otherwise I really would have thoug 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 Repellent 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 FunBut 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 I ve only seen one episode of The Twilight Zone In this episode, a woman undergoes a battery of surgeries to look normal At the end of the episode, viewers learn that this latest surgery has failed the woman is still hideous Except that to the audience she is beautiful Online research led me to another episode where teenagers are surgically altered to live longer and conform to a unified standard of beauty based on a limited number of acceptable models Uglies, Scott Westerfeld s dystopic novel, plays similar games of perception.
The novel starts with Tally Youngblood a fifteen year old girl desperately waiting for her sixteenth birthday when she will be reunited with her best friend and, importantly, when she will finally be pretty Uglies is set in the distant future after a mysterious global catastrophe precipitated changes to the foundations of what reade Do you know that feeling, when you really want to punch a character in the face Well, Tally Youngblood, you must be grateful that I can t see your face.
Now I should stop the rant the book itself was a quick read, but I don t get the hype Enjoyable, yes Good, not that much I m not really sure if I ll ever finish this series Maybe one day if I m actually bored.
Uglies Uglies, 1 , 2005, Scott WesterfeldUglies is a 2005 science fiction novel by Scott Westerfeld It is set in a future post scarcity dystopian world in which everyone is considered an ugly , but then turned Pretty by extreme cosmetic surgery when they reach the age 16 It tells the story of teenager Tally Young blood who rebels against society s enforced conformity, after her newfound friends Shay and David show her the downsides to becoming a Pretty 2016 1393 97860062255555 9786006225562 448 21 I remember my initial disappointment when Scott Westerfeld switched from adult sf to YA fiction How could he do this to me I liked his books, but I don t wanna read a dopey YA novel I d read in an interview that it was mostly a financial decision the YA market has exploded, and that s where the money is right now How can you fault a guy for trying to make a living As a junior high Language Arts teacher, it s impossible not to notice that Westerfeld s first YA series has done extremely well I guess it s time I checked it out for myself.
Well, after the first section of the novel, I can understand why Uglies has been a hit with the YA crowd it s a fun, easy read While Westerfeld hasn t completely dumbed down his writing, it is certainly much accessible than his adult novels Tally is a likeable teenager that the reader
Three hundred years after an apocalyptic sized disaster that reshaped the world, Tally is about to turn 16 and pretty In her contained, isolated, self sufficient city just like all the other contained, isolated, self sufficient cities the operation to make her pretty will be intensive, extreme and, as far as she and everyone else alive is concerned, absolutely worth it Once she s pretty, she ll go to live across the river in New Pretty Town and party the nights away, loved by all.
It s a shock to her, then, to find that her friend Shay doesn t want to be pretty, and doesn t think she s ugly now Of course she s ugly everyone s ugly before the operation But Shay runs away to the mysterious, secretive Smoke where her friend David awaits, leaving Tally a set of cryptic directions in case she changes her mind and So my wife and I occasionally swap books which may seem a little kooky However, you have to keep things spicy when you ve been married as long as we have and since nipple showers with hot candle wax make me break out into shouts of FUCKARELLA THAT HURTS we needed some alternative sizzle So she hooks me up with this little philly of a novel while I matched her with The Lies of Locke Lamora Well my wife loved the book I set her up with.
as I knew she would because it is all over awesome Of course, I will admit I was a tick jealous when I would look over and she her lying on the bed heart throbbing on Locke Lamora with a wistful smile on her face That used to be meI miss you Locke As for me, I didn t find a love connection with this
Tally, at age 15, is an Ugly right now but after her birthday, she will get to become Pretty She can then move out of the Ugly Dorms and into New Pretty Town It s all she wants.
After all, who in their right mind would choose to remain Ugly All she has to do is wait to turn 16 With all of Tally s friends already Pretty and living in New Pretty Town, it s shaping up to be a very long, boring summer.
Enter Shay, another Ugly, who Tally meets during one particularly wicked trick Tally grabbed a bungee vest and dived off a Pretty building Shay has the same birthday as Tally and for a while the two of them spend all of their time togethe