What could be wrong with everyone being super-model gorgeous?
Last Friday, I started a fantastic book called Uglies, by Scott Westerfeld. It’s in the point of view of a tricky “ugly” named Tally.
What is an ugly? In Scott’s world, the stages of growing are... unique.
· First, you’re a littlie
· Then, you’re an ugly
· A pretty
· A middle pretty
· A little pretty
· And a dead pretty
Tally, is (obviously) an ugly in this book. She misses her best friend, Peris, and sneaks into the place where pretties live, it’s called New Pretty Town. Uglies aren’t supposed to go there, though, but pretties CAN go into Uglyville, even though they never do.
That’s when Tally Youngblood meets Shay, another Ugly, but Shay doesn’t want to become pretty like Shay does. She would much rather STAY ugly.
Shay takes Tally on an amazing - and strange - adventure to new places, and new, pretty thoughts.
What gets wetter and wetter the more it dries?
~~Middle Grade Madi~~