Saturday, October 02, 2010

Weekend Book Club: Uglies

I picked up this Scott Westerfeld book after he sent me a humorous tweet on Twitter.

Knowing nothing about the book, I flipped it over, read the blurb and was hooked.

Here are the basics:

Uglies is set in a world in which everyone has an operation when they turn sixteen, making them supermodel beautiful. Big eyes, full lips, no one fat or skinny. You might think this is a good thing, but it’s not. Especially if you’re one of the Smokies, a bunch of radical teens who’ve decided they want to keep their own faces. (How anti-social of them.)

The premise intrigued me and once I started this YA novel the pages turned themselves.
Loved Tally's braveness, her strength, her convictions.
Loved her developing relationship with David.
And the ending had me picking up the next installment, Pretties, immediately.

There's nothing like discovering new authors you know you'll revisit time and time again.
I'm really interested in reading Scott Westerfeld's adult novels now.

What are you reading this week?


Lacey Devlin said...

It's a fascinating premise! I know I'm hooked.

Theresa Milstein said...

I have this book because it was recommended by a student, but I haven't read it yet. It's such a good premise.

Right now I'm reading Radiance by Alyson Noel and The Maze Runner by James Dashner.

Lois said...

Well, I have a surprise for you -- Casting About by Terri DuLong is a contemporary! :) But since around Monday I only actually have read one chapter, hence why it's a weekend and it's not a historical. LOL Just been one of those weeks. :)


Nicola Marsh said...

I've just finished the 3rd in the trilogy, Lacey (a few hours ago in fact.)

Interesting series!

Nicola Marsh said...

Is Radiance part of Alyson Noel's 'Immortals' series, Theresa?

I've only read the first one, really enjoyed it. Have recently read almost all her contemporaries. She has a great voice!

Nicola Marsh said...

A contemporary on the weekend? That is a surprise, Lois :)