Wednesday, December 30, 2009

A-Z Wednesday

A-Z Wednesday is hosted by My Life In Not So Many Words   She chooses a letter each week and you pick a book from your stack of TBR using that letter and post what it's about.

Uglies by Scott Westerfeld

"Tally Youngblood lives in a futuristic society that acculturates its citizens to believe that they are ugly until age 16 when they'll undergo an operation that will change them into pleasure-seeking "pretties." Anticipating this happy transformation, Tally meets Shay, another female ugly, who shares her enjoyment of hoverboarding and risky pranks. But Shay also disdains the false values and programmed conformity of the society and urges Tally to defect with her to the Smoke, a distant settlement of simple-living conscientious objectors. Tally declines, yet when Shay is found missing by the authorities, Tally is coerced by the cruel Dr. Cable to find her and her compatriots–or remain forever "ugly." Tally's adventuresome spirit helps her locate Shay and the Smoke. It also attracts the eye of David, the aptly named youthful rebel leader to whose attentions Tally warms. However, she knows she is living a lie, for she is a spy who wears an eye-activated locator pendant that threatens to blow the rebels' cover. Ethical concerns will provide a good source of discussion as honesty, justice, and free will are all oppressed in this well-conceived dystopia."



Zia said...

I really enjoyed this series. Great "U" book!

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Cool! Sort of the "Handmaid's Tale" for the younger set. Futuristic and all, with strange roles assigned.

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GFDesignz said...

thanks for stopping by ladies! :)

Sharon said...

Sounda like a good book. I've seen a lot of people are reading it. Enjoy!