Day: April 13, 2019

The Uglies trilogy, by Scott Westerfield

Have you ever read a book as a child, then read it again years later to see if it was truly as good as in your memory ? And if so, was it as good ? That’s what I wanted to know when I picked up Uglies, by Scott Westerfeld, and I must admit that I’m really glad that I decided to read it again. Warning : this is going to be full of spoilers. Uglies is the first book of a series of four, that takes place in a futuristic world where our civilization has been destroyed. In its place, individual cities stand, and the world is divided between the Uglies – people under 16 – and the Pretties – people over 16, who have undergone a chirurgical operation to make them perfect. A symmetrical face, well-defined muscles and no baby fat… and something else. Something wrong that makes the Pretties, for lack of a better word, airheaded. Tally Youngblood, an Ugly whose only dream is to finally reach 16 and get the operation, …