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Uglies

door Scott Westerfeld

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Just before their sixteenth birthdays, when they will will be transformed into beauties whose only job is to have a great time, Tally's best friend runs away and Tally must find her and turn her in, or never become pretty at all.
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  1. 352
    De Hongerspelen door Suzanne Collins (elephantshoe, liberlibri, electronicmemory)
    elephantshoe: futuristic world again, but the teens have to compete and fight to the death in a televised reality show.
  2. 220
    The Giver door Lois Lowry (KamTonnes)
    KamTonnes: Uglies and The Giver both portray societies that limit conflict by having very specific rules, roles, and expectations for everyone. Also, in both stories, the main characters slowly start to question the values of their respective communities.
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    Matched laat je niet meer los door Ally Condie (kqueue)
    kqueue: Another story about a 'perfect' society that is deeply flawed once you look beneath the surface. Both feature strong heroines who fight against the powers in control, and both have themes of independence and free will.
  4. 80
    Heerlijke nieuwe wereld door Aldous Huxley (TheBentley)
  5. 70
    The House of the Scorpion door Nancy Farmer (goodiegoodie)
  6. 70
    Inside out door Maria V. Snyder (flemmily)
    flemmily: Very similar heroines in similarly closed-off, oppressive worlds. Similar emphasis on an unknown "outside." Similar environmental emphasis, although Westerfeld focuses more on nature, whereas Snyder deals more with issues of population control.
  7. 71
    Specials door Scott Westerfeld (ysar)
  8. 60
    Birthmarked door Caragh M. O'Brien (PamFamilyLibrary)
    PamFamilyLibrary: An intelligent, quickly paced YA dystopia.
  9. 60
    Delirium amoris door Lauren Oliver (LauraT81, BookshelfMonstrosity)
    LauraT81: Very similar dystopian societies where an operation is meant to subdue the members.
    BookshelfMonstrosity: In these intense dystopian novels, teenage girls start to question the life-changing operation their oppressive government mandates for teens. Both girls redefine their values and grapple with the possibility of escaping to a rebellious colony in the wilderness.… (meer)
  10. 71
    Pretties door Scott Westerfeld (ysar)
  11. 51
    Skinned door Robin Wasserman (Phantasma)
  12. 30
    De witte bergen door John Christopher (KingRat)
    KingRat: The White Mountains contains issues similar to those of Uglies: secret control of a society, "mind control", induction into that society, and rebellion against it while pretending to be a member. There are obvious major differences too. Still, enough similarities in style and substance that I suspect people who enjoy one will enjoy the other.… (meer)
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    Ship Breaker door Paolo Bacigalupi (clif_hiker)
  14. 20
    Gamers door Thomas K. Carpenter (terriko)
    terriko: Great teen fiction! Gamers posits a world where everyone competes using games to define their future, while Uglies posits a world where everyone becomes pretty at 16. While these are pretty different worlds, both books chronicle stories of heroines not going quite where their society expects them to go...… (meer)
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    XVI door Julia Karr (JoriPie)
    JoriPie: Similar Plots
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    The Other Side of the Island door Allegra Goodman (2Mu)
    2Mu: Similar theme: A girl lives in a brainwashing, conformist society. A group of rebels knows the truth and is trying to break the control of those in power. The girl must choose between what she's been raised to think and the people she cares about/what she knows to be true.… (meer)
  17. 20
    De getekenden door John Wyndham (Anonieme gebruiker)
  18. 31
    Extras door Scott Westerfeld (ysar)
  19. 21
    Feed door M. T. Anderson (jbarry, liberlibri)
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    The Office of Mercy door Ariel Djanikian (sturlington)

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I really enjoyed this. It's highly readable with interesting characters, but what really grabbed me were all the interesting ideas. Nothing is clear cut in Uglies. While Tally and the Smokies are the protagonists, there are still a lot of ethical grey areas in their world. What kinds of sacrifices are acceptable for peace? And if the Smokies get what they want, what might be the ramifications? Nothing is absolutely good or bad, right or wrong, and that makes for a truly engaging read. ( )
  slimikin | Mar 27, 2022 |

In a paradise on earth, people have figured out how to make everyone beautiful, be environmentally sustainable, and just party all day and night long. But at what cost?

It's a book for teens. We got "Pretties", "Uglies", "Rusties", "Smokies", and "Littlies".

There are sequels. I wonder if they ever touch on the concept of "ideal" beauty when it comes to race? I don't know if I could read the sequel because the excerpt was so superficial (as intended) that it's tough to read.

If I had a teenager somewhere in my life, I would consider offering them to read the book. Otherwise, I would throw this question to the adults out there ... What's the cost of individual freedom?

Is it worth surrendering happiness? Is it worth war? Is it worth damaging the earth? Damaging each other? Damaging yourself? ( )
  wellington299 | Feb 19, 2022 |
This series has some of the YA dystopia tropes at play but overall its pretty (haha) original and engaging. I think Westerfeld writes teenagers well and I like the way most of his scifi tech tracks with our current technology. Some of it is a bit out there of course, but it feels relatively within the realm of possibility. ( )
  mutantpudding | Dec 26, 2021 |
In Tally's world, your sixteenth birthday brings an operation that turns you from a repellent ugly into a stunningly attractive pretty. In just a few weeks Tally will be there. But Tally's new friend Shay isn't sure she wants to be pretty. When Shay runs away, Tally learns about a whole new side of the pretty world. The authorities offer Tally the worst choice she can imagine.
  BLTSbraille | Sep 28, 2021 |
I would give this book a 3.25. Throughout the 1st half of this book, I thought of DNFing it several times. I just wasn't getting that into it. It just seemed very shallow. I asked someone who read it if it gets better and they told me it did, so I kept going. As the book went on, it did in fact get better but not enough to get a higher rating. It was just ok. It's about this world where everyone is considered Ugly until they turn 16 at which time they can have surgery to become a Pretty. Tally is ready to become a Pretty, but when her friend Shay runs away, Tally is denied the surgery unless she helps them find Shay. Only thing is that once Tally finds Shay and learns a few things about what's really going on, she doesn't think she really wants to become a Pretty after all. It wasn't a bad story, but it wasn't great either. It felt very thin and kind of weak to me. ( )
  Completely_Melanie | Sep 10, 2021 |
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The Uglies books are the perfect parables of adolescent life, where adult-imposed milestones, rituals, and divide-and-rule tactics amp children's natural adolescent insecurities into a full-blown, decade-long psychosis.
toegevoegd door lampbane | bewerkBoing Boing, Cory Doctorow (Jan 1, 2006)
 

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AuteursnaamRolType auteurWerk?Status
Scott Westerfeldprimaire auteuralle editiesberekend
Corral, RodrigoOmslagontwerperSecundaire auteursommige editiesbevestigd
Jaskoll, YaffaOntwerperSecundaire auteursommige editiesbevestigd
Montbertrand, CarineVertellerSecundaire auteursommige editiesbevestigd
Pelleteri, CarissaArtiest omslagafbeeldingSecundaire auteursommige editiesbevestigd
Tremaine, EmilyVertellerSecundaire auteursommige editiesbevestigd
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