Uglies by Scott Westerfeld was written as the first book in a trilogy about a society that makes very pretty at the age of sixteen. This book acts as a form of social commentary about a world that is obsessed with the way that people look to the point that they want everyone to look the same. This is a powerful novel about the need for acceptance and a society where everyone wants to conform to the norm. This novel deals with serious adolescent issues such as body image, acceptance, rebellion and friendship. These issues are on the fore-front of issues for teenagers today.
By: Scott Westerfeld
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