Title Profile & Character Information

Uglies

Annotation
Everybody gets to be supermodel gorgeous. What could be wrong with that?Tally is about to turn sixteen, and she can't wait. Not for her license -- for turning pretty. In Tally's world, your sixteenth birthday brings an operation that turns you from a repellent ugly into a stunningly attractive pretty and catapults you into a high-tech paradise where your only job is to have a really great time. In just a few weeks Tally will be there.But Tally's new friend Shay isn't sure she wants to be pretty. She'd rather risk life on the outside. When Shay runs away, Tally learns about a whole new side of the pretty world -- and it isn't very pretty. The authorities offer Tally the worst choice she can imagine: find her friend and turn her in, or never turn pretty at all. The choice Tally makes changes her world forever.

Awards
2005  School Library Journal Best Books of the Year
2008  Nevada Young Reader's Award
2008  Garden State Teen Book Award
2008  Garden State Children's Book Awards
2007-2008  Virginia Reader's Choice Awards

Characters
NameYoungblood, Tally
GenderFemale

NameShay
GenderFemale
TraitsRebel
Runaway

NameDavid
GenderMale
TraitRebel

GenreYoung adult fiction
Adventure
Science fiction
Dystopia
TopicsFemale friendship
Peer pressure
Identity
Teenge girls
Transformations
Runaways
Rebellion
Spying
Secrets
Journeys
Lies
Refugees


Series
  Uglies trilogy
1Uglies
2Pretties
3Specials
4Extras
  Uglies series
1Uglies
2Pretties
3Specials
4Extras