Uglies Book Summary and Study Guide

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Uglies is centered on a young girl named Tally Youngblood is a 15-year old girl who lives in a bizarre world where from birth to age 16, citizens are bred to believe they are ugly. On their 16th birthdays, the “uglies” all undergo an operation that transforms them into The Accepted Standard of Beauty, making them “pretties” and moving them across the river to New Pretty Town, where everyday is a party. What could be wrong with that?
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As in every society, there are rebels…the ones who prefer to be ugly. Tally's new friend Shay is one of them. Shay leaves soon before her 16th birthday. Leaving Tally with a choice: Find Shay and turn her in or never turn pretty at all.

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 10%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 80%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 10% Tone of book    -   sensitive (sigh....) FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story Repressive society story    -   Yes Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Kid's book (ages 7-14) Who's a slave/repressed?    -   kiddies are repressed

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   a teen


Earth setting:    -   distant future Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   none/very little science jargon needed How much dialogue?    -   mostly dialog

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