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Uglies, by Scott Westerfeld

I've only recently gotten back into my reading kick, but I'm glad that I did. One book that I happened to pick up during my trip to B&N, is Uglies by Scott Westerfeld. I was completely turned off from it last year when one of my friends were reading it, only because I opened to the first page and read the first line which related the sky to cat vomit. It never really hit me to pick it up until I saw it as I mosied through the teen section. So, I grabbed it and bought it, and began to read it right away. It hooked me RIGHT away.

The book's about the future, and based around one main character, Tally Youngblood. I don't want to ruin this for anybody who is planning on reading this, but WOW. I could literally visualize myself seeing through Tally's eyes, and I have a whole lay out for what Uglyville and New Pretty Town look like, and the way they live just amazes me. Plus, the way that Scott Westefeld has named us the 'Rusties' and had us eliminating our very existance in the end is astounding, seeing as that's probably what's actually going to happen in the future. Heh.

I'm ecstatic about this book and author. Not only because it was so good, but because it's a trilogy and I'm already deep into the next book, Pretties. I'm head over heels for that, also. The beginning was kind of a bummer to me for some reason, but as I journey deeper into the futuristic world that Scott has set up, it's only hooking me again. I can't wait to get on and read Specials. I really hope that's as good as the first two! :)
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