The Uglies is a sci-fi/dystopian series by Scott Westerfeld. In Tally Youngblood’s city, everyone undergoes an operation at the age of 16 to turn them from one of the uglies - ugly, imperfect, and flawed into a pretty - beautiful, perfect, flawless. Tally’s friend, Shay is a rebel against this forced operation, and leaves the city to go to the Smoke - the hidden rebel outpost.
Tally is refused the operation due to her relation with Shay, and is forced into finding the rebels and revealing their location if she wishes to be transformed into a pretty. She finds the rebels, but is forced into a dilemma - betray some of her closest friends or achieve her lifelong dream of becoming a pretty.
This series is absolutely incredible, with turns in the plot, suspense, action, and adventure. I loved reading every page, full of detail and description. Because of all this, I can easily rate this series 5 Stars.
Because this has a lot of violence, as well as not being very appealing for younger readers, I think this series can be rated for ages 10+.