By: Scott Westerfeld

Uglies by Scott Westerfeld

Tally Youngblood is a girl who had always wanted to be old enough to become a Pretty. She had to be 16 years old to get the operation. She sneaked out of Uglyville and into New Pretty Town. She went to visit her friend, Peris, who had already been turned into a pretty. But when she meets Shay her world changes. Shay wants her to run away with her to a place called the Smoke. When Dr.Cable makes her go to the Smoke she finds out she might actually want to stay instead of becoming pretty.

Scott Westerfeld

Born on May 5th, 1963 in Dallas, Texas. He is an American Science-Fiction writer. He spends his time between New York City, New York and Sydney, Australia. He is a writer, composer, ghost writer, media designer, and he also worked as a factory worker making lead soldiers. He is married to an Australian writer, Justine Larbalestier.


Tally is the protagonist. She is the main character. This story follows Tally and her journey in the Smoke and in Uglyville.


The antagonist is Dr.Cable. She forces Tally to do things she doesn't want to. She made Tally go to the Smoke when she didn't want to.

Other Main Characters

  • Shay- Tally's new best friend who leaves to the Smoke.
  • David- The person who Shay goes to the Smoke for.

Author Book Recommendations

  • The Uglies Series
  • The Leviathan Series
  • Peeps
  • Midnighters Series
  • Risen Empire Series
  • So Yesterday

Additional Book Recommendations

  • The Hunger Games
  • Catching Fire
  • Mockingjay

Personal Recommendations

  • The Hunger Games series
  • Twilight (Mostly for girls)