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Riassunto: FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. A thought-provoking and chilling look at a society in which the government attempts to control how everyone looks, acts, and thinks.
Review: Playing on every teen’s passionate desire to look as good as everybody else, Scott Westerfeld (Midnighters) projects a future world in which a compulsory operation at sixteen wipes out physical differences and makes everyone pretty by conforming to an ideal standard of beauty. The "New Pretties" are then free to play and party, while the younger "Uglies" look on enviously and spend the time before their own transformations in plotting mischievous tricks against their elders. Tally Youngblood is one of the most daring of the Uglies, and her imaginative tricks have gotten her in trouble with the menacing department of Special Circumstances. She has yearned to be pretty, but since her best friend Shay ran away to the rumored rebel settlement of recalcitrant Uglies called The Smoke, Tally has been troubled. The authorities give her an impossible choice: either she follows Shay’s cryptic directions to The Smoke with the purpose of betraying the rebels, or she will never be allowed to become pretty. Hoping to rescue Shay, Tally sets off on the dangerous journey as a spy. But after finally reaching The Smoke she has a change of heart when her new lover David reveals to her the sinister secret behind becoming pretty. The fast-moving story is enlivened by many action sequences in the style of videogames, using intriguing inventions like hoverboards that use the rider’s skateboard skills to skim through the air, and bungee jackets that make wild downward plunges survivable -- and fun. Behind all the commotion is the disturbing vision of our own society -- the Rusties -- visible only in rusting ruins after a virus destroyed all petroleum. Teens will be entranced, and the cliffhanger ending will leave them gasping for the sequel. (Ages 12 and up) --Patty Campbell
Titolo: Uglies (Turtleback School & Library Binding ...
Casa editrice: Turtleback
Data di pubblicazione: 2005
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Turtleback Books. Library Binding. Condizione libro: VERY GOOD. little to no wear, pages are clean. The cover and binding are crisp with next no creases. Codice libro della libreria 2721258678
Descrizione libro Turtleback Books. Library Binding. Condizione libro: VERY GOOD. Very Good copy, cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. Binding may have light creases. Lots of life left in these pages. Codice libro della libreria 2748325604
Descrizione libro Turtleback Books. Library Binding. Condizione libro: VERY GOOD. Cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. May have creases on the cover and binding caused from handling and reading. Some pages may contain writing and or highlighting. Codice libro della libreria 2759837516
Descrizione libro Turtleback, 2005. Condizione libro: Good. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP69823800
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Good. Book Condition: Good. Codice libro della libreria 97814176605444.0
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Very Good. Book Condition: Very Good. Codice libro della libreria 97814176605443.0