My bookclub has chosen 'Uglies' by Scott Westerfeld as its October pick. I haven't read it before (or indeed read anything by Scott Westerfeld) but it sounds really intriguing. I like reading books that are in a series as well because if it's amazingly good then you know you've got more to come!
Tally is about to turn sixteen, and she can't wait. Not for her license—for turning pretty. In Tally's world, your sixteenth birthday brings an operation that turns you from a repellent ugly into a stunningly attractive pretty and catapults you into a high-tech paradise where your only job is to have a really great time. In just a few weeks Tally will be there.
But Tally's new friend Shay isn't sure she wants to be pretty. She'd rather risk life on the outside. When Shay runs away, Tally learns about a whole new side of the pretty world—and it isn't very pretty. The authorities offer Tally the worst choice she can imagine: find her friend and turn her in, or never turn pretty at all. The choice Tally makes changes her world forever.
I'd love to hear what other people thought of the book, so if you've read it, drop me a comment and let me know if you loved or hated it!