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Published: Simon Pulse, 5/2011
Dystopian sci-fi at its best, Uglies holds a mirror up to our own society, as good sci-fi generally does. Beyond that, though, it is a wonderful futuristic story with plot twists and vivid characters that make it a real page turner. It's the story of a world where nobody is ugly past sixteen thanks to mandatory cosmetic surgery that makes them ravishing, but has side effects that aren't so pretty.