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"Uglies: Shay's Story (Uglies: Graphic Novel #1)" by Scott Westerfeld

'Uglies: Shay's Story (Uglies: Graphic Novel #1)' by Scott Westerfeld


Fans of Scott Westerfeld's Uglies series will enjoy Shay's side of the story. Find out how Shay met David, became Tally's friend, and found her way to the Smoke. In the name of biological superiority and survival of the human race everyone has plastic surgery at 16. Two girls waiting for their 16th birthday meet and get a high off of sneaking around sophisticated security systems to pull pranks. When Shay hears about a settlement of people who never have the surgery and live outside the city, she is intrigued, and wants to join them. Shay tries to convince her friend Tally that she is beautiful just the way she is and begs her to come with them.

Reviewed by Katie Z.

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