Tally thought they were a rumor, but now she's one of them. A Special. A super-amped fighting machine, engineered to keep the uglies down and the pretties stupid.
But maybe being perfectly programmed with strength and focus isn't better than anything she's ever known. Tally still has memories of something else.
Still, it's easy to tune that out - until she's offered a chance to stamp out the rebels of the New Smoke permanently. It all comes down to one last choice: listen to that tiny, faint heartbeat, or carry out the mission she's programmed to complete. Either way, Tally's world will never be the same.
Praise for Uglies
'Fast paced, exciting and thought-provoking.' The Bookseller's Choice
'Superb sci-fi.' Amanda Craig, The Times Supplement
'Westerfeld introduces thought-provoking issues' Publishers Weekly
'The longing for fairy-tale beauty has never looked so sinister' Amanda Craig, The Times
'With a beginning and ending that pack hefty punches, this introduction to a dystopic future promises an exciting series.' Kirkus *starred review*
'This exciting story makes you realise how important it is not to judge people by appearances.' Newcastle Upon Tyne Journal
'This book is a real thrill-ride and the world utterly convincing.' Trashionista.com
'Fun, and the many by-the-skin-of-your-teeth escapes and hoverboard chases, plus the non-stop action plotting were enough to catch my attention and have me eagerly wanting more.' The Book Smugglers
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