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Soon to be a major motion picture streaming on Netflix!

The first installment of Scott Westerfeld’s New York Times bestselling and award-winning Uglies series—a global phenomenon that started the dystopian trend.

Tally is about to turn sixteen, and she can’t wait. In just a few weeks she’ll have the operation that will turn her from a repellent ugly into a stunningly attractive pretty. And as a pretty, she’ll be catapulted into a high-tech paradise where her only job is to have fun.

But Tally’s new friend Shay isn’t sure she wants to become a pretty. 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 a choice: find her friend and turn her in, or never turn pretty at all. Tally’s choice will change her world forever.

About The Author

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Scott Westerfeld is the author of the Leviathan series, the first book of which was the winner of the 2010 Locus Award for Best Young Adult Fiction. His other novels include the New York Times bestseller Afterworlds, the worldwide bestselling Uglies series, The Last DaysPeepsSo Yesterday, and the Midnighters trilogy. Visit him at or follow him on Twitter at @ScottWesterfeld.

About The Reader

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio (July 14, 2015)
  • Runtime: 10 hours and 12 minutes
  • ISBN13: 9781442393929
  • Grades: 7 and up
  • Ages: 12 - 99

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Awards and Honors

  • CCBC Choices (Cooperative Children's Book Council)
  • Lincoln Award: Illinois Teen Readers' Choice Master List
  • Thumbs Up! Award Top Ten Title (MI)
  • South Carolina Picture Book Award Nominee
  • ALA Best Books For Young Adults
  • Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults
  • Georgia Peach Book Award for Teen Readers Nominee
  • Virginia Young Readers Book Award
  • Beehive Award Master List (UT)
  • Chicago Public Library's Best of the Best
  • Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award Master List
  • Texas Tayshas High School Reading List
  • Kirkus Editor's Choice
  • Nutmeg Book Award Nominee (CT)
  • Golden Archer Award Nominee (WI)
  • NYPL Best Books for Teens
  • Rhode Island Teen Book Award Nominee
  • Texas Lone Star Reading List
  • Great Lakes Great Books Master List (MI)
  • Gateway Readers Award Final Nominee (MO)
  • Virginia Readers' Choice Award List
  • VOYA - Top Shelf Fiction for Middle School Readers
  • ALA Quick Picks Nominee
  • Soaring Eagle Book Award Nominee (WY)
  • SLJ Best Book of the Year
  • Eliot Rosewater Indiana High School Book Award Nominee
  • Buckeye Teen Book Award Nominee (OH)
  • Alaska Battle of the Books Lis

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