Uglies is a dystopian thriller about breaking the rules. Tally, a 16 year old that lives in a "perfect" world. Crimes are never committed, and everyone is stunningly pretty and happy because of an operation that everyone receives when they are little. But the perfect world and the seemingly harmless operation hide a dark and sinister secret. Can Tally, the Smoke and some stunning hoverboard skills uncover the secret...? Uglies is a heart pumping thriller that sets your nerves on fire, written around a disturbing and unsettling plot and fickle characters.