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A pretty enjoyable adventure
on 13 September 2016
This book has a very interesting premise, we live in such a looks obsessed society that it is not too hard to believe that people in a future society would want to live in world where they can be cosmetically altered to astetic perfection and also be rewarded for that change with a wonderful party life style, until they are too old to justify it.
The lead character Tally is an ugly and very near her sixteenth birthday when she will be operated on. She is looking forward to it and is really missing her childhood friend who has already moved to pretty town. She makes a last foray to the town to visit her friend and meets another ugly while out and about. The two become friends quickly and it is then that Tally's life changes direction because she unwillingly becomes a pawn in a larger game and also has to ultimately question the status quo.
I really enjoyed the adventures that Tally and her friends going on and the deeper issues involved which again resonated regarding the kind of control our societies may want to impose on us. I thought it was a very well thought out plot and mad it very easy to follow and imagine as the reader.
I think anyone who has enjoyed the dystopian triologies that have recently been so successful will also enjoy this too. I think also what gives this more credit is the lack of violence and it is not too futuristic. There is definitely a solid grounding in reality.