Tally is about to turn sixteen, and she can't wait. Not for her license -- for turning pretty. In Tally's world, your sixteenth birthday brings an operation that turns you from a repellent ugly into a stunningly attractive pretty and catapults you into a high-tech paradise where your only job is to have a really great time. In just a few weeks Tally will be there.But Tally's new friend Shay isn't sure she wants to be pretty. She'd rather risk life on the outside. 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 the worst choice she can imagine: find her friend and turn her in, or never turn pretty at all. The choice Tally makes changes her world forever.
This novel that will leave you thinking about your opinion on what is "ugly" and what is "pretty." The mysteries and cliffhangers that are intertwined in the pages will not let you go! A good read for Sci-Fi lovers, as the futuristic setting is interesting and thought-provoking.
My Score: 4 Stars- Good Book
Reviewed by: Molly Maugans (Student at Franklin High School)