Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Uglies (on CD)

by Scott Westerfield [Compact Disc j Westerfield]

Several folks had recommended this series to me, so I thought I'd give it a chance as a Book-on-CD. Initially, I felt the first half of this book was quite padded, and I found I really couldn't care about the extremely self-centered main character, Tally. However, once she is blackmailed into being sent into the wilderness to seek out society's rebels, the action and plot became much more fast-paced. Adult readers may find this a rather simplistic tale, but teen (or younger) readers will connect with the primary characters and should get pulled into the plot. [If you enjoy this, you may also wish to try the rest of the Uglies series by Westerfield.] -- recommended by Scott C. - Bennett Martin Public Library

[Also available in print, playaway audio device formats.]

[ official Uglies page on the official Scott Westerfield web site ]

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