At a certain age, "uglies" in this futuristic society have operations to optimize their physical appearance, and then they move to New Pretty Town and have parties every night. Tally has been counting the days until her operation, until she meets a friend who questions the system, and discovers some ugly truths.
Before The Hunger Games or Divergent, Uglies and its companion books were predicting cultural trends, and warning about some of their consequences. This book leans more on environmental consequences of societal choices than those series, but still examines interesting social questions.
The best discussion questions, of course, are generated by and contemplated by readers. These questions are designed to avoid major spoilers about the book, and to provide a starting point for teachers, parents, and student reading groups.
**Questions coming soon**
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