Uglies Characters

Scott Westerfeld
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Tally Youngblood is a fifteen-year-old girl when the novel begins. Tally lives in a futuristic society in which everyone is given surgery on their sixteenth birthday to become what they call pretties. These people are surgically altered to look similar to one another in order to reduce the amount of discrimination present in society. After the initial surgery, there are several other surgeries that maintain this uniform look throughout a person's lifetime, preventing the marks of aging.

Tally looks forward to her surgery not only because she personally wants to be pretty, but because her childhood best friend, Peris, has already turned sixteen and gotten the surgery. Tally is lonesome and wants to be with her friends. However, Tally meets Shay and becomes friends with her only to learn that Shay has doubts about the surgery and has decided to run away.

Tally is prevented from having...

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