Plot[ edit ] Three hundred years in the future,  the government provides for everything, including plastic surgery operations.
The new society holds three values at its core: Sustainability, Peace, and Equality. The new society promotes these values through the use of The Surge, a type of extreme cosmetic surgery that all citizens undergo at the age of The Surge transforms ordinary humans into paragons of beauty, right down to perfect facial symmetry.
New Pretties are given access to life in New Pretty Town, the innermost part of the city where food, shelter, and entertainment are provided by the government free of charge.
Westerfeld thinks that the future will allow people greater control over their appearance: That will change what we think of as beautiful, and what beauty means to us.
A Documentary" by Ted Chiang as an inspiration. They live with their parents in the suburbs surrounding New Pretty Town, and they will attend elementary school until they turn twelve.
They become uglies during their pre-teen years. Uglies[ edit ] When children turn 12 years old they are considered "Ugly", because of the burgeoning physical developments experienced by all preteens and teens. Uglies are then moved out of the suburbs and live in monitored dorms in Uglyville, where they attend middle and high school.
Uglies are encouraged to call each other nicknames based on their personal imperfections e. Fatty, Skinny, Squint, or Zitsas well as to use software to generate preferences for their facial features.
New Pretties[ edit ] When an Ugly turns 16 they undergo a massive Operation that makes them perfect in beauty and health. The lesions also tend to "dumb them up. New Pretties do not have to work; the only thing they do in New Pretty Town is have fun and maintain an active social life.
New Pretties generally join popular cliques, such as the Swarm who only go places massed into large groupsthe Hot Airs whose favored pastime is floating in hot air balloonsand the Crims. Middle Pretties[ edit ] Middle Pretties have picked their professions and gone through a second, minor operation that makes them look older and wiser, but still beautiful.
Middle pretties are the working class. Late Pretties[ edit ] "Late Pretties, or "Crumblies" Littlies, uglies, and new pretties may refer to their parents as crumblies, even if they are still middle prettiesare parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, etc.
They live in assisted living homes and receive life extension surgery that allows them to live into their middle hundreds and two-hundreds. Specials Optional [ edit ] Uglies are "surveillanced" surveilled by Special Circumstances to see if they have what it takes to become a Special.
The security system in Pretty Town is "too easy" to hack and trick. It is believed that the Specials were created by Dr. Cable to stop humans from expanding into the wild or resisting the cities.
Specials are described as frighteningly beautiful and as a "cruel pretty" with features like large coal black eyes, sharp cheekbones They undergo a special surgery that gives them the ability to feel vibrations with their hands, enhanced senses, muscles sheathed with self-repairing mono filament, sharp orbital alloy teeth, incredible reflexes, bones made out of aircraft ceramics light as bamboo and hard as diamonds.
They are also very strong. The Surge[ edit ] The Surge also called The Operation is an internationally standardized and performed medical procedure mandated by the new society that plays a central part in the plot of the Uglies series. The Surge consists of many steps, taking place over a single twenty-four-hour period, half of which is spent in anaesthetic stasis.
The Surge is mostly cosmetic, but also involves major surgery being performed on the nervous, immune, and neurological systems.
The Surge is performed at the age of sixteen on every citizen in the world although some cities perform it at age 18, and is hinted to be performed at 15 in some and is strictly regulated by The International Committee For Morphological Standards "The Pretty Committee"which converges yearly to exchange notes on things such as innovations, anaesthesia techniques, and standard levels of attraction worldwide because of the cities attitude towards codependence, these meetings are mostly just to make sure every city is making their recipients the same kind of pretty, and to not have any one city have more attractive post-ops.
The schedule for The Surge is as follows: No food or liquid is to be ingested by the patient. It is requested that the patient rests as much as possible beforehand and dressed comfortably for the operation.
It is also asked that the patient does not pack heavily for their transition into New Pretty Town, as they will most likely throw it away afterwards. The patient is collected by a warden of the state and is taken into peaceful custody. They are delivered to the city hospital and are taken to a waiting room while their operation tank is prepared.Richard It is a dystopian post-apocalypse story.
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Uglies is a book series by Scott Westerfeld for young adults.
Westerfeld originally intended for Uglies to be a trilogy. However, after publishing the series' first three novels, Uglies, Pretties, and Specials, he ultimately wrote an additional fourth book, caninariojana.com fourth book is dedicated "[t]o everyone who wrote to me to reveal the secret definition .
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