Club Makes Not-So Pretty Pick

My confidential source has informed me that the River City Books young adult book club met on Tuesday night and, in addition to discussing A Brief Chapter in My Impossible Life and munching on some goodies, chose its next book: Uglies by Scott Westerfeld.

As I understand it, Uglies is a very popular title among young adult readers these days. I dug up a summary of the book and I can see why. Looks like it’s got plenty for teens to contemplate:

uglies.jpgTally 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.

The River City young adult book club’s next meeting will be at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 12, in the RCB downstairs meeting area.

Remember: Those participating on the club receive 20 percent off selected titles.

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