The Uglies trilogy* by Scott Westerfeld

*It started out as a trilogy but Westerfeld wrote an extra novel (called, ironically, Extras)

From Westerfelds official site:
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"With a beginning and ending that pack hefty punches, this introduction to a dystopic future promises an exciting series."
Kirkus Reviews (starred)

"Highly readable with a convincing plot that incorporates futuristic techonologies and a disturbing commentary on our current public policies. Fortunately, the cliff-hanger ending promises a sequel."
School Library Journal (starred)

"This book, the first in a trilogy, asks engaging questions about the meaning of beauty, individuality, and betrayal. Highly recommended for SF fans or anyone who likes a good, thoughtful adventure."
Kliatt (starred)

Set in a world where everyone over a certain age has an operation to make them 'pretty', the Uglies trilogy is a great contemporary example of the Utopia/Dystopia idea.

Titles include:

Tally has always dreamed of the day she would become pretty. Her 16th birthday is fast approaching when she meets Shay, a fellow 'ugly' with the same birthday.


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