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Uglies Discussion Questions

Here are ten questions that I wrote to generate discussions about my book Uglies. Feel free to copy, adapt, distribute, and otherwise use these questions in any way you desire. (But it would be polite if you gave me credit.)

1. Have you ever had a friend like Peris, who abandoned your friendship after they moved away?

2. At first, did you hope Tally would get the operation? When did you change your mind? (Or did you?)

3. Have you ever found yourself trusting someone more or paying more attention to what they said not because they deserved it, but just because of their looks?

4. In what ways did Tally’s trip through the wild prepare her for what she learned in the Smoke?

5. Would you give up your ability to think independently in exchange for being happy, beautiful, perpetually healthy, and rich?

6. How did David see Tally differently than she saw herself?

7. If Shay could have gone back in time and never have met Tally, do you think she would?

8. Other than the pretty operation, what are the main differences between the pretty society and our own? (Are there any ways in which the pretty society is healthier than ours?)

9. To what extent did Tally decide her own fate, and how much did other people decide it for her?

10. The Rusty civilization collapsed because of its dependence on oil. In what ways is your lifestyle dependent on oil and gasoline? How easily would you survive if it all disappeared one day?

2,088 Responses to “Uglies Discussion Questions”

  1. 1
    Lizzy-wa
    December 17th, 2007 07:27

    hey! you can comment on this page now! very foolio.

    as for the questions…

    1. as a matter of fact i have. twice. and i was in kindergarten once, and 2nd grade the other. its was devastatingly depress-making. i hope it wont happen again tho. one of my best friends is moving to Utah in THREE DAYS! she promised shed get a webcam so we can chat. i really hope shes not gonna flake out like the other brats.

    2. never changed my mind. never will. yes, i DID want Tally to get the SPECIAL operation in PRETTIES. why? cause i thot (no offense to Scott-la) that PRETTIES was utterly boring and that Tally needed to get a grip and actally DO SOMPTHING interesting. when Shay-la arrived, i was like “Finally! Scott’s awake!” but seriously. i do not mean any body to get hurt. if they do, i am greatly sorry. in advance.

    3. never. never ever for ever never. i really coodnt care less about looks. they have little affect on me…well, i mean friend wise. yeah i’ll be more proned to like a guy if hes cute, but that usually just makes me feel akward around them. so, obviously i wood not be trusting and comfortable around them. but definately no for friends.

    4. it helped her realize how dangerous the wild is. and how you have to fend for yourself. there arent feather pillows and trampoleens to catch you when you fall out there. she had to get a hold of that. she had to build her own boundaries and airbags. by the time she had gotten to the Smoke, they were already charged up and ready for testing.

    5. well…NO! i am already happy enough. i care absolutely nothing about how “beautiful” i am. *cough* because i already no im gorgeous *cough*. everyone needs a little taste of discomfort. besides. if you dont ever get sick, youd have to go to scool EVERY DAY!!!!! and as for money, if i ever go broke, i’ll just move in with Scott and Justine-la. they wont mind. hehe.

    6. he was used to being around people with brains. actual brains. not lesioned brains. Tally had been brainwashed into thinking she was UGLY. even tho David wasnt brainwashed, had he been, he wood still probably see threw the mask. simply because of the way he was raised by his parents. ok that doest make much sense…

    7. no. i no i woodnt. and im a lot like Shay. shes smart enough to no that you learn from your mistakes. i think. and a big one was hooking up with Tally. shes also smart enough to no that without Tally, the world wood still be trapped in the PRETTY time. im sure shes jealous. i no i wood be. she did everything, and Tally-wa got all the credit. thats mainly why i never liked Tally. while Shay-la was actally DOING stuff, Tally just kindof, went with the flow and happened to bring her innertube. Shay-la had to go under for both of them.

    8. obviously the PRETTY society is healthier than ours. i mean seriously. we use war to solve all of our problems. like, didnt we just have a war to end wars? i mean seriously. how stupid is that? its like saying “oh. they dont want world peace. we’ll just have to get rid of them so that only we’re left. and since we dont want to have wars, the world will be a better place.” totally bogus.

    9. she decided nothing. except the fact that she went with Zane instead of David in PRETTIES. the most idiotic move of her life. if it werent for her, Zane wood still be alive. ZANE LIVES!!!!! metiphorically of course.

    10. id be perfectly fine. i absolutely HATE gasoline and oil. and i love walking. of course, gasoline and oil make that a little hard. whenever im walking anywhere, i have to hold my breath to stop the evil fumes from entering my lungs. talk about nasty!

    wow. i just read over everything. hehe. sorry for sounding all “poetic” and stuff. hehe. airbag. feather pillows. hehe.

    -Lizzy-wa OUT! :mrgreen:

  2. 2
    Rainy
    December 17th, 2007 08:53

    I love this…commentiness…:

    1. I think I’m the friend who moved away and *couldn’t* keep in touch (because I was 5).

    2. Actually, I did. And then I changed my mind after I found out about the lesions (just like Tally!), but still there was some part of me that was like, couldn’t she be pretty *and* think for herself?

    3. No, I actually think I feel more intimidated by someone if they look really pretty…no wait. I’m lying. Or just confused. I think it’s their personality. Depending on what kind of aura they give off; a nice one, a mean one, a confident one, a demanding one. I don’t think looks has much to do with it. Though, usually the exceptionally pretty people are the ones with the ‘you can’t touch me’ kind of feel.

    4. I think Tally’s journey to the Smoke strengthened her. It got her out of that city bubble she was in, and let her know the real world, the dangerous world and then the beautiful side of it too. And that way, when she learned about the lesions, she didn’t just wave it off, she really believed it.

    5. Wow, I have no idea. Would I give up my mind to be beautiful? I think the first answer I think is ‘yes’, but then in the long run, how boring would that be? Hmmm… It’s a hard question. It depends on whether I would be aware of the fact that I couldn’t think for myself… Because if I didn’t know there was another side to it, and I was just a happy, bubbly, party girl…hmm…

    6. David grew up in the wild, whereas Tally grew up in the city. In Tally’s city, they were basically brain washed to see the imperfections someone had before the good things. And David was optimistic: ‘Innocent until proven guilty’.

    7. I don’t think she would have. You’d have to get into Shay’s head, though. But ultimately, if Shay hadn’t met Tally, she’d never have turned Special, they’d never have ended up in Diago, and they never would’ve been able to start the Mind Rain.

    8. Well, the pretties are healthier than us, but they’re like a more extreme version of us.

    9. I think Tally decided 99.9% of her fate. I like to think that we have control of what we do. Though, I will say that Dr.Cable tricked her in parts of it…but then again, she took the locket from Dr. Cable and she befriended Shay, which are the big things that led to her adventure. So once again, 99.9%.

    10. People are finding ways to make those cars that run on electricity and stuff, but then everywhere would need electric plugs so cars could recharge and everything. That would need a lot of people changing what they’re doing now. And those cars would be expensive. So at the current moment, if we ran out of oil and gas, it would be mass chaos… like the Rusties! =]

    I was really honest in this (you can see right through me can’t you?!) and now it’s obvious how vain I am. Actually, I’m less vain than most people, I like to think. But I can admit to the fact that I’m pretty darn vain myself. =]

    Cheers to…everything!
    <3

  3. 3
    laine-wa
    December 17th, 2007 11:27

    NICE.

    1. Have you ever had a friend like Peris, who abandoned your friendship after they moved away?
    No. I have cool friends.

    2. At first, did you hope Tally would get the operation? When did you change your mind? (Or did you?)
    Of course I did! And I always did, even after I knew about the lesions. It was, just, a fact of life that she would end up getting the operation.

    3. Have you ever found yourself trusting someone more or paying more attention to what they said not because they deserved it, but just because of their looks?
    No. I=inspired by your books.

    4. In what ways did Tally’s trip through the wild prepare her for what she learned in the Smoke?
    Not at all?? She was quite the wuss on her way there, although she learned to be more independent…I guess.

    5. Would you give up your ability to think independently in exchange for being happy, beautiful, perpetually healthy, and rich?
    YES. If the doctors came for me tomorrow I would go with them willingly. I’d be HAPPY, wouldn’t I??

    6. How did David see Tally differently than she saw herself?
    Aww, he saw her as BEAUTIFUL!

    7. If Shay could have gone back in time and never have met Tally, do you think she would?
    No, they’re “best friends forever.” Hmm, I wonder what would have happened if Shay had never met Tally?

    8. Other than the pretty operation, what are the main differences between the pretty society and our own? (Are there any ways in which the pretty society is healthier than ours?)

    More population control in the Prettytime, less violence (It’s pretty much all better, except for the whole everyone-a-bubblehead thing. That kind of puts a damper on things.)
    9. To what extent did Tally decide her own fate, and how much did other people decide it for her?
    She says in Specials that she’s been changed so much against her will, but think about it–SHE volunteered to become pretty. She didn’t volunteer to be Special, that was the only change that she didn’t agree to.

    10. The Rusty civilization collapsed because of its dependence on oil. In what ways is your lifestyle dependent on oil and gasoline? How easily would you survive if it all disappeared one day?
    I drive! Every day. I’m such a bad Rusty.
    Um, I wouldn’t survive. I would be one of those bodies stuck in the Ruins. Yeah. Pretty depressing-making, huh?

  4. 4
    Rachel
    December 17th, 2007 11:52

    1. In kindergarten my two best friends moved away. But besides that no. Everyone kind of stays put in my community.

    2. I honestly can’t remember because I read Uglies for the first time like two years ago. But I’m going to guess that I did until I found about the lesions. Then no.

    3. If it’s a cute guy then yeah, I’m more prone to talk to him then a guy I don’t find attractive. But that’s all. Most people’s personalities don’t reflect on their looks, and so if I find the cute guy is annoying or arrogant or any other trait I don’t like then I’ll go to the less attractive guy. Personality is the thing you’re going to be seeing fifty years later when the cute guy is old and gray, and he won’t be looking so cute then.

    4. By the time she got to Smoke, she was halfway weaned off city comforts, so she was able to fit in pretty quickly and not miss her city comforts too much.

    5.No. I don’t even have to think about it for a second. No. I value my mind above all that crap, because that’s what I’m going to use to making a living with that I like. There’s no point in having all those things if you can’t think enough to appreciate them.

    6. David saw her for who she truly was, who she would be percieved to by the world if it wasn’t tainted by Pretty. Tally saw herself in the Ugly way, and so she could never truly be satisfied with how she looked because of the biology she had been taught.

    7. I think she might want to at times, but then she would realize how different her life would be, and how much Tally benefited the world even if she doesn’t want to admit it, then she’ll realize that it was actually her who saved the world since she introduced Tally to the Smoke. I think Shay would like realizing that.

    8. Really, if you took away the lesions the pretty society would be the perfect world. No war, no stress, no problems. But really, the lesions are the only thing making that happen. Once you take them away, all the pretty people will start tearing each other’s hair out and it will be our world again, only prettier. So what I’m trying to say is, the only thing separating their world and our world is the lesions.

    9. I think Tally had a lot more say in what happened to her than she thinks. All she really didn’t have a say in was turning into a pretty and a Special. Everything else happened because she made it happen with her choices.

    10. I live in a very spread out area; it takes about half an hour to get even to close to any stores, so life would be hard without gas, but managable. If it would save the world from being destroyed if we gave up gas, I would walk away from it without a second thought.

  5. 5
    Preeti-Wa
    December 17th, 2007 13:27

    1. Have you ever had a friend like Peris, who abandoned your friendship after they moved away?

    no. :D.

    2. At first, did you hope Tally would get the operation? When did you change your mind? (Or did you?)

    I’m not sure why, but as soon as we stated getting to know Shay, I knew that I didn’t want Tally to get the operation. If there was a rational reason for that, i don’t remember it.:D.

    3. Have you ever found yourself trusting someone more or paying more attention to what they said not because they deserved it, but just because of their looks?

    I haven’t done it on purpose, but I think that in a small way, people are always a bit prejudiced, and judge people on their looks. I can’t recall any specific instances, but i’m sure that I have unconsciously at least once. :’(.

    4. In what ways did Tally’s trip through the wild prepare her for what she learned in the Smoke?

    By the time Tally reached the Smoke, she wasn’t dependent on Pretty comforts anymore. And she had gained a bit of understanding as to what life at the Smoke was all about. She had also gotten her first glimpse of what life was like in the wild…outside the control of the authorities.

    5. Would you give up your ability to think independently in exchange for being happy, beautiful, perpetually healthy, and rich?

    no. no way. I wouldn’t really be able to enjoy the happiness, wealth, etc. if I couldn’t think independently. It wouldn’t really be enjoyable if it was given to you in exchange for your ability to think independently. The way you think defines every aspect of your life.

    6. How did David see Tally differently than she saw herself?

    I agree completely with what Rachel said before me. David saw Tally the way she was just as Tally. The way she would have ben seen in our world, without the pretty or the ugly. ((wow, that sounded bad, :D. oh well. I was making a point. :D))

    7. If Shay could have gone back in time and never have met Tally, do you think she would?

    ….well…. I don’t think so….. The way I see it is this. From Shay’s perspective she could have saved herself alot of hurt, betrayal and pain ((not to mention David…and staying ‘Ugly’))if she had never met Tally…..so she might want to at times. However, I think that she understands at least a little bit of the part she played in saving the world, and the fact that the whole experience, and the part she played in helping Tally, who in turn helped the world as they knew it…was something too important to miss out on. She helped make their world a better place, and while there were some things about the whole thing that were horrible to go through, if I were Shay, I would choose meeting Tally every time.

    8. Other than the pretty operation, what are the main differences between the pretty society and our own? (Are there any ways in which the pretty society is healthier than ours?)

    The lesions. They are basically a huge factor separating our world from Tally’s. I don’t however think that they are the only difference. THe whole system of thought…..it seems to me atleast, as if even without the operation it would be to easy to brainwash the people. From a very young age they call each other things like Squint, and all they think about is how much they want to become pretty. There seems to be something a little bit off about them, but I have no idea what it is. :P. ((sorry to be so…vague))

    9. To what extent did Tally decide her own fate, and how much did other people decide it for her?

    10. The Rusty civilization collapsed because of its dependence on oil. In what ways is your lifestyle dependent on oil and gasoline? How easily would you survive if it all disappeared one day?

    I think that we rely on gas too much. People use it for their cars((the main source of transportation in most places…at least in the US)), and most other transportation vehicles( planes, trucks, etc.). I pesonally wouldn’t be able to go anywhere because everything is spread out so far. even in my neighborhood, people have big houses, so they are fairly spread out((no one ever comes here Trick or Treating because of it :’( )). It would probably take me about half an hour just to get down the street, let alone to school, or anywhere else….

    I personally would use my bike or something if it could save the world. But I think that as far as that aspect goes, we are going down the same path as the Rusties. :’(.

  6. 6
    chanel-wa
    December 17th, 2007 13:31

    good, long answers; but i think you skipped #9.

  7. 7
    chanel-wa
    December 17th, 2007 13:36

    to preeti-la, i mean.

  8. 8
    Amy-la
    December 17th, 2007 13:43

    i already answered these questions on my blog. they are found here: http://theprettymindedugly.wordpress.com/2007/11/23/68/#comments

  9. 9
    Lizzy-wa
    December 17th, 2007 13:50

    hehe. you DID miss number nine Preeti-la. hehe. all you did was rite down the question.

    -Lizzy-wa OUT! :D

  10. 10
    chanel-wa
    December 17th, 2007 14:01

    ok!my trn!
    1.Kind of, only my friend wasn’t as close to me as Peris was to Tally. It was more of a campy type of thing.
    2.I didn’t really change my mind about Tally getting the operation until I finished Uglies and thought about for a long, long time. Before I read Uglies, I took looks VERY seriously. But I’ve changed.
    3.Before I read Uglies, YES,YES,YES, EVERY DAY!! Yeah, I’m still kind of embarrased about that. Once again, not any more. I even try to avoid people that do judge people (but not me).
    4.When Tally went through the Smoke she wasn’t very tough. She was used to things working for her, instead of the other way around. So yeah.
    5.NOPE! It would be nice if everyone was that way, but it’s like living with robots everyday of my life! SO NO WAY!
    6.When Tally was ugly {or “an” ugly} she just thought she was well, what everyone else thought she was in Uglyville; AN UGLY/UGLY! But David just saw what said, acted like, and was; a girl that had an adventure! To him, that meant she was pretty.
    7.For some reason, I think Shay would as a special or pretty, but not as an ugly. When she was a normal pretty, she didn’t really have a choice so of course. When she started cutting herself; no way. When she was a Special, for some reason she kept coming back to her. Right now, I don’t really think she would.
    8.I think that in Uglies, the government was everything, as for now, they’re not as big {yet}. But if everyone was a natural pretty, and there wasn’t the whole brain damage problem, then it would be pretty fair.
    9.I think Tally’s fate lead her most of the way. Kind of like in TLD; how the guitar dropped and formed the band. She kind of HAD to turn pretty when you think about it. Well she DID have a choice, but at the same time, no, she didn’t. Mostly fate though.
    10.I think that gas is a big problem to us right now {that sounds funny} b/c we depend on it so much!! Most people wouldn’t do very well if it just disapeared b/c they live so far away from the things they need to live every day. I might be o.k. for school, as for everything else, I WON’T SURVIVE!!

  11. 11
    Savvy-la loves David
    December 17th, 2007 14:23

    1. Only one. Her name was Kara, and she hasn’t talked to me in forever. Actually, with her personality and all… she kind of reminds me of Peris AOLT.

    2. I did at first, when she lived in Uglyville and all, because I wanted her to be happy again with Peris. But the second she met David I changed my mind. No Joke. Like, immediatly. I mean, how great is that line about sending the Specials to Africa?! It’s amazing.

    3. Sometimes. Actually, it’s not really that I pay more attention to what they say, it’s just that I pay more attention to THEM. It seems like I’m paying attention to what they’re saying because I’m staring to intently at their pretty face!

    4. It made her a whole lot tougher, for one thing. She had already seen what it was like to have to really take care of herself with out all the city luxuries.

    5. No way! It’s one thing to apear wise and confident and all, but it’s a whole other more powerful thing to actually BE wise and confident. Like how David and the other Smokies all had that real confidence that made Tall’y parents seem like total air heads

    6. Tally was trained to be shallow, that’s how the community thrived. If someone looked like they knew exactly what they were talking about, they you’d believe every word. Tally only saw her physical flaws. And all the good things about her appearence seemed like they still sucked to her because they weren’t – and she wasn’t – pretty. David saw who she was, and what was inside. He didn’t know she understood the smoke because she looked like a smokie, who knew it because he talked to her and got to know her. It all comes down to this; She saw herself as forever Ugly, and he saw her as forever wonderful.

    7. Well, I don’t quite understand Shay’s mind all that much, but Tally saved the world! She started the mind rain, and she wouldn’t have done that if Shay hadn’t been there. Shay brought Tally to the Smoke, and Shay was the reason Tally turned Pretty, and Special, and if it weren’t for Tally, Shay would be a bubblehead forever

    8. Well, if you forget the lesions, it could be healthier than ours, because everyone is happy there. It like Tally says in Uglies, how no one really needs to be too depressed or anything ever, because they know that on their 16th birthday they’re life will be perfect and pretty. Also, it really does stop anorexia.

    9. Well, if you don’t mind me going all Cause and Effect on this question… If Dr. Cable hadn’t forced Tally to go to the Smoke then she would have become a normal Pretty and lived life totally free of all that drama and craziness. But there were certain huge choices she made on her own. The choice to burn the locket, the choice to turn pretty, the choice to do what Dr. Cable wanted and to go to the smoke after Shay, the choice to take away Dr. Cable’s special-ness.

    10. Well, for the most part I only use oil for cars, as far as I know. And I could easily go without a car, especially in my town, I could do it easily. But there are probably a hundred other things in my house that use gasoline that I don’t even know about that would expload-ie me. Maybe the stove :/

  12. 12
    emzie
    December 18th, 2007 09:25

    1. Yes, yes I have. This girl named Erin technically didn’t “move away” but ditched me for the popular kids and now won’t even make eye contact with me in the halls. How shallow is that? Plus she dumbs herself down just so she can be popular.
    2. I don’t think I ever really wanted her to get the operation. Because then it wouldn’t be a story would it? Tally get’s the operation and they all live happily ever after. Not a very good book.
    3. No I might actually feel uncofortable. Like all I would be able to think is “Oh my God i want to be her so bad.” or “I wish i was as pretty as her” Now if they are extremly ugly i might have a hard time focusing. Mean i know.
    4. I really liked when she realizes all the things she takes for granted. I think this prepared her for having to work for what you need in The Smoke.
    5. Never Never Never, never times a million. My intlligence is something I hold dear and close to my heart.
    6. Since David has never see a pretty he can’t compare Tally to a pretty. That’s why it’s different, Tally can compare herself to a pretty and see nothing but flaws but David sees her and thinks she’s beautiful.
    7. If I was her then yes I think she would. Because it would be like Shay being Tally. Shay get’s the glory, and Tally is the sidekick.
    8. Well, they’re planet is not being destroyed by global warming, kids don’t get separated by thier parents when they turn 13, no high techie stuff. I am debating weather or not the government controls thier lives.
    9. The only times Tally choose her fate was when she was going to The Smoke, and becoming a pretty. And that’s it. Everything else was other people.
    10. Cars, airplanes, heating. A lot of people would die if the oil and gas went away like that.

    And now it’s time to read what other people had to say!

  13. 13
    Lizzy-wa
    December 18th, 2007 09:45

    hhhmmmm…interesting answers.

    -Lizzy-wa OUT! :?

  14. 14
    Rainy
    December 18th, 2007 11:03

    I’m feeling so giddy today- only 2 days until winter break!!!

    To question 9: I agree with everyone (most people) who said that it was really fate that led Tally. But does fate mean a choice? Or does fate mean that the choice was made for her? Because I like to believe in fate, but at the same time I think we make our own fate. There’re so many different choices I have, and yet I choose one, and that one leads to so many more. It’s all very confusing. I’m taking this club/class at my school and it’s like philosophy and just…thinking (called ‘Thinking Great Thoughts’). It makes me think =]
    <3

  15. 15
    ursie-wa
    December 18th, 2007 12:54

    1. Have you ever had a friend like Peris, who abandoned your friendship after they moved away?
    Friendship is a two person thing so one can’t just be abandonded by the other without having some part in it, so no, when my friends move away our friendship fades. if it really was a worthwhile friendship we would both do something about it. The relationship isnt worth it if only one contributes. thats not what a friend is.

    2. At first, did you hope Tally would get the operation? When did you change your mind? (Or did you?)
    i didnt want tally to turn into a bubblehead, but the idea of her being a special was skit. and now i want to be one!!

    3. Have you ever found yourself trusting someone more or paying more attention to what they said not because they deserved it, but just because of their looks?
    I hope not. What you say doesn’t really have to do with how you look. If a person who is hot as was incredibly boring i wouldnt care less about them

    4. In what ways did Tally’s trip through the wild prepare her for what she learned in the Smoke?
    She learnt why the wild had to be protected and it majorly affected her final desicion in Specials, the one to stay in the wild to protect it. She learnt how strong nature is and the fact that nopt everythign needs an operation to be beautiful.

    5. Would you give up your ability to think independently in exchange for being happy, beautiful, perpetually healthy, and rich?
    No. I love thinking. You can influence people with words more so than your looks. With your indepentant thinking you can become rich. With the money you can afford to stay healthy. I’de give up happiness to be intelligant, because than you at least have more of a purpose in life.

    6. How did David see Tally differently than she saw herself?
    He saw the 5 thousand million years (or how ever many) of evolution in a different way she did.

    7. If Shay could have gone back in time and never have met Tally, do you think she would?
    No, tally wanted to become pretty until Shay came into her life. I can’t remember if shay was going to go to the smoke before she met tally though, but i still think shay would have left and never would of met her

    8. Other than the pretty operation, what are the main differences between the pretty society and our own? (Are there any ways in which the pretty society is healthier than ours?)
    Their society is heaps healthier than ours. Just turn on the news. I agree with the Specials view on humanity, well Dr Cables at least, that we are a cancer to the earth and i kind of agree with the logic of bubbleheadedness. I think that the centuries their society was controlled, the wild had a chance to grow back, so that was good at least.

    9. To what extent did Tally decide her own fate, and how much did other people decide it for her?
    I dont know. I dont think tally really was selfish though, i just think a lot of bad things happened and shay is a complex person.

    10. The Rusty civilization collapsed because of its dependence on oil. In what ways is your lifestyle dependent on oil and gasoline? How easily would you survive if it all disappeared one day?
    I wouldnt mind it actually. It’s time society was halted so we could work on the current problems we have and give the earth a chance to recover a bit.

  16. 16
    JK
    December 19th, 2007 11:58

    1. Have you ever had a friend like Peris, who abandoned your friendship after they moved away?
    uh… like i’m doing to my friends by moving to another state? no i’ll still keep in touch. but h, i don’t think so.
    2. At first, did you hope Tally would get the operation? When did you change your mind? (Or did you?)
    i think so probably, and i think i changed my mind as soon as i knew something was wrong with it. once it was pretty obvious that something was going on, i was like no way.
    3. Have you ever found yourself trusting someone more or paying more attention to what they said not because they deserved it, but just because of their looks?
    uh…. no? i don’t think so… nope not really
    4. In what ways did Tally’s trip through the wild prepare her for what she learned in the Smoke?
    i guess she learned that everythin isn’t rainbows and sunshine all the time…
    5. Would you give up your ability to think independently in exchange for being happy, beautiful, perpetually healthy, and rich?
    NONONONO what wouls i be without my mind?
    6. How did David see Tally differently than she saw herself?
    well he saw what was good about her as opposed to her seeing what was bad about her i guess
    7. If Shay could have gone back in time and never have met Tally, do you think she would?
    du know if it were me, no , but i can’t speak for Shay
    8. Other than the pretty operation, what are the main differences between the pretty society and our own? (Are there any ways in which the pretty society is healthier than ours?)
    the eco-friendlyness, the non-crazy killer people, and other…
    9. To what extent did Tally decide her own fate, and how much did other people decide it for her?
    her own fate? not much i’m thinking i mean she made the decisions, and everything, but most of the desicions weren’t overly difficult i mean i think she did what anyone would do.
    10. The Rusty civilization collapsed because of its dependence on oil. In what ways is your lifestyle dependent on oil and gasoline? How easily would you survive if it all disappeared one day?
    well… we wouldn’t have cars haha wow thats obvious i don’t know i think it’s one of those things that is so impossible to comrehend it gives you a headache just thinking about it. i mean that eliinates like all major transportation and wow that woudl be weird.

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    Sarah-la LOVES ZANE
    December 19th, 2007 15:12

    Hey there fellow Uglies fans! Hehe, I’m here to answer some questions… Here goes!

    1. Q– Have you ever had a friend like Peris, who abandoned your friendship after they moved away?
    A– Actually, yeah. I’m sure most people do. My best friend in 2nd grade, Tasha, moved away. I’ve never heard from her since. I feel kinda guilty for saying this… but I’ve “been a Peris” before… :-(

    2. Q– At first, did you hope Tally would get the operation? When did you change your mind? (or did you?)
    A– I know I definately wanted Tally to get the operation when I first started reading the book. I’m like “Oh, yeah, she’s gonna be with her buddy Peris!” but then when i start thinking “Uh, something’s wrong here…” I started getting kind of suspicious.

    3. Q– Have you ever found yourself trusting someone more or paying more attention to what they said not because they deserved it, but because of their looks?
    Not particularly. There are people who have a kind of trustworthy aura that makes you trust them, but I’m not quite sure about the whole “paying attention” part! :-D

    4. Q– In what ways did Tally’s trip through the wild prepare her for what she learned in the Smoke?
    A– She figured out that there were dangers that people in their city protected them from, almost like censorship… and also she was more used to nature and the revolting Spagbol haha…. and also as a side note… THE NEW SMOKE LIVES!!!

    5. Q– Would you give up your ability to think independently in exchange for being happy, beautiful, perpetually healthy, and rich?
    A– Well, of course not. Isn’t that the lesson of the Uglies trilogy? Never to give up your mind and free will for anything?

    6. Q– How did David see Tally differently than she saw herself?
    A– He saw her as smart, independent, and obviously beautiful (note i didn’t use the word “pretty”), whereas she picked out all those flaws she had and compared herself to the Pretties… not a good idea overall.

    7. Q– If Shay could have gone back in time and never have met Tally, do you think she would?
    A– If you mean that she would have gone back in time and gone to the Smoke instead of chicken out, I would have to guess yes, because to tell the truth, Tally really did cause problems for Shay, *cough cough* David *cough cough*…

    8. Q– Other than the pretty operation, what are the main differences between the pretty society and our own?
    A– Definetly the “green-ness”meaning eco friendly, not as much crime, less segregated, no war, new technology, reinforced police (Specials!!!), of course the mind-washed pretties roaming New Pretty Town… ect.

    9. Q– To what extent did Tally decide her own fate, and how much did other people decide it for her?
    A– Most of the desicions weren’t very hard, most would choose the pretty operation nowadays, if you look at the benefits of it (assume people dont know about the lesion), but she still did decide them for herself.

    10. Q– The Rusty civilization collapsed because of it’s dependance on oil. In what ways is your lifestyle dependant on oil and gasoline? How easily would you survive if it all disappeared one day?
    A– Ha. Ha. Please, you’re talking to “Rusties” who use gasoline for EVERYTHING. we would have almost nothing without oil and gasoline. Think about it, everything manufactured would no longer be able to make any more, because the factories run on some kind of oil or gasoline (supposing coal counts) and we would all freeze to death. Isn’t that pleasant.

    So there they are. Thanx for reading!!! {RIP ZANE}

    11. Q–

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    bria-wa
    December 19th, 2007 16:02

    i love the book

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    lotti FOURTH MIDNIGHTERS PLZ
    December 19th, 2007 19:10

    k, here be mine

    1. Yes, a frend of mine moved to australia, and when i went to visit my family there, i bumped into her. i was really disappointed with the way she’d changed – like peris, she’d been a lot of fun and different from other people and independant , but now she’s really emptyheaded, she needs all her frends to think for her

    2.Yea, i did kinda want tally to become pretty, even though i always liked shay betta for thinking for herself. but when tally learned the smoke existed, i kinda got suspicious, cuz if there was nothing wrong with the operation, why would people run from it?

    3.I don’t know if i do or don’t. i guess everyone pays attention to what people look like as well as their personality, but some more than others

    4.She finally realised she’d been living in a bubble

    5.If it was to become a Special maybe… just jokes! no, definately not!

    6.he always managed to see past her looks i guess, he always pays more attention to peoples personalities

    7.No, i don’t think so, just because tally helped shay understand more about herself, and in life, often the hard times are the times where you learn the most. i don’t think shay’s the sort of person that would make someone disappear out of her life just because they gave her a bit of a rough time

    8.The planet is no longer in grave danger of being destroyed, and there is fawesome technology. bad side? brainwashing and freaky phsycos (specials) on the loose

    9.She did actually choose for herself most of the time, even if she thought she didn’t

    10.Um, they make PLASTIC with petroleum. if it wasn’t for that stuff, i would not be sitting here typing on a plastic keyboard

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    lotti FOURTH MIDNIGHTERS PLZ
    December 19th, 2007 19:14

    shay be my favourite person throught evry book, i’m just saying. also Specials kick ass, even if they are insane (I love insane people)

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    Lizzy-wa (CHASING MIDNIGHT WEREWOLVES!)
    December 20th, 2007 01:56

    i agree with every word Lotti-la just said. :)

    -Lizzy-wa OUT! :mrgreen:

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    : 0
    December 20th, 2007 14:57

    1Q Have you ever had a friend like Peris, who abandoned your friendship after they moved away?
    1A. not really im tat person actully

    Q2. At first, did you hope Tally would get the operation? When did you change your mind? (Or did you?)

    A2. no way
    i hate society and the way it brainwashes people into beliveing shit like there not good enough
    if i was tally i wouldnt even consider taking the dumb ass surgery

    Q3. Have you ever found yourself trusting someone more or paying more attention to what they said not because they deserved it, but just because of their looks?

    A3. no aparently i didnt expant completely
    the only reason we have an image in our minds on wat looks good or not is because of the fashion industry,celeberties and all those critics
    we never think 4 ourselves its pathetic

    Q4. In what ways did Tally’s trip through the wild prepare her for what she learned in the Smoke?

    A4. well im not sure how to answer tat
    bt i guess she just learned tat their is more out ther then wat people led them to belive

    Q5. Would you give up your ability to think independently in exchange for being happy, beautiful, perpetually healthy, and rich?

    A5. NOO …….y would anyone do that
    they would just become robots of socitey

    Q6. How did David see Tally differently than she saw herself?
    A6. he wash brainwashed to belive everything that they told tally back home
    so he knew how pretty she realy was

    Q7. If Shay could have gone back in time and never have met Tally, do you think she would?
    A7. no . . . . she mite have been made at her bt she did dispise her

    Q8. Other than the pretty operation, what are the main differences between the pretty society and our own? (Are there any ways in which the pretty society is healthier than ours?)
    A8. no . . .nobody chooses to be healthy in the pretty socity
    the main differences *we dont seperate people by there looks

    Q9. To what extent did Tally decide her own fate, and how much did other people decide it for her?
    A9. hmmm well i say that she decided her own future just some people put obsticles in her way

    Q10. The Rusty civilization collapsed because of its dependence on oil. In what ways is your lifestyle dependent on oil and gasoline? How easily would you survive if it all disappeared one day?
    A10.well my parents depend on it i could survive it would just be hard to get around

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    lotti FOURTH MIDNIGHTERS PLZ
    December 21st, 2007 19:22

    Oh yea :P

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    Rosie-la
    December 22nd, 2007 05:15

    1. Have you ever had a friend like Peris, who abandoned your friendship after they moved away?
    no even though some of my friends have moved away we still see each other. Just not every day.

    2. At first, did you hope Tally would get the operation? When did you change your mind? (Or did you?) I always thought that it would just be better if she got the operation. I didnt even change my mind when i found out about the lesions, because they never even think about why they are put there in the first place.

    3. Have you ever found yourself trusting someone more or paying more attention to what they said not because they deserved it, but just because of their looks? maybe, but i cant think of an example

    4. In what ways did Tally’s trip through the wild prepare her for what she learned in the Smoke? uhhhhhhh, i dont know!

    5. Would you give up your ability to think independently in exchange for being happy, beautiful, perpetually healthy, and rich? of course! I would be happy, that in itslef would be enough. and also even after the whole series of books i think that the pretty thing is a good idea

    6. How did David see Tally differently than she saw herself? well, she only thought of herself as ugly, thats pretty much how she defined herself but he actually saw everything else aswell. And he didnt even think she was ugly

    7. If Shay could have gone back in time and never have met Tally, do you think she would? maybe, when she is in her own mind and not prettyfied then she actually hates tally, until then end of specials and after that. Maybe both of them would be happier if they had never met. Shay would probably have gone to the smoke on her own and been happy, and Tally would have become pretty and happy because that was what she wanted untill she went to the smoke.

    8. Other than the pretty operation, what are the main differences between the pretty society and our own? (Are there any ways in which the pretty society is healthier than ours?)
    i think the pretty society is better. The population is controlled, the environment is being wrecked and no one is unhappy or depressed. i think thinnking for yourself could be a bit over rated. i wouldnt mind being constantly happy

    9. To what extent did Tally decide her own fate, and how much did other people decide it for her? she decided it for herself partly, because if she hadnt gone to visit peris then nothing would have happened. but that argument could go on forever. she does decide to be pretty so that is all her, but she is forced to be a special. Which turns out to be mega crap.

    10. The Rusty civilization collapsed because of its dependence on oil. In what ways is your lifestyle dependent on oil and gasoline? How easily would you survive if it all disappeared one day?
    well i think that we are all mostly dependent on it. so if it all disappeared then we would plunge into the dark ages. so we would survive but not well, or for long. because some people wouldnt get food because they cant travel far enough without a car.

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    lotti FOURTH MIDNIGHTERS PLZ
    December 22nd, 2007 06:35

    i agree with some of that stuff. pretty society is betta than ours except for the freaky brainwashing

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    Lizzy-wa
    December 22nd, 2007 06:43

    i dont want to read all of these….

    -Lizzy-wa OUT! :neutral:

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    Ashley-Wa
    December 22nd, 2007 14:15

    Hi Scott-La~
    You are so Icy-Making! COME TO UTAH!!!!!

    A true special,
    Ashley-Wa
    pepper1228@hotmail.com

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    Netta-la
    December 22nd, 2007 14:17

    hello?

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    haddy-la
    December 22nd, 2007 14:31

    1.no but i guess ive done all the moving so i have done that kindof but not like peris that was not cool

    2. yeah but when she meet shay i wanted her to go with shay

    3.no never

    4. she was tougher and she knew what they had to go through to get so she knew it was really importiant

    5. no i wouldnt imm proud to be a tall non-skinny nerd

    6. he wasnt brainwashed so he saw her like we would and its inferred that she is not ugly on the inside or outside

    7. no because shay allways ends up love tally even is she hates her(i know it makes no sense)

    8. i think it would be really good if we had that it would be totaly helthie without the ooperation ofcourse and choices but it wouldnt work humans are humans they are imperfect

    9. if tally would have followed the rules nothing would have happened but really she almost never made her own choices(that werent forced)

    10. books and bikes and i have everything and dont forget mr. lappykins(my laptop)for westerblog

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    Netta-la
    December 22nd, 2007 14:35

    I would die if I turned Pretty
    but I wouldn’t know I was stupid……hmmmm….

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    Jo-la
    December 22nd, 2007 17:09

    1. Yeah, but she moved to another school, and she forgot all about me – tear -
    2. Ok, i admit it, i’m torn. I don’t know what i want Tally to do now. At first i wanted her to get the life she always dreamed of. Then i read further and got hurt.
    3. Never. I’m a scorpio, i don’t do that. i dig deep. Of course, if the person is mean, then yeah i walk away, they deseve it :)
    4. Tally learned that you need to depend on yourself to survive in the wild. She was prepared for work when she got to the Smoke.
    5. I would never ever do that. Never. I mean it. First, it’s better to have a mind than to be all brainless. Second, it’s fun having a mind! :)
    6. David saw Tally through the lenses of LOVE.. Lol. No really, he did. That’s what all people see when they <3 someone.
    7. Nah, shay-la wouldn’t do that. like she said, she and Tally are BFFs.
    8. I do not think so. Our pretty society has people STARVING themselves to achieve a skinny image. Girls get hungry, eat and then throw up their food. It’s totally unhealthy so No.
    9.ooh i <3 this one lemme see: Tally 25% Them 75% bc of peer pressure :)
    10.hmm.. let’s see…. dad drives a car, i’m cold right now, no heat :(, But i’m surviving.. Dad could drive a mag-lev or hovercar.. maybe if we find something. U gave us a gr8 idea! Anyway <3 the questions but i g2g peple. Byes cu2morrow!

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    lotti FOURTH MIDNIGHTERS PLZ
    December 23rd, 2007 06:17

    scott-la should come to Auckland, New Zealand. i no a lot of people (me included) would be very happy if that happened…

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    Shelby-la
    December 23rd, 2007 10:13

    Lizzy your soooooo dead meat. Getting on my computer @ 6:43 am. Thanks for telling me. Ha! I’m not stupid. Thank you very much. My sister’s stupid $300 shoes are being wrapped right now.
    Midnighters is cool? YEAH! WOO-HOO!

    Shelby-la signing off. [Oh yeah, thats tight]

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    Sara-la
    December 23rd, 2007 18:54

    alas, I have to answer these!!!

    1. Yes I have acutally. My friend, Kayla, she had to move to TN, and she used to call me everyday… now guess what… my cell phone is in positive minutes for a change!!!

    2. At first I did, but as Tally went into the Smoke and started liking it, I started to like it and I didn’t want Dr.Cable and the Specials to come.

    3. Sometimes I have caught myself doing that, just because their facial features caught my eye. But if you listen to… not so pretty people… they say more useful things than the boloney that pretty people say.

    4. Some of the things were the hoverboarding, being sneaky, and just plain instincts were a major role and they helped her progress through the changes of the city, to how the people before us lived.

    5. No, i wouldn’t sell my true happiness for the happiness that is superfical, and the happiness that most people think they want, but don’t know how it goes.

    6. David saw Tally as a strong, beautiful girl, and she didn’t have to have an operation to make her pretty.

    7. Personally, I don’t think she would, because Shay was pondering if she should leave for the Smoke, or stay and become pretty… and she made a really good friendship between her and Tally.

    8. Well, I really don’t think the pretty society is healty at ALL, except for the enviroment. The Humanity though, is very poorly constructed because the people don’t even know what is happening to them, and they are being told lies from the very people they should trust. Our society has the liars, but we know what is going on with us, and we aren’t like robots or something.

    9. It is kind of 50/50. Maddy wanted a subject to test on, and Tally wanted to know if the cure would work, and Tally wanted to make-up for the betrayel she layed upon them.

    10. I think that some of the things my

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    Sara-la
    December 23rd, 2007 18:56

    ^ it cut me off!!!!! as I was saying….

    10. I think that some of the things my parents use are highly dependent on oil, like food, cars, the house, and other major/minor things. I would try to survive the best I could, but it would be kind of difficult for me, but I could probably stick it out :)

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    Lizzy-wa
    December 24th, 2007 07:25

    Shelby-wa. i told you its Shelby-wa. not la. to many ls. tongue twister. and i DIDNT get on at 6:43am. for your infomation. oh. and for the record, caps are for squares. so dont use them.

    -Lizzy-wa OUT! :P

  37. 37
    Lizzy-wa
    December 24th, 2007 07:26

    oh. not that YOUR a square Sara-la. hey, are you the new girl? being new ROCKS! WELCOME WELCOME WELCOME!!!!! if your not the new girl…sorry for bugging you.

    -Lizzy-wa OUT! :?

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    lotti FOURTH MIDNIGHTERS PLZ
    December 24th, 2007 09:00

    lizzy-wa is confused :?

  39. 39
    Netta-la
    December 24th, 2007 09:08

    I am confused
    no wait I am confoozled

  40. 40
    Lizzy-wa
    December 25th, 2007 06:16

    hehe. i prefer confuzzled. hehe.

    -Lizzy-wa OUT! :?

  41. 41
    Lizzy-wa
    December 25th, 2007 06:17

    hehe. it says its Christmakanuka already. hehe. i shood move to Aussieland…Christmakanuka wood come faster….

    -Lizzy-wa OUT! :D

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    sifa
    December 25th, 2007 13:13

    1. No, it’s the other way round. I’ve abandoned a lot of close friends after moving to Canada.
    2. Yeah I thought she would get the operation. The specials-taking-her-away part really shocked me. And yes i changed my mind after she met the Smokeys since she was happy, even with being an ugly.
    3. Um I do that occasionally. *turns red*
    4. Tally went through a lot during her journey to the Smoke…she was around helicopters, fire, and had to bathe in freezing water. The Smoke wasn’t half as bad :P
    5. Not sure, actually. Being pretty, rich, etc sounds wonderful but it’s not worth one’s individuality.
    6. Tally was raised to believe that she’s ugly and felt insignificant with all the pretties around her, especially her best friend who abandonedher. David was never actually around pretties and he grew up out of the city so he wasn’t brainwashed into thinking that someone like Tally would be considered ugly.
    7. If I were Shay,I would. :P
    8. They party a lot. We don’t. hehe. Their society is definitely healthier than ours considering they don’t bomb random countries for oil and don’t have starving people.
    9. I think most of it was decided for her in the first two books, but she took charge in the third one.
    10. Hate to admit it, but I wouldn’t survive without gasoline. People need cars to get around. o_O

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    sifa
    December 25th, 2007 13:15

    this is kinda stupid but if Scott is reading this, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE write a fifth book for your fans :) Extras was amazing!

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    Netta-la
    December 25th, 2007 13:24

    i use confoozled
    a combination of confoosed and confuzzled

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    lotti FOURTH MIDNIGHTERS PLZ
    December 26th, 2007 16:56

    i am confused/confoosed/confuzzled/confoozled by all these variations of confusion

  46. 46
    Lizzy-wa (CHASING MIDNIGHT WEREWOLVES!)
    December 26th, 2007 17:05

    hehe. no. there varitations of confused. not confusion. confuzzles. lovesit!

    waddya get for Christmakanuka?! i got a Boys Like Girls cd and a ton of books and clothes…

    -Lizzy-wa OUT! :D

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    Callie-wa
    December 26th, 2007 20:14

    1. Can’t say that I have, I have lived in the same place all my life, and there hasn’t really been anyone that every really moved away. I can’t imagine how awful it would feel, to lose your best friend though.

    2. I never really HOPED that Tally would get the operation, my mind was never all for the operation, but I started realizing that it would end up evil when Shay was talking to Tally about it, making face-morphs in Tally’s dorm. When I read about the lesions, I was totally against it.

    3. Well, it’s an awful thing to do, because it’s not fair. I don’t think I ever have, though people’s looks do, sadly, have a first-impression on me, but once I get to know people, it’s all about perosnality.

    4. When Tally traveled to the Smoke, she definitely learned how large and beautiful nature was, which I think made all the difference. And she learned that nature is never on your side, you’re always fighting, struggling, or arguing against it.

    5. In a simple answer, no. The thought of getting a Pretty Operation somehow never intrigued me, I wouldn’t want to lose my features, but the good comes with the bad, I would DEFINITELY take the immunity, the perfect vision, the strength, and most of all, the perfect skin. To lose my personality though, the thought revolts me, especially because I wouldn’t even KNOW that I changed on the inside, I would just be manipulated to thinking that I’m happy.

    6. David was first intrigued by the scratches on Tally’s face, because he knew that it meant that she liked adventure. After discovering Tally’s personality, he knew that Tally was different from every other ugly he had ever met because she really did understand that the wild was serious. When David said that Tally was beautiful, he was mainly talking about her personality, but Tally only saw herself as a lifeless ugly that didn’t deserve a compliment like the one David gave her.

    7. I really don’t think so, what would it have done for her if she hadn’t met Tally? I don’t think that she ever would’ve made it to the Smoke without meeting Tally, she would’ve just ended up a pretty in New Pretty Town, a bubblehead. Shay never would’ve become a Special without Tally. This is a tricky question though, because you never think about it when you read the books about what Tally REALLY did for Shay besides betray her, all you think about is what Shay did for Tally.

    8. The pretty society is a reflection of what our society will never be…predictable, subtle…I think the pretty society is definitely healthier than the societies of today, because even though we didn’t always know it, leaders of Tally’s city ALWAYS knew what was going on, and they ALWAYS had it planned out that the trickiest ugllies would become Specials, and they knew about the wild, that it was dangerous, not to mess with it. Of course, they don’t HAVE to burn oil and use up natural resources…

    9. Tally’s fate WAS basically decided for her, try as she might, something bad always happened following the decisions she made herself, to stay in the Smoke, to stay with Zane…it seemed it was destined to have her fate decided for her.

    10. We wouldn’t survive without burning oil, and we all know it. It would just be IMPOSSIBLE, as far as we’ve pushed it. You can’t fly, drive, produce products…really, what are you gonna do without it?? If it all disappeared, the civilization would slowly die off…

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    phoebe la
    December 26th, 2007 21:40

    wow that was really long.

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    Kevi-wa
    December 27th, 2007 18:45

    These books are the best, anyway. I’m not even supposed to be on the computer right now (late for school), but I’ll say this:

    - Tally didn’t look too bad on the cover… i’d date her (im a guy).

    - i sort of wondered who were above the specials in power…

    - this would be a great movie… BETTER than great. If a movie will be made, email me at >>> kevleep02@gmail.com (email me for any reason… i won’t mind), i want to help in the movie or even be an extra.

    - I think the real Peris would have loved Tally, but the operation “grew him up”, right?

    - The pretty society is healthier in only two ways. (1) No fossil fuels (2) We americans are overstressed and under-amused. they really had fun, like we should.

    - Loved the book. Everyone Email Me at kevleep02@gmail.com concerning UGLIES, PRETTIES or any other great books by Mr. Westerfeld!

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    lotti FOURTH MIDNIGHTERS PLZ
    December 28th, 2007 15:47

    wow, that’s fool. not many guys read scott westerfeld, for some crazy unknown reason

  51. 51
    lotti FOURTH MIDNIGHTERS PLZ
    December 28th, 2007 15:49

    they do not know what they are missing :mrgreen:

    has anyone read The Risen Empire? it be fawesome too

  52. 52
    lotti FOURTH MIDNIGHTERS PLZ
    December 28th, 2007 15:51

    i have only just noticed, lizzy-wa you lucky person, that you have gotten comments thirteen and thirty-nine *grrr*

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    Belinda
    December 29th, 2007 09:14

    1. No, my friends that have moved away from me have all tried to keep in touch as much as they can. I have lost contact with one of my friends because we lost each other’s info.
    2. At first I really wanted her to follow the 16 year old tradition to get the operation. But once she fell in love with the Smoke, so did I. I fell in love with the non-fake people called Smokies.
    3. Yes. And I bet that’s how almost everyone is. If that person said no most likely they lied. Appearance may be deceiving on how we think and how we interact with one another.
    4. Survival. Trusting her instincts. Understanding riddles. Being aware of your surroundings.
    5. As great as being a pretty may seem I have morals and I want to stick with them. Having lesions in your brain would let you loose. I would like to have control over my actions.
    6. David sees Tally in a way that is true love and passion. He sees her as a beautiful woman that doesn’t need surgery to become “pretty” ; she already is pretty, he loves her way of thinking and being adventurous; he doesn’t want her to forget and become brain dead, which would result in her having lesions.
    7. I think Shay would have tried to escape but with doubts in her mind. When she met Tally her doubts were erased. Tally made her braver and more confident of her decision. Therefore, Shay couldn’t have successfully got to the Smoke without Tally meeting her. Shay would only make it partially past the Rusty Ruins and then she’d get caught.
    8. The pretty society in the book is pretty much explaining our media today. You have to look a certain way, think a certain way, own certain clothes, etcetera. The only difference is, is that we have a choice to decide if we want to follow these guidelines or not. The Special Circumstance is like the police enforcing this dress code upon their people as a law; you don’t have an option. Unless you’re a runaway and escape the law• This is pretty much a communism way to run their people. Therefore they should run.
    9. I think Tally is in complete control of her life. However people put input into her life and she has to her decisions are what take over.
    10. We all rely on our oil resources. We can survive without it but its going to be a struggle to change. If we could have everything metal censored and hover cars, ect. that would be so cool!♥

  54. 54
    Nelly-wa
    December 30th, 2007 10:42

    I love the books you make there so bubbly making.

    Quick question what do you think the story would be like if Zane la didn’t die in specials, or if Shay wasn’t still mad at Tally for past events.

    Anyway, always looking for your latest books.
    And again I love the UGLIES series for the amazing plots, action, and the behind the scene love story with Tally and David & Aya and Frizz

    Bye ; )

  55. 55
    Cassie-la
    December 31st, 2007 07:08

    I love the UGLIES series. I’m not very much of a book reader and I rarely find books that appeal to me, but your stories have opened up more interests for me. I love the futuristic society that you created and for some reason I can never put the book down and I just have to keep reading more. I just finished the UGLIES series as of this morning and I am really hoping you will continue this series!Let me know if you are planning to continue the series because iI really want to find out more!

  56. 56
    katiewa
    January 2nd, 2008 03:49

    1. I’ve had a few of those actually. And when I was younger there were a couple who abandoned ship because we were put in seperate classes. How childish :)

    2. No, actually. It’s surprising to see how many people did. I thought the general consensus was ‘No! Tally is wonderful anyway!’ But I was wrong. Maybe that’s why I’m a team David.

    3. Actually, no. But I have this thing about the kind of ‘aura’ people give off. And if it’s a nice one then I tend to trust them more. Of course, I’m more than often wrong about people that way.

    4. It got her out of that damn cushioned bubble she was sat in! Made her realise there’s much, much more to life than New Pretty Town.

    5. Never. If I can think indepentantly, I can get myself all of those things, as long as I work hard enough.

    6. He saw (about to say the most commonly used cheesy line in history) what was inside her, and not just what she looked like. There. I said it.

    7. Well, throughout Pretties I would’ve said yes. But once reading Specials and hearing about Extras, I don’t think so. Tally helped shape her.

    8. Less pollution maybe? But taking away the things for us to use to pollute the planet isn’t the answer. We just need to be more resourceful :)

    9. If Tally had never been born into the society of ‘Pretties’ and ‘Uglies’, she would never have been put through all the trials she faced. So, I don’t think she decided her fate at all. But, after all, she helped think her way out of a different fate. If that makes any sense..

    10. Haha! Err, I’m not actually sure. I get on the bus to go to school. But that’s the obvious answer. Everyone will most probably hate me for saying this, but this ‘global warming’ epidemic has happened before. Billions of years ago. It’s a cycle.

  57. 57
    Tally & Shay
    January 3rd, 2008 16:26

    HaHaHa or Lol I’m not sure which one I prefer today. Okay, whatever, I’m supposedly laughing because there is a comment by someone named Callie-wa and my cat’s name is Callie. Never mind that isn’t really funny.(or is it?)

  58. 58
    Tally & Shay
    January 3rd, 2008 16:49

    1. Have you ever had a friend like Peris, who abandoned your friendship after they moved away?
    Actually, I sort of was that person after I moved out of state.(unwillingly) I still kept contact with my bff’s though and after my family moved out of their totally brain-missing state of mind we moved back to California.
    2. At first, did you hope Tally would get the operation? When did you change your mind? (Or did you?)
    I did hope that Tally would get the operation because thats all she ever wanted.duh. And I changed my mind after I figured out the truth about the operation.
    3. Have you ever found yourself trusting someone more or paying more attention to what they said not because they deserved it, but just because of their looks?
    Yes.no.maybe. Actually no I haven’t.

    4. In what ways did Tally’s trip through the wild prepare her for what she learned in the Smoke?
    Tally’s trip through the wild prepared her for everyday life in the smoke.(without all the technology and stuff she’s used to)

    5. Would you give up your ability to think independently in exchange for being happy, beautiful, perpetually healthy, and rich?
    At first glance this question is super easy but once you break it down from different points of view it is kind of hard to answer.On the good side of things, you would be healthy like all the time.(unlike I am now, sick.*cough* emphasis on the*cough*)And you would be rich, happy, and beautiful. On the bad side, you would basically be a babbling idiot constantly oblivious to everything important. So no I would not give up my ability to think independently.
    6. How did David see Tally differently than she saw herself?
    David saw the person behind the face.(even though she wasn’t exactly who he thought she was.I mean working for the specials and all.

    7. If Shay could have gone back in time and never have met Tally, do you think she would?
    I do think that it would depend on what mood she was in cause she constantly changed her views about Tally.(then again about half of those times it was cause she was forced under the operation)

    8. Other than the pretty operation, what are the main differences between the pretty society and our own? (Are there any ways in which the pretty society is healthier than ours?)
    Ways that the pretty society is healthier than ours would be that they use less polutants that harm our environment, they produce less waste, they did not hunt or kill animals for food(considering that if they did there would be a dramatic drop in the population of the worlds natural species of animals.Yeah and that’s pretty much it.

    9. To what extent did Tally decide her own fate, and how much did other people decide it for her?
    I think that Tally’s fate was mostly decided or constructed if you will, by others such as specials like dr.cable.(and I purposely put her name in lower case because I hate her. oooh do want some ice for that burn,cable?)Lol, I am really stupid right now.

    10. The Rusty civilization collapsed because of its dependence on oil. In what ways is your lifestyle dependent on oil and gasoline? How easily would you survive if it all disappeared one day?
    Yeah, I would so be dead. Not that I approve of oil and gasoline because it polutes our oceans,rivers,lakes,streams,ect…oh yeah and air. Just pointing out a little fact we need air to like breath.and breathing is a little important now a days. Am I right?

    see ya!

  59. 59
    Cat-kha
    January 4th, 2008 07:06

    1. Have you ever had a friend like Peris, who abandoned your friendship after they moved away?
    Yes.

    2. At first, did you hope Tally would get the operation? When did you change your mind? (Or did you?)
    I guess I didn’t really think about it. When I did I sort of assumed that she’d get the operation. The lesions changed my mind… mostly, anyway.

    3. Have you ever found yourself trusting someone more or paying more attention to what they said not because they deserved it, but just because of their looks?
    Yes, although I doubt I realized it at the time; looking back, however, my reaction to certain people (incidentally one of them was the person from q1) was stereotype reaction to pretties. Ugh. I should wash my mouth out.

    4. In what ways did Tally’s trip through the wild prepare her for what she learned in the Smoke?
    Well, in all the books the wild tended to mess up her mind a bit… so I guess her mind being warped a little bit prepared her for her mind being warped a whole lot.

    5. Would you give up your ability to think independently in exchange for being happy, beautiful, perpetually healthy, and rich?
    Probably. Depends what day it is (i. e., whether I’m in school or not) and whether I’d know what I was missing. Plus my gods and muse would probably go find someone else to annoy…. which, though it may sound like a plus, would really really suck.

    6. How did David see Tally differently than she saw herself?
    Tally had been taught by the city that, basically, if you’re normal you’re horrible and horrifying. David, on the other hand, had a more positive view of people, including Tally. This can be observed in the way that, when describing people, Tally would say that this was wrong and that was wrong and so forth and so on (though we don’t know how David thinks in that kind of circumstance of course).

    7. If Shay could have gone back in time and never have met Tally, do you think she would?
    If you asked her **right** after the destruction of the Smoke? Yes. If you asked her in the middle of most of the books? Yes. If you asked her at the end of any book? I don’t know. Probably.

    8. Other than the pretty operation, what are the main differences between the pretty society and our own? (Are there any ways in which the pretty society is healthier than ours?)
    The prettyverse society is much better for the environment than ours, using solar power and … stuff…. (hey, it’s not my fault that Scott-la didn’t explain much!) The population’s more controlled and I would say more brainwashed, but then again, I can’t really judge how brainwashed ours is as you’d have to be an outside observer (maybe they just look more brainwashed because everyone’s brainwashed the same way? Discuss.)

    9. To what extent did Tally decide her own fate, and how much did other people decide it for her?
    I’d say Tally decided something like 50-80% through the various parts of the book and through the various books. It can be said that when she was allowed to make her own choices she chose what she thought was best for her (and, in most cases, for other people). Problem is that she kept changing what she thought, so in hindsight things looked like really bad ideas.

    10. The Rusty civilization collapsed because of its dependence on oil. In what ways is your lifestyle dependent on oil and gasoline? How easily would you survive if it all disappeared one day?
    Well. Let’s see. I wouldn’t survive that well (have to drive to school, and stuff, and electricity is needed for… hey… even for typing this right now!) and even if I did my normal life would most likely FDGB* due to the fact that most of the framework of the town/society I live in would collapse.

    (I was tempted to say that the town would FDGB too, but rampant overuse of that phrase makes one look like an idiot. So I didn’t.)

    SinCerely
    Cat

    *Fall Down Go Boom

  60. 60
    Cat-kha
    January 4th, 2008 07:09

    Comment 57 – Yes, it is funny.
    and 58 (I think it’s easier to refer to comments by numbers because that way if someone posted twice or a dozen times you still can tell which the person’s talking about.) Well put on question 6. I’m glad I only read your post after I clicked “submit” because otherwise I might’ve been tempted to copy. But would I ever plagiarize? Of course not! No! Um… Maybe?

  61. 61
    Mioki-la
    January 4th, 2008 11:55

    1. No.

    2. No.

    3. No.

    4. She learned what its like in the wild?

    5. Definetly not!

    6. She saw her, not becuase of her looks, but because of what she had to say.

    7. No.

    8. The lack of independant thought? The increase in tech?

    9. I think that Tally almost always had a second option.

    10. Easily. I could simply lounge, and I could easily walk to a store.

  62. 62
    Bre-la
    January 4th, 2008 12:11

    1. Yes
    2. No! I know lots of people that wouldn’t want to be cookie-cutter based*
    3. No, why trust someone if they charm you with your good looks, but don’t pay attention to you?(I’m not saying that Zane is like this)
    4. Umm… I’ll get bacl to you on that…
    5. No. Let’s say that your house is on fire and that you are a pretty. Would you wait for someone to come and rescue you, or use your brain to think this out logically?
    6. She thinks she’s ugly, but David sees her different because he thinks she’s brave(and doesn’t betray people…)
    7. No, beacuse she wouldn’t have gotten through without Tally by her side, even though they both wind up on different sides.
    8. People in our society have a choice in what they look like… but that doesn’t mean more plastic surgery will make you look more beautiful
    9. I think she thought she owed it to the Smokies to find the cure because she betrayed them even though she was manipulated(the evil Dr.Cable!)
    10. I think we all grow up assuming that nothing can go wrong when something as simple as oil can dissapear. But I think I could survive (most likely for about a month ;__;) more or less

    * My new fav word, thatnks to Scott :)

  63. 63
    Tara-la
    January 4th, 2008 12:15

    1. Well when I was in kindergarten and I barely remember her now.
    2. Well I did….since she missed Peris and all but once I read about how they brainwash you-I didn’t want her to wreck herself like that.
    3. NO WAY!
    4. Well since she kinda got pissed at Dr. Cable and the city for barely helping her it made her not want to help them anymore…(I can’t believe I still remember this stuff)
    5. NO I WOULD NEVER BE A FREAKY PRETTY!!!!!!!
    6. David saw Tally for who she was on the inside, I mean he was raised knowing only about “ugly” people. It wouldn’t make sence for him to be superfiscial.
    7. Duh, well if I were Shay, I would. Tally messed her life up.
    8. Well our econmy (unfortunately) is a bit superfiscial sometimes-it would be awesome if we had calorie-purgers, that would so rock.
    9. Mostly it was her own choice (mind warped or not) but sometimes it seemed like she was never fully sure of what to do.
    10. Uh…..read more books? Is that the right answer to an author? Uh….die……most likely lol

  64. 64
    Tally & Shay
    January 4th, 2008 14:29

    Hey, thanks Cat-kha(comment 60) I didn’t know my writing was good enough to plagerize. Hopefully when I finish my book that I am supposedly writing it will be up to good enough standards.

  65. 65
    Tally & Shay
    January 4th, 2008 14:30

    I am know wondering why I said supposedly. Maybe because the book is coming along extremely slowly.

  66. 66
    Tally & Shay
    January 4th, 2008 14:33

    What does FDGB stand for?

  67. 67
    Tally & Shay
    January 4th, 2008 14:35

    I am eating sour patch kids right now and there are like 50million lime ones and I hate the lime ones.Crud i just spilled the whole bag.(sorry if that was totally random,but I’m bored.)

  68. 68
    Sarah-la
    January 5th, 2008 07:30

    1. Yah, I kinda think that almost everyone has had that happen to them…For me it was really hard.
    2. I never did want Tally to get an operation! I just felt had a bad feeling about it from the beginning!
    3. Unfortunately, yes. Sometimes, despite all my efforts, I find myself avoiding certain people just beacause of the way they look.
    4. I think that the wild made Tally use her brain…she had to in order to survive!
    5. I wouldn’t become a BUBBLEHEAD for everything in the world!
    6. David saw the beauty blossoming inside of Tally.
    7. No beacuase Shay needed Tally, and Tally needed Shay. They saved eachother’s lives more then once, and besides there wouldn’t be a story if Shay never met Tally!
    8. At least in Prettyville, no one can judge you by how you look, no one argues, and everyone is totally carefree and lives to just enjoy life. Plus they rarely get sick and hardly anyone dies. The only con is that they are freakin bubbleheads!
    9. All the operations in Tally’s life were because of Dr.Cable or Shay-la. But, Tally thought her way out of every one of them, she was very independent.
    10. I could totally survive if all the oil suddenly disappeared! In fact, I think that it would be good for the world. Less global warming, less wars, almost everything would be better!

  69. 69
    Arzeen
    January 6th, 2008 09:20

    I just wanted to know if the rumors about Uglies being made a movie and coming out in 2008 are true.

  70. 70
    Bre-la
    January 6th, 2008 09:41

    He sold the rights, but it doesn’t mean they’re making a movie, but I really hope they do.
    But the books are always better than the movies ;)

  71. 71
    Zane
    January 7th, 2008 15:54

    1. Have you ever had a friend like Peris, who abandoned your friendship after they moved away?

    Nope. Well, except when I was about… 10. Whatever.

    2. At first, did you hope Tally would get the operation? When did you change your mind? (Or did you?)

    I never wanted her to get the operation. I didn’t change my mind, either.

    3. Have you ever found yourself trusting someone more or paying more attention to what they said not because they deserved it, but just because of their looks?

    Naw. I don’t know too many pretty people. And it doesn’t matter. We’re all Special!

    4. In what ways did Tally’s trip through the wild prepare her for what she learned in the Smoke?

    She saw the harshness of the world and how sheltered she was. She learned to be dependent and trust herself.

    5. Would you give up your ability to think independently in exchange for being happy, beautiful, perpetually healthy, and rich?

    He** no! I would rather be dead than give up my mind. Screw happiness. I am extremely independent. I’m one of those gals who can go to the bathroom without a crowd. LOL!

    6. How did David see Tally differently than she saw herself?

    He saw her as special, beautiful, different. She was just brainwashed from an early age to think otherwise.

    7. If Shay could have gone back in time and never have met Tally, do you think she would?

    No. No, I don’t think she would.

    8. Other than the pretty operation, what are the main differences between the pretty society and our own? (Are there any ways in which the pretty society is healthier than ours?)

    The different age groups are separated. (Littlies, uglies, pretties, middle-pretties and crumblies) Most live by themselves. It’s more unhealthy that way, with the absence of family. But the friend realtionships are stronger to make up for it.

    9. To what extent did Tally decide her own fate, and how much did other people decide it for her?

    She was basically forced to do stuff most of the time. She just decided what she was going to do with the crappy situations to get out of them. Like thinking out of ugly, pretty and special.

    10. The Rusty civilization collapsed because of its dependence on oil. In what ways is your lifestyle dependent on oil and gasoline? How easily would you survive if it all disappeared one day?

    I use vehicles everyday, a gas stove, oil heaters, and countless other things. Basically, life would suck until we adapted technology to make up for it. Though I would LOVE IT if they made hoverboards and MagLev Trains to surf on. Totally icy.

  72. 72
    lotti-wa----prez of the New Special Circumstances
    January 7th, 2008 16:07

    yep.

  73. 73
    kay-la
    January 8th, 2008 02:36

    1. Have you ever had a friend like Peris, who abandoned your friendship after they moved away?

    yes, it was very sad-making. she was my best friend, and she just threw it away, i was 12

    2. At first, did you hope Tally would get the operation? When did you change your mind? (Or did you?)

    yes i hoped she would, but when i found out about the lesions, i hoped not, because its not worth everything just to be pretty, your mind is what makes us separate, individuals

    3. Have you ever found yourself trusting someone more or paying more attention to what they said not because they deserved it, but just because of their looks?

    sadly, yes, i gave him more attention and wanted to dump my loving boifreind for him, when all along, my boyfriend was the one

    4. In what ways did Tally’s trip through the wild prepare her for what she learned in the Smoke?

    she got *uncitified* and it prepared her for the rustiness of it all…
    5. Would you give up your ability to think independently in exchange for being happy, beautiful, perpetually healthy, and rich?

    i might have considered it if i had never read this book, but now, i wouldnt give up my personal thought process for the world

    6. How did David see Tally differently than she saw herself?

    he saw what was inside, he saw the light though all the dark that she had done, he knew she really meant well

    7. If Shay could have gone back in time and never have met Tally, do you think she would?

    no, she needs her, tally i think will save her in the end

    8. Other than the pretty operation, what are the main differences between the pretty society and our own? (Are there any ways in which the pretty society is healthier than ours?)

    in some ways, yes. they have good ideas, but they’re ideas. i dont think we should ever do that kind of thing, and we are working on a healthier world

    9. To what extent did Tally decide her own fate, and how much did other people decide it for her?

    she decided she would do what the specials wanted for her own reasons, not theirs

    10. The Rusty civilization collapsed because of its dependence on oil. In what ways is your lifestyle dependent on oil and gasoline? How easily would you survive if it all disappeared one day?

    we wouldnt, which i think is totally bogus! we would crash and burn the same as the rusties! but if we keep wouking on it, we might make it

  74. 74
    Dacotah~Wa
    January 9th, 2008 04:55

    I feel this al happens 2 us and wat hurt me the most about a freind moving away was that he was my boy friend and he never told me until the day he moved but this book is like our 9well the fan clubs) lifes and we depend on these books 2 guide us when relly they dont we guide our selves

    Kisses 2 all you boyz out der dat luv da series

    Love always Dacotah~wa

  75. 75
    Dacotah~Wa
    January 9th, 2008 05:03

    1. Have you ever had a friend like Peris, who abandoned your friendship after they moved away?

    yes he was my boyfreind i was 14 now i am 16

    2. At first, did you hope Tally would get the operation? When did you change your mind? (Or did you?)

    yes but now i wishe she hadnt cuz i really like her when she was U****

    3. Have you ever found yourself trusting someone more or paying more attention to what they said not because they deserved it, but just because of their looks?

    i truly have i am a pathetic person (well then)

    4. In what ways did Tally’s trip through the wild prepare her for what she learned in the Smoke?

    Every thing like that youre on your own 4 most of your life in da smoke

    5. Would you give up your ability to think independently in exchange for being happy, beautiful, perpetually healthy, and rich?

    no i am happy who i am

    6. How did David see Tally differently than she saw herself?

    he saw she was bueatiful on the inside and the out that she was prototyped to think that way

    7. If Shay could have gone back in time and never have met Tally, do you think she would?

    yes everything has a reason under gods heaven

    8. Other than the pretty operation, what are the main differences between the pretty society and our own? (Are there any ways in which the pretty society is healthier than ours?)

    nothing really but we have minds unlike them oh an dont 4get sanity

    9. To what extent did Tally decide her own fate, and how much did other people decide it for her?

    she decided it 4 herself she wanted to be loyal 2 the smoke

    10. The Rusty civilization collapsed because of its dependence on oil. In what ways is your lifestyle dependent on oil and gasoline? How easily would you survive if it all disappeared one day?

    not at all i can tell you that but if really think about it we r the rustyz so try to expand our variety on oil and change thing

    I send all my Boyz kisses
    Dacotah~wa

  76. 76
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  77. 77
    KawaiiOkashi
    January 9th, 2008 12:05

    1. Have you ever had a friend like Peris, who abandoned your friendship after they moved away?

    Yes, but I don’t think it was intentional.

    2. At first, did you hope Tally would get the operation? When did you change your mind? (Or did you?)

    No, I never wanted her to get the operation. I thought that doing so much to be beautiful was totally a selfish thing to do when friends were at stake, but at the same time I had to contemplate the fact that everyone “knew” they were ugly and that pretty was normal. And eveyone wants to look normal.

    3. Have you ever found yourself trusting someone more or paying more attention to what they said not because they deserved it, but just because of their looks?

    Haha, well good question and sadly the answer is yes. The reason being when you find someone attractive you tend to look at them and eye contact is important when your listening.

    4. In what ways did Tally’s trip through the wild prepare her for what she learned in the Smoke?

    I think that getting used to bugs and not bathing(in a normal bath xD not a river) helped her just face the face and aventually feel almost comfortable with the smokies way of life

    (i’m still upset that burning that pendant cause the specials to destroy the smoke. idk why though. lol)

    5. Would you give up your ability to think independently in exchange for being happy, beautiful, perpetually healthy, and rich?

    Never, and I have many reasons why, I just won’t list them. xD

    6. How did David see Tally differently than she saw herself?

    David saw her as beautiful because their normal was Ugly to Tally so Tally couldn’t understand why David would tell her so. She even thougt of David as Ugly when they first met.

    7. If Shay could have gone back in time and never have met Tally, do you think she would?

    Now that Tally has changed and realized her mistakes and the power beauty or other things can have effect on people, I don’t think Shay would trade her for anything. But personally Tally wasn’t someone i’d want to be friends with if I met her the way she was when Shay was her friend. The reason I think this is because Shay is so smart and realizes more than Tally could imagine. In a way Tally seemed to always be in denial.

    8. Other than the pretty operation, what are the main differences between the pretty society and our own? (Are there any ways in which the pretty society is healthier than ours?)

    Healthier? Well yes and no. In a “I can never get sick” way, yes and in a “I have controll” way, no.
    if that even made sense

    9. To what extent did Tally decide her own fate, and how much did other people decide it for her?

    Well it was more split to me, because the way I see it everyone was brainwashed even before the lesions to an extent of what “is” and in that sense Tally’s mind was contolled in the way she thought it would be even though she was thinking for herself. Like when she set out to find the Smoke, she was doing it to be pretty like every normal person in their right mind would’ve. (during that time)

    10. The Rusty civilization collapsed because of its dependence on oil. In what ways is your lifestyle dependent on oil and gasoline? How easily would you survive if it all disappeared one day?

    We’d live in my opinion, we just wouldn’t be able to use our cars anymore. the world needs more excercise anyways. plus gasoline is bad for the environment. So the Pretty civilization was so smart I don’t see why the world isn’t thinking about copyig your idea to make the world so durable without wasting resources.

    : ] the end

  78. 78
    meg
    January 9th, 2008 13:35

    hiya…
    totally never posted a comment on a blog before…the parentals are totally suffocating. no use of any msn or myspace junk allowed.

    um i was just thinking that in answer to the first question…

    when i changed primary schools, i tried to get together with my old friends but no-one wanted to get together. so it wasn’t like i abandoned the relationship, just everyone else.
    makes me wonder if anyone actually liked me…=(

    oh and just so you know …
    i read an interview where scott reckons that us aussies put ‘ie’ on the end of everything…well… i cant say thats not true..but i’ve never used the word ‘crumblies’ before. (do use ‘littlies’ however)..lol

  79. 79
    Quecegoortell
    January 10th, 2008 04:01

    subj
    ?

  80. 80
    Dacotah~Wa
    January 10th, 2008 05:42

    No offense but…um… Meg you act like youre 4 i think you want to be more mature than that unless you r like 4 but i highley dought it so b4 you type any more i suggest you act at least your age cuase you would never last a day in my school

    all kisses to da boyz
    dacotah~wa

  81. 81
    Tally & Zane
    January 10th, 2008 05:56

    How does she act like she’s four?I’m confused for like the hundreth time today.
    See Ya!

  82. 82
    meg
    January 10th, 2008 10:20

    well…if you tell me why i sound 4.. i could totally fix that.
    i like to follow my parents rules and not go on msn…is that why i sound 4?????

    thanks for the advice anyway, i guess.

    where is your school?

  83. 83
    Lanie-wa-la-sensi
    January 10th, 2008 13:18

    1) Sadly yes, we were bff+e+e since birth and we were actually inseprabol *bad speller*. We did everything together. She moved in 3rd grade and i was devistated. She moved to ohio and we still keep in touch, we’ve been talking for over 4-5 years and we still go to the same camps and visite each-other. But yeah it is hard for someone you knew for so long just to leave. just like that. *oh i also missed her going away party because i went to mexico… but i was about to leave and go back, or just stay with them until my parents and sis came home but no. i coldnt…. :-(
    2) I thought tally shouldn’t get the operation, because once she and shay were friends, and went to smoke *and tally accidently called special cercimstances on them…* she meat david. He taught her that she is beautiful and that she dosnt need a stupid operation to make her preatty…. but i also tought she should until i found out about lesions… ew.
    3) Actually no. I dont look on the outside- not just because they are preatty dosnt mean they should get the most attention. not meaning to be cheesy but i have friends that arnt that preatty but they are the most fun, intresting, funniest people there are.
    4) For tallys jurney, i think she learned about how to servive. she learned that you cant count on getting food for you, you had to catch it, or find it and make it, you cant call a hovercar to come pick you up, you have to walk, climb, *fall-alot!* and all of that stuff. so she relized that when she went to smoke, they do all of that stuff, and for a long time so i think she learned a lot on that jouney.
    5)um.. no because i would rather be an independant thinker and stick out in a good way then rather blend in w/ everybody elese… also if i did give up being happy preatty w/e i’d say i already am…! :-) (jk)
    6) David saw tally differently than she saw herself b/c when tally looked in the mirror, she saw this girl with ugly hair, uneven eyes, to big of a nose, and small lips, but she thought that way because she was brain washed into thinking that, unlike david. David saw tally as this beautiful girl and he sees past the outside and he keeps telling Tally that she is beautiful and she starts to believe it but keeps telling herself that she is ugly and she cant wait for the operation…. except when she found out about the lesions!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    7) no, idont think shay would, but i also think shay would of… heres why
    Not to go back: Shay was lonely at first and just wanted to go to smoke and just see david and be an ugly but….
    Yeah go back: she did have an adventure of a life time and it kinda turned out okay in the end… except when she cut herself….and got angry at tally alot…. or when well idk….!
    8) kinda obvious… the Preatty place is SO much better, i mean we go to war to settle out problems, i mean it kinda stinks, like if you didnt like our goverment, you just bomb us and try to kill us… but in Preatty vill, its a clean world that dosnt kill ppl b/c of dissagreaments *event tho they are programed to be friendly and a bubble head* *untill tally and shay stopped the stupidness, i mean bubble head thing !
    9)actually, tally did choose to do some things, she choose to betray her friends at smoke b/c she wanted to be preatty, actually thats kinda harsh, but true even tho its like black mail in a way… um, she kinda choose some bad thingstoo but actually a lot of other people choose what she should do for her. but, i wish zane lived, i liked him, even tho it was *dare do i say* good that he died *even tho i cryed and totaly disagreed at the time* but now she learned what its like to lose someone that she loved and how she learned and had to move on and say that she knows there are other people out in the world that there are other people that you can love and care about…*david*…. whoa, i dont tthink i really answered the question, i just rambled… sorry ’bout that!!
    10)SERIOUSLY! i would totaly live. i LOVE TO bike ride, and i am an awesome skate boarder and rollar blader and i like to walk outside, but i kinda live in pittsburgh, and everything is so spread out so like if i want to go to a mall it would take me an hr. on foot…. but other than that i would servive, but now electricity would be a whole nother isssue! couldnt live w/o it… how would we be able to type these amaizing comments on our computer…. ahhhhhhhhhhh we couldnt talk a bout scott and his amaizing-ness-e of a author!

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    Dacotah~Wa
    January 11th, 2008 04:53

    My scool is in Trumansburg NY and no offrnse still but y dont you show me the rules and ill show you how 2 break them cuase uh.. all my boyz dat i have dated al have der own book and som cat fights 2 remember cuz uh you dont want to get in my face

    Kisses 2 all da boyz
    Dacotah~wa =P

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    Trisha-wa
    January 11th, 2008 11:01

    And what particular language were you speaking,because I didn’t understand any of that Dacotah-wa?

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    Tally & Zane
    January 11th, 2008 11:04

    Hola peeps! Sounds like somebody is getting a little bit angry.J.K.
    LOL
    See ya!

  87. 87
    allprocard
    January 11th, 2008 14:41

    Посмотри тонны бесплатного порно

    http://fx-gold.110mb.com/

  88. 88
    Tally & Zane
    January 12th, 2008 16:11

    Umm… I am totally confuzzled. What language is that?

  89. 89
    Kieley
    January 13th, 2008 04:59

    Why did you take tally out of Extras, she is my fave. character!!!

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    Emma-wa
    January 13th, 2008 07:00

    1. Have you ever had a friend like Peris, who abandoned your friendship after they moved away?
    Not that I can think of. My town’s pretty small, so people don’t really move in or out that much.

    2. At first, did you hope Tally would get the operation? When did you change your mind? (Or did you?)
    I don’t know if I did. I mean, I guess I always did, even after I knew about the lesions.(I’m so mean.)

    3. Have you ever found yourself trusting someone more or paying more attention to what they said not because they deserved it, but just because of their looks?
    If anyone says no, they’d be lying. We’ve all done it or will do so at one time or another. So yes.

    4. In what ways did Tally’s trip through the wild prepare her for what she learned in the Smoke?
    I think she learned a lot about herself. She realized that they’re not stronger than nature, or more beautiful.

    5. Would you give up your ability to think independently in exchange for being happy, beautiful, perpetually healthy, and rich?
    I don’t think so. Being able to think for myself is something I value a lot. All those other things are just added extras.

    6. How did David see Tally differently than she saw herself?
    I don’t know that he did. It’s kinda hard for me to explain.

    7. If Shay could have gone back in time and never have met Tally, do you think she would?
    At times, most definitely, a lot of times in SPECIALS. But think. If she had never met Tally, she would have been a bubblehead. She never would have gotten to see the wild on the way to the Smoke, never would have gotten to see Diego, and never would have gotten to do the things they did together. Playing the prank on the new uglies, breaking the rink over Nefertiti Stadium, becoming Cutters, blowing up the armory, fighting in the Diego war, and changing their world.

    8. Other than the pretty operation, what are the main differences between the pretty society and our own? (Are there any ways in which the pretty society is healthier than ours?)
    The pretty society is very different. The technology obviously as one of the main things, and the operation as the other. The fact that their cities are disconnected so much, and that people don’t communicate with others outside their own city. The pretty society is definitely healthier than ours. They purify the water they put back into the bodies of water, they recycle everything, and they don’t pollute, clear-cut, any of those things. It also seems that besides the Smokies, no one eats meat, which pleases me greatly. ^-^

    9. To what extent did Tally decide her own fate, and how much did other people decide it for her?
    I think it’s split both ways 50-50. Tally decided to go to the Smoke, decided to become pretty, decided to try and re-wire her mind, let Zane take the other pill, chose Zane over David and stayed with Zane, not run away even when she had the freedom of a Cutter, set the nanos loose in the armory, follow Zane and the other Crims into the wild, stay with Zane while Shay went ahead, kissed Zane with all his shakiness, help the other cured Cutters fight against Cable and the other specials in the Diego war, let Zane die, stay with David in the wild, and so, so much more.

    10. The Rusty civilization collapsed because of its dependence on oil. In what ways is your lifestyle dependent on oil and gasoline? How easily would you survive if it all disappeared one day?
    My life is very dependent on oil and gasoline. The bus I take to school, the cars my parents take to go to work, and to stores. If that all disappeared in one day, I’m not sure if I would survive or not. I mean, I would like to say, Absolutely, but you can’t really be sure. I’m sure other people here who said yes to this question wouldn’t survive. I guess it’s all just a matter of how you react to the situation and how well you can deal with living in the wild for however long it takes. So I guess what I’m trying to say is, I guess it all depends.

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    laine-wa
    January 13th, 2008 12:22

    That was Russian, Tally-and-Zane, and DON’T CLICK THE LINK.
    LINK=VIRUSES.
    Just warning you.

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    Tally & Zane
    January 13th, 2008 15:28

    Oh…I get it. Wait no I don’t.Why would someone put a link with viruses on it. That is so mean and totally not happy-making.Thanks for the info laine-wa.
    See ya!

  93. 93
    Tally & Zane
    January 13th, 2008 15:31

    I’m such a dork, i so would’ve clicked on it.
    (writes while glaring angrily at virus link,*daggers*)

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    Dacotah~Wa
    January 15th, 2008 04:53

    i speak black girl in a white hood town there r like 10 black familys and i am the only black person in my house cuz i liv wid my mom and she is white so….

    kisses to all my boyz out der
    Dacotah~wa

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    Dacotah~Wa
    January 15th, 2008 04:54

    Tally & Zane youz iz so funny only i not seen your point

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    Stephie~Wa
    January 15th, 2008 09:21

    1. Have you ever had a friend like Peris, who abandoned your friendship after they moved away?

    yes, i have…it was tough getting over it too but ive made more friends throughout the years

    2. At first, did you hope Tally would get the operation? When did you change your mind? (Or did you?)

    i hoped she woudl because she talked so much about it…but if you can figure it out yourself there was no way she could have

    3. Have you ever found yourself trusting someone more or paying more attention to what they said not because they deserved it, but just because of their looks?

    no actually i dont think i have…well except guys ;)

    4. In what ways did Tally’s trip through the wild prepare her for what she learned in the Smoke?

    survival!

    5. Would you give up your ability to think independently in exchange for being happy, beautiful, perpetually healthy, and rich?

    probably not…i like being an individual…even if it means im none of the above…i guess thats how life works

    6. How did David see Tally differently than she saw herself?

    he accepted her for who she was! =) its so sweet!

    7. If Shay could have gone back in time and never have met Tally, do you think she would?

    probably not…they have had some pretty good times as uglies…maybe not as pretties though!

    8. Other than the pretty operation, what are the main differences between the pretty society and our own? (Are there any ways in which the pretty society is healthier than ours?)

    the way our government runs…id probably want to have favored being a pretty!

    9. To what extent did Tally decide her own fate, and how much did other people decide it for her?

    Weather to get the surg. or not. either way she did a great job!

    10. The Rusty civilization collapsed because of its dependence on oil. In what ways is your lifestyle dependent on oil and gasoline? How easily would you survive if it all disappeared one day?

    ha? cars? airplanes? how would we get across the ocean…? GONDELAHS? (sp?) i think our world would suck even more if one more bad thing happend to it…? why not throw in not having electricity too!?

  97. 97
    Tally & Zane
    January 15th, 2008 14:05

    Dacotah-wa, I was asking about comment 76 and 87.Because I was kinda wondering why it was written in a different language and Laine-wa told me that it had a virus and I am totally oblivious of things like that so I probably would’ve been my curious self and clicked it and my computer would have been messed up ending with me being very angry.(HeHeHe!!!)But yeah, so basically I have to watch out for stuff like that from now on if I feel like staying my happy,cheerful self.(lol!)
    See Ya!

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    sdfdfdfdfdsfdsf
    January 15th, 2008 23:22

    Hack again?!

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    Team_David
    January 16th, 2008 07:36

    1. Have you ever had a friend like Peris, who abandoned your friendship after they moved away?

    Yah.. about 8 times.. :’(
    grrrr…

    2. At first, did you hope Tally would get the operation? When did you change your mind? (Or did you?)

    Erm.. Not really, I never really liked how people call people pretty or ugly, so I guess not.. the story might of got a little boaring anyways..

    3. Have you ever found yourself trusting someone more or paying more attention to what they said not because they deserved it, but just because of their looks?

    I dont really think so.. But you never know I might have
    :(

    4. In what ways did Tally’s trip through the wild prepare her for what she learned in the Smoke?

    I guess so.. bc she was all ready crapping in holes .. rofl.
    But yah She is like a wild-der-ness Girl!
    Wo.. lol

    5. Would you give up your ability to think independently in exchange for being happy, beautiful, perpetually healthy, and rich?

    No. ^_^

    6. How did David see Tally differently than she saw herself?

    Because David is the most awesome person! And he is so awesome. And his awesome-ness led him to be awesome
    =^_^=
    :D Oh yah you know I got a way with words :D

    7. If Shay could have gone back in time and never have met Tally, do you think she would?

    would of what got the operation??.. I dont think she would of changed her mind.. bc when she met shay-la-la she was in new pretty town escaping after peris. So she might of got the operation.

    Then She would of never met David ]:

    8. Other than the pretty operation, what are the main differences between the pretty society and our own? (Are there any ways in which the pretty society is healthier than ours?)

    Alot of things, Like they dont kill tress
    - GASP -
    ..lol
    9. To what extent did Tally decide her own fate, and how much did other people decide it for her?

    Tally-wa pertty much had her fate chosen. But It5 was kinda good Dr.C told her to go bc then she got to meat David :D
    B4.. she kinda distroyed smoke….

    10. The Rusty civilization collapsed because of its dependence on oil. In what ways is your lifestyle dependent on oil and gasoline? How easily would you survive if it all disappeared one day?

    Well.. I think I would live.. Food water, shelter.

    I just need mu skateboard to get around… tho a hoverboard would be nice..
    .. Wo….

    HOW DID DAVID GET THE SCAR!!!
    TELL ME!!

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    Jacki-la
    January 17th, 2008 04:36

    1. Yeah, my neighbor Danielle. I never heard from her.

    2.I wanted her too but, i could tell by the story it was a bad idea. It changed when she met David. I wanted her to stay with him but, knwoing the second book was called Pretties.. that would be impossible

    3. Never, I get along with everyone, unless they do something to upset me they are fine with me. REGARDLESS OF LOOKS

    4. She learned nobody is going to baby her and watch over her she is alone now. Well not alone but she has to venge for hersel.

    5. Sometimes in a heartbeat. I am not going to lie I would love it. But, other times it just makes me mad thinking about it.

    6. He grew up in an enviorment where beauty wasn’t a main situation, he cared about what was on the inside…he figured everyone else would too.

    7. No, i don’t. Shay loves Tally eve if she screws up.

    8. Everything is undercontrol in prettyville. Also, everyone cares about the looks.. I can’t find much difference

    9. About 20% was her own the rest wasnt her desicion.

    10. We wouldnt survive. Now that I think of it… we are pretty pathetic we base all of our hopes on everything material.

    SCOTT IF YOU READ THIS I HAVE A DREAM! A DREAM FOR THE TRIOLGY TO BECOME A MOVIE!!!!!

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    Dacotah~Wa
    January 17th, 2008 04:57

    oooo oops i clicked oh well this is the school comp

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    Alyssa
    January 18th, 2008 10:30

    Scott,
    Did you find yourself wanting Tally to get the operation? From your writing it felt like you intended to make Tally beautiful from the beginning. She had wanted it so bad, but after she changed her mind there was still some feeling of desire left in the words.

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    Risa
    January 18th, 2008 13:03

    1. Have you ever had a friend like Peris, who abandoned your friendship after they moved away?

    Yes.

    2. At first, did you hope Tally would get the operation? When did you change your mind? (Or did you?)

    I changed my mind when I found out about the lesions.. I bet a lot people changed there mind when they found out about the lesions.

    3. Have you ever found yourself trusting someone more or paying more attention to what they said not because they deserved it, but just because of their looks?

    a little bit.

    4. In what ways did Tally’s trip through the wild prepare her for what she learned in the Smoke?

    I think she learned to live without some of the luxury’s she had in uglie town. (Is it uglie town, or uglieville, or what?????)

    5. Would you give up your ability to think independently in exchange for being happy, beautiful, perpetually healthy, and rich?

    No, I would not.

    6. How did David see Tally differently than she saw herself?

    David thought Tally was beautiful without the operation, but with the society Tally lived in before coming to the smoke, she saw herself uglie compared to the bubbleheads.

    7. If Shay could have gone back in time and never have met Tally, do you think she would?

    Yes and no. Tally did destroy the smoke and took her boyfriend. But I think that before any operations, she enjoyed their relationship and liked Tally.

    8. Other than the pretty operation, what are the main differences between the pretty society and our own? (Are there any ways in which the pretty society is healthier than ours?)

    Our society is like the pretty society. I think that we divide people into groups by there looks, even if we don’t realize it. It is just how we are. But some people do it less than others.

    9. To what extent did Tally decide her own fate, and how much did other people decide it for her?

    Tally decided about 50% of her fate, Shay decided 10% and Special Circumstances decided 40% of her fate.

    10. The Rusty civilization collapsed because of its dependence on oil. In what ways is your lifestyle dependent on oil and gasoline? How easily would you survive if it all disappeared one day?

    I would not live easy if it all disappeared in one day, but over months I think I would addapt. It would not be easy tho.

  104. 104
    Risa
    January 18th, 2008 13:04

    Alyssa: I like your comment & question, It seems like you put a lot of thought into that question and I am wondering the same thing too.

  105. 105
    Risa
    January 18th, 2008 13:05

    I would not like if you made the book a movie Scott.

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    courtney-wa ohoh click my name and comment on my blog
    January 18th, 2008 14:13

    hehe a little late isnt it risa? he already sold the rights im almost positivly sure. 99.9% sure. gosh how many people have asked this???!!!! just go to imdb.com and search uglies!!!!!!!! how do u think i found the date 4 twilights release???!! gosh i luv that site dont u people no bout it?????!!!!!

  107. 107
    LC-waa
    January 19th, 2008 13:20

    i luvv the bookS!! im almost done reading EXTRAS!! its soo good! it would be cool if u made it into a movie…but u have to make it look real! ahh…srry i didnt take the quiz thing.

  108. 108
    Net Land Owner Gamer
    January 20th, 2008 06:22

    Sorry for Off Top:

    For English Speaking:
    I play http://www.netlandowner.com – does enybody have any experience in it?
    I just randomly won $50 but already spent 20 bucks on in-game credits – should I ontinue playing or get my money now? (they transfer in E-gold and Webmoney)
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    For Russian peakers:

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    ß òóò èãðàþ â Netlandowner.com – òèïà çàðàáîòàòü Âåáìàíè ñ å-Ãîëäîì.
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  109. 109
    Lizzy-wa
    January 20th, 2008 06:36

    whats with the little rectangles? hehe.

    -Lizzy-wa OUT! :o

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    Amy
    January 20th, 2008 13:04

    1. Yes, totally! My former-friend Jessica was the first to do so – she changed schools after first grade and promptly forgot me. My former-friend Emily was next – she moved to Colorado after first grade. (I live in Hinsdale, a suburb of Chicago, Illinois.) We sent snail-mail letters back and forth for a while, but she stopped responding altogether until last week, when she emailed me. How random! Next, my former-friend Devin moved away after fourth grade and abandoned our email correspondence about a year ago. (I’m in eighth grade now.) Finally, my former-friend Julia stopped IMing me a couple of months ago.
    2. I did hope Tally would get the operation – it was what she wanted! I changed my mind about the same time Tally did, when David told her she was beautiful. After that, it just seemed natural for her to not get the operation, for her to stay in the Smoke. Then she had to go and throw the dumb locket into the fire, and Special Circumstances came, and then of course I hated the Specials and I wanted her to fight to stay out of the city.
    3. Only once. There’s this sixth-grader at my school who was in the musical this fall with me and I could not stop staring at her. Her hair was this really uncommon yellowy-blond color, like mine was when I was three. And her hair was also really thick and wavy so it hid her face. I just could not stop STARING!
    4. Tally’s trip through the wild made her think while she was following Shay’s obscure directions and it prepared her for both the hard work and the hard revelation that she found in the Smoke.
    5. I think I might, since many people at my school think that Amy is a genius and Amy is not allowed to make mistakes. If Amy were a bubblehead, then Amy could make mistakes. Also, since Hinsdale is a wealthy town, most people are happy, healthy, beautiful, and rich. These people sometimes make fun of me for not being these things (especially rich.) I think I’m one of the two or three people in my school who doesn’t have a cell phone. So, yeah, I actually might give up independent thinking for a lifetime of being happy, healthy, beautiful, and rich.
    6. David saw Tally as beautiful. Tally saw Tally as ugly. David had not grown up in the city with the brainwashing. David had never seen a pretty. So, as it is put in Specials, “of course he might think that ugly Tally Youngblood would be okay to look at.” But I don’t think that’s all it is. Hmm… I really don’t know how to answer that. I think I’ll try again later.
    7. No, I don’t think she would. Shay did have a lot of good times with Tally, just like all friends. And just like all friends, they fight. Their fights are just more… severe than most. Hmm… destruction of an entire village, check, deaths, check, etc. Yup, definitely severe.
    8. The pretty society is nicer to Mother Nature than we are. We are completely wrecking the world, yet they just have self-sustained cities. They also don’t poison (literally, not figuratively) their people like we do, with things like food additives, various carcinogens, carbon monoxide in exhaust, etc. (Sorry, my mom’s a health freak.) And I think those things are pretty big achievements. If it takes a little brain damage to do that, then that’s what it takes.
    9. Tally decided her own fate when she decided to go find Shay in hopes of becoming pretty, when she decided to stay in the Smoke, when she went with David to go rescue everyone from Special Circumstances headquarters, and when she decided to sacrifice herself for the cure. (And that’s just in Uglies!) Everything else, yeah, pretty much other people’s decisions.
    10. My lifestyle is dependent on oil and gasoline because that’s what cars run on and that’s what heats my home. I would definitely be able to survive without it. I’d just have to bike, walk or rollerblade everywhere (which I pretty much already do since my parents “can’t afford” all the gas for the car) and I’d have to dress warmly in winter. No biggie.

    Wow, that was a lot of typing!

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    Kim-la
    January 20th, 2008 13:39

    1. Have you ever had a friend like Peris, who abandoned your friendship after they moved away?

    Like some other people had said I think i am the friend who moves away and abandoned the friendship. :( I had lived in 12 houses, 5 cities, three states and two countries by the time I was 11. LOL I often didn’t see or contact any of my old friends. :(

    2. At first, did you hope Tally would get the operation? When did you change your mind? (Or did you?)

    To be honest I always wanted Tally to get the operation even when i found out about the Lesions.

    3. Have you ever found yourself trusting someone more or paying more attention to what they said not because they deserved it, but just because of their looks?

    I am not proud to say it but . . my first impression is on how a person looks. :( :( :( Even if the SUPER nice i usually hang around people who i think look pretty or have nice fashoin sense. Like i said I am NOT proud of it.

    4. In what ways did Tally’s trip through the wild prepare her for what she learned in the Smoke?

    Tally learned in the wild that you cant always depend on the high tech things you can get in the city.

    5. Would you give up your ability to think independently in exchange for being happy, beautiful, perpetually healthy, and rich?

    Yes and No. I would definently have to try it before I really decide! LOL :]

    6. How did David see Tally differently than she saw herself?

    David saw Tally on what was on the inside not the outside. Even though i sometimes judge on looks I would really want a boyfriend like David who can see what I am like inside! :) :)

    7. If Shay could have gone back in time and never have met Tally, do you think she would?

    NO

    8. Other than the pretty operation, what are the main differences between the pretty society and our own? (Are there any ways in which the pretty society is healthier than ours?)

    The main differences are . . I dont know hard Question! LOL

    9. To what extent did Tally decide her own fate, and how much did other people decide it for her?

    I think Tally decided her fate 50 percent. I mean she made all the decisions in her life (well the obvios ones) but the so called ” Specials and Pretty Commitie” also had control of other peoples lives like tally’s. They put the idea of people having to be pretty to have a place in the world if they didn’t do that maybe people would have more confindence in themselves and have more people would be like the Smokies and resist what everyone thought was a perfect life. SO other people did partly control Tally’s life by putting stories in her head. :( :(

    10. The Rusty civilization collapsed because of its dependence on oil. In what ways is your lifestyle dependent on oil and gasoline? How easily would you survive if it all disappeared one day?

    I WOULD NEVER SURVIVE! I play sports and stuff but if I was in the postion of The Rusties my first insticts would be to jump in my car and drive away! LOL LOL :) :(

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    Kim-la
    January 20th, 2008 13:42

    Sorry about all the mispelled words! I was in a hurry. . :( :(

  113. 113
    Bogus
    January 20th, 2008 16:34

    dfdfsdfsdafsdfs

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    Reagan
    January 22nd, 2008 06:57

    1.Yes! Well, except she didn’t move away!But she just left to go hang out with other people and never said anything to us until two years later.
    2.I really wanted her to get the operation! But when she got to the smoke and met David it all changed and didn’t want her to get teh operation.
    3.Sadly, yes. I just forget and totally lose it. I try not to
    4.I think that the trip prepared her because it kind of gave her a little idea of what she was going to have to do while she was in the smoke.
    5.No way! That is just so scary-making! I don’t ever want to be like that. I would be totally bogus.
    6.Tally grew up thinking that she was nothing but a little rock sitting next toa boulder. David made her realize thatshe was more than just anugly, and that she dosn’t have to be a pretty to be amazing and beautifull.
    7.Well, I think that during the time when they are in the Smoke and David starts to like Tally more that she would, but in tohher parts of the books she wouldn’t.
    8.Well, I think that they have control over everything. They don’t wan’t bad things to happen. I ‘m saying we do I am jsut saying taht we can’t really control whats happening today. There they don’t have people running off doing or commitimg crimes. There is no freedom in being pretty or ugly because you can’t experience things that we can tody.
    9.Well, I think that the other people narrowed it down for her then the rest was all up to her. I think that she decided at least 50 percent of her fate.
    10.I think that that could happen one day. But I don’t know how long I could live with ou oil. And it’s just that way because of teh way I have grown up. I am sure other peole could do with out oil.

    U ROCK SCOTT WESTERFELD!

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    Reagan
    January 22nd, 2008 08:06

    I love these books! I wish I could jump inside and be one of the characters! I wan’t Scott Westerfeld to write more books to the series!

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    Lizzy-wa (CHASING MIDNIGHT WEREWOLVES!)
    January 22nd, 2008 08:09

    yu mean want? hehe. no apostrofie. hehe.

    jump inside. i do that all the time! well, in my mind i do. ya no. Blues Clues shood put cautions on that whole method thingie…

    -Lizzy-wa OUT! :lol:

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    Reagan
    January 22nd, 2008 08:11

    Emma-wa I liked your answers!

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    Reagan
    January 22nd, 2008 08:14

    Lizzie-wa. Interesting comment

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    Reagan
    January 23rd, 2008 09:22

    I am confused! Hello

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    emmi-la
    January 23rd, 2008 13:23

    1. Have you ever had a friend like Peris, who abandoned your friendship after they moved away?

    Yes, i have. She lived in the US for about 3 years and then moved away back to her home country of Belgium. We wrote to each other but then we stopped writing to each other.

    2. At first, did you hope Tally would get the operation? When did you change your mind? (Or did you?)

    Yes, i did hope that Tally would get the operation and I was mad when Shay ran away because i thought that Shay was sort of holding Tally back from having the operation. I changed my mind when Tally started to like the Smoke.

    3. Have you ever found yourself trusting someone more or paying more attention to what they said not because they deserved it, but just because of their looks?

    Um, i don’t know. I can’t exactly remember.

    4. In what ways did Tally’s trip through the wild prepare her for what she learned in the Smoke?

    I don’t really think that the wild prepared her that much for the Smoke. I think the hard parts of the wild prepared her, but that’s pretty much it.

    5. Would you give up your ability to think independently in exchange for being happy, beautiful, perpetually healthy, and rich?

    No, i would not. I would rather think for myself not be a puppet of someone.

    6. How did David see Tally differently than she saw herself?

    David saw what Tally was on the inside. Since he grew up in the wild, he wasn’t exposed to the operation’s affects on the people around him. He probably never seen a bubblehead and since he grew up in the wild, he learned to see past the ugliness on the outside and see right to the inside. I think that it’s harder for you to see what you’re like on the inside compared to how other people. I think other people can see what’s inside over you easiler than you yourself can.

    7. If Shay could have gone back in time and never have met Tally, do you think she would?

    I don’t know. Sometimes when she’s mad at Tally, she probably would go back, but when she and Tally are like friends, I don’t think she would go back.

    8. Other than the pretty operation, what are the main differences between the pretty society and our own? (Are there any ways in which the pretty society is healthier than ours?)

    With the pretty operation, people are healthier then we are. The pretty society is much more advanced in techonology than we are and the way they set up their lives.

    9. To what extent did Tally decide her own fate, and how much did other people decide it for her?

    Special Circumstances decided her fate by thinking ahead about how Tally could destroy the locket and other things like that.

    10. The Rusty civilization collapsed because of its dependence on oil. In what ways is your lifestyle dependent on oil and gasoline? How easily would you survive if it all disappeared one day?

    I think that I might not survvive. I ride the bus and my stove is gas so i wouldn’t be able to get any where far because i couldn’t ride my bike far places. I could ride my bike to other places that are close and i guess i could ride my bike to school but it would be very DANGEROUS!!

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    Ashley
    January 24th, 2008 02:12

    Will there be another book after extras? Does anyone know? AHHHH I’m dying with anticipation!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Dacotah~wa
    January 24th, 2008 07:30

    i really hope soooo

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    Figmented
    January 25th, 2008 09:28

    1. Have you ever had a friend like Peris, who abandoned your friendship after they moved away?
    I don’t really remember any of my old friends. I moved away when I was younger and no one ever really talked to me after that, but then again I never had many friends to begin with.

    2. At first, did you hope Tally would get the operation? When did you change your mind? (Or did you?)
    At first, I hoped she would because she wanted it so badly in the beginning, but later on once she was with David I kept thinking “maybe this is where she belongs”.

    3. Have you ever found yourself trusting someone more or paying more attention to what they said not because they deserved it, but just because of their looks?
    I’m not going to lie, of course I have.

    4. In what ways did Tally’s trip through the wild prepare her for what she learned in the Smoke?
    I don’t know why, but I’m drawing a blank here. I guess all the things she went through in the wild made her realize that the Smoke wasn’t just a place to mess around, it was real.

    5. Would you give up your ability to think independently in exchange for being happy, beautiful, perpetually healthy, and rich?
    No. While looks are important to me, intelligence, creativity and independent thinking outweigh beauty and being thin.

    6. How did David see Tally differently than she saw herself?
    David was raised in a place where there were pretty much only Uglies so he could see beneath Tally’s surface and to how she thought; he could see that what was made her beautiful. Tally was raised in a city where she had been around pretties and being outshined by their beauty gave her a negative self-image.

    7. If Shay could have gone back in time and never have met Tally, do you think she would?
    No, I don’t think she would because without Tally she would’ve never had the guts to make it to the smoke and she would’ve never become pretty or special.

    8. Other than the pretty operation, what are the main differences between the pretty society and our own? (Are there any ways in which the pretty society is healthier than ours?)
    Our society is build on money and fuel fossil and all sorts of things that destroy the Earth. Tally’s world is monitored to make the world a better place. Not to mention it’s pretty dang far in the future.

    9. To what extent did Tally decide her own fate, and how much did other people decide it for her?
    Tally didn’t decide much of her fate. Dr. Cable forced her to go to the Smoke, but she chose to fall for David then she accidentally betrayed the Smoke, she was kind of forced to become a pretty to help David, but she chose to fall for Zane then she was FORCED to become special…so a lot of Tally’s life was decided for her.

    10. The Rusty civilization collapsed because of its dependence on oil. In what ways is your lifestyle dependent on oil and gasoline? How easily would you survive if it all disappeared one day?
    We depend on oil and gasoline for cars. If it disappeared one day then our society couldn’t function. Everything is just too far apart to walk and horses would make the trip twice as long.

    Haha. I’m a little late, but I wanted to fill it out.

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    Courtney
    January 25th, 2008 11:33

    All I have to say is that I started to read the first part of Pretties and so far it’s BORING. I hate that Tally is snotty and is not an Uglie. She was WAY cooler and amazing when she was uglie. Now she hates uglies. I wish she would have stayed and had a ralationship with David. He was so nice and cute. She was happy with him. He hugged her during the invasion and stayed with her on their way to the citie. I was TOTALLY disappointed!!! GGGRRRRRR

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    Tally & Zane
    January 25th, 2008 11:54

    Courtney it gets sooooo much better so keep reading.(by the way Zane is better than David.Way better.)
    See Ya!

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    Zane
    January 25th, 2008 17:43

    Word, Sistah. Zane is the pøwnage, which is why I used his name. Because I luff him so much. *sad sighs*

    You think Pretties is boring, Courtney? None of Scott’s books are boring. I love them all. They are very happy-making.

    My brother is trying to design some way to make a hoverboard. It’s funny. I want one so bad. Who would invest in it? LOL

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    Tally-wa
    January 26th, 2008 04:02

    We there be a 5th book i really hope there is does anyone know!!! Please i hope there is!!!! I LOVE these books!!!!!

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    Reagan
    January 27th, 2008 11:06

    You rock Tally&Zane!!!!!! Zane is way better than David!

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    Tally & Zane
    January 28th, 2008 05:18

    I know, I do rock, don’t I ? HaHaHa!!! Just kidding

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    SALENA-LA
    January 29th, 2008 09:28

    all i can say is that i want to know if there will be a fifth book plz tell me yes cause i am in love with these books!!i want to know what happens to tally and david and aya and frizz.plz tell me if there will be a fifth book plz!!

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    Faye-la
    January 29th, 2008 12:31

    1. I actually moved and couldn’t keep in touch (I was four), but I think that Peris’s actions are different because he didn’t really have a choice; the leisons got in the way. In our times, friends choose to ignore you after they move (sadly).

    2. I wished I had the chance to live in Tally’s world, actually, and do it all (low self-esteem) and I hoped she would do it. At first. Then I found out about the lesions.
    That was the turning point. I realized that Tally really shouldn’t get the operation(s). What’s the point of being rich and beautiful and all that if you don’t have the ability to make your own decisions and really feel and have fun?

    3. Not trusting them- if anything, it makes me trust them less which is really shallow and selfish of me (sigh), but I can’t really help it because it always seems to me that really pretty people are mean and consider themselves better than me. Sad truth. Same with liking them.

    4. No comment

    5. No. nononononononono. It’s scary, that thought. You’d only be a doormat, trampled by people who let you think you really have a life.

    6. David wasn’t full of the crap that they filled the unsurged (I refuse to call them ugly cause they AREN’T) people with from the time they were little. That means that he could see past the stupid lies and know that real beauty is inside.

    That sounded corny as hell, but it’s true.

    7. Hmmm…. When she’s mad,yes, rest of the time, probably no, but she may regret things that have happened to her because of Tally.

    8. They’re alot healthier and live (physically) better lives, but I’d rather be fat and ugly but full of thoughts than stupid and gullible and Pretty.

    9. Well, Tally was manipulated (lots), but to a certain extent she made her own choices. She only really gets to making her own decisions, though, in Specials.

    10. All of you people who said that they’d live fine without gasoline, please get a mental examination. We know it’s unhealthy and polluting the environment, but really, come on. We’ll be fine if the change away from using oil is steady, but if all of it went away at once, there would be the following:
    a) Mass panic
    b) Starvation (farmers and HEB trucks couldn’t get to most of the public)
    c) Riots (over food)
    d) More wars (over food)

    We all love walking, but I’m pretty sure we also love a full stomach. So until we come up with a better option and put it into action, keep breathing the fumes (sigh). We are trying to come up with options, though…

    Wow, I sounded like a jerk in 10. But what I said is true, although I don’t like the fumes any more than yall do…

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    David is better than Zane!!!!

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    Tally & Zane
    January 31st, 2008 11:21

    My turn to sound like a jerk. David is NOT better than Zane, I think you may have breathed in more fumes than you can handle.
    HeHeHe!!! Sorry, very opinionated person.

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    Reagan
    February 1st, 2008 09:25

    I so totally agree with you Tally&Zane, Zane is way better than David me and my friend fight about it all the time!

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    kally
    February 2nd, 2008 11:52

    ummm well i just have one thing to say and that is
    #10
    i don’t think people really understand how much we depend on gas and oil.
    sure, yeah, we use it for cars and airplanes and such.
    and yes, it does pollute the air.
    yes, we use it for heat.

    but how many of you realize that PLASTIC is made of petroleum?

    yes, that’s right plastic.
    go through any room in your house and count how many plastic things you can find.

    would you be able to live without all that stuff.
    i’m kinda thinking no.

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    Tally & Zane
    February 2nd, 2008 12:07

    Crap, your right Kally, I totally forgot the whole plastic=petroleum thing. (my cat’s name is Kally except I spell it Kallie.)

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    kally
    February 2nd, 2008 12:15

    haha that’s very cool. my full name is kalyn though.
    i love my name because it’s so much like tally.

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    Reagan
    February 4th, 2008 10:05

    funny funny!!!!!

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    Courtney-wa
    February 6th, 2008 12:01

    1. Have you ever had a friend like Peris, who abandoned your friendship after they moved away?
    Yes.
    My best friend Katie, moved away on my birthday.
    And she never called, nor did she mail me.

    2. At first, did you hope Tally would get the operation? When did you change your mind? (Or did you?)
    Yea kinda,
    I did change my mind, because I loved David.

    3. Have you ever found yourself trusting someone more or paying more attention to what they said not because they deserved it, but just because of their looks?
    :/
    Not usually
    but if someone looks rough, I doubt I’d easily trust them.

    4. In what ways did Tally’s trip through the wild prepare her for what she learned in the Smoke?
    I guess it prepared her diet, and how rough she’d have it out with the smokies

    5. Would you give up your ability to think independently in exchange for being happy, beautiful, perpetually healthy, and rich?
    NO.

    6. How did David see Tally differently than she saw herself?
    He saw her as beautiful no matter what
    Which I think is just sweet

    7. If Shay could have gone back in time and never have met Tally, do you think she would?
    It depends on which point of time she could take it back,
    At some points yes, and others, no.

    8. Other than the pretty operation, what are the main differences between the pretty society and our own? (Are there any ways in which the pretty society is healthier than ours?)
    In some ways.
    IN the no violence thing, yes.
    And no diseases.
    But others no.

    9. To what extent did Tally decide her own fate, and how much did other people decide it for her?
    Most times I guess.
    Like her becoming a pretty.
    Her Becoming special.

    10. The Rusty civilization collapsed because of its dependence on oil. In what ways is your lifestyle dependent on oil and gasoline? How easily would you survive if it all disappeared one day?
    I cant drive yet, btw, and im not excited to. I drive slower than turtles walk.
    I’d be fine.
    I dont favor cars.
    I like doing healthy activities, such as riding my bike,
    I live in a small town, so you dont need to use a car much, if youre not lazy.
    But others would.
    But if it was without ELECTRONICS, that would be a whole other story.
    I cant survive without my ipod.
    I always need background music, like I have my own little movie.

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    Reagan-la-sensei
    February 7th, 2008 07:30

    I’m sad because I am reading Extras and am so close to the end!!!! If I end then there won’t be anything to read, but if I don’t finish then I won’t know what happened!!!!!!!!!!!

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    cetryfeed
    February 7th, 2008 14:30

    Nice site keep it up!

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    cierra
    February 8th, 2008 08:45

    hi all i just have one question for Scott. have you heard anything about uglies the movie? i check IMDB every day and there hasn’t been any change i was hoping maybe you knew what was going on. thats all

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    Ray-La
    February 9th, 2008 11:51

    I cannot answer these questions becuz I didn’t finish Uglies!!! But I want 2. I will answer these when I finish. I PROMISE!!!

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    Kelsey-Wa
    February 9th, 2008 13:56

    Totally bubble-making!

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    Taryn-la
    February 10th, 2008 09:17

    1. I haven’t really had a very close friend move away, but i have been the one to move from my old friends. I don’t visit them anymore but luckily we have stayed in touch over the last 7 years. It would be awful to leave/have my best friends leave me now.
    2. at first i did want Tally to get the operation. In the beginning she wanted nothing more to become Pretty, but when she met David i changed my mind on what i wanted to have happen to her. I loved the relationship the two created and thought becoming pretty would ruin it.
    3. Well…if i happen to like that person, yes i would pay more attention to what they say. Im not obsessed with good looking people, but i am captured by the way a good looking person might carry them selves. Actually, i pay more attention to ANYONE who happens to carry themselves well.
    4. I think that Tally’s journey helped her get ready to expect the worst. She also learned to do things for her self, which is the way smokies function. The journey made it easier for Tally to side with the wilderness rather than the city, because it became her own escape from her unhappy ugly life.
    5. There is no way you would get me to be a bubble head just to be happy. Life is wonderful enough that we can think independantly, and can choose not to be influenced by the media. I wouldn’t be able to choose which music i liked (im planning to be a music major in college) and would never be able to know what i REALLY did love in life, because i never chose it for myself.
    6. David didn’t grow up with perfection, even his parents trashed their once perfect looks. David was able to see past everything, just as we hopefully are able to do. Even when Tally was special he never noticed that Tally was different.
    7. There are times that I think Shay would wish she never met Tally, but i don’t think she actually would ever get rid of everything they went through together. The two of them became a unit, and whether things went wrong or right, Shay was there for Tally when Zane died, and Tally was there for Shay when ever she had another crazy plan. The two feed off of each others instincts, and thats something i don’t think Shay would ever trade.
    8. Environmentally, the pretty society is much much better than ours. As fare as government goes, there are similarities and differences. There are always things that the country won’t know that the government does, and we don’t know if that is a good or bad thing. The thing that is better about our government though is that we do have a say in what happens, unlike the pretty society. Yay democracy!
    9. In the end, Tally did chose her own fate. Every time she would at least try during the series though, things would do in a different direction. i would say 90% of the time she didn’t get to chose what happened.
    10. If oil disappeared, we wouldn’t be able to survive. Maybe a lucky few would be able to, but most of us wouldn’t be able to. America…the way it is, wouldn’t have people that could compete with doing simple technology and actually having to do manual things. I am a rower, so i do have other means of transportation and athleticism =P. We depend on oil to run our planes which allow us to trade, it gives life to our cars which gets us to the places that we may make money or make relationships. Oil is something we are VERY dependent on.

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    Lexie
    February 10th, 2008 14:27

    hi my name is lexie and i know im just a 10 yr old BUT I LOve UR BOOKS and my wgole class is reading them and i cant wait 4 the movie 2 come out i bet it will be buddy-making. LOl welll plz reply and i have every book uved sold on yeah.

    _Lexie Thompson

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    soccer18
    February 11th, 2008 07:07

    Hello Scott,
    I am in middle school and I am currently reading Uglies. I am reasearching stuff in the book and I was wondering what New Pretty, Middle Pretty, and Late Pretty meant.
    Thanks!!!

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    Tally & Zane
    February 11th, 2008 07:21

    It’s like the different ages, like you stay a new pretty for so long, then you have surgery to become a middle pretty for a certain amount of time, then you have surgery again to become a late pretty. I guess it could define aging *gracefully*. HaHaHa!

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    Reagan
    February 14th, 2008 09:09

    Hi, Lexie!!! Don’t worry I am kind of young too. I just found out one the persons age and it didn’t ocoure to me that they were that old!!!!! Not they are like 20 or anything, but yep.

    Tally&Zane:
    I thought that when you became a late pretty you were really a crumblie

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    Dia-wa
    February 14th, 2008 19:00

    1. Well actually I was the friend that moved away. And I’ve tried to the best of my ability to keep in touch with my old friends.

    2. I suppose I did want Tally to get the operation until she met Shay. Once I heard her point of view, I immediately sided with her.

    3. While I will admit there are a few people that my gaze tends to drift upon because they are fairly attractive, for the most part they are certainly not people I would want to pay attention to what they said.

    4. I believe Tally’s trip through the wild made her realized how sheltered and spoiled she’d been. That outside her cozy little dorm-room there was a whole other world. And it was harsh.

    5. There is no possible way that I would give up my independent thought for such vanities. Without independent thought, the world would still be flat, with the rest of the universe revolving around it.

    6. All through-out Tally’s life she was told that here natural features were “ugly”. That there was only one image of beauty (that of which was unattainable naturally) and if you didn’t match it then you were hideous. (Not unlike are own modern society, am I wrong?) She was told that every part of her was imperfect and wrong. It was impossible for her to like herself.

    Where as David had never been taught to strive for this ideal. He chose what he thought was attractive, it wasn’t forced down his throat.

    7. Though there were times when Shay swore it would have been better if she never met Tally, I think deep down she really appreciated her friendship.

    8. Though this question is about differences, I would also like to mention some of the similarities between our society and that of the Pretties.

    As I mentioned in my answer to question 6, they impossible standards of beauty are present in our own society. Blonde haired, blue eyed, thin, ample chested women, have become our countries “Pretty” Teenage girls try desperatly to get themselves to look like this, and take drastic, unhealthy measures.

    In the Pretty world, this image is attained by operation, but every gets to be “pretty”. No cases of anorexia anymore right? But at this point they no longer have their own free will. They are shallow, vapid, clones. This part of the Pretty society is always what would have devasted me if I lived in that time period. But hey, with no original though, no anarchists! No war mongers! No religious freaks!

    I’m not quite sure how to articulate my exact views on that matter, but simply a world where everyone is the same does not sit right with me.

    Chew on this though, war is simply in human nature. Seeing as we have pretty much exterminated natural selection in our own species, perhaps war is another method of population control. I’m am not saying I support war at all (born and raised a flower-child) but just think about it.

    Population control. That is where I think the Pretty world has it right. Limiting the number of spawn you’re allowed seems like a pretty smart thing. Otherwise we’ll overrun this planet, suck up it’s resources, and run out of space for ourselves and other species. Also I am all for renewable resources as opposed to petroleum (which was the death of us Rusties).

    9. Well I think in actuallity Tally did decide alot of her own fate. Even though Dr. Cable had given her an ultimatum, she still had choices. All through-out the series she was faced again with tough decisions to be made, and very little time to make them.

    10. I did a report on this very subject for English not to long ago. And I believe our society relies much too much on oil. It supplies over 48% of our energy needs, and practically 99% of our vehicals. We need to convert to renewable resources NOW.

    And those are the views of a sleep deprived 14 year old.

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    Tally & Zane
    February 15th, 2008 03:58

    Hmmm…I thought crumblie was another name for late pretty but I’m not sure. I might be wrong.

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    Reagan
    February 16th, 2008 07:45

    Oh, wells dosn’t really matter any ways!!!!:)

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    Shay- la
    February 17th, 2008 23:41

    Scott, what month is the movie coming out and who are the actors/actresses? The IMDB has no info on it. Tally & Zane: Have you read the 4th book? Have you read Peeps or Midnighters? Same questions for you Reagan.

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    Alisha-la
    February 18th, 2008 02:02

    1. Yeah i have. She left our school cause she had some issues with other people, and then when she was gone we kept in touch for a bit, but after a while it was like i was the only one trying with our friendship. I used to invite her over, she then couldnt make it etc. So in the end i just thought fine, if she doesnt want to make the effort then why should i?

    2. I was curious about what it would be like to be Pretty, as Tally always descirbed it as something AMAZING. But when she went to see Peris, it made me feel a bit :S about it. Then the way Shay used to describe it, it put me totally off it. Who WANTS to be required to have fun? And the Smoke sounded like such an adventure.. I wanted her to leave. For the adventure of it, and for herself. Who wants to be a bubblehead anyways?

    3. Um… This is a hard one. I mean, sometimes its easier to not listen to someone who is kind of a loser, but i dont really. I listen to my friends, and i am deeply agaisnt the populars at my school. They may be pretty [some of them even arent that] but they only talk to you when no one better is there, and they are all mostly self obssessed. I try to listen to everyone and talk to everyone, not basing it on their looks. Its too superficial.

    4. The way she was living in nature for those long days, when she first realised Nature didnt need an operation to be beautiful, it just was. That was a huge turning point for her i feel. And when she was alone with herself, had to look after herself. I think everything about that journey helped her to see the world in a different way, and see herself differently too.

    5. It sounds tempting, sure. But i mean, as you saw with the bubbleheads, they were happy, but their mind was always fuzzy, things not fitting together right. I would keep my mind. If people could learn to see people for who they are, not what they look like, then we wouldnt even need to bother with things like plastic surgery. My mind is everything about me, my personality and my soul. I wouldnt trade it for anything, no matter how gorgeous or healthy or rich i could become. Nothing is worth losing your mind and who you truly are.

    6. When David looked at Tally, he didnt just see her exterior, her body. He saw her as a PERSON. He saw her as Tally. The way her mind worked was why she was beautiful in his eyes. Her lips might’ve been thin and her eyes too close together, but that didnt matter. Her mind made up who she was, and that was what he loved about her, and what he saw when he looked at her.

    7. Oh my gosh, Good question Scott-la! Um.. I have no idea! I mean, she wouldn’t have ‘lost’ David to Tally, she wouldn’t have had half the hassle, but she would’ve lost ehr best friend. Yes, she hated Tally at times, but they were best friends. I think in the end of everything, Shay-la would’ve kept things the way they were. She was healthy and happy, and saving the world, alongside her best friend. What could be better?

    8. Well, for starters they separated the Ugly people from the pretty people, like discrimination. They taught history in a way that left out any good points. They made the Rusties seem like terrible people who were idiotic and had no common sense. They were better than us in the fact EVERYTHING is recycled, nothing is wasted. They look after the planet, in ways which we are sturggling. Also, the way different countries/cities left each other to their own business. No wars this way. I feel that if someone would’ve been in trouble they could’ve helped, but everyone is different. So if they run things differently like Diego and Tally’s town, then they should leave each other to it. That could help a lot with things, especially nowadays.

    9. It seems that whenever Tally made her own choice about something, it got switched around. She decided to stay and get the operation, but then was forced to go after Shay if she ever wanted to turn pretty. She decided to stay in the smoke, then accidentally set off the tracker. She was kind of happy pretty, but Zane made her fight the lesions. She decided to leave, and when she finally was reunited with Zane, he had a tracker on him no one could remove. She decided to stay with him, turn Pretty with him, then escape again. But once more, she was turned Special agaisnt her will. She wanted Zane to join them, and ended up losing him forever. Anything Tally ever decided, she always ended up doing the opposite. It can crush people like that, how could you ever make you own decision? I always felt for Tally in that way.

    10. Personally, i think i do depend on it. Cars to school, buses to the city, everything like that. But i always want it to dissapear. Just for a while, so we can learn to live without it. Some people are TOO dependant on it. We need to stop using up all the worlds resources, and find a sustainable way to live. I also don’t actually believe in global warming. Climate change, yes, cause its a fact. But the world naturally heats up and cools down again. Its like a cycle, i dont think the world is going to like, melt. I think we just need to see what we are doing to the world isnt sustainable, and find a better way to live into the future. Otherwise, to put it simple, we’re screwed.

    Fawesome question Scott-la, this has distracted me well from work i probably should be doing… Lol.
    Hope you like my answers :]

    Alisha-la xx

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    Alisha-la
    February 18th, 2008 02:02

    OMG. Sorry, but i have never written a post THAT long. Wows much =D

    xx

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    Reagan
    February 19th, 2008 02:04

    Shay-la:
    I have read the fourth book. But no I have not read Peeps or Midnighters. I’m waiting for Peeps at our library.

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    Sydney
    February 20th, 2008 15:40

    I love uglies !!! It’s so intersting!! I am now on prites! Read the Twilight seris it’s even better. By Stephenie Meyer!!

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    sweveseecruips
    February 21st, 2008 09:19

    Well, as you can avert we have a backside here, I can’t slurpily tabulate unfurling you won’t adapt the cops, you’ve shielded my surety and I can’t disappoint that chance.

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    Alison-Wa
    February 22nd, 2008 11:16

    Scott Westerfeld is such amazing writer and I must say something, I cannot stand it any longer. First of all the Uglies books are absolutely impossible to put down! I feel as if I have left my world and hopped right into Tally Youngblood’s or Aya Fuse’s. The only thing I don’t like is that I constantly am wishing I were born in the future during these books. Can you blame me? I become obsessed and amzed! I start flexing my ring finger randomly thinking of how cool it would be to send a ping. Anyway I want to live there! I want to have dazling pretty beauty and be able to look however I want (that would be after the mind rain of course). I hope that I am not alone with my crazy obsession. I think that it is a relief to all of my friends and family that I have finally found something else to be obsessed with other that Harry Potter( even though I am still very much obsessed with that). Pretty much I am saying that I love these books along with the peeps and the last days.
    ____Oh and by the way I figured out that Aya was Japanese before he told us in the book. (Even if I figured it out only three pages before it was announced)

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    Anonymous
    February 23rd, 2008 02:25

    Peris did abandoned Tally.
    But he kinda came back to her during SPECIALS!
    At the end of the SPECIALS, Peris said that Tally and Peris were best friend forever.
    Does people realllly think that Peris abandoned his friend!?

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    Anonymous
    February 23rd, 2008 02:32

    Also during Pretties, Peris and Tally were good friends. Except, Peris wasn’t brave enough to be with Tally. But at the beginning of SPECIALS, Peris helped Tally and Shay (when they were sending Zane to Smokey). Once again, did Peris really abandoned Tally or maybe he was just afraid(of a whole situation)!?

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    Anonymous
    February 23rd, 2008 13:45

    I love the uglies series, and the midnighters series. I havn’t read peeps yet. I have also read the twilight books and the are good too. put it this way. ALL BOOKS ARE AWSOME. i have also read so yesterday and that book is excelent. I LOVE BOOKS!!!!

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    Anonymous1234567
    February 23rd, 2008 13:46

    I have a question for you Scott. What was you insperation to right the uglies series. i have read all of them and they are most definintly AWSOME.

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    Ashton
    February 23rd, 2008 17:41

    1. Yes I had a good friend and when we went to high school he stopped hanging out with me on weekends. I guess my face rank wasnt as high as his(lol).

    2. Yes, I always wanted her to get the operation. I had to put the book down when she threw the tracker in the fire. I was happy when she finally got the operation.

    3. DEFINETLY, as Tally tried to tell David people see your exterior and associate that with how you are on the inside. I mean when I talk to a really hot girl I’m really careful about what I say and way I look and everything. When I talk girl thats ugly or just less hot i don’t really care. I think I’m a really ugly person. Most girls would just say that I’m cute or ok but I hate the way I look. I hate to look in mirrors and hate pictures and won’t be in them. I hate… myself i guess.

    4. I think this question is simple. Tally learned how to live without the comforts of the city that she once depended on.

    5. OF COURSE I WOULD! Who wouldn’t want to live in a perfect utopia where everyone is beautiful and you can have anything you want. There is no war, not even any serious arguements. As for the legions, ignorance is bliss.

    6. I think Tally sumed it up pretty well. She said that David was born in the Smoke so he had never seen a pretty or even many people. So to him Tally was beautiful.

    7. Yes, she would probably want to be living with David in the Smoke.

    8. It is superior to ours in everyway. Freedom has a great price. War, discrimation, murder, rape the list goes on and on. Do you really think their perfect utopia is so bad?

    9. She didn’t decide much and I think those suprises are why the books are so good.

    10. We are an oil dependent society. Without you couldn’t do much. For example the computer you are reading this with is powered by electricity, that electricty is powered by a power plant which probably uses fosil fuels(not sure about this).

    I think face rank is a real thing. I mean I know I coudn’t go out with the most popular sophmore girl. Say she was in love with me, I still couldn’t. Because no one would approve…My life sucks
    or like a quote from superbad, “f–k my life”
    cya

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    syd-la
    February 23rd, 2008 16:45

    hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii hey scott why did you kill zane-la and have david come back for tally-wa?

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    Reagan
    February 24th, 2008 05:13

    Hey Anonymous:
    I disagree not all books are great. Liek I tried reading the Lord of th Rings books OMG I don’t know I got through the Hobbit and #1. I tried reading the second but I couldn’t the first four pages were already boring!!!!!!!

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    lotti-wa --- In the future, SHAY-LA NEVER DIES!!!!!
    February 24th, 2008 12:22

    um, yeah, i tried reading my dad’s (really old) copy of the lord of the rings, which has pages falling out, and really tiny print because it’s got all three in the one book, so it’s also really heavy, and i got to the second page, and thought “this sucks. i’m going to go read specials again”

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    Sara-la
    February 25th, 2008 10:49

    1.Ya, I had a friend who moved away in 5th grade we tried 2 stay intouch,but that failed.
    2.At first I wanted her to be w/ Peris.but after hearing about the lesions.I wanted her to be an ugly.
    3.Not really, once in awhile some guy w/ gorgeous eyes will make me want to trust them.but thats only the 1st time i see them.
    4.she learned about the wild being way bigger than her city.more dangerous,and you didnt have anything to pop out supplies you need.just the smarts you had.
    5. Never!i want to be me.
    6.He thought of her as beutiful while she thought of her self as an ugly that no one could ever think to be pretty.
    7.I think shay wouldnt go back.her and tally would of never been bff.and the mind rain may never of happened.
    8.i think the way they live is healthier for the enviroment.
    9.i think she decided most of it,except for dr cable making her go so she could become a pretty,and shay making her a special.
    10.we really are very dependent on oil.I think i could of survived, but it would be very hard to.

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    Reagan
    February 26th, 2008 03:21

    syd-la:
    Have you read the fifth book?

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    Mira-la
    February 26th, 2008 03:21

    1. Yep. It was really sad, too- she just suddenly stopped answering my emails and I never heard from her again.

    2. I definitely hoped she’d get the operation, and I was still hoping when she was in the chair in the waiting room, but once Doctor Cable showed up, I kind of changed my mind. :)

    3. Oh yes. I know this completely cute guy and I found him slowly manipulating me, but I didn’t notice, because he was cute, so he couldn’t be mean, right? Wrong. Fortunately, he moved too XD

    4. She slowly got used to the fact that life wasn’t a ball, what with her having to eat SpagBol forever… :)

    5. No way. I like being the outcast. I LIKE being the school geek.

    6. David’s thoughts weren’t manipulated by the city, so he had no idea what an average ‘pretty’ looked like, so Tally was pretty compared to other people he’d seen.

    7. I doubt it. Shay and Tally had been through some good times together, even though in Extras (spoilerspoiler) they claimed they always ended up on opposite sides (end spoiler).

    8. The pretty society- people were less selfish, destroyed the environment less, and were much more efficient technologically than us.

    9. Tally chose to make herself pretty, and even under all that prettiness, her personality is still there. So I’d say it’s about half and half.

    10. Well, I myself don’t drive a care, but I think we have an oven that runs on gas, and our houses are heated by gas, so I don’t think I would survive, because there would be no more production of things in factories.

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    Rachel-la
    February 26th, 2008 11:17

    Ok heres da thing, i think that tallyneeds to be more in the 4th book!!!PLz scott?*puppy dog eyes*

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    emmy-WA
    February 26th, 2008 16:48

    Omg! Scott, you are such an awesome writer. ANYWAY, how do I mail you xD?! I just don’t know how! My computer is being a jerk. Anyway… Is Uglies coming out as a movie.. Because some websites say so.. I really hope it does, but I also hope it doesn’t. I really want to imagine the characters myself! And another question, sorry I’m such an idiot xD. In Midnighters, I know there are 3 books, but, are they different people with different stories, or does the first book keep going on and on with the same characters like Uglies…? I loved your Specials! It had more action than Uglies and Pretties. How’d you come up with that! You are an amazing author xD. I look forward to reading your books!

    Big fan! :D xP

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    Reagan
    February 27th, 2008 05:28

    emmy-wa:
    On his site it says you can contact him through e-mail. YOu click on the contact me option then you write what you want to tell him. And on my computer it always messes up so I kind of gave up. :)

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    emmy-WA
    February 27th, 2008 14:58

    Oh.. Thank you Reagan. Actually, I couldn’t because it said it couldn’t find that contact.. So, I really couldn’t find it.. D: But, I’ll try! Thanks much Regan! Oh yea, I got my name wrong xD. It should be emmy-LA right :D?! But it sounds better with Emmy-wa. xD\
    Thanks again!

    Big fan. :D

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    shay-la
    February 28th, 2008 09:23

    i totally love this book!!!! bogus how i cant get extras though

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    meghan-la
    February 29th, 2008 13:06

    lol shay-la i have extras and i read it (the best), and pplz good answers……lol

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    Reagan
    March 1st, 2008 11:25

    Has any one read the “Among the Hidden” series? I love those books but they aren’t as good as Uglies. But the author has written alot of books and she’s really good.

    I love Superman/Tom Welling!!!!

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    Ashley
    March 1st, 2008 11:35

    1. Have you ever had a friend like Peris, who abandoned your friendship after they moved away?

    Um ya… but it was a long time ago, and when we were young, so it doesn’t bother me a whole bunch.

    2. At first, did you hope Tally would get the operation? When did you change your mind? (Or did you?)

    Ya, actually I did… all the way up till she met David and found out about the lesions.

    3. Have you ever found yourself trusting someone more or paying more attention to what they said not because they deserved it, but just because of their looks?

    Not really… I mean sure I first judge them on looks, but everyone does that, whether they want to admit it or not, but once I get to know them, that’s when I see how they really are.

    4. In what ways did Tally’s trip through the wild prepare her for what she learned in the Smoke?

    What I think mostly helped was just the fact that she realized there really was a life outside her city… and it wasn’t perfect.

    5. Would you give up your ability to think independently in exchange for being happy, beautiful, perpetually healthy, and rich?

    I’ve actually been thinking a LOT about this question and honestly… I would definitely rather keep my ability to think for myself. I mean I have a STRONG belief on individuality, and what are we but that same as the next person if we were to get the operation?

    6. How did David see Tally differently than she saw herself?

    Well Tally was raised to think she was ugly, I mean it’s really not her fault, and David, having not really seen a lot of pretties would see more of the natural beauty in people.

    7. If Shay could have gone back in time and never have met Tally, do you think she would?

    No I don’t think so. Because after I finished reading Specials (haven’t read Extras yet… have to get the book first) I realized that even though basically everything was Tally’s fault (ie. The Smoke being ambushed the first time, Zane dying, the whole war, and basically everything bad) it’s kind of funny because Tally really saved the world even through all that. And Tally would never have been able to do that if it weren’t for Shay.

    8. Other than the pretty operation, what are the main differences between the pretty society and our own? (Are there any ways in which the pretty society is healthier than ours?)

    I think basically the fact that we have freedom to think for ourselves, and when we disagree with something, we can say so. Because even if there is no conflict or whatever in the Pretty town… we still have that motivation to strive for peace. And when we are forced believe a certain way, and don’t know the difference, I think we need conflict in order to strive for better.

    9. To what extent did Tally decide her own fate, and how much did other people decide it for her?

    I don’t think Tally decided a whole lot of her fate honestly… I mean everything that happened to her was because of someone else it seemed… but I do think it was all Tally in the way she reacted and I personally think that that is all that truly matters.

    10. The Rusty civilization collapsed because of its dependence on oil. In what ways is your lifestyle dependent on oil and gasoline? How easily would you survive if it all disappeared one day?

    Well I drive! I suppose that’s the biggest thing… I often ask people the question, if technology would just disappear would you still be able to live? And for me… if gas and oil were to disappear… ummm, I’d have to say it would be hard to live for sure, I mean… getting from one place to another, but I would still try to make it through the day.

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    Shay- la
    March 2nd, 2008 00:14

    Reagan: I’ve read the among the hidden series. you are right it is good but not as good as the uglies series. Have you read running out of time? There’s a fifth book in the uglies series?

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    meghan-la
    March 2nd, 2008 00:18

    wat? a fifth book?

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    Shay- la
    March 2nd, 2008 00:42

    I’m not sure. that’s what I thought Reagan said before

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    Ali-wa
    March 2nd, 2008 01:08

    Reagan i love those books too. The Uglies series are better though

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    Shay- la
    March 2nd, 2008 01:27

    yeah

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    meghan-la
    March 2nd, 2008 04:02

    wat??

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    Clarissa-wa
    March 2nd, 2008 04:04

    dude, Reagan! u watch Smallville?

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    meghan-la
    March 2nd, 2008 04:06

    hey pplz im going bye!

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    Clarissa-wa
    March 2nd, 2008 04:09

    i have to clean the bathroom. yuck. :(

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    Reagan
    March 2nd, 2008 05:27

    Clarissa-wa:
    YES I LOVE that show I own season 5. I am liked opsessed over Superman just because I think that Tom Welling is so flippin hot. And there is this kid in my class and he says that he is Superman and we fight all the time.

    I Love Superman/Tom Welling!!!!

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    Reagan
    March 2nd, 2008 05:29

    I didn’t say there was a fifth book to the Uglies series. I said that the autor of the Among the Hidden series has written a lot of books

    And no I have not read running out of time.

    I love Superman/Tom Welling!!!!

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    meghan-la
    March 2nd, 2008 05:31

    no u said there was a fifth book to the Uglies series

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    Reagan
    March 2nd, 2008 09:41

    Where did I say that? i am confused

    Wait I MEANT TO SAY FOURTH BOOK !!!!
    I very sorry I thought you guys were nuts there for a moment. I didnt scroll up enough.
    I love Superman/Tom Welling!!!!

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    Paige-la
    March 2nd, 2008 09:59

    omg if i had the choiceto ditchmy whole life tobecome a specialcircumstance i would sooooooooooooooo doit !!!!!

    those reflexes would come in handy.

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    Paige-la
    March 2nd, 2008 10:00

    i wish there was a fifthbook i want to see about miss tally and monsoir david. i did not see that coming !!!!

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    Talulia-wa
    March 2nd, 2008 12:33

    it would be cool as long as they dont mess it up

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    meghan-la
    March 2nd, 2008 12:39

    huh????

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    meghan-la
    March 2nd, 2008 14:40

    wat? with ?

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    emma-la
    March 3rd, 2008 05:12

    1.no but i feared that no one would want to hang out with me when moved back to my school.
    2.yes but when shay came and showed her how better your life would be if you werent a brainless person olny worrying about the next party.
    3.no because i value wat is inside someone more then the outside i mean sure someone may be realy cute but if they start being mean to me i will not put up with it no matter how good looking they are!
    4.i think the trip made her see how important it is to respect nature and i think it prepared her for what lay ahead by making her stronger and tufer to with stand hard labor.
    5.i beleive that the freedom to have freedom of speech and the press are very important because they let you speak out and think independently yes i would give up everything to say what i think is important for the world adn the country. plus if you didnt have your independence you could be like the governments little puppet like the absolute monarchy in france that i learned about in history- if they hadnt demanded independence all the peasants would be poor and hungry and nothing would have changed same with americas idepence for england we still would be paying taxes to poeple on the other side of the world!
    6.when they first met david thought amazing and cool and nice but she felt that she wasnt pretty or any or any of those things her society had given her very low sef-esteem
    7.yes i think shay would have stayed and gotten the operation unless she some how got the curage. and i think tally would have gotten the operation and joined peris.
    8.the pretty society was very clean and environmental thought i was a good idea until it turned out it messed up your head!
    9.i think she decided her own fate because she wanted to become pretty to save shay.
    10.everything imaginable that is human made some how in vovles oil and gasoline! there is no way to avoid it! my family is saving up for wind energy and electric cars. i have informed poeple with my website that you can visit by going to freewebs.com/doyouloveyourearth
    any way i think some poeple could servive if they knew the balance of mother earth wich i try to understand.

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    Reagan
    March 3rd, 2008 08:11

    They are making moveis for the books.

    I love Superman/Tom Welling

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    Becca-la
    March 3rd, 2008 09:05

    Wouldn’t it be soooo bubbly-making if there were films made out of these books! I would soooooo watch it!!!

    Any hints of the possibility of a film?
    (please, please, please!)

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    meghan-la
    March 3rd, 2008 09:07

    yes plzplzplzplzpzlz!!!!!!! i would miss skool for the movies!

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    Becca-la
    March 3rd, 2008 09:10

    hey why does the time on this thing say 9:07 on march the 3rd? where i am its only 10:09 at night on march the 2nd!

    I may not miss skool but i would totally watch it like 50 billion times!!!! Dont you ever wonder what you would look like as a pretty or a special?

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    lotti-wa --- *hearts asterixes*
    March 3rd, 2008 19:32

    yes, every day i imagines myself as a special…

    i seem to be way in the future already… it is 9:32 pm over here in NZ

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    Becca-la
    March 4th, 2008 08:14

    wow! i am in GB
    i always woner what the doctors would think of as my imperfections and how it would feel to be a special….
    i really wish that the series went on forever or had an attachment series at the same place and time as i never want the stories to end!!!!!!!

    How will i ever survive?! lol

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    Becca-la
    March 4th, 2008 08:14

    wonder* sorry about sp.

    uglies series ruuulleeezzzz!!!!

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    Sarah-la
    March 4th, 2008 08:26

    it sooo does, me and my mates are making up a sort of club about it, using the same language. i find it so cool that flash tatoos might be available in the future to us! we could have a mobile phone tatooed on our arms that really worked! i also would love someof the eyescreen lenses. so bubbly! see you later becca-la! bestys 4 life! (want more cheeseyness? lol)

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    Reagan
    March 4th, 2008 09:24

    Me and my friend are going to get a flash tattoo ,when we get older in the same spott. We also plan to get eyscreens. They wouldn’t really be eyescreens, but we are going to get some of those contact things.
    I love Superman/Tom Welling!!!!

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    Becca-la
    March 4th, 2008 10:18

    omg!!!! i could never imagine getting a flash tattoo cause i have never thought that i would have wanted a tattoo…hmmm
    i think the eyescreens would annoy me though as they wouldn’t do anything and just get in the way of my vision or thats why they may be so appealling.

    oh well… i am still crossing my fingers for a movie though!!!!

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    Reagan
    March 4th, 2008 10:35

    Yeah I know I don’t think I would wear the contact all of the time if I got it.

    I love Superman/Tom Welling!!!!

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    meghan-la
    March 4th, 2008 10:40

    lol i wonder if Scott would ever get a tattoo like that or those contacts lol

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    Reagan
    March 4th, 2008 11:53

    That would be funny. I’m sorry it is just hard to picture people like that. I mean people that I know (Or I should say I know what he looks like.

    I love Superman/Tom Welling!!!!

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    Becca-la
    March 5th, 2008 08:03

    Yeah i think it would be weird if you saw someone down the street with a moving tattoo all down their face.

    I would probably only get it if it was a worldwide thing and literally everyone was getting it and it wasn’t too expensive. It does look really pretty on girls though like the girl on the front of the specials book cover.

    I think with the contact lense wouldn’t you feel like you had a bug in your eye constantly as you would not be used to seeing a circuit in you eye everytime you looked at something.

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    Sarah-la
    March 6th, 2008 08:02

    yeah i agree, i think the contact lense would look really cool though, imagine going to school like on a first day back and people see you will like all cicuitry eyes. that would be so cool!

    i cant wait until the film of the book uglies comes out in america, it should be out by september 2009! wow, i wonder who will play tally? i am sad i dont live in america though otherwise i would audition if it was open casting.

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    Shay- la
    March 7th, 2008 11:31

    that WOULD be cool if you auditioned, Sarah-la

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    Kelsey-wa
    March 7th, 2008 13:35

    1. No… I always try to keep in touch with friends.

    2. I wanted her to….. until she moved to the Smoke and learned about the truth behind the preety operation.

    3. Ya…. about that…. *cough*cuteguys*cough*

    4. It helped her realize how much the city “babies” her. She learns how much the city shelters her.

    5. Urg! Well, kind of. I’de probably get the operation, and if it sucked, I’de take the cure for bubbleheads.

    6. How did David see Tally differently than she saw herself? He wasnt used to pretties. He saw uglies as normal people, and found the beauty in all of them.

    7. Yes. Though she doesn’t really express it, Shay seems to still be Jealous of David and Tally’s relationship. Had she not met Tally, She would have gone to the Smoke, and lived with David happily ever after with her own mind and the face she was born with.

    8. They’re society is much more enviornmentally aware then ours. Which is very good. And these days, many strive for the perfect face and body. Which makes them loose focus on life’s more important aspects.

    9. In my opinion, her fate was entirely chosen by others. She became pretty for the sake of finding a cure, and Special because Shay forced her.

    10. We heavily depend on oil. I need it to get to school, to run the generator in the house when hurricane season wipes out power, and to travel cross country on plane. If oil was to disappear, I would be lost. Survival would prove to be very difficult.

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    Kelsey-wa
    March 7th, 2008 13:35

    Hey, does anyone know what happeed to the Westerboard? Its been down months now.

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    Becca-la
    March 7th, 2008 18:20

    no idea Kelsy-wa

    it would be sooooo cool if we all could audition! too bad i don’t live in america tho…:-(

    i wonder if the movie will be exactly like the book r wether they’ll change it like some movies do(i reeeaaallly hate wen they do that)

    what do you think about the flash tattoo and eyescreen thing kelsy-wa and shay-la?

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    emmy-WA
    March 8th, 2008 11:52

    Becca-la, I think they might take out some parts in the book when they make it in a movie.. Like Harry Potter I guess. xD But I hope they don’t! This is like one of the best books I have EVER read. Actually, it’s the best third person point of view I have EVERRR read!

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    Tanya
    March 8th, 2008 14:58

    1. Have you ever had a friend like Peris, who abandoned your friendship after they moved away?

    Well, I wouldn’t say he moved away physically so much as emotionally. When we were younger, oh I’d say around the ages of three to thirteen, we were nearly inseparable. We liked to build things and run around outside imagining up one thing or another. But gradually, he stopped talking to me. His visits became less and less frequent. Eventually, we stopped talking
    to me all together with the exception of the polite “hello” on holidays. I was very sad. I remember when I was fourteen; I brainstormed possibilities for the distance. Ultimately, I came to the conclusion that he probably just had some issues he needed to sort through. I respected the distance he put between us and decided to give him the time and space he seemed to need. Since he’s my cousin, I suppose he can never completely be rid of me! (Now that we’re both nineteen, things are starting to get a little better.)

    2. At first, did you hope Tally would get the operation? When did you change your mind? (Or did you?)

    At first, I didn’t want her to have the operation. Clearly, it was something shady from the start. However, after further reading, I realized that the operations she had were absolutely necessary to provide Tally with the catalyst needed to grow as a person and trust who she was. With these operations, she was able to overcome the fallacies of her society and what’s more important—she was able to find her voice

    3. Have you ever found yourself trusting someone more or paying more attention to what they said not because they deserved it, but just because of their looks?

    To be honest, there have been times when I chose not to listen to what people say because of their looks. Don’t get me wrong—they could have been the most “attractive” people in the universe! It wasn’t about that so much as how they presented themselves. If they didn’t have respect for themselves, I didn’t have respect for them, either. So, I guess to answer the question—I pay more attention to people who look as though they respect themselves. Does that make sense to anyone else?

    4. In what ways did Tally’s trip through the wild prepare her for what she learned in the Smoke?

    Besides self-reliance? I guess you could say the trip acted as a crash-course to begin to tear away Tally’s fear of the nature and the unknown.

    5. Would you give up your ability to think independently in exchange for being happy, beautiful, perpetually healthy, and rich?

    Hah, what do you think?

    6. How did David see Tally differently than she saw herself?

    Like anyone in love, David loved Tally for her strengths and weaknesses equally. Tally beat down on herself for what she saw as inadequacies; David loved her for them. They were a part of who she was. David—who was not brought up in that city—had a deeper understanding of human nature than almost anyone else in the story (but that’s just my opinion).

    7. If Shay could have gone back in time and never have met Tally, do you think she would?

    Shay loved Tally. You don’t do that with people you love… or at least, I wouldn’t.

    8. Other than the pretty operation, what are the main differences between the pretty society and our own? (Are there any ways in which the pretty society is healthier than ours?)

    I’d say an obvious difference is that we rely on oil and they don’t. In that respect, the pretty society is way better off than we are. If only we listened to Al Gore. -sigh- Ah well, I digress. I’d say a main difference between the pretty society and, specifically, the United States is the Constitution. Ya know, The Bill of Rights.

    9. To what extent did Tally decide her own fate, and how much did other people decide it for her?

    I need to believe that Tally made her own decisions throughout the entirety of the story (Maybe that’s just for my sake though.. I never said I wasn’t biased!). The mere fact that Tally was able to cure herself (more than once) means that she had the power, wisdom and strength inside all along to think and decide for herself (Very Dorothy-esque, Scott.).

    10. The Rusty civilization collapsed because of its dependence on oil. In what ways is your lifestyle dependent on oil and gasoline? How easily would you survive if it all disappeared one day?

    I suppose if we didn’t have oil, our country would be better off all around. We wouldn’t depend so heavily on Middle Eastern countries. Then, perhaps, we would no longer deem it necessary to intervene in their affairs. Eventually, our economy would rise (significantly). That boost in the economy would create more jobs for Americans which would boost consumer spending…which would then boost the real estate market etc… Ultimately, the United States would return to being a superpower. But me? Well, I’ll start by saying that I commute 30 minutes to and from college every day of the week plus the drive to work. Not to mention that it is still FRICKIN’ COLD in New York! So, I’d probably struggle through until I could find a horse, some extra blankets and a few sweaters…hahaha.

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    Reagan
    March 9th, 2008 06:08

    I hope they don’t take out any parts. I can’t really think of any parts off the top of my head that they would take out.

    I love Superman/Tom Welling!!!!

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    Becca-la
    March 9th, 2008 08:48

    maybe some of when she is travelling to the smoke and stuff when she gets there that just fills time and doesn’t have much major effect to the plot (i hope they wont take anything inportant out like in harry potter)

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    Sarah-la
    March 9th, 2008 08:50

    i think they might take out the minor parts obviously, they cant have that many extras, or then again… think of how many extras there are in harry potter… oh well,

    i wonder when in the storys they will finish the movie? will they leave it on the books cliffhanger? or will they do what the golden compass movie did (it may not be out in america i dont know, i live in the uk) and end before the book ends to give it a better ending movie-wise that relates better onto the big screen…

    i hope they dont change it too much, they will have to shorten it, but taking out all of the tally thinking scenes will be an obvious change (like when she isnt talking and just thinking about her past life) and replace those with mini scenes. hmmm a lot to think about. i cant wait till it comes out and we can know for sure!

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    Becca-la
    March 9th, 2008 10:06

    yeah but i felt the cliff hanger would make a good movie ending as it would make people want to watch the next movie and so get them more money…(its for their own interests then!)

    i hope it doesn’t do that thing where they send out the movie like a year earlier in america than they do here in england cuz thats just unfair!

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    Molly-wa
    March 9th, 2008 13:49

    I REALLY,REALLy,REALly,REAlly,REally,Really,really, want to be exactly like Tally-wa(in Special Circumstances) cuz those extra powers that she has sounds like she is a Vampire…and I totoally LOVE Vampires.They make me way Bubbly. And its been my life dream to be beautiful, really powerful, and I know this sounds wierd but I’v always wanted sharp teeth that could cut anything. It’s so sad-making I don’t have that stuff. But Im not like a totoally evil-making dictator or anything kinda like Dr. Cable.

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    Ali-wa
    March 9th, 2008 14:28

    You should read Twilight then… It has a vampire in it

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    cammie-wa
    March 9th, 2008 15:13

    omg i love yor book i know ive had this book 4ever but i didnt know you have a blog. im so addicted 2 your books my freinds have 2 keep taking the book away from me durring class becaus all i do is read it ive read all of your books 16 times they rock.now 2 specials

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    cammie-wa
    March 9th, 2008 15:37

    sorry computer just shot off and back on. now 2 specials lovve were u say “to all the fans who’ve written me about series.thanks for telling what was write,what was wrong, and which bits bitts made you throw the book across the room(you know who you are)”that was a lol moment. i have 2 admit i was one of book throwers. seriously i cant belive zane died. i cried 2 days strate but anyway extras rocked totally loved it the whole dally thing was assome 2. i liked the part were david and tally-wa walked away into the pleasure garden so romantic. so i have a really big favor 2 ask please oh please make this a movie that would rock.:) and another Q/A is there going be a 5th uglies trillogy. i know im babbling but one last thing i think ive figured out why im soo addicted it gives me a place to ascape reality away from parents and school and all the other crap. so thanks 4 making life abit easier on me i love you soooooooooooooooooooooooooo much cant wait 4 next book bye -cammie-wa out:)

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    Tally & Zane
    March 9th, 2008 16:12

    I have a character in one of my stories named cammie.

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    cammie-wa
    March 9th, 2008 16:33

    that totaly rocks i got this from a book are u a uglies fan

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    cammie-wa
    March 9th, 2008 16:35

    the name i mean

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    Becca-la
    March 10th, 2008 04:21

    tally & Zane what book did u write?

    im attempting to write a book rite now but with all school stuff i just can’t seem to stick to it much….oh well…

    cammie-wa you are sooooo hyper (do u go hyper on sweets and coka-cola?) lol :D

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    Becca-la
    March 10th, 2008 04:22

    at least you seem so hyper…you may not be…
    :D

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    cammie-wa
    March 10th, 2008 07:09

    yes actually im usually refered to spassy

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    Becca-la
    March 10th, 2008 07:57

    lol is it natural or just wen u have eaten some sugar or something?

    i only get hyper on an adrenaline rush

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    Reagan
    March 11th, 2008 12:20

    Me too. Sometimes I just laugh at everything because I am like really tired

    I love Superman/Tom Welling!!!!

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    Becca-la
    March 12th, 2008 06:57

    yeh like wen u and ur friends get together and you all just start randomly acting like ur drunk for no apparent reason lol
    I think i get high on happiness (woah that sounds like a name for a song or something) lol

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    vie-la
    March 12th, 2008 12:25

    Do you think that extras may have a sequel or a fifth book possibly titled The new special circumstances….i am writing a book write now becuase i got so bored when i finished reading extras. Frizz got brain lesions(in my book) and he is no longer radicly honest and when they got rid of that for him the strange “VIRUS” came back….thats all i have done so far only for pages but oh well i hope there is another one!

    love,
    vie-la

    PS

    I love tallys manefesto!!

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    Reagan
    March 13th, 2008 09:25

    Sometimes me and my friend Abbie just start laughing for moe reason like it’s an inside joke but it’s not and every1 lookes at us wierd
    I love SUperman/Tom Welling!!!!

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    Hannah-la
    March 13th, 2008 11:07

    1. Have you ever had a friend like Peris, who abandoned your friendship after they moved away?
    Sort of…

    2. At first, did you hope Tally would get the operation? When did you change your mind? (Or did you?)
    Yes, I definately wanted Tally to get it!! I thought it would be so fun to be in new pretty town with her, you know? Anyway, then when I heard about the lesions, I was sort of confused, because I thought that Tally deserved to be pretty, but I felt so bad for her. I’m not really sure if I wanted her to get the operation or not, but I do know that if she hadn’t, there’d be no story, so I’m glad she did.

    3. Have you ever found yourself trusting someone more or paying more attention to what they said not because they deserved it, but just because of their looks?
    Yes. Especially if they have nice eyes. I guess that isn’t fair, but it’s how it goes, I guess.

    4. In what ways did Tally’s trip through the wild prepare her for what she learned in the Smoke?
    I don’t know… but if she hadn’t had the trip, she wouldn’t have understood about how big everything was, and she wouldn’t have understood that there was so much more to life than just what they say in the city.

    5. Would you give up your ability to think independently in exchange for being happy, beautiful, perpetually healthy, and rich?
    I’m tempted to say that I wouldn’t, but I honestly might. It would make life so much more enjoyable. But, then I think about how much the Uglies series makes me think, and how much it inspires me to do something with my life (and honestly, I think the book did do that!) and I think about how important it is to be able to think, and feel your own feelings.

    6. How did David see Tally differently than she saw herself?
    David knew that Tally was amazing and unique, but Tally couldn’t see this. All her life Tally was told that she was ugly, and not worth anything until she was a pretty, but David knew that wasn’t true. I was glad, because David loved her for who she was.

    7. If Shay could have gone back in time and never have met Tally, do you think she would?
    No, I don’t. She is mad at Tally, and sometimes can be a very bad friend, but without Tally, Shay would be just another pretty, completely clueless, and the mind-rain never would have happened. I think that she would say she would, but deep down inside, if she actually had the choice, she wouldn’t.

    8. Other than the pretty operation, what are the main differences between the pretty society and our own? (Are there any ways in which the pretty society is healthier than ours?)
    They are actually similar, if you think about it. I mean, there’s cliques now, and definately in this book. But in the pretty society, people have more faith in their government, and trust each other more. In this way, I think that it’s healthier. I can see Dr. Cables logic with the whole lesion thing. It made people live longer, healthier, happier lives. There were also no wars. War is the stupidest thing ever. Honestly, it is. Although, there were definately downsides. Society is so controversial. But I’m glad that I’m free to think like I do, because otherwise I couldn’t write this reply. I like challenging my brain, especially about things that I like. It makes me happy!

    9. To what extent did Tally decide her own fate, and how much did other people decide it for her?
    I always was so sad for her. She was always the victum. I mean, honestly, most of what happened was other people’s faults, and everyone blamed Tally for it, and she believed that it was her fault, but it wasn’t. There’s no way that I’d stay ugly for life if conditions were like they were. Also, It kinda bothers me when people rebel just for the sake of rebeling, and I know that they weren’t, but I think that if I was Tally that’s what I would think, and I’d be really annoyed at them. Also, I be POed at Dr. Cable, because it wasn’t tally’s fault that Shay left. But I guess that that’s what Special Circumstances did– Manipulate people.

    10. The Rusty civilization collapsed because of its dependence on oil. In what ways is your lifestyle dependent on oil and gasoline? How easily would you survive if it all disappeared one day?
    It does so much more than I think about. Blow drying and straightening my hair, driving anywhere, lights, fans… everything. I would survive better than most people, because I live near a town, and I have a woodstove that heats our house and cooks our food, but also, a lot of the food would simply not be able to get to me anyway, so it wouldn’t do much good. I think that oil is going to be gone soon, and people need to start thinking about ways to start using renuable resources as our fuel. We’re literally repetitively shooting ourselves in the foot! And maybe soon, somewhere more fatal. Honestly, I’m really worried.

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    Dacotah~Wa
    March 14th, 2008 02:36

    heyy hi how iz my peeples heheheh

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    cammie-wa
    March 14th, 2008 09:46

    hello and i m a natural born spass i just love being hyper its always funner. but if i ever got a chance to go to tallys world id definetly colm down and just enjoy were i am love you scott

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    Becca-la
    March 14th, 2008 10:01

    lol me and my friends do that same random laughter thing aswell

    its fun to freak the populars out
    (the people with perfect hair and about a illion friends who aren’t even proper frinds ugh some of them really annoy me)

    RANTING OVER LOL!
    soz bout the accidental caps lock

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    Reagan
    March 14th, 2008 10:19

    I like just acting crazy around pepole with my firends and they all get freaked out! Like I always jump on Abbie’s back and we see how far we can get. We always yell when we do that too. Poeple just think that we’re nuts and walk away. I t’s a good way to make space around you! lol
    I love Superman/Tom Welling!!!(I hate Garrett Davis)-not really, Just hate his nick name!!!!!!!!!!

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    cammie-wa
    March 14th, 2008 10:32

    totaly lol i only atack my freinds like that when its a “special circomstance” haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa lol

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    Reagan
    March 14th, 2008 10:38

    Funny!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love doing that to her though

    I lvoe Superman/Tom Welling!!!!

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    Reagan
    March 14th, 2008 10:40

    Hey what ever happened to Clarissa-wa?

    I love Superman/Tom Welling!!!!

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    Camie
    March 16th, 2008 07:56

    SCOTT!
    are you going to write a another book after extras?
    or is the uglies trilogy through?

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    Breanna
    March 17th, 2008 05:11

    I have to say i loved the Uglies trilogy! i havn’t yet bought the Extra’s yet but i have read the Uglies, Pretties, And the Specials all in less then 2 weekds *i know i need a life* i absolutly Loved the books they kept me read, i am not going to buy the Extra’s and look into your other books!

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    Reagan
    March 17th, 2008 12:05

    My friend read like all of the books in like 3 days!!! Which actually wouldn’t be that hard if you had a lot of time

    I love Superman/Tom Welling!!!!

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    Kelly-wa
    March 19th, 2008 01:35

    I really hope Scott writes another book after the Extras.
    But are the Uglies trilogly done with?

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    Marie-wa
    March 19th, 2008 01:49

    I loved those books!!!! extras is great too. whens the next one coming out?!?

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    Sabrina-la
    March 19th, 2008 01:51

    movies would be totally bubbly-making!!

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    Charlotte
    March 19th, 2008 03:57

    I wanted to know when is the next book coming out that has to do with tally youngblood I love your stories and they are very interesting and the are very funny at some point point I als have read all of the othe books that you wrote and the are very good like PEEPS that was another one that I liked because it was about vampires and you were so detailed about what you were taking about. I hope that you write more .

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    Ellie
    March 19th, 2008 04:05

    Hello I am just wondering when the heck are these books going to be made into films??
    I love your writing and am reading extras at the moment and loving it. I am trying to limit my reading so I don’t get through it so quickly. But I have read the trilogy twice and you get even more out of it the second time!
    Apart of me wishes how cool it would be like to live in their world with the flash tatoos and I so want to have a go on one of the hoverboards!
    I hope you like carry it on in another way!

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    Reagan
    March 20th, 2008 10:00

    They are. I THINK that they are coming out in september of 2009. I don’t know for sure though. I am reading Peeps right now.

    I love Superman/Tom Welling!!!!

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    Just Anna
    March 20th, 2008 17:31

    So… discussion questions, eh? I guess I’ll have a go at it. Sorry if I’m really detailed for some and not at all detailed for others.

    1. Have you ever had a friend like Peris, who abandoned your friendship after they moved away?

    Yes, but this particular friend abandoned our friendship far before he moved away. We had been best friends for… I lost count, like the majority of our lives, but we never went to the same school anyway, and I guess once our dads stopped working together there was no more occasion to see each other anyway. He moved to South Carolina this summer, and I must say, I missed him more before he moved away.

    2. At first, did you hope Tally would get the operation? When did you change your mind? (Or did you?)

    I actually don’t remember. Please keep in mind that I am a teenage girl [was not when reading Uglies, but close enough] and therefore characteristically indecisive and, well… quite shallow. so, I’m just assuming that I did want her to. I mean, I didn’t see any problem with being insanely pretty. I wanted her to be pretty, but I /do/ remember that I wanted her to run away with Shay at the same time. Maybe become pretty then run away. I think I would have changed my mind when she fell in love with David. Even before I found out about the lesions. So sue me for being a stupid, boy-crazy teenager.

    3. Have you ever found yourself trusting someone more or paying more attention to what they said not because they deserved it, but just because of their looks?

    I do not recall trusting someon more because of their looks, but it is true that I may pay more attention to what they say. Alas, I don’t always judge on stereotypical “good” looks [i.e. large eyes, small nose, clear skin, symmetrical features], I tend to more often judge on odd things. Like earlobe size [I prefer small], and how bright their wardrobe is [the brighter the better]. And, if their hair is kind of funky looking, that’s another plus. I don’t know…

    4. In what ways did Tally’s trip through the wild prepare her for what she learned in the Smoke?

    Forget the trip to the wild. I don’t think she would believe any of what they told her in the Smoke if she didn’t meet the specials.

    5. Would you give up your ability to think independently in exchange for being happy, beautiful, perpetually healthy, and rich?

    Well, they do say ignorance is bliss, but, no, I would not. I would not sell my soul to the devil to look like every other mindless, unthinking, unfeeling anti-individual out there. I honestly would not give up my ability to think independently for.. anything.

    6. How did David see Tally differently than she saw herself?

    The way I see it is, when Tally looked in the mirror, she saw what every other teenage girl sees. [Well not /exactly/ but you know what I mean.] She saw imperfection, and having been raised in a society where nothing less than perfection was even considered to be normal, she couldn’t help but consider herself as being some sort of lesser being than the pretties. As for David, he found perfection in her flaws. I think the main difference between their views of Tally was that where Tally saw what society wanted her to see, David saw what was right in front of him.

    7. If Shay could have gone back in time and never have met Tally, do you think she would?

    I don’t know. There are two completely legit sides to this argument. I don’t even know what I would do in the situation. But, I think going back in time would be the most reasonable option. Because Shay, being Shay, if she does not, will continually beat herself – and Tally – up about the fact that everything she does, Tally has to do it different, and upstage her in the process. Every man she gets, Tally has to lay her own claim on. I mean, even if they are “best friends” it should get pretty tiresome.

    8. Other than the pretty operation, what are the main differences between the pretty society and our own? (Are there any ways in which the pretty society is healthier than ours?)

    I think that the greatest difference between pretty society and ours is that the pretty society has no sense of family. Parents are just middle pretties who give up their children to government care once they reach school-age. Most kids [in pretty society] barely even see their parents, let alone form a bond with them. I guess this could be metaphorical to current society, but still. Also, people trust the government much more in pretty society than now. I’m sure we’ve all guessed that it’s all a communism/socialism [edging towards Special Ogliarchy]. I think that for a ruler, pretty society is much healthier than ours. People with no ability to think independently are politicians’ best target, and unfortunately, they make up most of the human population. Alas, those few [not that few, but nothing compared to the rest] thinkers out there mess everything up. In a society where everybody does what they’re told, without even questioning, things would definitely run more smoothly.

    9. To what extent did Tally decide her own fate, and how much did other people decide it for her?

    Tally took very little part in deciding her own fate. It is quite depressing, actually. She wanted to become pretty because society /made/ her want to become pretty. She became roommates with Shay because her old roommate became a pretty before she Did, and Shay was moved into her dorm. She had to go to the wild because otherwise, she would not become a pretty [see sentence three]. Skipping ahead in the story, she HAD to agree to allowing them to give her the anti-lesion treatment, because she still blamed herself for killing [insert david's father's name. I just totally blanked.] Which meant she had no active choice in becoming pretty either.

    Once pretty, she had very little thought anyways, and was terribly easy to sway. At that time, she was like young Frederick Chopin, being controlled almost entirely by the George Sand of your story, Monsieur Zane-La. Zane was an alpha male to begin with, and clearly had a knack for making people listen to him, and the fact that Tally was in love with him did not help one bit.

    Honestly… throughout the entire series, until the very end when she decided to go into the wild with David, she had very little to n o control over what she had to do. All that responsibility was just thrust on her, which makes her an incredible main character. All that I’m-just-a-regular-girl-with-a-not-so-regular-destiny, yeah, readers [including myself] really eat that stuff up.

    10. The Rusty civilization collapsed because of its dependence on oil. In what ways is your lifestyle dependent on oil and gasoline? How easily would you survive if it all disappeared one day?

    Oh, goodness gracious, my lifestyle is a bit /too/ dependent on oil. First and foremost food and water, none of it would get to grocery stores without trucks to import it, and I wouldn’t even be in America without gasoline feuling airplanes. I wouldn’t have an education, because my parents insist on sending me to schools halfway across the city… I don’t know how well I’d survive if it all disappeared. I’m not sure if plumbing has anything to do with gas [I should look that up], and I own a water filter, so I don’t think I’d have much of a problem when it came to water. My grandfather and I started a vegetable garden about six years ago, but that’s only veggies and a few fruit trees, and an orange tree that came with our house, and I’m not going to eat my dog. OR MY GOAT. I suppose we could go vegetarian… my education would be at a standstill, because, alas, no bus to take me to school, or any gas to feul my parents’ cars. That would mean I wouldn’t get to pursue any of my [many] dreams, either. If I were in the middle of the school day, well, I shudder to think of what they’d feed us… if cafeteria food is an oxymoron the first day… We do have a farm though. But I refuse to eat Bubba. I’d probably go insane without my parents, though if I were to be at home I’d go insane without my friends. Walking’s not that bad if your school’s less that twenty-five miles away, y’know. I actually have a gas stove, so that is terribly inconvenient, but I honestly think that’ll the least of my worries, if all gas were to suddenly run out in my lifetime.

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    lotti-wa --- *Naming no names...*
    March 20th, 2008 19:12

    haha, i lykey your name, just anna-wa. it is foolio! :mrgreen:

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    Haley Rae
    March 21st, 2008 04:46

    1. Have you ever had a friend like Peris, who abandoned your friendship after they moved away?
    I haven’t really, though there was this one girl that I used to be close friends with, and she moved to Texas, and that was pretty much that. We didn’t really try to stay friends.

    2. At first, did you hope Tally would get the operation? When did you change your mind? (Or did you?)
    I really did kind of hope that Tally would get the operation just because of how great it seemed…and I’m not sure what I think now. It’s like, she’s gotten the operations, and she fought through them. Still, a whole new story could have been created if she hadn’t gotten the operation. Everything would have been different.
    Honestly, when Tally through the tracker-necklace into the fire in Uglies…man, that whole situation is just frustrating to think about. What a life she could have lived in the Smoke. But maybe all of this happened for the better?

    3. Have you ever found yourself trusting someone more or paying more attention to what they said not because they deserved it, but just because of their looks?
    Yes.

    4. In what ways did Tally’s trip through the wild prepare her for what she learned in the Smoke?
    She was able to think abstractly, and to think for herself in ways she probably didn’t believe she would ever have to think – for example, she had to think about her survival, not convenience. She learned a lot.

    5. Would you give up your ability to think independently in exchange for being happy, beautiful, perpetually healthy, and rich?
    I think that maybe if I could still be moderately intelligent, yeah. But I would prefer to be Special. Even though that would seriously screw things up, like in the book.

    6. How did David see Tally differently than she saw herself?
    He grew up around ugly people, and Tally grew up around pretty people. Enough said. He was used to it. He could still find that beauty. Tally only knew one kind of beauty because society made her believe so.

    7. If Shay could have gone back in time and never have met Tally, do you think she would?
    By the end of the Specials series, no, I don’t think she would have wanted to go back in time because everything sort of worked out…I’m sure there were many times where she wanted to go back in time and forget her throughout the series, but at the end it all seemed worth it.

    8. Other than the pretty operation, what are the main differences between the pretty society and our own? (Are there any ways in which the pretty society is healthier than ours?)
    In the pretty society, they don’t have petty conflicts, they don’t have debt problems…It seems completely ideal. I think it’s sad that the only way to find peace seems to be if we all stop thinking differently. We can still think abstractly, but I think that if the Pretty operation could be tweaked just the slightest so that we were more peaceful in nature, that would be completely worth it to try out. If there was a utopia such as this that existed, I would join it and try to expand it.

    9. To what extent did Tally decide her own fate, and how much did other people decide it for her?
    It was more path-finding than anything. People kept constantly changing Tally into being something that she wasn’t. So her path turned, but Tally still made very independent and individual choices. It’s what made the books.

    10. The Rusty civilization collapsed because of its dependence on oil. In what ways is your lifestyle dependent on oil and gasoline? How easily would you survive if it all disappeared one day?
    I, personally, would survive fine – it would be others that would fail. I wouldn’t find any problem in going back to how things used to be – I wish everyday that we could. Back to where there weren’t cars and convenience, but at the same time, a mix of a fantasy world, like Uglies or some RPG game. Walking everywhere without the cars. People would be healthier. And just eliminating currency as it was, and not even having to trade anything – everyone would be given everything they NEED, and maybe a few things they want, and nobody would ever need to care about money ever again. I want that kind of life.

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    Mysterious Stranger
    March 21st, 2008 10:24

    update this site more often, then it will be better. Will you write more books from the Uglies series?

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    Kelly-wa
    March 22nd, 2008 10:49

    1. Have you ever had a friend like Peris, who abandoned your friendship after they moved away?
    No,at least I’m not sure.I once had a friend who moved away and lost contact with me,but thats it.

    2. At first, did you hope Tally would get the operation? When did you change your mind? (Or did you?)
    At first,I really wanted Tally to get the operation,to see how it would be.But once I found out the truth of being pretty,it was like wow.After that,I didn’t really want her to turn pretty.

    3. Have you ever found yourself trusting someone more or paying more attention to what they said not because they deserved it, but just because of their looks?
    Theres quite a lot of people that are very pretty looking people at my high school.I don’t trust those types of people becuase all they all do pot,haha.I pay attention to them becuase they’re either really loud or saying something really interesting.

    4. In what ways did Tally’s trip through the wild prepare her for what she learned in the Smoke?
    No clue.

    5. Would you give up your ability to think independently in exchange for being happy, beautiful, perpetually healthy, and rich?
    Sometimes yes,but other times no.I know that being rich,beautiful and etc ends up going wrong or isn’t very happy?

    6. How did David see Tally differently than she saw herself?
    David saw her as a beautiful,strong,and adventrous girl.Then Tally thought of herself as a repellant ugly,who was going to betray many people.

    7. If Shay could have gone back in time and never have met Tally, do you think she would?
    I really hope she wouldn’t.Once Tally met Shay,everything was very interesting.Shay was the one who got Tally into hoverboarding,and pulling bunch of tricks.Plus,I love Shay’s attitude.I doubt that Shay would go back and time and change that time,from what it sounds like,Shay loves Tally.

    8. Other than the pretty operation, what are the main differences between the pretty society and our own? (Are there any ways in which the pretty society is healthier than ours?)
    I really don’t think the pretty society is a lot heathlier then the others.Our real world is almost not as screwed up and furustric then theirs.

    9. To what extent did Tally decide her own fate, and how much did other people decide it for her?
    Tally seemed like she was pushed around a lot.She was told to go to the smoke and betray many people,told to do wild things in New Pretty Town,and was almost forced into being special.And the list goes on.Tally choose her fate with not betraying the smoke,and a couple others times,that Tally got to choose things on her own.

    10. The Rusty civilization collapsed because of its dependence on oil. In what ways is your lifestyle dependent on oil and gasoline? How easily would you survive if it all disappeared one day?
    Well,for some reason I can almost see our world collasping becuase of something like that.Our world depends on oil and gasoline for transportation and machines.Whatever else too.

    Had to fill out these questions.
    Damn,if there was gonna be a Uglies move,that would be hard.Worth watching though.
    Still hope that Scott will write more to the Uglies trilogy.

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    johnny
    March 22nd, 2008 11:47

    will there be a part 5 for uglies, bc there better be part 5 those books rox!

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    [E]Rex
    March 26th, 2008 12:31

    I actually did want Tally to get the operation but then was terrified of what it actually meant.I decide that I’m naming one of my daughters
    Tally-Uglies,Scott Westerfeld
    Lori-Tenderness,Robert Cormier
    Vivian-Blood And Chocolate,Annette Kristen Clause
    I’m such a weirdo!

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    Becca-la
    March 28th, 2008 03:11

    vie-la whats the name of your book or doesn’t it have a name and how many pages have you written?

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    Becca-la
    March 28th, 2008 03:12

    i always wanted to call my future girl holly and her middle name anne but then her initials would be H.A.M so maybe not unless i change my name…hmmm…

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    cammie-wa
    March 28th, 2008 09:55

    1. have i ever had a freind like peris that stoped being my frind when i left but i ve also done that mostly because i lost there numbers im very disorganized. uglies triolgy rocks you rock 2 scott dont forget a movie would rock 2.:)

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    Reagan
    March 28th, 2008 11:09

    Hola peoples…
    So how r yall doing? :mrgreeen:

    I love Superman/Tom Welling!!!!

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    Reagan
    March 28th, 2008 11:10

    I messed up

    lol :mrgreen:

    I love Superman/Tom Wellling!!!!

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    Becca-la
    March 28th, 2008 19:23

    lol i can never remember how to do all of those smileys
    thanks for this one tho :mrgreen:
    lol

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    Reagan
    March 29th, 2008 02:54

    If you just put your mouse on it it will tell you how to do it.
    :)

    I love Sueprman/Tom Welling!!!!

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    Rebecca
    March 29th, 2008 13:14

    1. Yes, I was friends with everyone in my old neighbourhood, and I moved and no one kept up the friendship, and we just lost contact. Like Tally, there have been days I’ve wanted those friendships back. But I found new ones.

    2. At first, yeah. But sometimes Tally annoyed me by constantly talking about the operation! When I found out Shay wanted to run away, I really wanted her to go with and I was absolutely ecstatic when David, Maddy, and Az had turned her against the operation for good.

    3. No, I haven’t. Good looks don’t matter to me. I care about how people think- that can grab my attention.

    4. In the wild, she realized that a Pretty couldn’t survive out there and how dangerous it was. I think that when she found that a Pretty wouldn’t be able to survive in the Smoke, she suspected something.

    5. No. It’s a tempting offer, but I couldn’t- the thought of mind control, even a little bit, is too scary.

    6. Tally thought that she was hideous because she had always been surrounded by inhumanly gorgeous faces growing up. David knew what real people looked like, and he thought that Tally’s naturally beauty and her beautiful mind made her prettier than anyone.

    7. Yes, she would. Scott’s the writer. The wouldn’t have been a book.
    Okay, in all seriousness now, yes. Tally and Shay were fated to meet. They would have at least met the day of the operation- they have the same birthday.

    8. Some obvious differences are the recklessness and the drinking age. The fact that the society seems endlessly wealthy and it costs nothing for life support is a glaringly obvious difference. I don’t think it’s healthy because all the society is is a bunch of clones running around without the ability to think for themselves.

    9. All that Tally did was decide her own fate. She decided to turn in Shay. Then she decided to destroy the locket (granted, that one wasn’t really Tally because she didn’t know it would call the Specials). Tally decided to flee and hide. Tally decided to help David save everyone. Tally decided to become pretty to save Shay. It was all her.

    10. We depend on gasoline for heat and food. We depend on oil for transportation. If it all disappeared, we’d probably die. But I’d try to survive. Maybe run to a Smoke-like civilization x]

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    Reagan
    April 1st, 2008 09:31

    Hi people! :mrgreen:

    I love Superman/Tom Welling!!!!

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    Rose-la
    April 3rd, 2008 09:30

    1. lol probably. i dont really remember those long.

    2. no. i didn’t want tally to get the operation. i liked her best as a smokey.

    3. as a littlie i did. definately. but not anymore. its better to see what they’re like instead of what they look like.

    4. she learned not to rely on technoledgy (or however u spell it) for everything. that did a whole lot for her. they dont use much technoledgy in the smoke and Tally was always used to having the tech stuff doing everything for her, not ready to be independent yet. i think the trip taught her the beauty of nature and independency. (is that a word?)

    5. no way. im satisfyed with myself. nothing matters if u cant think for yourself. the thought of me not having controll of my mind kinda freaks me out a bit.

    6. David saw that Tally was beautiful, maybe not pretty, but in her own way. Tally only saw her reflection. Also, i think it was a bit of a love-at-first-sight sort of thing.

    7. hmmm… hard question. i’m not sure. in a way, yes, because then the smoke (the original) would still be around and she would still be together with David. but also no, because they’ve gotten so much from eachother, they’ve had so many moments, they’ve taught eachother so much. its a hard question. Shay is just so unpredictable, so its hard to tell.

    8. in some ways it’s better, some ways it’s worse. the pretties dont have to worry about sicknesses, they have a lot more safety things, and, most importantly, there is no war in the pretty world. now time for the bad. the pretty society is kinda controlling, and they dont let people have much of a choice. its a dictatorship, and they want to change (aka controll their minds) or kill anyone who thinks differently. also, they make people hate themselves if they arent pretty. thats cruel.

    9. Tally completely decided her own fate. except for ending up in Special Circumstances. that was Dr. Cable. but Tally was shallow in the beginning. She could have said ok when Dr. Cable threatened her that she would never be pretty. she could have told David about the locket or someone else when she wanted it off of her and they could have sent it on a bird to south america.

    10. people are stupid. did u know u could use mcdonalds greece instead of gas and oil? its good 4 the environment. at least mcdonald is some way healthy. ish.

    ok im done now :mrgreen:

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    Erica-wa
    April 4th, 2008 14:58

    1. Yes once it was my fault I think, I moved to NJ for my dad’s job but then moved back to my home state of FL =). Well I was about 6 and my bff and i stay in contact for about 2 years but then they moved and I never got their number=(

    2. I really thought that she was going to get it but I did not hope she would (kind of hoped for her to run away w/). I changed my mind after I found out what the operation did to the mind.

    3. No looks dont mean the world to me. I dont care how you look if you have something to say I will listen.

    4. It taught her that the world was much much bigger and dangerous, you actual have to watch your step.

    5. Never Ever, what would be the point of all the things you gain if you could not use them because you couldnt think.

    6. David saw Tally for her not what some committee thought of a as a beautiful person. Showed her that you dont need to change the way you look to be beautiful.

    7. IDK I think she would like to go back and change the series of events but i still think that she still would want to know Tally.

    8. Being pretty gives you many things the ability to party all night sleep all day, never get sick, and are very well protected but the miss out on alot such as true love and they are all tricked into believing that they are not pretty =(

    9. Tally had very little in deciding her own fate:
    Uglies- she tried to destroy the tracker after she made her own decision (we all know how that turned out)
    Also when she was forced into becoming special, Last in specials when they tried to change her twice w/o success.

    10. Our world is run by gas (look at the prices!!!!) for me I would survive because I could grow my own food and filter my own water, but peole in harsher landscapes (desert) would have a hard time surviving w/o supplies and very few ways of getting them.

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    Shelby-la (Not the first one who posted last year)
    April 5th, 2008 05:27

    1. Yes. My friend Vicky, who I have known since kindergarten, moved to Utah. My other friend Mikayla, who was also friends with Vicky, is able to stay in contact. Mikayla told me that she asked Vicky if she still remembered me, and Vicky said, “Who’s Shelby?”
    2. Yes, I wanted Tally to get the operation. Even after she knew what the operation did, I still wanted her to get it because she and Shay both kind of need anger management (mostly Shay).
    3. Yes…whenever the Jonas Brothers come on the TV, I stop what I’m doing and start watching.
    4. It prepared Tally for surviving, basically. She had to go through forests, forest fires, and bath in a river. Although I would have missed the city just as much as she did, I would greatly benefit from it, as Tally did.
    5. Most of the time, I am stupid and someone else has to finish my sentences. Even though the operation isn’t real yet and I am 13, I don’t really have a brain..so it doesn’t really matter…lol.
    6. Tally lived in the city where everyone is pretty and she lived in Uglyville. So she thought she was ugly because she saw other prettier people. David, on the other hand, lived in the wild. Everywhere he turned, there was someone ugly. So David thought Tally was beautiful because he never saw any pretties and therefore couldn’t compare Tally to them.
    7. Yes and no…Yes because Tally made Shay mad almost all the time and no because Tally changed Shay’s life dramatically.
    8. They think everyone has to be a certain way. They think everyone has to act a certain way to fit in. Only a small handul of people thought differently. Also, they lost their sense of knowledge of what the world looks like, only living behind city walls.
    9. Tally was the one who decided to cross the river into New Pretty Town, which started the whole thing. Then she met Shay. Shay running away wasn’t her fault, but going after her was, even if Specials threatened Tally. Tally also volunteered to be pretty. Not to be Special, but pretty. She decided much of her fate by her actions. The only part the Specials had in Tally’s fate was giving her the choice of not being pretty or going after Shay (again, it was Tally who chose it, so she decided that part of her fate), making her Special, and messing up her friendship with Shay.
    10. Pretty much the only way I am dependent on oil is when I am being driven somewhere (I’m not 16 yet!). I would be able to survive fine without oil and gasoline because most of the places I go to are within walking distance.

    I’m confused about something. Scott, on your blog you said you were traveling to research for your new book. So, is it the fifth book in Uglies, or what? If you or anyone else has an answer, go to my site (just click my name) and PM me, Owlstar.

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    Shelby-la (Not the first one who posted last year)
    April 5th, 2008 05:30

    Oops! Don’t click on my name. Something went wrong with the link. Here is the link for my site: http://icebeam.suddenlaunch3.com/

    and go here also plz!

    http://quiz.ravenblack.net/blood.pl?biter=Missie

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    Dancing Nataraja
    April 5th, 2008 06:07

    Hey!
    I am not going to answer any of the questions…too lazy at the mo’…but I do have a few questions of my own.

    For all of the books, have you realized that the ‘good stuff’ always happens in like the last eighth of the book?

    In Extras, Aya is like obsessed with kicking someone, did she change at the end. I kinda of got the feeling that she did…but yea

    OMG and David and Tally, finally……………

    I’m kinda happy that Zane died, cuz he kept on screwing up Tally’s life…in a way…………

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    Shelby-la
    April 5th, 2008 11:19

    ya he did…

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    Erica
    April 5th, 2008 14:52

    I love the Uglies trilogy. I think Pretties is the best out of the three. I cried when Zane died in Specials. He was my favorite character (besides Tally).

    1. Um… in third grade I had a really close friend Holly. Then she moved about 13 hours away. At first we wrote eachother letters, but eventually we stopped and grew apart.

    2. No. I was pretty upset when she got it.

    3. Not really. All the really pretty and popular girls are snobby in my school. They would never talk to me because I’m not exactly like them.

    4. I think it helped her learn not to depend so much on the city to survive.

    5. Of course not. I like my brain just the way it is.

    6. Tally always compared herself to the pretties. David had never been to the city, so he saw her imperfecions as beautiful, even though the Specials didn’t think so.

    7. I don’t think so.

    8. I have no idea.

    9. I think a lot of her desicions were made for her, but she probably would have picked to do most of the same things that she was forced to do.

    10. Well, I use oil to get places such as school. I also use it for heat and cooking. I don’t think anyone would have it easy if all the oil were to run out all of a sudden.

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    Ray
    April 5th, 2008 15:51

    1. I have had to move, and leave my friends. Some of my friends after my moves are still my friends, 20 years later. Others are not. It is impossible to move to a whole new place and not change in some ways, and people you leave behind don’t always understand the changes in you.

    2. A part of me wanted her to get the operation, because it would be cool to be pretty, right? Still I kept thinking that you would have to loss some of yourself. Kinda of like David’s scar was part of him, the scars that Tally and Peris gave themselves were part of them. I would be sad to lose those surface things. Still deep down, hopefully they would be the same person. In the end, when she walked out to get the operation, I was kinda excited because she was going to get to be “pretty” and still hold onto herself. Still, pretty truly is just liking yourself! When you are confident on the inside, it shows through to the outiside making you glow. Before you know it, people are confident in you too.
    3. I don’t know that I have ever trusted someone just because of their looks. Unless maybe they had similar looks (example- same looking eyes) Of someone else, whom I loved and trusted already. Still it is true that people with good looks get away with stuff all the time!
    4. Being alone, she had time to think and become stronger, and that prepared to her to hear the things she heard and learned.
    5. NO WAY!!! Still there are plenty of people who do that everyday, for example I give you reality TV.
    6. He was seeing the beauty deep within her.
    7. She absolutely would have. Shay wanted to be in charge, and cool. She liked it while she was teaching Tally new things. But when Tally started to be the one that was top of thing Shay didn’t like it. Shay is a selfish, shallow person, who only wants to be “in charge”.
    8. We aren’t always as seperated from each other due to age. It is wrong to seperate people because of age. We need to be around others of different ages to learn. That is why homeschooling is so successful. Homeschoolers are not spending the majority of their time with other people that are the age, mental capaciaty, economic status, etc as themselves. I thought it was sad that Tally’s parents were not more a part of her life. Still in some cases the that is true for people.
    9. I think that Tally decided her own fate, ultimately, with the forces of the outside world still affecting her decision. This is a good example of life I think. We do make decisions everyday, some don’t even seem half as important as they actually are, that may affect our lives forever. And other people affect what happens to us, and we affect others as well. That is why we should treat people well, you never know how you are going to affect someone elses life.
    10. Ithink finding a cleaner way to support our technilogy then our dependence on oil is a good thing for everyone.

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    Becca-la
    April 5th, 2008 19:25

    Thanks reagan ill use more smileys now lol
    :mrgreen::mrgreen:
    :)
    Soz that i haven’t been on that recently but i am revising my head off. Yawn! lol

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    Becca-la
    April 5th, 2008 19:26

    darn they didn’t work
    i’ll try again
    :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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    Becca-la
    April 5th, 2008 19:27

    oh well…

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    Shelby-la
    April 6th, 2008 02:22

    http://icebeam.suddenlaunch3.com/

    http://moonhowl.suddenlaunch3.com/

    http://quiz.ravenblack.net/blood.pl?biter=Missie

    Plz go there! Soctt, delete this if u want. I’m not sure if u can advertise or not soo…

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    Shelby-la
    April 6th, 2008 02:23

    oops i spelled ur name wrong

    *Scott

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    Reagan
    April 7th, 2008 13:12

    Everytime you do a smiley you have to press space first.

    I love Superman/Tom Welling!!!!

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    jordan :)
    April 8th, 2008 04:20

    answer to question 2 & 9(because i cbb to answer the rest)

    2.i knew she would get the operation from the beginning because when i first read the book there was a preview of the first chapter of pretties, so she obv gets it :)

    9.i think no matter what happened tally was meant to become pretty etc whether she helped decide her fate or anyone else involved

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    Ashley
    April 8th, 2008 05:25

    I don’t really know what will happen, (I’m still on the first book) but so far I’m in love with it. I think the writing style is fantastic.

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    Reagan
    April 10th, 2008 09:39

    I am soooo mad!!!!! :mad:

    I spilt milk all over my pants 2day!!! So it looked like I peed them!!! So my friends were calling me pee-pee-pants. S like I was messing around with them and said that I was mad and pretended to cry! So then she said that she was sorry and I told her that I wasn’t ready to forgive her yet. So she said that she wasn’t going to be my friend!! And it’s been going on forever and I know that she is just messing around but she is taking it a little bit too far!!!!!!!!! And then I said (warning) I was pissed and some brat-face n my class named Ben was like “Yeah I know” I was gonna shoot him. Thats not the end!!!!!!! So we have to write these stories and I told him that there was going to be a guy in my name and his name be Gay and his last name be Swarts (Ben’s last name). And he was like “You want to marry me?” So he kicking me and I grabbed his foot anf Brandy was like “ooh your playing footsies with him” and so Ben said “You rushing it” I am so mad!!!!!!! So then on the bus this guy named Jake had to carry even farther and called me pee-pee-pants. So then the whole bus had to hear the storie!!!!!!!!! I am having the worst day of my life!!-(not literally)

    I love Superman/Tom Welling!!!! (The only person wo loves me at the moment)

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    kallie-wa to pretties
    April 10th, 2008 12:24

    hey im not that far into pretties but so far i love it.

    #1- im in chapter valentino 317

    #2-i love it
    #3- i almost cried when zane kissed tally

    #4-to scott westerfeld i love you for writting this thing

    #5- THANK YOU!

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    Riss-la
    April 11th, 2008 06:27

    I read the uglies, Pretties, and Specials so far. I want to Read Extras,
    But does it have anything to do with the uglies series??????

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    elle-wa
    April 11th, 2008 09:33

    Will he ever make a fifth book!!!!!i love them soooo much i couldn’t stand the series ending!!!!!

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    Miranda-la
    April 11th, 2008 14:26

    Hi I was just wanting to know the same as elle-wa also how many pages in each book please let me know ASAP! So I could be extra bubbley!!!! :~)

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    jenni-la
    April 12th, 2008 12:40

    1. Everyone flakes out sometimes. It wasn’t Peris’ fault tho. He was pretty-minded and not as good as Tall y at fighting it. He’s not the only pretty who broke promises. Can you blame him?

    2. Of course I wanted her to get the operation. I’m only human and therefore shallow. To be supergorgeous would be awsome. I kind of guessed about the brain lesions before they said anything but after I learned about the cure I kept hoping she would be changed then take the pills so she could be beautiful and smart. I got my wish! Just not the way I expected.

    8. The main diff. is that overall, the city likes to control them. More than just the opperation, in every way. The operation’s just another way to keep them form thinking for themselves. Now wiether that’s a good thing or a bad thing is up for discussion because the pretties don’t fight, have wars, argue… or think? Keeping them from thinking is bad but it has its positives. “Freedom has a way of destroying things.” -Scott Westerfled (Specials)

    9. People tried to control her mind and life, but really she chose her own path. She wanted to think straight and was able to not only be bubbly herself but help millions of people out of their pretty-headedness too.

    **Thank-you Scott Westerfeld for the questions above to help me say want I wanted to say and thank-you also for giving me something to talk about (Your insperational books, Uglies, Pretties and Specials)

    CAN’T WAIT TO READ EXTRAS!!!

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    Jenni-la
    April 12th, 2008 12:49

    Anyone else notice that the last word of uglies was pretty because that’s what she was going to be in the next book, the last word of Pretties is special because that’s what she is in the next book and in specials, the last (sort of) word is ugly… implying that no matter what she is on the outside or no matter what happened to her brain over the series her mind is still “ugly.” After reading pretties I kind of already knew that that was going to happen in specials(the “last” word being uglies) I guessed.

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    sendermes
    April 13th, 2008 02:04

    Всем привет!
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    Reagan
    April 13th, 2008 03:33

    What exactly did that just say right there :?:

    Bahahaha

    I lvoe Sueprman/Tom Welling!!!!

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    elle-wa
    April 13th, 2008 10:15

    seriously :)

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    Chelsea Penney
    April 13th, 2008 10:54

    So, I’m not going to answer any of your questions, although i think they are very clever. My question is, are you going to make a 5th book to the “trilogy”.
    I began reading the trilogy, and at the end of the third i wondered how there would ever be another book. But i enjoyed Extras even more. After reading Extra I was in desperate search of a 5th book. I think that Aya could have so much in her life. Aya began a high face rank, so how was her life at that?
    Whatever happened to TAlly at the end?
    All im asking is for a 5th book :)
    Please, Email me.

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    Jade
    April 14th, 2008 11:22

    I love the Uglies series, Their my favorite books. I hope your make a movie! I’de love to see it. Mr. Westerfeld would you comsider doing an aperance at my school? Your on of my favorite authors and that would be so cool!!!!! Also do you plan to write a 5th book?

    Email me!

    ~Jade

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    kennedy-wa
    April 15th, 2008 10:16

    hello i love your books e-mail me!

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    danielle-la
    April 15th, 2008 10:59

    hey peeps, y dont u guys go 2 the scott facts page and comment there? much more fool. bsides, more peeps go there. more people 2 obsess with. and if scott-la ever answers any of u on this, tho i no he wont cuz he doesnt on any of his blogs, tell him that the facts page needs a notice that he doesnt check it. or that he needs 2 check it. thanx! rock on twilight/uglies! boo jessica getting stuck in secret hour!

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    Vicky Marie
    April 15th, 2008 11:15

    Hey, I just want to say that you Mr.Westerfeld rock! Your books are so amazing(Uglies Series). I forget everything going on around me and just get sucked into the wonderful world and action you have created. And it would be awesome if movies were made. But for now i am content following Aya Fuse’s adventure.

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    Antoninadimova
    April 15th, 2008 19:58

    Давно не встречал ресурса в который создатель вкладывает не только время но и душу. Благодарю Вас за ваш труд

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    Natasha
    April 17th, 2008 10:49

    heyy.
    i just wanted to say it would be REALLY cool if you made the Uglies into movies..
    cause i love them ann they’d be a great movie.
    ann also it would be cool if i was tally.
    cause it think i would be able to play her well.
    i absolutly LOVE Tally.
    but i was upset that Zane died..
    why DID Zane have to die??
    why couldn’t he live??
    but yeah,
    i would absolutly LOVE you if you made movies.
    ann if you let me know why the auditions where for the characters.
    <3Natasha.:]

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    ciara fox
    April 19th, 2008 14:19

    dear scott ,

    i am reading your book pretties and it is amazing i loved uglies and pretties is just as good. i am about one chapter from the end (cold water) but can’t bring myself to read on scared of what is going to happen. is it going to be a happy ending? is zane alright? does tally get togeather with zane, david or neither? how does it lead onto the next book? is it safe to read on or will it be a depressing ending that will make me not want to read the next book?
    please let me know if i should keep reading or if i don’t want to know the end!!!!

    yours sincerly
    ciara fox
    british school of houton

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    Tanya
    April 20th, 2008 01:45

    i was thinking all about the movie that’s coming out. and i was imagining the end of the Uglies. you the part where tally decides to turn pretty herself? well i was thinking about what music they would play for that part. and then i heard this new song called “Shadow of the Day” by linkin park, and i was just..”wow! i could definatley imagine this song being played at the end of the movie…into the credits.” so what do you guys think??

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    Reagan
    April 20th, 2008 06:16

    Ok my band just finished playing Pirates of the Caribbean and ti sounded so awsome!!!!! But unfortunatley we still have a lot of work to do before the concert.

    I love Superman/Tom Welling!!!!! (every1 thinks that Ben Swartz is Superman)

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    Reagan
    April 20th, 2008 06:16

    HE IS NOT SUPERMAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! CAN I MAKE THAT ANYMORE CLEARER?

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    Julie-wa
    April 20th, 2008 09:50

    1. Have you ever had a friend like Peris, who abandoned your friendship after they moved away? Yes. We grew up in the same apartment complex and met when I was five or so, she was four. We were best friends until I was 11, her 10. She moved away that year, only about a half hour. It was awful and I was so confused at first, one minute we were the best friends in the world, and when she moved I tried to keep up our friendship, she didn’t.

    2. At first, did you hope Tally would get the operation? When did you change your mind? (Or did you?) Yes, but I didn’t expect her to. And then later, I didn’t want her to turn the Smoke in and the whole fact it rewires your brain.

    3. Have you ever found yourself trusting someone more or paying more attention to what they said not because they deserved it, but just because of their looks? Sadly, yes.

    4. In what ways did Tally’s trip through the wild prepare her for what she learned in the Smoke? It was kind of like a cold turkey throw into the wild for her but when she was alone so she wouldn’t drive those around her crazy. And it definitely helped strengthen her and help her realize how dangerous it is out of the city.

    5. Would you give up your ability to think independently in exchange for being happy, beautiful, perpetually healthy, and rich? Never! And when everyone else is that, it doesn’t count for much.

    6. How did David see Tally differently than she saw herself? Her saw her inner beauty…

    7. If Shay could have gone back in time and never have met Tally, do you think she would? Well she’s your character so only you truly know. But I don’t think so.

    8. Other than the pretty operation, what are the main differences between the pretty society and our own? (Are there any ways in which the pretty society is healthier than ours?) I dunno, population control? and yeah, in many ways they seem healthier but it’s a fake healthy

    9. To what extent did Tally decide her own fate, and how much did other people decide it for her? She didn’t get to choose as much as she wanted to for sure, but she still decided the majority.

    10. The Rusty civilization collapsed because of its dependence on oil. In what ways is your lifestyle dependent on oil and gasoline? How easily would you survive if it all disappeared one day? Getting to and from school, church… even though the grocery store is just across the street, eventually the food would run out because no trucks would be delivering more. It’s not just us using oil and gasoline, but us dependent on those who do… in many more ways than with the grocer.

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    Julie-wa
    April 20th, 2008 09:53

    Hey: ciara fox

    If you haven’t kept reading yet, please do so. But then make sure you read Specials after that.

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    Reagan
    April 21st, 2008 09:41

    Hey peeps… Oh man I love weekends who ever made up the whole kids get Saturday off well… I love them ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

    Well tomorrow I have school I trust me I am not looking forword to it. The only thing I am looking forward to for tomorrow is seeing all of my friends.

    I love Superman/Tom Welling!!!!

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    Alyce
    April 22nd, 2008 09:09

    Hi, K im not gonna anwser the questions even though they are totally awesome!!!

    But i have a question for anyone who will anwser, if you will please email me at Alyce0012@yahoo.com!!

    K my question is:

    Is there going to be a 5th book, or not?

    TYVM to anyone who anwsers!!

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    Naomi
    April 23rd, 2008 00:20

    1. Have you ever had a friend like Peris, who abandoned your friendship after they moved away?

    Not really. The few who moved away, we kept up our friendship

    2. At first, did you hope Tally would get the operation? When did you change your mind? (Or did you?)

    At the beginning of UGLIES I was in expectation of Tally getting her operation, so when she was denied it, I felt the tension. This tension remained throughout her trip to The Smoke. Once Tally found out about the lesions, I didn’t feel her need to get the operation anymore. However, at the end of UGLIES, I was anxious to start PRETTIES and see what Petty Tally would be like as a character, and to see the inside workings of the Pretty Culture.

    3. Have you ever found yourself trusting someone more or paying more attention to what they said not because they deserved it, but just because of their looks?

    Yes. I find it fascinating, psychologically. It is very enjoying to look at a beautiful person–my body’s designed to respond to it, so I’m going to enjoy it. However, I have the presence of mind to let this ‘enjoyment’ not effect how I treat other people (I hope). It’s only biology, in the end, it doesn’t need to rule you.

    4. In what ways did Tally’s trip through the wild prepare her for what she learned in the Smoke?

    Aside from preparing Tally to become used to a less advantageous lifestyle, I think being alone on the trip for such a long period of time seemed to ‘detox’ her from her mental conditioning of the Pretty Culture. All her life she’d been surrounded by the same people saying the same things and that was the only world she knew and believed in. Suddenly, she’s rejected by this world (as though its beliefs can no longer be hers), and while she keeps promising herself ‘I’m going to complete this task and return there’, her mental image has already begun to change. Perhaps being alone built mental reserves that helped her escape when The Smoke was overrun by the Specials, when so many other of the Smokies were captured. Those within a culture (Pretty Culture, Smoky Culture) would always look to others for help, while Tally had the strength to look within herself.

    5. Would you give up your ability to think independently in exchange for being happy, beautiful, perpetually healthy, and rich?

    I don’t much care about beauty, health or wealth–but being happy is an immense temptation. But I’d say no. I can’t risk not knowing who I’ll be at the end.

    6. How did David see Tally differently than she saw herself?

    Yes. Tally was raised in such a culture that all were considered ugly until the operation, a form of conditioning, that I believe it stunted her ability to become attracted to males around her and develop romantic relationships in a normal way. It’s like the people in the Pretty culture were kept in an almost infantile frame of mind, in regards to romantic bonding, until they had the operation. She doesn’t feel herself as attractive or understand how any attraction could possibly be there on his part. David had a more ‘normal’ upbringing, so being attracted to a person didn’t completely revolve around a person’s looks and, I’m assuming, his romantic relationships began at a young age. I suppose David had a more natural view of things than Tally.

    7. If Shay could have gone back in time and never have met Tally, do you think she would?

    I think she would have for the first two books. In UGLIES, Shay lost David, the Smoke was destroyed, and she was made into a Pretty against her will–which she could have attributed to Tally. In PRETTIES, Shay knew that even as a Pretty something wasn’t right, and as a result of not being given the cure/pills, had to resort to cutting herself, a pretty unhappy way of living–again more things she could have blamed on Tally. But by the third and forth books, Shay had come to terms with Tally’s actions, and probably realised although Tally had made mistakes, that it was not all her fault, the way the events of the novels had played out. By the end, I think Shay would say no to this question.

    8. Other than the pretty operation, what are the main differences between the pretty society and our own? (Are there any ways in which the pretty society is healthier than ours?)

    I would say physically the Pretty culture was way healthier than ours (didn’t they live to be 150 or so?) But socially there were large problems. Giving people brain legions is a major invasion of a person’s rights. Keeping the primitive tribes trapped in an enclosure and studying them is offensive, treating a person as though they are less than an animal even, an experiment. The authorities believed the means justified the ends (the ends being no more warfare), which is a major societal flaw. The Pretty culture thought they were so more advanced/healthier than our present day culture (us being the Rusties)–yet they were just as bad, only in different ways.

    9. To what extent did Tally decide her own fate, and how much did other people decide it for her?

    I think it was a mixture. In some ways Tally made decisions, in other ways she was swept along with the flow. So, although she may have not largely controlled her fate (the events of her life), I do believe she had a very great control over her mind. Her internal journey was very powerful, and was one of the most enjoyable part of these books, the inner narrative. In UGLIES, she revolts against the mental conditioning of her culture. In PRETTIES, she revolts against the lesions, and rewires her brain. In SPECIALS, she, by only the power of her will, gets others to change around her.

    10. The Rusty civilization collapsed because of its dependence on oil. In what ways is your lifestyle dependent on oil and gasoline? How easily would you survive if it all disappeared one day?

    I think we could rely on the basics (shelter, food, water) remaining, but all the luxuries would be lost as we would no longer have transport for importing and exporting. I would miss books the most.

    I just wanted to say, I’ve enjoyed all the Scott Westerfeld books so much. I first bought UGLIES on a whim, and over the next month laid my hand on every Westerfeld book I could find. They’re on my favourites shelf at home. Keep writing.

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    Euphony
    April 24th, 2008 02:57

    Very interesting questions, and the kind that I like thinking about.

    1. Have you ever had a friend like Peris, who abandoned your friendship after they moved away?

    None of my friends have moved away, but I’ve lost touch with some of my childhood friends. Once we got older I think we realized that our interests were different, and we moved into different social groups. My current friends like to think about things besides clothes and boys, which I appreciate.

    2. At first, did you hope Tally would get the operation? When did you change your mind? (Or did you?)

    I never wanted her to get the operation. In the beginning of Uglies I actually disliked Tally because I didn’t want her to conform to social expectations. Shay was actually my favorite character because she wanted to stay the way she was. But then I wondered whether running away and isolating themselves was really the answer. I started to like Tally more when she began to appreciate people for who they were, instead of what they looked like. I was the most upset that Shay was turned pretty.

    3. Have you ever found yourself trusting someone more or paying more attention to what they said not because they deserved it, but just because of their looks?

    I may have without realizing it, but for the most part I form friendships based on their personalities and interests, rather than their looks. But I suppose some of my crushes have been because they were cute (even if I liked their personalities too). My mother believes that people are treated better when they look better, but I try not to fall into her way of thinking. I’m happy with how I look, and I’m healthy. I don’t worry about looking like everyone else.

    4. In what ways did Tally’s trip through the wild prepare her for what she learned in the Smoke?

    I think one of Tally’s greatest obstacles in accepting the Smokies was that they worked against the environment to survive. By living in the wild herself, she learned that without technology to help, people must use natural resources.

    5. Would you give up your ability to think independently in exchange for being happy, beautiful, perpetually healthy, and rich?

    Definitely not. I think appearance is important in today’s society, but I prefer to be able to think and feel and dream for myself, rather than conforming to one set ideal. I like the features about myself that are unique. This is one reason I will never get plastic surgery. Why should I have to break my nose apart just because it isn’t like everyone else’s? People should be proud of the features that make them different, and learn to think for themselves instead of whatever is popular at the time.

    The brain lesion is the worst part about the pretty operation. It’s nice to think about being happy all the time, but I wouldn’t want that at the expense of losing the ability to think freely. True happiness comes from recognizing adversity and not letting it get you down, not from a form of mind control.

    6. How did David see Tally differently than she saw herself?

    David grew up apart from the conformist messages of Tally’s society, so he was able to appreciate her for who she was, not for the superficial standards of appearance that dominates the ugly/pretty social structure.

    7. If Shay could have gone back in time and never have met Tally, do you think she would?

    Shay’s characterization has puzzled me, to say the least. I liked her a lot in the beginning of Uglies, but later on she seemed petty and jealous. Perhaps she felt her life would have been better without Tally, but I think Tally gave her the confidence to finally seek out the Smoke for herself. I liked their friendship in the beginning and was upset to see it collapse.

    8. Other than the pretty operation, what are the main differences between the pretty society and our own? (Are there any ways in which the pretty society is healthier than ours?)

    The pretty society emphasizes conformism and having a good time over thinking and being unique. However, it does have some advantages over the Rusty society, which makes Dr. Cable almost seem reasonable. The pretty society respects the environment, although it completely isolates itself, which I think is unhealthy. They don’t make war or have conflicts or discontent among the citizens, although at the expense of free thought. The pretties are lazy, and the

    9. To what extent did Tally decide her own fate, and how much did other people decide it for her?

    Tally got pushed to the Smoke by Dr. Cable, but her friendship with Shay was what really drove her. Then David helped to influence her beliefs in what the Smokies were doing. But I think in the end it was her own decision to stay with the Smokies. Only her mistake caused her to accidentally betray them. Also, Tally chose to become pretty, even though she knew it would change her. Not to be popular and gorgeous like she originally wanted, but to save her friend.

    10. The Rusty civilization collapsed because of its dependence on oil. In what ways is your lifestyle dependent on oil and gasoline? How easily would you survive if it all disappeared one day?

    Nearly everything we do is dependent on oil. I AM one of the Rusties, and though they are portrayed negatively in the books, I think the pretty society is far worse. We should use the message in Westerfeld’s books as a warning that we should overcome our oil and technology addiction and learn to live in harmony with the environment and each other, and learn to embrace our differences and accept other viewpoints.

    As the readers above have said, thank you for writing such a thought-provoking book, especially for teens, since the message is most important to us. I will lend the book to as many people as I can so they too can read it and hopefully see the similarities between the pretty society and our own.

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    katie
    April 24th, 2008 06:03

    why exactly did you write the ulgies book?

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    Reagan
    April 24th, 2008 09:23

    Hola peeps! Well I have now affiaclly (sp) become the moving target. I have been pegged in the head with a football, slapped in the head with hand (it was an accident) and been pegged int he arm and behind my ankle , that bone that sticks out back there, with a softball.

    I love Superman/Tom Welling!!!!

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    Ammie
    April 24th, 2008 10:05

    Hi i just want to say that i love the books!

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    lindsay thompson
    April 24th, 2008 16:17

    1. Have you ever had a friend like Peris, who abandoned your friendship after they moved away? who doesn’t? when your best friend from the third grade moves across the country, it breaks the poor kids heart, me, but little did i know that is good for me. If i lived this sheltered life with no changes i would be…well….quite different by now. not to mention even now its sad to see a friend go, but when one door closes, that only leaves room for another to open, cliche but its ok.

    2. At first, did you hope Tally would get the operation? When did you change your mind? umm well im a fan of romance, so i really really wanted her to get it to get together with peris, i just really like books with romance, so at the first chance i get way excited. but david is definately way better than i could ever have wished for. zane isn’t half bad either oh yeah i changed my mind obviously when she met david haha

    3. Have you ever found yourself trusting someone more or paying more attention to what they said not because they deserved it, but just because of their looks? yeah but on the flip side of the coin, i have also paid less attention and trusted some of the better looking ones less, it all depends on their vibes…

    4. In what ways did Tally’s trip through the wild prepare her for what she learned in the Smoke? it gave her freedom… a sense of independence?

    5. Would you give up your ability to think independently in exchange for being happy, beautiful, perpetually healthy, and rich? umm i have never thought about that before. but i don’t see why i would have to give up my thinking, if i actually had to…then probably not.

    6. How did David see Tally differently than she saw herself?
    david…wow. he is my hero. he saw tally as a human, a brave human, and not an ugly, he teaches her many things through this. not only how to view others, but how to view yourself.

    7. If Shay could have gone back in time and never have met Tally, do you think she would?
    no… that doesn’t really make sense does it?

    8. Other than the pretty operation, what are the main differences between the pretty society and our own? (Are there any ways in which the pretty society is healthier than ours?)
    umm well we have druggies… and murdereerrss and all that baddd stuff. and well you know..there is a reason they call them the “rusties” the obvious reasons the society is better.

    9. To what extent did Tally decide her own fate, and how much did other people decide it for her?
    she decided her fate at every chance she had, and obviously there were the times when she was forced to change her life via the system… but yeah. even at that she stayed pretty independent in thinking

    10. The Rusty civilization collapsed because of its dependence on oil. In what ways is your lifestyle dependent on oil and gasoline? How easily would you survive if it all disappeared one day?
    right now im going to say 100% i depend… i depend on it for everything. if it all disappeared, well i would get by… it would be interesting. i am more of a survival girl myself though. although i have poor circulation and i always tell my mom that if we ever start to freeze i will be the first to go haha.

    i try to work with the present, what is presented with me, mold that clay, not the woulda shoulda coulda, what else is their to do?

    although im sure no one read this, in the event someone did, thanks for reading? and it was fun to kind of self-analyze myself

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    julie age 13
    April 25th, 2008 08:02

    ?#1 Have you ever had a friend like Peris who abandond your frienship after they moved away?no i hanen’t but i have done that to several people before becace i have been in foster care all my life since i was five so i have had to move around alot and it can be really hard to stay intouch with friends.

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    cody wa
    April 25th, 2008 08:05

    1. no
    2. yes
    3. no

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    justn aka reaper
    April 25th, 2008 08:16

    i think your uglies book was good ^^…………………….in a scale to 1-40 it is 39

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    justin aka reaper
    April 25th, 2008 08:17

    yep a realy good book

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    ockeytockey
    April 25th, 2008 08:21

    what! it all happend so fast! tally pritty… (YUCK!) grrr… I hate secals those disgusting people!!! MURDERERS!!! his is sick im reading prities to find out what hapens!!!!

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    ockeytockey
    April 25th, 2008 08:22

    wait i ment specals!!!!!!! not secals!

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    Meme
    April 25th, 2008 08:42

    I think she should og got the pretii thingy but i changed my mind about it when her and rave started to like each other. But i change my mind again when drave didn’t save her.

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    cody the king wa
    April 25th, 2008 08:48

    no becuse it dusint mater wat on the out sied it wat is in the in siued that counts.

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    Reagan
    April 27th, 2008 02:26

    Hi again… so… There hasn’t been a lot of discussions going on here latley… :mrgreen:

    I love Superman/Tom Welling!!!!

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    Reagan
    April 28th, 2008 11:22

    Hello… I think this is my third time being on here and yet still no comments. What happen to all of my peeps?

    I love Superman/Tom Weling!!!!

    I hope maybe some1 will say something. Some1 who isn’t answering the questions.

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    manu-wa
    May 1st, 2008 03:55

    Hello!

    I’m french, so I can’t speak english very well. I’m not able to answer the questions in english!!

    I read ‘Uglies’, ‘Pretties’ and ‘Specials’ and I loved!
    I’m waiting for ‘Extras’, available in France in september.

    I just have a question:
    English and French cover are the same, and I think that the man (is it Zane??) on ‘Pretties’ cover is so… Pretty! What is his name???

    Thank you very much for wrote your books.
    MERCI

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    sara-senei
    May 1st, 2008 09:07

    wow thats so cool how ur from france!!!!! that shows how good the internet is, u no, long distance things. SO COOl! bibi

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    lawa-cha
    May 1st, 2008 22:59

    1) no, i didn’t have a friend who left, but i had to leave all my friends when i left new zealand. I found it hard to keep in contact afterwards cause i was 7.
    2) I hoped tally would get the operation till she went to the smoke, then I hoped she would just hand in the necklace.
    3) Not really, i mean all my friends look pretty good, so i pay attention to whoevers being the most interesting.
    4) When she left the city she was totally unprepared, but after her trip, she just wanted company

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    sara-senei
    May 1st, 2008 23:33

    lawa-ca, that’s awesome that you used to live in New Zealand! no one is ever on when I’m on and I never get to talk to people live :(

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    Haley~Hyperness is BUBBLY!
    May 5th, 2008 15:02

    1. Have you ever had a friend like Peris, who abandoned your friendship after they moved away?
    nope, the friends that moved away i still keep in touch with, yay!

    2. At first, did you hope Tally would get the operation? When did you change your mind? (Or did you?)
    I wanted her to get it, cause she was so excited about it, then when I learned about the lesions i thought “yuck!” and then never ever wanted her to get it.

    3. Have you ever found yourself trusting someone more or paying more attention to what they said not because they deserved it, but just because of their looks?
    nope, never. heck, i can’t really tell when someone’s good-looking, someone else has to point it out to me…i’m weird :-P

    4. In what ways did Tally’s trip through the wild prepare her for what she learned in the Smoke?
    being in the wild helped her to accept nature as it was (even if she hated it then), and that’s basically also what she learned in the Smoke.

    5. Would you give up your ability to think independently in exchange for being happy, beautiful, perpetually healthy, and rich?
    NO. FREAKIN. WAY. i like my personality and independence of thoughts, thank you very much…and i would hate being all shallow like new pretties…yuck.

    6. How did David see Tally differently than she saw herself?
    he was never brainwashed to think that being normal was ugly, so he just saw her as she was inside, not the quality of her features.

    7. If Shay could have gone back in time and never have met Tally, do you think she would?
    hmm, no, after specials and everything i don’t think so. shay owes a lot of her life’s experiences to Tally.

    8. Other than the pretty operation, what are the main differences between the pretty society and our own? (Are there any ways in which the pretty society is healthier than ours?)
    they don’t use oil for everything, for one thing! so that makes them waaay healthier. and they apparently don’t use much metal, either. So, there’s no pollution, i don’t think, and they don’t have to deal with gas prices :-P

    9. To what extent did Tally decide her own fate, and how much did other people decide it for her?
    I think other people decided it for her some of the time, but not all. First she was brainwashed to think she was ugly, so this influenced her decision to betray the smoke. not completely, but it influenced it greatly. Then, she was given lesions, which made her pretty-minded. But, she broke out of it on her own volition. Then she was turned Special involuntarily, but rewired herself. so, she partly influenced her fate, and partly influenced by others.

    10. The Rusty civilization collapsed because of its dependence on oil. In what ways is your lifestyle dependent on oil and gasoline? How easily would you survive if it all disappeared one day?
    i’d probably be fine car-wise, i’d walk and bike everywhere. i’d probably have to take up farming, cause a lot of our food doesn’t come from our town (except for fairview farm!) and it has to be shipped here using gas. life probably wouldn’t be as easy, but that would force us to figure out a new solution to this problem faster.

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    rummactapourl
    May 6th, 2008 22:32

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    Crystal and Amber
    May 7th, 2008 02:46

    We think Zane should have gotten stolen from the hospital when everyone left, and that they have been working on him for years- cause maybe a chemical or something made him seem dead when he wasnt really dead yet- and they fixed his brain and everything too- and so him and tallly are friends again— and they meet again maybe in a new book which I guess wont happen :( but Ill pretend I guess…..

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    Andy-wa
    May 7th, 2008 03:32

    I totally agree zane-la couldn’t have just died, he is way to good for a fate like that. BUT I think that it was good that Tally-wa had to choose David. David is so much better for her then Zane-la. No offense to Zane-la or anything, but i was always for david. especially after Tally-wa kissed zane-la for the first time and said David. u could totally tell that she was still in love with david. i havnt read extras yet, but i will soon I hope that Tally and David stay together.
    ~Andy-wa

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    cammie-wa
    May 7th, 2008 11:59

    i am still so sad im for zane all the way. if he hadnt of died tally tottally would have picked him. david was a subsatute at her time of need and david dosnt really even know tally well the real one she lied to him about almost every thing to him all he has memories of is lies. zane knew tally they practicly lived with each othershe told him everything it was so sad to here that he died. i dont know how i would have lived but tally has such a strong spirit its overwellming. allthough i did like what david thout of her how hes all ways going to be there for her i sill dont understand why they didnt just put more brain tissue there and stop his immune system from getting to it and let the brain rewire itself i mean like zane said the braines here to fix its self. :1

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    Jenny
    May 7th, 2008 17:15

    1. Have you ever had a friend like Peris, who abandoned your friendship after they moved away?
    I would have to say no, but I guess after high school we all kind of drift apart.

    2. At first, did you hope Tally would get the operation? When did you change your mind? (Or did you?)
    Hope? Hmm I didn’t think she would as she was the main character and such, even though she wanted to (at the beginning).

    3. Have you ever found yourself trusting someone more or paying more attention to what they said not because they deserved it, but just because of their looks?
    Yes and no, trusting not so much, paying attention maybe I smile a little more when i’m serving a cute customer

    4. In what ways did Tally’s trip through the wild prepare her for what she learned in the Smoke?
    To be relient on yourself, no one there to erm.. wipe your arse

    5. Would you give up your ability to think independently in exchange for being happy, beautiful, perpetually healthy, and rich?
    Nope, I love my thinking and already happy.

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    Crystal and Amber
    May 8th, 2008 01:57

    She should be with Zane again- but we know the 4th book is done….
    He’s the only one she could be completely honest with…. but David saw past her “ugliness” and saw that she already was pretty…. But Zane said he LOVED her…. And she never got to say she was sorry when she rejected him on the way to Diego…. say that she cured herself of some specialness…. so sad….

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    Karen-La
    May 8th, 2008 02:41

    I know! i’m reading the series for the second time and it’s just sadder because i already read it and I know what is going to happen and its just stressful to see that they were so happy!
    I love scott for making this so rediculously credible and I wish i could meet Tally just to see if the effect she had on people in the book would be the same effect in real life

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    toTally Zaney
    May 8th, 2008 09:57

    1. Have you ever had a friend like Peris, who abandoned your friendship after they moved away?
    NO I HOPE IT NEVERS HAPPENES EITHER!
    2. At first, did you hope Tally would get the operation? When did you change your mind? (Or did you?)
    NO Y WOULD ANYONE WANT TO BE LIKE CONTROLLED BY SOMEONE ELSE???
    3. Have you ever found yourself trusting someone more or paying more attention to what they said not because they deserved it, but just because of their looks?
    YEAH I HATE TO ADMIT IT THOUGH
    4. In what ways did Tally’s trip through the wild prepare her for what she learned in the Smoke?
    IDK
    5. Would you give up your ability to think independently in exchange for being happy, beautiful, perpetually healthy, and rich?
    NO WAY NOT EVEN IF I WAS DARED TO!!!
    6. How did David see Tally differently than she saw herself?
    HE LOOKED INSIDE HER(THAT MIGHT SOUND CHEESY, OOPS)
    7. If Shay could have gone back in time and never have met Tally, do you think she would?
    NO SHAY KINDA DEPENDS ON TALLY
    8. Other than the pretty operation, what are the main differences between the pretty society and our own? (Are there any ways in which the pretty society is healthier than ours?)
    PRETTIES R CONTROLLED KIND OF BY ROBOTS. WE CAN DO SORT OF WATEVER WE WANT!!!
    9. To what extent did Tally decide her own fate, and how much did other people decide it for her?
    I DONT THINK ANYONE BUT TALLY DECIDED HER FATE EXCEPT FOR TALLY
    10. The Rusty civilization collapsed because of its dependence on oil. In what ways is your lifestyle dependent on oil and gasoline? How easily would you survive if it all disappeared one day?
    I HAVE TO DRIVE EVERYWHERE!!!!!I WOULD PROBABLY MAYBE LOSE MY SANITY!!!(ha ha)

    i love it that u can comment on this page
    ~toTally Zaney

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    warriormal
    May 8th, 2008 12:30

    Is it just me or do the people who aren’t the main characters at the time always seem evil? I think its like that in all 4 books.

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    Jenny
    May 8th, 2008 16:23

    Didn’t get to finish so:
    6. How did David see Tally differently than she saw herself?
    David I guess didn’t know the real reason why she was there to him she was this chick who turned up with scratches on her face, just looking for her friend, just to see if Shay was okay. And also the propaganda force fed into tally making her think she was ugly until she got the operation.

    7. If Shay could have gone back in time and never have met Tally, do you think she would?
    Probably… More fun

    8. Other than the pretty operation, what are the main differences between the pretty society and our own? (Are there any ways in which the pretty society is healthier than ours?)
    With both the societies i think is that there is always a group of people we strive to look like, the difference is we can choose if we want to go under the knife, they do it when they hit 16, sure there is pressure for our society to look better but it is not to the extent of the pretty society.

    9. To what extent did Tally decide her own fate, and how much did other people decide it for her?
    She was brought up to think that she was ugly until she got the operation, and she wanted it so bad, they took that away from her, she had to do what she had to do to become pretty, if that meant travelling for days, living off of spaghetti and ratting out her friends then so be it. This is the length she will go to to get the operation. So I think that yes growing up in a society like that would have alot of influence on you but in the end it comes down to what YOU decide.

    10. The Rusty civilization collapsed because of its dependence on oil. In what ways is your lifestyle dependent on oil and gasoline? How easily would you survive if it all disappeared one day?
    I ride the train… ALOT it gives me ime to think and I find it very soothing (my friends think I’m weird) so yeah I think I would go nuts.
    Sure it’d be very very difficult But we do have solar power, and there are people in developing countries living without gasoline or oil. Go subsistance farming! again I say it would be very hard but I think that I’d cope… somehow.

    -Jenn

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    brookie
    May 9th, 2008 10:35

    how can becoming pretty bran wash u? i don’t get it.

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    brookie
    May 9th, 2008 10:38

    also if when Peris turned prety he remembers tally?

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    Crystal and Amber
    May 11th, 2008 08:50

    It doesnt brain wash you- the surgeons are just made to remove what they dont want you to have- like the violence stuff- which they give back to you if you need it for your career

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    katela
    May 11th, 2008 10:34

    :mrgreen:

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    juli-wa
    May 12th, 2008 02:37

    the violence stuff is easy to get back though.
    But would you want to become violent again?
    I want to be like shay, a special but without the brain-loosing thoughts of superiorite.

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    juli-wa
    May 12th, 2008 02:38

    I think there should be a book about dr.cable when she was young.

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    cammie-wa
    May 12th, 2008 02:49

    dont you pepole read the series. the lessions make you forget. and they cant take out things from your memory with out killing you remember davids father. the lessions just make you a happy go luky loopy person.

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    juli-wa
    May 12th, 2008 03:07

    How do we know he’s dead?
    Dr. Cable could have just told them he was.

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    AF
    May 12th, 2008 04:46

    I heard rumors about a movie being made for the books, is it true ?

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    meghan-la
    May 12th, 2008 07:40

    ask scott-la if its true

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    Andrea-La
    May 12th, 2008 11:37

    There are only two questions that I will answer.
    5) Okay, now there is a right and wrong anwer. The right one is no. The wrong one is yes. Now, let’s think this out. Aren’t we already like pretties? We are brainwashed enough by society and commercialism, I doubt anyone would notice the difference. I probably would say yes, because I would want the challenge of thinking myself out of it. I would also say no because who on earth wants to be an exageration of what our society want us to be? That’s it.
    8) I honestly see no difference, except that our society chooses to be ignorent and total bubleheads. Yep, I wrote that.

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    Andrea-La
    May 12th, 2008 11:38

    There are only two questions that I will answer.
    5) Okay, now there is a right and wrong anwer. The right one is no. The wrong one is yes. Now, let’s think this out. Aren’t we already like pretties? We are brainwashed enough by society and commercialism, I doubt anyone would notice the difference. I probably would say yes, because I would want the challenge of thinking myself out of it. I would also say no because who on earth wants to be an exageration of what our society want us to be? That’s it.
    8- I honestly see no difference, except that our society chooses to be ignorent and total bubleheads. Yep, I wrote that.

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    meghan-la
    May 12th, 2008 11:41

    8-

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    meghan-la
    May 12th, 2008 11:42

    8-)

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    meghan-la
    May 12th, 2008 11:43

    lol

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    selena-wa
    May 12th, 2008 14:45

    HI! :)

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    selena-wa
    May 12th, 2008 14:47

    ok since not that many ppl really understood the point about spoiler im just gonna start somthing that we can spoil except most people hav probably read the book so…yea…. im just wondering…. wat was the point of the aliens taking every1 captive becus if they wer trying to help the world with metal and all like y wuld they keep ppl hostage?

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    selena-wa
    May 12th, 2008 14:51

    srry i posted on the rong page……[[looks nervous and embarrased]]

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    ~steph-laa
    May 12th, 2008 16:08

    K, i was a huge fan of the series, because it touches on some major points of society today. im gonna leave out the questions that aren’t very thought provoking to moi.
    2)I did, for tally’s benefit being what she wanted. but my mind changed because of…
    a) the smoke
    b) lesions
    c) DAVID!!! when she fell in love with him <3 :D
    4) Well first of all, being away from civilzation for a long period of time made it easier for Tally to adapt to what she thought was ‘uncivilzed’ about the smoke. Also what she had learned and all the knowledge she grew up with was broken down in the wild, and it made it easier for her to accept what she learned in the smoke, for example the lesions. (but i have to say that the special circumstances also played a huge role in that)
    5) Although according to reason we would all say no. And that is my answer as well. Technically I am happy with the way I look. I dont care that much about money. And if we got the chance to be pretty, rich and healthy (without the whole lesions thing) we would want it.
    But in reality, would we rather be depressed, deprived of education, food, shelter and a life, or be happy, rich and stunningly beautiful? that is something that interested me.
    6) He grew up with different beliefs and ideas than tally. according to what tally learned, she WAS ugly. According to science she was ugly. But David knew that it wasn’t the truth. He saw her as average, or even above average. Because he never really careed about beauty the way tally did, he was able to see what she really was.
    7) well it would be selfish if she did. would she rather have herself think individually, being happy and in love, and be that by herself, or let the world understand what individual thinking is?
    8) there are many diversities in soceity today, and those differences create beauty. but in the pretty society everyone is engineered to be the same. Although the world that scott had created would be so much safer, it would be ruined and pointless. diversities do create destruction, but n a more positive aspect they create beauty, love, knowledge and so much more.
    also there is the fact that pretty society is extremely paranoid. they knew the mistake that the rusties created, but instead of learning and improving in a way that can let the humans THINK FOR THEMSELVES, they ruined the world on a more mental scale.
    9) Everytime tally escaped what society had built, the specials would evolve her. she was able to escape on her own, but was always turned into samehing else that was out of her control. she also chose zane over david. usually when someone had control over her, it would either be because of a threat or because of force. nnow that makes no sense. :P
    I just have to say that scott is amazing! i just love how possible the world he has invented could be! We are vain. (no offense) And with the media promoting how important vanity is, we ar influenced by it. And the end of our world is possible. Scott weaves amazing stories and plots, but the amazing part of his style is the fact and history behind them!!

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    Evan-la
    May 14th, 2008 01:33

    Okay, so I did some research (I know this is totally unrelated but I feel it must be said) on the Uglies books, taking little hints here and there and I think I’ve collaborated enough evidence to tell you where Tally lives. (If this actually is located somewhere I’m going to feel like a tremendous bubblehead) Anyway. This is what I’ve got:

    -In the first book, Tally describes the Rusty Ruins as a city with millions of people once living in it. (Very vague, I know, but it gets better)

    -She also says there’s a river separating New Pretty Town and Uglyville (I know, still vague, but I’m getting there!)

    -Also, she lives near an ocean, and mountains. (Still oh so vague, stay with me people!)

    -She doesn’t live too far south, because it snows where she is.

    -There’s a city named “Diego” somewhere in this too. (Relevence will be revealed later)

    -In the 3rd book, she says she travels down south across the continent, so much so that it starts becoming much warmer.

    AND THE HINT THAT GAVE IT ALL AWAY!

    -In the 3rd book Shay says they used to call the area they were in “Death Valley” even when the Rusties were around.

    So, I thought to myself “Maybe Diego is actually SAN DIEGO!” Makes sense, right? Well, turns out Death Valley is RIGHT NEAR San Diego! So, I travelled along the west coast of the US, thinking “Okay, well, it snows there, so we’re looking for a large city in… say… Washington?” Seattle!!! And guess what’s right next to Seattle? A river separating the mainland from VANCOUVER ISLAND, or, New Pretty Town!

    So I have it! Tally lived in Uglyville, right next to the rusty ruins, or what used to be Seattle. The bridge going over the river lead to New Pretty town, or Vancouver Island. She travelled along the coast until she reached Diego, or San Diego. It all fits!

    Like I said, if where she lived is actually posted somewhere, I’m going to feel like a horrible bubblehead. Oh well, I think this is right. SCOTT! Tell me if I’m right here! :D

    Or maybe you didn’t even have a defined location for her, and I made one up! :D

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    Evan-la
    May 14th, 2008 01:38

    I would like to correct something in my previous entry, because I just realised it.

    I was taking a closer look at Seattle, and noticed a series of islands closer to the city. These islands look like a more plausable place for New Pretty Town, seeing as it’s surrounded by rivers and is much smaller than Vancouver Island.

    Just so ya know. :)

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    Tayler
    May 14th, 2008 05:00

    1. Yes, in 6th grade my friend moved away. Even though she came back to visit, she didn’t even call me. Now that she’s moved back– we aren’t even friends anymore. But now I don’t really mind.

    2. At first– Yeah, I did want Tally to get the operation, until she got to the smoke, and realized that she was better off there, and she realized that the Smoke was a better world than what she had grown up to believe. People saw her for who she really was, which means way more than getting attention for what she looks like, all in all– After her arrival at the Smoke, I did not want her to get the operation.

    3. Looks don’t matter to me– I go by personality. I believe that people who tend to be more attractive than others get more attention and get respected more than those who aren’t as good looking, and that’s not fair. We live in a shallow world.

    4. I think the trip prepared her because the smoke isn’t luxury like she was used do living in the dorms- though the dorms weren’t extremely luxurious. [but you get the basis] The trip to the smoke helped her learn to deal with being out in the wild.

    5. No, I would never give up my ability to think– and make my own decisions and everything else just to have superficial things.

    6. Because David wasn’t raised to think only about peoples appearence. Everyone who was raised in the book the way the goverment wanted– were raised shallow. David has grown up to learn to look past that and he loved what he saw in Tally :)

    7. I honestly think that if Shay had the chance to go back and not befriend Tally– She would.

    8. There a many differences, some of them being– The goverment controls everything, people are very superficial, and technology is more advanced.

    9. I don’t believe that Tally chose her fate at all.

    1o. Everyone depends on gas and oil. Day to day I drive my car– which runs on gas. Scott Westerfeld is a very smart man, he wrote about something that could possibly happen.

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    juli-wa
    May 14th, 2008 08:27

    i think tally chose alot of her fate
    she could have told david about the necklace
    in uglies

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    Reagan
    May 14th, 2008 09:33

    Well I htink that people kind of made choices for her… like partly in Uglies if she hadn’t becaome friends with Shay than she wouldn’t have to of visited Dr. Cable. Plus technichaly the whole going to the Smoke was alo Dr. Cable.

    I love Superman/Tom Welling!!!!

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    Andrea-La
    May 15th, 2008 11:50

    Tayler, are you talking about their society or our society? Just asking!

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    toTally Zaney
    May 16th, 2008 09:47

    y didnt tally just say what she felt that was so dumb(take no offense Scott)I absolutly love zane he to tally sounds like my kind of guy

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    toTally Zaney
    May 16th, 2008 09:47

    srry totally

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    Reagan
    May 17th, 2008 10:13

    Okay so I havn’t seen any of the older other people on here latley so I thhink I may also peaceot!!!!

    I love Superman/Tom Welling!!!!

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    meghan-la
    May 17th, 2008 10:16

    ????????????????????????????????????

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    Avery
    May 18th, 2008 01:33

    I went to IMDB.com and I saw that there was going to be an Uglies movie. Is that true? Do you know anything about it?

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    julia-wa
    May 18th, 2008 03:39

    it says on wikipedia that they’re making a movie

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    CJ
    May 18th, 2008 07:08

    The movie has been talked about for a while, I’m not really sure any more, so I’m not going to believe anything until I see some proof.

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    Joey-la
    May 18th, 2008 16:26

    1. Well yeah, but it was ages ago, and happened more over time than Peris and Tally
    2.YES! At the start of the book, the oporation sounds great, but then you start to see the HUGE downsides
    3. Kinda, the way someone looks is way less important than the inside, but when your in a room and you don’t know anyone you do go and talk to the people with better skin or whatever, but I wish that wasn’t true!
    4. The wild changed how she saw the world, that meant when she saw they were clear-cutting although it freaked her out she was able to deal with it
    5. “1 week of killer sunburn is worth a life of being gorgeous”
    -Tally in Uglies
    I wouldn’t get the oporation! Although it would be awesome being able to surge in so many ways (clocks in your eyes that go backwards?!) I still wouldn’t do it. Free thinking is something I value, so I wouldn’t give it up even for ‘beauty’
    6. David had never seen a pretty before, so he saw people just like we rusties do.
    7. I don’t think Shay would go back in time and not meet Tally, they fight all the time (some of the stuff Shay says, just owch), but she always comes back to help Tally when she needs.
    8. I think the oparations has both ups and downs, and I don’t have enough time you write them all down!! :( sorry!
    9. Tally decided small things which then lead to much larger things, so over all she didn’t decied her fate, but some stuff could have been avoided
    10. I wouldn’t do too well if all the oil became unstable or disappered. I have to drive or take public trasport to school because I live about 1/2 an hour away when there is not traffic, so walkign that would take a very long time

    Sorry about my terrible spelling!
    I am reading specials again now, and the next chapter is where the amazing Zane dies :(
    I have read that chapter twice before (in a row) and cried BOTH times!!
    I have another question to add to this list, who is your favorite between David and Zane.
    I have no answer to this quesiton myself, I love them both, but I am sure some people would have an answer!!
    From Joey-la

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    Ashley-Wa
    May 19th, 2008 04:46

    None of you are ever going to believe this but I sent scott westerfeld a written letter and he wrote back! I am so excited… AND I JUST CAN’T HIDE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I love Scott Westerfeld’s books!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Thank You Scott!!!!!!!

    I am your number one fan!!!!!!!!

    Ashley-Wa
    pepper1228@hotmail.com

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    Ashley-Wa
    May 19th, 2008 04:47

    Cj-
    I agree with you!

    Ashley-Wa

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    Andrea-La
    May 20th, 2008 13:19

    Oh wow. I am slightly crazy, but I still haven’t written scott. I’ll put that on my to do list…just it’s kinda long already…oh wow…whatever…total love for the book Uglies. so many good quotes. yeah.

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    Ashley-Wa
    May 21st, 2008 01:15

    I love the Uglies more than any book I have ever read!

    You know when people say:
    What’s your favorite book?
    It is a no-brainer I say….
    Well, duh… The Uglies series!

    Andrea-La:
    What is your favorite book out of:
    Uglies, Pretties, Specials and Extra?

    Mine personally is the Uglies.

    Cioa for now!

    :) Ashley-wa

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    Becky-Chan
    May 21st, 2008 03:43

    I am an adult (currently reading “Extras”) and I love the whole “Uglies” series.

    1. Have you ever had a friend like Peris, who abandoned your friendship after they moved away? Yes, unfortunatly thats usually what happens when friends move away. There have been a few that I kept in touch with, but it takes lots of effort on both people’s part.

    2. At first, did you hope Tally would get the operation? When did you change your mind? (Or did you?) I changed my mind when Tally and David started to get close (in the smoke). I was hoping that she would never activate the necklace and live in the smoke forever. I think Tally really wanted to stay there too, when she threw the necklace into the fire, accidentily activating it. Then when Davids parents told Tally about the legions, I really didnt want her to become pretty. But in the end, it worked otu. So I am happy with what happened.

    3. Have you ever found yourself trusting someone more or paying more attention to what they said not because they deserved it, but just because of their looks? I dont think I give “pretty” people more attention, I try to treat everyone equal. For me, I can tell more about a person by the way they act, than the way they look. And if I dont like the way a person acts, then i try to stay away from them. You can tell alot about a person through body language. They can be “ugly” but be so nice. Or they can be “pretty” and still be so mean.

    4. In what ways did Tally’s trip through the wild prepare her for what she learned in the Smoke? I guess she started to learn how totake care of herself. Without relying on conveniences of the city.

    5. Would you give up your ability to think independently in exchange for being happy, beautiful, perpetually healthy, and rich? nope. Independent thought is more powerful than beauty, and wealth. Unfortunatly so many people I know seem like they have no independent thought at all, and they dont even have the pretty legions.

    6. How did David see Tally differently than she saw herself? He was not influenced by city life and therefore had not been brainwashed into thinking that a person is better if they look a certain way. He saw her for what really matters. What was inside of her.

    7. If Shay could have gone back in time and never have met Tally, do you think she would? No, I dont think Shay knew what she was getting herself into when she met Tally. I dont think either one of them did.

    8. Other than the pretty operation, what are the main differences between the pretty society and our own? (Are there any ways in which the pretty society is healthier than ours?)
    Us “Rusies” tend to be brain missing even though we dont have the legions. So many people will beleive anything they hear on tv or the newspaper. So many people are so quick to follow the crowd and do what everyone else is doing.

    9. To what extent did Tally decide her own fate, and how much did other people decide it for her? Well, Tally always had a choice, but she decided to do what she did, becuase she did not like the alternative.

    10. The Rusty civilization collapsed because of its dependence on oil. In what ways is your lifestyle dependent on oil and gasoline? How easily would you survive if it all disappeared one day? I live in a medium sized city, and i’m pretty close to everything I need, so If there were no cars, I’d get a bike. It would take longer to get places, but I dont think it’d be so bad. Also we’d have to find alternate ways to warm our house. I think the biggest problem would be that the stores would have problems getting their shipments, so we may not be able to go to the grocery store and get food. So we’d have to learn how to garden. And gardens are very work-making.

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    Joey-la
    May 21st, 2008 18:59

    I agree with juli-wa, a book about Dr Cable when she was young would be cool!
    I have written to scott-la before and talked about Zane dying, he replied, I was very happy!! No WAY BEONYD HAPPY!!!
    I miss Zane :( but if he didn’t die that whole bit of the book would just be war war war!! eee kill everyone!
    Sorry I am slightly insane. I don’t know what I think about the idea of making an Uglies movie, who could play Tally? or Shay? or David, Croy, Peris, Dr Cable, Zane, Fausto…. the list goes on.
    It would be alright if they made a movie, but only if Scott-la thought it was all perfect! :)
    hehehe
    Joey-la

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    Becky-Chan
    May 22nd, 2008 04:23

    I would love an “Uglies” movie, but only if there will eventually be a “Pretties” movie and a “Specials” movie.

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    Shadow-la
    May 23rd, 2008 11:38

    I love the series so much! I am so into them and I am relating all of my friends to specific characters in the book now..haha.

    I have a quick question…

    How do you guys (in the newer covers) Get them to look like that?

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    Abby-wa
    May 24th, 2008 00:46

    I’m wondering how you do that to?! I tryed on paint a pic of me but all i got was the eyes.Also on the special book cover her eyes are brown and i went on to paint.They are much more scary-making if coal black.I actully have a friend named zane-la.

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    ♥ Hannah-la ♥
    May 25th, 2008 12:33

    So, yes, I’ve done these before, but I’m just so desparate to have another Uglies book that I’m like, triple re-reading them. like living in the past. I need a new one!! :(

    1. Have you ever had a friend like Peris, who abandoned your friendship after they moved away?
    No, I think I was the one who abandoned someone… and I feel bad about it.

    2. At first, did you hope Tally would get the operation? When did you change your mind? (Or did you?)
    You, know I really did. I think that she really deserved it. Then, when I heard about the lesions, I didn’t at first. But then, the more I thought about it, the more it made sense to me. I mean, you can be happy. No pain, ever. How great would that be? I mean, really. idk. It’s a really hard question, and I’m glad it’s not up to me to decide!

    3. Have you ever found yourself trusting someone more or paying more attention to what they said not because they deserved it, but just because of their looks?
    yes, yes, yes. and I don’t know why I do it, but yeah.
    The wierd thing is, reading these books has made me more prone to liking pretty people, because every time I think of someone, I think about which of there features is “pretty”.
    Of course, more and more people have started looking pretty to me, so I guess it evens out, but YOUR BOOKS HAVE CHANGED THE WAY I LOOK AT LIFE!

    4. In what ways did Tally’s trip through the wild prepare her for what she learned in the Smoke?
    She learned that everything isn’t exactly as it seems, and nothing is safe.

    5. Would you give up your ability to think independently in exchange for being happy, beautiful, perpetually healthy, and rich?
    Ugh. You know, I really think I would. Being able to think is great, but the reason we think is to make the world a better place, and if everyone’s happy, healthy and safe, what’s the point? idk. that sounds awful, I know.

    6. How did David see Tally differently than she saw herself?
    David definately hadn’t grown up in a world where everyone was considered ugly, and he knew that your inner beauty is the most important, but Tally had been conditioned to not even think about it.

    7. If Shay could have gone back in time and never have met Tally, do you think she would?
    i don’t know. I really don’t. I think that it taught her a lot, but Tally really hurt her. I think that at first she’d want to go back, when the pain that tally had caused was still fresh, but in the end it made her stronger (and she could think) and so she wouldn’t have, I think.

    8. Other than the pretty operation, what are the main differences between the pretty society and our own? (Are there any ways in which the pretty society is healthier than ours?)
    The pretty society is much healthier than ours. It’s a sad truth, but humans just can’t be perfect as we are. Some people will always want revenge, causing war and fighting. We get to elect who represents us, but it does no good because people are still getting killed. I just think that life can be enjoyable and fun, but people are so egotistical that they don’t even think about it.

    9. To what extent did Tally decide her own fate, and how much did other people decide it for her?
    Mostly Other people decided it. I think that she had very little choice in what happened, but most of it was for the better. I mean, if Zane hadn’t died, she’d spend her whole life wondering between Zane and David.

    10. The Rusty civilization collapsed because of its dependence on oil. In what ways is your lifestyle dependent on oil and gasoline? How easily would you survive if it all disappeared one day?
    We couldn’t survive. not at all. everything we do, eat… everything depends on oil. Our society needs help!

    ♥Hannah-la♥

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    Andrea-La
    May 26th, 2008 06:12

    It doesn’t sound awful to make the world a better place. But I value my thoughts far too much. To the point where it is unhealthy. I can’t imagion not thinking my thoughts, but maybe then I could enjoy life more. Thoughts can be such a burdon, but at the same time, something I can’t life without. Our society deffinetly need help. Too bad we are our society, so there is no one to help us except God, who will. Someday, maybe we can be better. Oil kinda sucks. We need to depend on something else. It seems like we keep on having to invent things to fix the problems of previous inventions.

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    bada beee
    May 27th, 2008 13:08

    I think our dependence on oil is definitely bad because we shouldnt rely on oil in the next centuries with our great technology. The uglies world would be definitely easier to live in but still has difficulties like every civilization has. BUT back to RUSTIES that is what we are currently like and hopefully we can find a solution to our oil crisis. But anyways uglies trilogy definitely changed what could happen in a different perspective.

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    Kristhine
    May 28th, 2008 07:10

    hey mr westerfield. i just had to let you know how much i LOVE your novels. im seriously hooked on them. im not the type of teen who actually loves reading but i read your whole series in less than two weeks! i heard you guys were making a movie of the uglies sreies and i was just wondering if it was two early to be asking if you guys were having casting calls for the “extras” movie? i would really love to hear back from you. & i cant wait until your fifth book comes out!

    sincerely yours,
    kristhine :)

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    cammie-wa
    May 28th, 2008 09:18

    omg hi pples. how is every one. hey evan la your comment was cool i loved how you took o much time in reserching the book that means you really like it its inda dreamy if your a girl with a boys name its awsome not dreamy ok moving on they should make a movie and for pples that play the charetors should be the modles on the cover seeing that we set those images in our mind already . and regan im one of the older pple writters that still com on(not as in age still a teen) and to the other comments were did you get his adress i want to send him a letter too some one pleazzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz talk back

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    LuArEn-Wa
    May 30th, 2008 05:35

    Hi people um… one time I had my friend Reagan write on here for
    me. So I kind of don’t but do know you. anyways I LOVE Uglies and Superman… See reagan is his wifey and I am jsut his sister because he can’t love me like that because Reagan is his wifey. :sad: anyways nice to see yall (I am not from TX I just like to say yall)

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    Jenn
    May 31st, 2008 08:20

    Hey Scott,
    I don’t know if you’ll read this But I just wanted to say that all your books are amazing. I liked how you started Extras off except for the fact that tally wasn’t in it. But when she did show up I liked how you put it to show how everyone else saw her.
    I really do love all you books =]

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    Reagan
    May 31st, 2008 12:41

    Just to let you know Jenn he dosn’t read these. Well acrtually we don’t know that for sure but it’s probably 1-100 cahnce that he dose.

    I love Superman/Tom Welling!!!!

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    Alissa Mason
    June 1st, 2008 04:25

    hey. I have read the uglies, pretties, and the specials. I love all the books and they are my favorite books. But on all the covers it says trilogy which means 3 and there is a 4 one coming out? i am kind of confused but excited to read the last one. the books are really great!! keep writing Scott Westerfeld.

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    Reagan
    June 2nd, 2008 09:35

    Hey the fourth one has already come out! Just to let you know.

    I love Superman/Tom Welling!!!!

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    Nati-wa
    June 3rd, 2008 01:28

    Hey. How are you. I’m from Germany and I love your books sooo much :) I have to write a report about you and I have only one very important question: Why you write books ? So, why have you written about that topic, about uglies. I think there must be a reason?! :)
    Please write back soon.
    I must have it until friday :/
    So, see you.

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    Liz
    June 3rd, 2008 07:57

    1. Not really, but I have had friends who “abandoned” me for new friends. I’ve done the same thing, actually.

    2. Not really, but I could relate SUPER strongly. I had to have an operation myself two years ago, about six months after I bought this book, because my chin didn’t grow enough forward so I had a nasty looking underbite. I never really thought I was pretty and couldn’t imagine having to live my whole life like that.

    3. Sometimes I trust people /less/, in fact, because I assume they’ll be shallow or stupid. But other times, yeah, I do.

    4. Living o her own gave her a chance to develop the kind of self-esteem and independance that people need to grow up for real. Until then she had let the city determine her actions and her self-worth, but out in the wild, she had to make her choices and live with them. This gave her the ability to adapt to the Smoke and recognize how much control the city had over her.

    5. I would hope not, but it’s very tempting, which is obviously why everyone was willing to go uder the knife. It’s the perfect example of Communism, really; equality, lack of religion, complete state control, etc. I’ve always wondered about the quote from the Communist manifesto in Specials, what did you mean by having Zane read that?

    6. First of all, David hadn’t grown up expecting surgically-implanted beauty in every person over the age of sixteen. In fact, the city’s idea of beauty would have looked pretty eerie. Tally was conditioned to only value an external appearance, while David appreciated her personality as well as her face, which may not have even been that bad looking to a present-day observer.

    7. Only Shay can answer that question. But in the end, I think she realized that like it or not, Tally’s actions were the catalyst for changing the entire global society. Shay also would have probably had the operation without ever making it to the Smoke and living outside the city in the first place.

    8. Equality is the biggest improvement; everyone has equal, while artifical, self-esteem, wealth is evenly distributed, disease is pretty much gone, and poverty seems to be eliminated, all of which is awesome. There is no threat of conflict, but you’d have to trade your mental independance for that, because everyone’s got a temper and knows how to use it. I think the world of Extras is the best, since you gain freedom without losing most of the equality.

    9. Tally was given her situation, and her choice was how to deal with it.
    After her experience at the Smoke, she chose to constantly challenge what was forced upon her by the city.

    10. This keeps looking more likely with every day, and with every penny that gas prices go up. Living in Texas makes me drive EVERYWHERE, and I’d be walking for years along the freeway like a very brave hobo if that ever happened.

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    Ashley-wa
    June 5th, 2008 08:11

    OMG I love your Uglies series! They’re so amazing! I love everyone of them, although I’ve only read the first and second. Uglies kept my hair on end! I didn’t want to put it down! My favorite was when Tally got with David because I thought she would get with Peris like most girls do in those fairy-tales story where the girl ends up dating her best guy friend!! I can’t wait to read the third one and can most certianlly not wait to read the fourth! Keep writing! Love your stories!

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    debi
    June 6th, 2008 02:28

    hey guys do yuo think i should be debi-wa or debi-la???
    answer me please.x.

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    Joey-la
    June 6th, 2008 07:56

    Hey debi,
    you would be debi-la because you only have -wa if you have an l in your name like Tally-wa! :)

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    Reagan
    June 6th, 2008 09:49

    Hola! so how’s it going every1?

    I love Superman/Tom Welling!!!!

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    Reagan
    June 7th, 2008 06:52

    Hello?

    I love Superman/Tom Welling!!!!

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    Bobby
    June 7th, 2008 07:21

    i always lover tally and i never thought that she should have the opertation it is just a way to make a normal person turn into everyone else even though the partys are there she should be inique. i love how she fell in love with david he sounds so down to earth i lover these books i wanted them to go on forever and to never end!

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    Megan
    June 8th, 2008 14:04

    AHHHHHH. You should deffently make this series a movie!!!!!
    I loved all the books, I havn’t read Extras yet but I will soon.
    I read on IMDB that it will be a movie, but I wasn’t sure. Sooo is it?
    Lol.

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    Sammy-la
    June 11th, 2008 14:38

    If the operation is so pretty-making, and you lose your ugly-mindedness, don’t you just lose yourself? Being bubbly is great, but you only stay bubbly for so long. Unless you’re Crim. (Totally pretty-making)

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    Sammy-la
    June 11th, 2008 14:39

    P.S.
    Pretty-missing is such a bogus thing to be, anyway.

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    Emily-wa
    June 14th, 2008 05:05

    DOWN WITH THE STUPID MOVIE IDEA. Cant you people see that every single time they make a book into a movie, the movie is almost completely different!!! Examples- Harry potter Movies (some things were changed, but that’s a bad example to start off with…)…. OH A Series of Unfortunate Events. Look at that one. i’ve read every book in that series, and the movie was so different and, frankly, not that good. And apparently Aeragon (sorry about spelling) was very different and really bad. And the Narnia books that were made into movies. I know the directors want the movie to be more interesting or explain to those who didn’t read the book, but if they didn’t read the book, then why would they be seeing the movie? And if they want it more interesting, why are they making the movie based on the book anyway? that would be saying the book wasn’t interesting! And probably the most changed book/movie is Ella Enchanted. That is one of my favorite books, but they changed SOOOO much in the movie to make it “modern.” now do you all want this to all be put on Scott-la’s shoulders, and have us very mad at him for quite some time just so he could make MORE money off of his writing?

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    Laura-wa
    June 15th, 2008 01:22

    U R TOTALLY RIGHT EMILY-WA! (btw this is my first comment on THIS page) it ruins the book if they make a movie. They will make every1 look different and take out parts and it makes u think of the book in a whole different way (which isnt good). Although, if I could write it and choose the actors, that might b ok, cause i would make it right. :mrgreen:

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    Andrea-La
    June 15th, 2008 01:41

    I agree so much with you! Whenever I watch the movie Ella Enchanted, I basically yell at it. I regularely watch it for that purpose.

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    Tara-la
    June 15th, 2008 01:45

    i hate ella enchanted

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    Andrea-La
    June 15th, 2008 01:49

    The book is swimtastical. The movie basically is totally hateable.

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    Tara-la
    June 15th, 2008 01:50

    you know how the first two harry potter movies were the best, nothing was different, and the next 3 were terrible, well they are bringing back the same director as the terrible three to do the 6th!!!!! How sucky is that?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?! One the bright side, though, the guy who directed the 1st two is directing The Lightening Thief. SOmething they left out in the fifth- the coins. The 7th movie is going to be 2 separate movies, but they are going to suck, because some of the stuff they left out plays a big part in the 7th book/movie. Stupid bad director. WE WANT THE OLD ONE!!!!

    DOWN WITH TERRIBLE DIRECTING!

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    Andrea-La
    June 15th, 2008 01:52

    I KNOW!!!!!!! And I liked the music in the first and second better than the first too. Way better. Go John Williams!!!!!

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    Tara-la
    June 15th, 2008 01:53

    ya!!! Go John Williams!

    DOWN WITH THE OTHER DUDE!

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    Andrea-La
    June 15th, 2008 01:53

    okay, that made no sense. I ment to say I like the music better in the first and second better than the third.

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    Tara-la
    June 15th, 2008 01:54

    i didnt even notice

    im weird like that

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    Andrea-La
    June 15th, 2008 01:54

    Yay!!!!! Hedwigs theme is the best song ever! I play it on my clarinet at the beginning of every band class, and everyone at school now hates me for it! Yay!

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    Tara-la
    June 15th, 2008 01:55

    thats nice

    the movie comes out this fall!

    cant wait to go throw popcorn at it!!

    Mwahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!

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    Tara-la
    June 15th, 2008 01:56

    do you have to refresh every time to see if i said something?

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    Andrea-La
    June 15th, 2008 01:57

    Yeah. Do you?

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    Tara-la
    June 15th, 2008 01:58

    yep, and then i have to scroll all the way down. Something is beeping in my house and its giving me a headache

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    Tara-la
    June 15th, 2008 01:59

    just the stupid carbon monoxide thing that beeps whenver someone touches it

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    Andrea-La
    June 15th, 2008 01:59

    Beeping you say? I like beeping. I like metronomes too, and will just listen to mine for fun. It drives my family nuts!

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    Tara-la
    June 15th, 2008 02:03

    I HATE, DISPISE, DETESTE (FRENCH), WANT TO KILL METRONOMES!!!!!!! Scott-la thinks gettig up at 7:30 for one day to be on tv is bad? try getting up at 6:30 EVERY STINKIN day to go to school!!

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    Tara-la
    June 15th, 2008 02:04

    getting*

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    Andrea-La
    June 15th, 2008 02:05

    I wake up at 7 for school. What’s up with you and metronomes? On Saturdays I usually wake up at 5:30 for swimming, but today I got to sleep in til 7:30!

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    Tara-la
    June 15th, 2008 02:08

    me too!!! Well, if you knew my evil orchestra teacher (we like to call her ms. valdevil, notice how shes not married) then you wouldnt like metronomes either

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    Tara-la
    June 15th, 2008 02:08

    not the swimmming part, the part about today

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    Andrea-La
    June 15th, 2008 02:10

    Yay for sleeping in! I have a really nice band teacher. He only uses the metronome when he has to. Like for full band things when we have to clap on the 13th beat or whatever.

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    Tara-la
    June 15th, 2008 02:10

    cool! im a genius! instead of clicking refresh and then scrolling down, i found an easier way! you click f5 (the actually button) to refresh, and then click end, to get to the bottom!

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    Andrea-La
    June 15th, 2008 02:11

    COOL!

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    Tara-la
    June 15th, 2008 02:11

    i g2g i have i bat mitzvah to go to

    talk to ya later :mrgreen:

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    Andrea-La
    June 15th, 2008 02:12

    I have to study for *gulp* exams.

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    UGLIESfan08
    June 16th, 2008 03:27

    OK, this is awesome. I have only read UGLIES, but I HAVE to get the other books. They are my all-time favorite now.

    1. Have you ever had a friend like Peris, who abandoned your friendship after they moved away?

    My friend abandoned me without moving away.

    2. At first, did you hope Tally would get the operation? When did you change your mind? (Or did you?)

    At first, I was like ‘Tally, you HAVE to get the operation! You’re world is totally awesome’. Then I found out what really happened, and I wasn’t so sure. As an added note, when she realized what would happen to the smoke if she turned them in, I am so glad she didn’t turn them in….on purpose. I know she did a lot of damage, but she did her best to fix everything, and she was genuinely sorry. David HAS to forgive her!

    3. Have you ever found yourself trusting someone more or paying more attention to what they said not because they deserved it, but just because of their looks?

    Not really what someone said, but paying more attention to them, I guess.

    4. In what ways did Tally’s trip through the wild prepare her for what she learned in the Smoke?

    Tally found out more about the world around her, after living in one small city all her life. She had time to really think about what she was doing, going to the smoke. I think her journey helped her think about others, to the point where she was ready to give up becoming pretty, after she met David. He is a terrific role model, friend, and I HOPE, boyfriend.

    5. Would you give up your ability to think independently in exchange for being happy, beautiful, perpetually healthy, and rich?

    To me, looking pretty is important, but being smart and thinking for myself is even more important. Even with all the PRETTY advantages, I don’t think I could give up my free will and intelligence.

    6. How did David see Tally differently than she saw herself?

    David saw Tally like she really was, not like she thought she was. He never had someone constantly telling him he was ugly. After a while, you would get used to it, until you believed it. Being told you are ugly is especially hard for a girl, so maybe he never thought of beauty as important. He saw through her looks, into who she was, inside.

    7. If Shay could have gone back in time and never have met Tally, do you think she would?

    I think that at the end of the book UGLIES, Shay would have. But I think she would regret it in the end. Shay and Tally are BFFL.

    8. Other than the pretty operation, what are the main differences between the pretty society and our own? (Are there any ways in which the pretty society is healthier than ours?)

    In some ways, pretty society is better than ours. I mean, super-advanced technology, no peer pressure, everyone is pretty, HOVERBOARDS. But they are a lot weaker too. I mean, lack of free will is a pretty big loss.

    9. To what extent did Tally decide her own fate, and how much did other people decide it for her?

    In a way, Tally decided her own fate. She decided to accept Special Circumstances blackmailing. She didn’t have to turn pretty. But she was almost brainwashed to believe she was super ugly, and wanted to be amazingly pretty. Was that her fault? Obviously, turning in the smoke was a huge mistake, if anyone’s fault, it was Dr. Cable’s. Tally tried to save the ones she began to care about. She risked everything. That was her choice. But other people helped determine the outcome of that choice. She became pretty, when she didn’t want to, just to save Shay. She did’nt have to do that. So, Tally’s fate depended on herself, and a lot of other people, too.

    10. The Rusty civilization collapsed because of its dependence on oil. In what ways is your lifestyle dependent on oil and gasoline? How easily would you survive if it all disappeared one day?

    I think nowdays, a lot of people’s lives depend on oil. I think we should be good to the environment, and find alternate energy sources, but think how hard that shift would be. We depend on oil for travel, heat, some electeric, and SO much more. It wouldn’t be a change in energy, it is a change in LIFESTYLE.

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    Sammy-la
    June 17th, 2008 04:15

    I totally agree. Oil has become something we depend on for everyday things, so it really IS a lifestyle. We shouldn’t completely stop using it, only enough less so that it isn’t such a problem.

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    UGLIESfan08
    June 17th, 2008 09:27

    I think that eventually we could, and should completely stop using oil, (at least for the next million years or so, as the supply is replenished) and find better ways to produce energy. After all, we don’t want to end up like the Rusties in Mr. Westerfeld’s books.

    I was thinking about that (after I stayed up ALL night reading PRETTIES and half of SPECIALS). The whole idea of the books brings a very real and very controversial topic. Pollution, and caring for our environment. It still can’t be decided who should get the job of cleaning up the world. I think we all should. Individuals, Communities, Countries, Continents, everybody.

    The books also talk about staying true to yourself, and inner beauty, and all that jazz. But, if you really think about it, that is becoming really hard, and really important, in today’s fast-paced world.

    Thanks for your opinion! =)

    As a note,
    Has anyone read EXTRAS? What did you think? Should I get it?

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    juli-wa
    June 18th, 2008 22:56

    it’s good, but it’s not all about Tally

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    Laura-wa
    June 19th, 2008 14:16

    wow. we r turning into the scott facts page. slowley going off subject.

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    Reagan
    June 20th, 2008 15:19

    Hola peeps this is like one of the only times I can get on so just talk to you later bye:( :( :(
    :(:) Bye AGAIN!!!!

    I LOVE SUPERMAN/TOM WELLING

    AND PINK RUBBER DUCKIES

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    Joey-la
    June 20th, 2008 20:29

    hey,
    I reckon we need to be less dependent on oil, but sadly I don’t think that will happen any time soon. What I think we need to do is find a better energy souce than coal (in Australia, where I live) and Oil. By the way, BIOFUELS are hardly better than nuclear and fossil fuels. I did a project on it at school and its a total waste of resources.

    To all the people who answer yes to the question ‘If she could, do you think Shay would go back in time and never have met Tally, would she?’ I want to know why you think she wouldn’t have!?
    Because she always comes back and helps Tally when she needs it!

    Yes Extras is really good too. Its not all about Tally, but has HEAPS of awesome Tally Youngblood moments!

    Love Joey-la! :)

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    Anna-la
    June 22nd, 2008 04:43

    In response to question #3, I think that everyone, whether consciously or not, has treated someone better than maybe they deserved because of how they looked. I’m saying that it’s the right way to treat people, but at some point ALL of us has been guilty of treating the good looking people better. And to say that looks don’t matter is completely bogus. One of the points that Scott made in these books is that as much as we would like to pretend that they don’t, looks do matter on some basic human level. So all of you who posted on this page saying that “no looks don’t really matter to me,” please stop lying to yourselves.

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    Anna-la
    June 22nd, 2008 06:19

    Sorry, I just realized that I typed something wrong in my post above. In line 3 I meant to type “I’m not saying that it’s the right way to treat people.” Sorry!

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    twilight fangs
    June 24th, 2008 05:53

    I love Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer!

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    Kenzie
    June 24th, 2008 06:06

    once again scotts blog..I dont even thinks hes talked about her
    we have but not him?

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    Lori-wa
    June 25th, 2008 11:55

    1. Have you ever had a friend like Peris, who abandoned your friendship after they moved away?

    Sort of. I had a really good friend at camp, but afterwards, we just grew apart. Neither of us was {were?} really good at keeping in touch.

    2. At first, did you hope Tally would get the operation? When did you change your mind? (Or did you?)

    Well, I knoew she would, because I knew about Pretties before I ever read Uglies. But it always seemed sort of weird to me. =/

    3. Have you ever found yourself trusting someone more or paying more attention to what they said not because they deserved it, but just because of their looks?

    I think we probably all do that a little; I don’t think I do it any more or less than the average human being.

    4. In what ways did Tally’s trip through the wild prepare her for what she learned in the Smoke?

    It was a sort of baptism by fire. She was forced to give up all the comforts of city life. However, she probably had it easier than most, because she got everything she needed for the trip from the Specials

    5. Would you give up your ability to think independently in exchange for being happy, beautiful, perpetually healthy, and rich?

    Like most people, my first reaction is NO WAY. However, I don’t think I would definitely make the same decision if I was offered it for real… I’m not sure I have the sort of sense of myself that you need to fully resist the operation.

    6. How did David see Tally differently than she saw herself?

    David saw Tally in a way very similar to that of teenagers now. Tally however, was brought up on Pretty beauty, which expected all beauty to conform to certain standards- instead of seeing herself, she saw how she deviated from the standard.

    7. If Shay could have gone back in time and never have met Tally, do you think she would?

    No matter how much Shay wishes she never met Tally at various times in the series, I don’t think she’d ever do that. Shay and Tally are inexorably connected; they really depend on each other.

    8. Other than the pretty operation, what are the main differences between the pretty society and our own? (Are there any ways in which the pretty society is healthier than ours?)

    Pretty society definitely got the environment right, for one thing. That’s something I prefer about the Prettyworld over the world of Extras {which is awesome and you should definitely read it}. It’s also very controlling, which is bad, even though most everyone doesn’t realize they’re being controlled.

    9. To what extent did Tally decide her own fate, and how much did other people decide it for her?
    Tally doesn’t decide much, when you really think about it. Almost every decision she makes in the book is due to external forces, from the smoke, to being Pretty, to being Special, to what happens to her in Diego.

    10. The Rusty civilization collapsed because of its dependence on oil. In what ways is your lifestyle dependent on oil and gasoline? How easily would you survive if it all disappeared one day?

    Well, you can’t really look on how well one person would survive, unless they’ve gone completely independent {growing their own food, stockpiling necessities, etc.}. For one thing, society would be collapsing all around you! so if you haven’t become self sustaining, you’re not going to do very well. I probably wouldn’t- I’m to much of a city kid. xP

  445. 445
    Sam-la
    June 29th, 2008 12:19

    1. Yes, she left me with out anyone.
    2. Yes because i wanted her and Peris to get back together, then when Tally kissed David i was like screw Peris.
    3. No, looks aren’t everything.
    4. She learned there was no getting what she wanted without working for it, she need to be prepared for danger in case something happens, the smoke didn’t have showers so they had to use river water to purify and bath in.
    5. Yes only if they’re was a way out. I would rather become a cutter because your invincible you can live forever and you have a nice friends to surond you and you can get away with whatever you want.
    6. Yes he saw her as a beautiful person on the outside and inside and he wouldn’t change her for the world but she would change herself.
    7. Because in my opinion Shay and Tally were meant to be best friends forever and nothing could change that.
    8. I would rather live in the Pretty society because there is no money, war, nothing bad can really happen besides the whole brain goes to mush thingie.
    9. I think David and Shay made her stay because David is in total love with her he would do anything for her, Shay’s her best friend and Tally did want to leave her alone not knowing what could happen to her and if she betrayed the they would be a little pissed off.
    10. I could do well with out oil and gas because I wouldn’t need a car i could walk, bike, run to anywhere I wanna go. I still can communicate because of electricity so i really don’t need gas or oil.

    I wanna say this series would make a kick but movie! I would wanna be the character of Tally or Shay they are sweet especially in SPECIALS more action. I kinda started reading the first little bit of EXTRAS i kinda don’t like that Tally isn’t in it I was wondering if you could write more books about Tally Cause I kinda felt a bond with her, but I still think you are an amazing writer.
    I am trying to write a book and I was wondering if you had any pointers :) email me at goaliegirl_314@hotmail.com

    and last thing CUTTERS RULE!

  446. 446
    Sam-la
    June 29th, 2008 12:19

    oh and face tats a kick ass.:)

  447. 447
    timmie- la
    June 29th, 2008 14:40

    hey every one oh and hi reagan i havn’t seen you much this summer any ways who like david more than zane

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    Lori-wa
    June 29th, 2008 15:46

    Tally is in Extras. You just aren’t there yet. ;D

  449. 449
    Ali-wa
    June 30th, 2008 00:23

    Ergggg… I am counting down the days for Bogus to Bubbly to come out…. its 115 days to be exact.

  450. 450
    UGLIESfan08
    June 30th, 2008 02:57

    What is Bogus to Bubbly?

  451. 451
    juli-wa
    June 30th, 2008 05:51

    a guide to the series

  452. 452
    Joey-la
    June 30th, 2008 14:06

    hey
    I can’t decide if I like Zane or David better
    What does everyone think??

  453. 453
    Lori-wa
    June 30th, 2008 14:08

    I don’t really like either of them, but I think David is in some ways more ‘real’ than Zane.

    Anyone know any good uglies fanfic sites?

  454. 454
    gabi
    June 30th, 2008 23:10

    just to answer 2, i was about to die when i found out tally was gonna give herself in to be pretty. I KNEW BAD THINGS WOULD HAPPEN! special to, they freak me out, cept cutters seem kinda cool.

    im totally and completely in love with David!

  455. 455
    Lori-wa
    July 1st, 2008 11:23

    *pokes earlier question*

  456. 456
    Andrea-la
    July 4th, 2008 01:56

    I like question number five. Right now I feel like adding a new perspective to it. So here it is:
    5) I don’t think that it’s the beauty or anything that I would find so tempting. It’s the not having to think. I mean, thoughts clutter up my head so much I can’t understand them. My brain regualaraly thinks really stupid thoughts that make no sense. I’m really against plastic surgury and all that, but I wouldn’t mind not having to think. It’s just that it’s hard work and I’m tierd of it.

  457. 457
    Abby-wa
    July 5th, 2008 03:16

    This has something to do with #5 and adrea-las answer.I don’t mean to be snotty and a know it all but i am very serios and when i tlk to people who are not in advanced (like in midnighters) but who are cool and popular they seem so bubbly and happy, energetic not a thing to worry about it may be a front but i would love to live like that no pressure or seriousness just giglely.I may be all mindcasterish but i’m tired of people who can talk endesly about gossip ( or do i want to be one of them?!)confusing….. confusing

  458. 458
    Andrea-la (check out my blog!)
    July 5th, 2008 03:17

    Yeah….I agree to an extent. I’m more polymathish. I’m a bit of a math nerd who lives in her own world thinking about metiphorical decimals.

  459. 459
    Abby-wa
    July 5th, 2008 03:20

    Though being a cutter would be cool ,every thing so icy so clear (Lol I sould like shay wanting to be like tally)

  460. 460
    Andrea-la (check out my blog!)
    July 5th, 2008 03:38

    lol. I don’t know. It all sounds cool as long as you get a hoverboard.

  461. 461
    Abby-wa
    July 5th, 2008 06:02

    sould=sound

  462. 462
    Abby-wa
    July 5th, 2008 06:03

    I defintly agree

  463. 463
    Tally-wa [really]
    July 7th, 2008 00:39

    Hello!

    I am sorry to ask three times the same question, but each time I try to find my mail, it is not any more then it I veils rest my question:

    Will be you there a film on series ” Uglies “?

  464. 464
    Tally-wa [really]
    July 7th, 2008 00:43

    please!!!

    answer my question it is urgent!!

  465. 465
    Emily-wa
    July 7th, 2008 04:55

    NO! I REFUSE TO ALLOW A MOVIE TO BE MADE OF THE UGLIES SERIES, OR MIDNIGHTERS FOR THAT MATTER!

  466. 466
    Tally-wa [really]
    July 7th, 2008 20:45

    Thank you for having answered me, but you are which to say her?

    Are you anybody who works in the cinema not to allow a filmd’ to be makes?

  467. 467
    Tally-wa [really]
    July 8th, 2008 00:32

    Why you say his it is not you which decides if it is necessary to make a film or not anything….

    It is not because you refuse, because there will not be film….

  468. 468
    Joey-la
    July 8th, 2008 14:29

    They are thinking of making a film (its on imdb) but I am with Emily-wa, NO MOVIE of Uglies or Midnighters. I think if they have to make one then they should make it of Midnighters, it would sell more tickets, and my favorite is Uglies! :) I love them both though
    Also people who like Uglies should read Maureen Johnson’s books cuz they are really good. And Scott-la and Maureen are friends! :)
    Love Joey-la

  469. 469
    Emily-wa (my blog is officially updated for today! YAY!)
    July 9th, 2008 00:23

    thanks Joey-la, I’ll keep a lookout for Maureen’s books. Also, Tally-wa, I didn’t understand a word you said- uh, typed- so I’m going to ignore the fact I think you were attempting to argue with me O_o

  470. 470
    Andrea-la (check out my blog!!!)
    July 9th, 2008 03:36

    SOMEONE TRIED TO ARGUE WITH EMILY-WA??? Sorry, not paying any attention whatsoever. Yeah, me and my friends pulled an all nighter last night, so I’m not exactly what you would call awake…

  471. 471
    Tally-wa
    July 10th, 2008 06:19

    No, I wanted in no cases to argue with Emiliy-wa> <

  472. 472
    Tally-wa
    July 10th, 2008 06:20

    Thanks a lot to have answered has my questions!!

    Thank you!!!

  473. 473
    Tally-wa
    July 10th, 2008 06:23

    Stay up excuse me if you did not always understand very well, because I am French, then I try of disentangle me of the best that I can to be legible!

  474. 474
    Andrea-la (check out my blog!!!)
    July 10th, 2008 06:39

    I’m failing french class.

  475. 475
    Tara-la (Wow, Stephenie Meyers's book, The Host, is actually....good)
    July 10th, 2008 06:46

    uhh actually it’s only Uglies that’s going to be a movie according to IMDB….

  476. 476
    Andrea-la (check out my blog!!!)
    July 10th, 2008 07:25

    hmmmmm…i’ve always wanted to protest somthing…

  477. 477
    Meggy-wa
    July 10th, 2008 12:35

    heyy

    i loved the first three books of the uglies series but i just started reading the first one and i dont really like it/ get it. why did he switch the characters? did anyone else feel this way?

  478. 478
    Meggy-wa
    July 10th, 2008 12:35

    sry i meant the fourth one i just started reading

  479. 479
    Emily-wa
    July 10th, 2008 13:11

    hmm.. in that case Tally-wa…
    Salut! Comment ca va? Ca va bien. Je suis…bored lol.

  480. 480
    Joey-la
    July 10th, 2008 13:51

    Je suis FATIGUE!! :(
    J’adore le fromage et chocolat

    sorry, for people who don’t know french that means I’m tired and that I love cheese and chocolate.

    I was confused at the start of Extras too, but if you keep reading Tally comes back! :) yay for Tally

    I REALLY don’t want them to make a movie of Uglies. Who could play Tally or anyone for that matter!!??

  481. 481
    Tally & Zane
    July 10th, 2008 16:49

    J’espère que mon français n’est pas trop horrible! Tally-wa, je crois qu’ils vous ont juste mal compris, ne vous en inquiétez pas donc. Je sais que vous n’avez pas eu l’intention d’offenser quelqu’un. C’est frais que vous êtes le français! That’s probably a little late, for Tally-wa, oops.

  482. 482
    Emily-wa
    July 11th, 2008 00:25

    eh i can only read bits and pieces of that…. like the “vous” and “horrible” and “Je” and “suis” and “francais” (icr how to do the little accents) and “n’something pas” which means the opposite of or something like that…

  483. 483
    Tally & Zane
    July 11th, 2008 04:57

    I said: I hope that my French is not too horrible! Tally-wa, I think that they just badly understood you, don’t worry about it. I know that you had no intention to offend somebody. It’s cool that you are French!

  484. 484
    Erin
    July 11th, 2008 08:46

    I have a question, what is a middle pretty?

  485. 485
    Emily-wa
    July 11th, 2008 12:03

    when a new pretty gets a certain age, they are considered a middle pretty. They’d be about… i’d say 25+ yrs. old. They live in the suburbs (I think) and this is the age when they have kids and i think marry and such.

  486. 486
    meggy-wa
    July 11th, 2008 12:21

    just to add on to emily-wa description of a middle pretty: they also get more serious about which career path they will be choosing

  487. 487
    Emily-wa
    July 11th, 2008 12:40

    just a petty little thing meggy-wa but you should be meggy-la. There’s no “L” in meggy…
    same for Abby-wa.

  488. 488
    Emily-wa
    July 11th, 2008 12:42

    wait is there a late pretty? I feel like that’s what i’ve been talking about… is there a late pretty who is like what i said or am i completely making up this whole late pretty thing?

  489. 489
    Joey-la
    July 11th, 2008 13:01

    Yeah there is a late pretty, thats about 60+ I would say.
    Tally’s parents (Sol and Ellie) are both still middle pretties when Tally is 16! :)
    All wardens, fire fighters, rangers, doctors ect. are middle pretties!

  490. 490
    lotti-wa
    July 11th, 2008 16:51

    and then after you’re a late pretty, you become dead pretty. but only after your hundred teens.

    (all of tally’s great-crumblies are in their hundred-teens)

  491. 491
    Joey-la
    July 11th, 2008 21:18

    I know! I thought that was so cool how they were in their hundred and teens! :)

    I was thinking today, of all Scott-la’s books, which world would you prefer to be in?! I have only read Midnighters, So Yesterday and UGLIES but I would like So Yesterday world best, because its a lot safer! Then Tally’s, I would put that first, but I wouldn’t want to be forced into getting exreame plastic surgury. Then last Midnighters becuase then there are darklings and slithers trying to eat you! :0

    But I guess there are massive perks to living in Tally’s word such as
    HOVERBOARDS!!!!!!!!

  492. 492
    Emily-wa
    July 12th, 2008 02:53

    wait i thought 60+ is crumbly?!
    okay, has scott-la ever used to term “late pretty”?
    And to Joey-la’s question, i would choose Extras world. It’s much like the Uglies world but with some better outcomes, like no lesions. It would be so cool- hoverboards, hovercameras, merits instead of cash, etc…

  493. 493
    Tally-wa
    July 12th, 2008 04:20

    Merci beaucoup Tally and Zane et vous avez tous a fais rasion je ne voulais offenser personne.

  494. 494
    Tally-wa
    July 12th, 2008 04:22

    Et pour répondre a la question de Joey-la, moi je suis certaine que je pourrai jouer le rôle de Tally-wa… lol

    For you:

    And to answer has the question of Joey-la, me I am sure that I shall be able to play the role of Tally-wa lol

  495. 495
    Emily-wa
    July 12th, 2008 04:23

    k I understood up to avez. I can’t seem to remember what it means…
    raison sounds familiar… I think we used it near the end of the school year in french class. I remember because it either had something to do with being right or wrong, i cant remember, but it was like “to be right” and “to be wrong” and both of them sounded like american words for food. lol.

  496. 496
    Tally-wa
    July 12th, 2008 04:29

    I say coach her I resemble him in his character a lot all my friends say that when he reads it, it think that it is me who their speak… :) lol

  497. 497
    Tally-wa
    July 12th, 2008 04:30

    Merci beaucoup Tally and Zane…

  498. 498
    Tally-wa
    July 12th, 2008 04:35

    Je voulais que vous sachiez que j’ai envoyer un mail a 20thcenturyfox, pour savoir s’il y aurai un film et jouer le rôle de Tally mais ce n’est qu’un rêve mais j’essaye… :)

  499. 499
    Tally-wa
    July 12th, 2008 04:36

    For you:

    I wanted you to know that I have send a mail has 20thcenturyfox, to know if it shall have a film there and to play the role of Tally but it is only a dream but I try:)

  500. 500
    meggy-la
    July 12th, 2008 05:51

    thanks for the advice emily-wa!

  501. 501
    Ali-wa
    July 12th, 2008 06:07

    Why are we writing in French?

  502. 502
    Tally & Zane
    July 12th, 2008 06:38

    Cuz she’s French. Um…C’est vraiment agréable! Le Tally-wa de Bonne chance, ce serait impressionnant! LoL, j’aime agir. And Emily-wa, I think that Crumblie is just another name for Late Pretties but I’m not sure…

  503. 503
    Tally-wa
    July 12th, 2008 20:37

    Crumblies it is the ancient pretties, the old not?

    Merci Tally & Zane…

  504. 504
    Tally-wa
    July 12th, 2008 22:46

    Merci beaucoup et tu te débrouille très bien en français bravo!

  505. 505
    Tally-wa
    July 12th, 2008 22:47

    :)

  506. 506
    Emily-wa
    July 13th, 2008 02:46

    Yea maybe it is TZ. I can’t actually remember a sentence in the series that says “late pretty” so i think it’s littlies, uglies, new pretties, middle pretties, crumblies.

  507. 507
    Tally-wa
    July 13th, 2008 04:57

    I am of agreements with Emily-wa!!! :)

  508. 508
    Joey-la
    July 13th, 2008 19:08

    I am pretty sure Scott-la says late-pretty at one point, but only like once.
    Late pretty is the same as crumblie!
    :)

  509. 509
    lotti-wa
    July 13th, 2008 21:14

    yes, i am pretty sure a crumbly is the same thing as a late-pretty, but it’s sort of a teenage slang for it. as for whether scott mentions the word late pretty, i think shay says something like “once we turn, theres no going back. it’ll be new pretty, middle pretty, late pretty. then dead pretty”

  510. 510
    Tally-wa
    July 13th, 2008 21:58

    yes it say exactly that once we are pretties;

    command us young persons pretties, means pretties and then finally crumblies (old pretties) and what an existence as her rhymes have nothing.

  511. 511
    Tally-wa
    July 13th, 2008 21:58

    I am almost on that it is her… :)

  512. 512
    Emily-wa
    July 14th, 2008 05:15

    yea lotti-wa I agree, i think it was just for shay-la’s little speech.

  513. 513
    Lisa-wa
    July 14th, 2008 07:00

    My answers:
    1. Yes,

    2. I THOUGHT Tally was going to just go to The Smoke, activate the pendant and turn pretty. But I guess that wasn’t the case. I was kind of curious about David as a pretty. You should’ve heard about what I said would happen if Az and Maddy didn’t run away and they were the ones giving Tally the operation and how she would meet David.

    3. I’m not sure, probably. That’s bad of me though.

    4. She learned about…something. My brain isn’t working right now.

    5. Never! I’m already beautiful! >.<

    6. David looked inside of Tally instead of just judging her from the outside like she did.

    7. Maybe, maybe not.

    8. Quite frankly, I don’t see our society THAT different for the Ugly/Pretty world.

    9. Tally decided it because she could’ve never done tricks, then she would’ve never met Shay, and would’ve never had to turn into a Special because Dr.Cable wouldn’t stalk her. lol and Shay wouldn’t have had that grudge on her. But besides that, everyone else pretty much decided for her.

    10. I can’t answer this, my brain isn’t working a lot right now. I’m no good at these types of questions lol.

  514. 514
    kels
    July 14th, 2008 08:41

    i know this is the wrong thing to comment on, but does anyone know what is going on with the uglies movie??

  515. 515
    Tally & Zane
    July 14th, 2008 09:02

    He sold the rights for a movie but I don’t think anything’s been done with it yet.

  516. 516
    montze
    July 14th, 2008 10:58

    so there will be a movie??!
    at some point?

  517. 517
    Tally & Zane
    July 14th, 2008 11:03

    Only if someone picks it up, but ya it’s possible. But most likely not in the near future. Like not really soon.

  518. 518
    Lizzy-wa
    July 14th, 2008 11:48

    oh. ick. i REALLY hope, like REALLY REALLY hope it doesn’t get made into a movie. it was optioned by the guys who made Eragon into a movie. no offense to those hardworking movie people or anything, but it SUCKED! like, did the director even READ the book?! yeah. so i hope like, they sell it to a DIFFERENT producer/movie maker person. like the ones who made Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings, and then THEY can make the movie. thats what shood happen.

    -Lizzy-wa OUT! :D

  519. 519
    Tally & Zane
    July 14th, 2008 12:41

    Huh, I watched the movie before I read the book Eragon(Which I totally in a million years would never do but I was tricked! Long story…) so I thought it was pretty good at first. But now not so much.

  520. 520
    Tally & Zane
    July 14th, 2008 12:45

    Ugh, my head. My aching head. I feel like Zane when the nanos were eating his brain tissue. Aka I feel like craaaaaapppppp.

  521. 521
    Sarah-la loves Zane
    July 14th, 2008 23:28

    augh i hated that part of the book, Specials was so saaddd…

  522. 522
    Tally-wa
    July 14th, 2008 23:49

    My answers:
    1. Yes,

    2. I THOUGHT Tally was going to just go to The Smoke, activate the pendant and turn pretty. But I guess that wasn’t the case. ——> it shall not have had a lot of stories there in that case…

  523. 523
    Tally-wa
    July 14th, 2008 23:54

    THERE WILL BE THEREFORE A FILM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! O_O

  524. 524
    Tally-wa
    July 14th, 2008 23:57

    Mais c’est impossible pourquoi c’est horrible je veux pas qu’il y ai un film je préfère tous imaginer par moi même mais d’un autre côté je veux bien qu’il y en ai un pour pourvoir avoir la chance de jouer dedans mais ce n’est qu’un rêve bien évidemment… :(

    For you:

    But it is impossible why it is horrible I want not that it have a film there I prefer all to imagine by me even but on the other hand I want that he have one there to endow have the chance to play indoors but it is only a dream naturally :(

  525. 525
    Tally-wa
    July 14th, 2008 23:59

    Je suis si triste… :’(

    I am so sad :’(

  526. 526
    Tally-wa
    July 15th, 2008 00:01

    I am as Tally I settle full of questions, and I have seedy ideas at present… :(

    Pourquoi?

  527. 527
    Tally & Zane
    July 15th, 2008 05:27

    Why what? Oh so you want a film and you don’t want a film…Hmmm…I see what you’re saying. I don’t know either though…

  528. 528
    Joey-la
    July 15th, 2008 18:20

    I don’t want there to be a film, because I prefer just to imagin the characters myself.
    But I think Uglies and Midnighters would both make really good films. I am glad I am not the one deciding if they will be a film
    Also Tally-wa, how old are you? Becuase your english is really good! :)

  529. 529
    Joey-la
    July 16th, 2008 19:19

    I fear I said something wrong, becuase its been like 3 days since anyone wrote anything, and I am worried I made people feel awkward or something! :0
    If I did say something wrong, sorry and please forget it ever happened!

    Is there anyone out there who likes Zane better than David?
    I am undecided, but most people either like them equally or like David better!

  530. 530
    Emily-wa (updated blog peeps)
    July 17th, 2008 01:48

    I DO!!!
    and i think we’ve just been tlaking on other posts, it’s not you. You happened to have the last post.

  531. 531
    Joey-la
    July 17th, 2008 17:47

    oh, thats good to know

    I am glad Zane-la has some fans! :) I can’t decied, I have spent HOURS trying to decide but never come to an answer.
    Do you guys know of anyother good forum things for Uglies!?

  532. 532
    Tally-wa
    July 17th, 2008 19:50

    Thanks a lot Joey-la I am going to make 15 years her I have 14 of it.
    :)

  533. 533
    Tally-wa
    July 17th, 2008 19:54

    Me, I do not know what think if to choose Zane or David I know not then I am going to follow history and therefore to choose David if I am tremendously going to regret Zane-la… :(

  534. 534
    Tally-wa
    July 17th, 2008 20:02

    I your liquid assets not to answer you in succession, and therefore I come has say to you that I shall not be her during 1 week because I go on holiday…
    Then I to goodbay you!!!
    Cross good vacation (if you are on vacation) and discuss well!!

    Friendship,

    Tally

  535. 535
    Tally-wa
    July 17th, 2008 20:03

    :) :)

  536. 536
    Sella-wa
    July 17th, 2008 22:40

    1. Yep. Well, not moved away, but I went to a different school…it’s been two years and I haven’t heard from her since. And it sucks because we were great friends! Or so I thought…

    2. Yes I did hope that Tally would get the pretty operation at first! I changed my mind when she went to the Smoke and started living that new way of life, and found out what the operation did (the lesions) and fell in love with David…(David..aaaaahhh *sighs*) It’s funny…it was exactly the other way around for the special operation. Before I read the series, I had read ALL the covers of the books (something I regret now) and so I knew she was going to be turned into a Special. So all throughout pretties I did NOT want her to turn into a Special, and I was like “oh no please no, let me have read the back wrong!” And when she did I was like “NO!” But then when I read Specials, I changed my mind and I was GLAD she got the Specials operation! That was so cool!! :D

    3. No, not really. They can be the most beautiful person in the world and a complete bitch (pardon me) and so how they look doesn’t matter.

    4. The Smoke is based mainly on wild survival skills…they haven’t got much technology, so it’s all about living the way you can with the few things around you. The wild prepared her for the lack of technology, and the way of living independently, or depending on yourself to get and work for the necessities.

    5. Of course I wouldn’t!! That would be crazy. I may want to look pretty, but not to that extent!! I care a LOT about being able to think for myself. I’d rather die than be a living robot!!

    6. Tally could only see the outside of herself, which she thought was ugly. David could see straight past her so-called “ugliness,” straight into her soul, and he could tell that she was beautiful inside.

    7. I definitely think she would. Shay hates Tally with all her guts now; at least, before she turned pretty and became brain dead. She can’t believe that she trusted Tally and let her into the Smoke to have Tally betray everyone. That, and her jealousy about David, is enough to let her anger boil over and make that kind of decision, it it was possible.

    8. One major difference is the use of fossil fuels and the level of Co2 emissions…right now, we burn coal like crazy and use endless energy that spreads a thick jacket of Co2 into the air…but in Tally’s world, from what I’ve taken from it, they don’t release that much Co2 into the air or burn fossil fuels or do all that bad crap…and also, they don’t cut trees down, which is really good. So I guess, if there wasn’t the pretties operation, Tally’s society is actually better than ours!

    9. Tally USED the excuse that most of the time, that other people decided her own fate for her, but I think that’s bull. She could have chosen her own way herself if she hadn’t been so selfish, and if she had been willing to make a few sacrifices or just think past the obvious. For instance, she could have forgotten about being pretty and just lived as an ugly…or she could have left her own city and went to another one, where she could get the operation. Honestly, she can’t be THAT shallow-minded…she must know that her city isn’t the only one in the world. And then, when she was given two of the nano pills, she could have thrown away her own fear and eaten both. Nobody forced her to give it to Zane. (even though I’m glad that she did; I hated Zane, so it was a relief to have him die.) So basically, I’m saying that Tally THINKS that other people decided her own fate for her, but really she could have chosen any old direction she wanted.

    10. We depend on oil for transportation. On that note, I think I’d be okay if it all died, because I could walk or ride a bike…but the thing that might kill me is, transportation may stop delivering food, so I may starve (unless I can find food without getting it from somewhere else) and if I’m near any sort of oil if it explodes, that also might kill me. :(

    Hoped you liked my answers!

    Oh my god no *groans* Did I read that right? Are the people who made the eragon movie going to make the uglies movie? NO!!! We’re all going to die!! Uglies has the potential to make a great movie, but now, because of the eragon people, it’s going to suck…they’re going to kill the book again. Darn it. I was really looking forward to the movie until now…I might not even go and see it, to save myself from more disappointment and anger like what I had when I finished watching eragon.

  537. 537
    Ping-la [says hi back]
    July 18th, 2008 10:20

    1. Have you ever had a friend like Peris, who abandoned your friendship after they moved away?
    [No.]

    2. At first, did you hope Tally would get the operation? When did you change your mind? (Or did you?)
    [Nope, I hoped she'd go with Shay and run away.]

    3. Have you ever found yourself trusting someone more or paying more attention to what they said not because they deserved it, but just because of their looks?
    [No. Never.]

    4. In what ways did Tally’s trip through the wild prepare her for what she learned in the Smoke?
    [In the city she was like, all, 'I shot a wolf and ate it?' but in the Smoke she excepted that except for the trees 'you...you cut down trees'. So yeah.]

    5. Would you give up your ability to think independently in exchange for being happy, beautiful, perpetually healthy, and rich?
    [No. I like being myself thank you.]

    6. How did David see Tally differently than she saw herself?
    [David saw through all the belief of ugliness and prettiness and saw Tally for what she was. He took on a million years of evolution. Tally saw herself as ugly.]

    7. If Shay could have gone back in time and never have met Tally, do you think she would?
    [No. Tally tought her to grow up and go.]

    8. Other than the pretty operation, what are the main differences between the pretty society and our own? (Are there any ways in which the pretty society is healthier than ours?)
    The pretty society is healthier by the operation effects, good and bad. But our society, our free minds, are tearing this world apart (read exodus by julie bertagna) so…

    9. To what extent did Tally decide her own fate, and how much did other people decide it for her?
    [Tally accepted Doc' Cable's offer, Tally went, Tally fell in love with David, Tally betrayed the Smoke. Though none of it would have happened if the society wasn't like it was.]

    10. The Rusty civilization collapsed because of its dependence on oil. In what ways is your lifestyle dependent on oil and gasoline? How easily would you survive if it all disappeared one day?

    [My dad drives me to camp. My mom drives to work.
    I hate our dependence on oil but it is what it is.]

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    PrettyMindedUgly
    July 18th, 2008 15:41

    1. No, I don’t think I’ve had a friend who moved.
    2. Hm…I think I did at first, when I didn’t understand what that Shay was really planning to run away, but when she told Tally about it, I was hoping that Tally would join her.
    3. I’m not going to lie. I have at times, and probably still do every once in a while, but I try not to. I mean, hey, you can’t always judge yourself (or anyone else, for that matter) on who they are, but sometimes on who they want to be.
    4. I think that the trip showed her what to expect and how much the city was hiding from her. It helped her understand the Smokie’s motives for giving up a life of beaty and glamour for the wilderness.
    5. Those aren’t exactly bad things, but I love to think. It’s what I do.
    6. David saw through the “evolution” and focused on her mental traits rather than physical appearance; he accepted her for who she was, without any changes.
    7. Her life would definatley be different if Shay hadn’t met Tally, but I don’t think that Shay would change it.
    8. Well our world definatley had more variety and individual thinking (sometimes even lack-of, sad to say). Their world does have some benefits, such as a more evironmentally friendly society, world peace, etc.
    9. I think that she didn’t get to decide to much, but more than she thinks. She excepted Dr. Cable’s offer; she decided to split the pills with Zane; she tried to make him become a Special; she chose Zane over David; and finally, she tried to have the final decision in her fate by going out to protect the wild, the only place without a voice to be heard during the Mindrain.
    10. There’s heating, most forms of transportation (I’m not allowed to walk extemely far on my own, any way.), and even more ways that I could ever imagine, regardless of my half-asleep at the moment brain. We depend on our energy though, not just oil. The answer to ending our dependance on oil isn’t to turn our backs on all of our technological progress, but rather to introduce our societies to alternative, environmentally friendly fuels. Good for the planet, good for us.

  539. 539
    PrettyMindedUgly
    July 18th, 2008 15:48

    Since it seems that everyone here is also having a David vs. Zane arguement on here, I might as well put in my input before hitting the hay (or pillow): although it’s hard for me to put any logical reasoning torwards it, I think Zane. I’m not totally sure why, i’m just leaning torwards that angle. Maybe it’s because even when Tally was starting to cure herself, she still prefered Zane, or because he seemed like he honestly wanted to understand her Ugly life, and even in Specials he never gave up hope to regain her affections, even ending up takign his own life while trying to become a “Special” in essance so that she could stand to be near him. Than again, sometimes he seemed to use her for his own reasons, to find info to “stay bubbly”…. Like I said, I have no completley logical, justified reasoning for how I feel about this issue. I like Zane, just do.

  540. 540
    Nicola
    July 18th, 2008 16:31

    I think Zane too! David was Tallys first love and its not realistic to end up with your first love- that happens in most books and it annoys me. I do like David though.

  541. 541
    Sella-wa
    July 18th, 2008 16:54

    I hate Zane. I’m glad he died. I don’t know exactly how to explain it…it’s just every minute that Tally spent with Zane to me, it felt wrong. I guess my mind always flew to David…

    David was there first. He was really special. He saw past Tally’s ugly face and into her soul…he really did love her. And the only reason that Tally got together with Zane is because the lesions made her forget David, and when she did see and remember him, they made her think he was ugly…

    I guess I thought that David’s always been the guy for Tally, and when Zane came along, I felt like he was taking Tally away from David and intruding on what they once had. That’s why I hate Zane so much.

  542. 542
    Joey-la
    July 18th, 2008 18:05

    But in a sense Zane saw past Tally’s pretty face and loved her for who she was too! :) even when she became specail.
    By the way I am not trying to poke holes in Sella-wa’s argument, I just relised that myself and thought I’d share! :)
    I CAN’T DECIDE! Zane or David

  543. 543
    Tally-wa
    July 18th, 2008 20:04

    Just a question and subject:

    Do you think that mister Westerfeld looks at what we write?

  544. 544
    Sella-wa
    July 18th, 2008 20:12

    Joey-la, I disagree…I think (and this is my opinion) that being pretty was half of why Zane loved her. I don’t think he could have loved her if she was ugly…not like David could…

    And anyway, sometimes I felt like Zane was using Tally. Like their first kiss, Zane was only doing it do feel bubbly, and get information from her on her ugly past. Tally even realized it herself, but she didn’t do anything about it.

    I’m 100% David. And negative 100 percent Zane.

    Tally-wa: I don’t think he does…or maybe, I’m not sure…

  545. 545
    Tally-wa
    July 18th, 2008 20:16

    ok thanks a lot

  546. 546
    Lala
    July 18th, 2008 20:52

    omg is it true the movies coming out i need to read extras it was really good tho :) i love scott westerfelds books there great …

    uhhhh idk im bored add me if uve read extras or if u know anything about the movie coming out….

    Isabel_Espino05T9@hotmail.com
    lydia_Espino25@yahoo.com

    AIM username is: IsabelESP1513

  547. 547
    nikki- la
    July 19th, 2008 01:11

    I DON’T WANT A MOVIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And I agree with u guys, DAVID ROX!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  548. 548
    Tally-wa
    July 19th, 2008 01:53

    Joey-la, emily-wa, tally & zane who are you??? :(

  549. 549
    Lala
    July 19th, 2008 07:04

    wtf Tally-wa why wouldnt u want the damn movie what r u retarded i just hope they make it the way ive imaginied it…..idk if there going to make it or not its just rumors ive heard……….

  550. 550
    Sella-wa
    July 19th, 2008 09:50

    Lala, they are going to make a movie, it’s official.

    And the reason NOT to want a movie is because the SAME PEOPLE THAT MADE ERAGON are going to make the Uglies movie!! NOOO!!! IT’S GOING TO SUCK!!!

  551. 551
    Joey-la
    July 19th, 2008 20:13

    I agree, the movies of books are never very good. Like The Golden Compass, which I haven’t even seen, but Lyra is soooo wrong! But I like Uglies better than that, and if they got Tally or David or Shay or Peris or Zane or Dr Cable or ANYONE slightly wrong, I would be sad! :(
    Also Tally-wa, were you asking this:
    ‘Joey-la, emily-wa, tally & zane who are you???’
    were you asking it as in, how can you think that or as in who are you eg. where are you from ect.

    I’m not really sure what I said wrong if it’s the first one becuase I love both Zane and David, I can’t decide who I like better. But if you mean it in the other sense, I am a 13 year old girl called Joey from Australia.
    If it’s the first one, please tell me what you mean! :)

    Also can people maybe not be mean, like everyone thinks different things, and thats why we write things. Everyone is entilted to their own opinion :)

  552. 552
    Sella-wa
    July 19th, 2008 22:29

    I agree Joey-la, everyone has the right to their own opinion!! :D

    And not only is the uglies going to “maybe suck” because most book movies do, i think scott’s sold the rights to the same people who made the movie eragon! at least, that’s what I heard. So now it’s ensured that it will suck. Eragon was such a bad movie. :(

  553. 553
    Lala
    July 20th, 2008 03:04

    ERAGON??? what movie was that and u dont know yet who are playing the parts because scott westerfeld still doesnt even have a script writer…..in the movie the only ppl i can imagine 2 play tally…and zane are the ppl in the covers

  554. 554
    Lily
    July 20th, 2008 07:15

    1. Have you ever had a friend like Peris, who abandoned your friendship after they moved away?
    Yes.

    2. At first, did you hope Tally would get the operation? When did you change your mind? (Or did you?)
    I think that most people want the protagonist of a book to be happy, and your mind gets so intwined in their emotions sometimes that their fulfillment is your own. Although I must admit that I was still rooting for her to get the operation somewhat even after she’d gotten to the smoke and whatnot. Having nearly unbreakable bones and teeth really made my brain buzz.

    3. Have you ever found yourself trusting someone more or paying more attention to what they said not because they deserved it, but just because of their looks?
    Not necessarily trust, but in some cases I do pay more attention to the sexies. Although I am rather skeptical of the idea that all humans have the same essential idea of beauty in a mate. It’s undeniable that some things such as clear skin would play a factor in our people-hunts, but it is a different experience for everyone. Perhaps that’s where brain lesions come in eh? ^.^;;

    4. In what ways did Tally’s trip through the wild prepare her for what she learned in the Smoke?
    It is my opinion that Tally was always rather independent, but your upbringing has a great deal of impact on your life. Getting away from that society where she was constantly being bombarded with subdued, happy, bubbleheadedness and the longing for things to run smoothly with your environment. Being exiled into the wild, with the experience with special circumstances fresh in her mind, it was incredibly easy for Tally to adopt and accept her new life in the smoke, which probably wouldn’t have been possible if she’d just been dumped out of some hovercar on David’s doorstep.

    5. Would you give up your ability to think independently in exchange for being happy, beautiful, perpetually healthy, and rich?
    It’s a tough one, they say ignorance is bliss, but I’d like to believe that I wouldn’t be truly happy in that state. Not being able to be creative would be like… not having a mouth, I don’t think I’d know what to do with myself if I were a beautiful babbling bubblehead. Camping is fun anyways ;3

    6. How did David see Tally differently than she saw herself?
    David hadn’t grown up with the same bombardment of social norms and expectations that Tally had, so it is only natural that their views of people were different.

    7. If Shay could have gone back in time and never have met Tally, do you think she would?
    Well, odds are that if Shay hadn’t met Tally, she probably would’ve just had the surgery and spent a hollow unproductive life drinking champagne and launching safety fireworks. Shay doesn’t ever seem to do things alone, If she hadn’t had Tally there that summer to pull tricks and make her remember her true nature, it would have been easy for Shay to just go with the flow I think. So Shay needs to ask herself #5 before she makes any decisions.

    8. Other than the pretty operation, what are the main differences between the pretty society and our own? (Are there any ways in which the pretty society is healthier than ours?) The pretty society is essentially communism if it were to actually work. The only reason it properly works is because of the lesions. People can always be trusted to take more than they need, and be selfish, greedy, demanding, clever, and hurtful. Not all people are like that, but it only takes one weak link to mess up an entire chain. Freedom isn’t free so you have to make a choice, live in a stupor, albeit a comfortable stupor, or live in a tough, frightening and unfair world, but be able to experience every moment of it and think for yourself. It’s a tough call, and you can’t half-ass it either way.

    9. To what extent did Tally decide her own fate, and how much did other people decide it for her? I don’t really have a cohesive opinion on this.

    10. The Rusty civilization collapsed because of its dependence on oil. In what ways is your lifestyle dependent on oil and gasoline? How easily would you survive if it all disappeared one day?
    Driving in cars for me is a fun, but unnecessary pleasure, I’d much prefer to walk somewhere or ride my bike, it makes your arrival at a place all the more special in ways, also you find out where your real loyalties lie, you’re not willing to walk ten miles for just anyone
    ^.^;;;

    *whew* that took much longer than I’d thought it would.

  555. 555
    Lily
    July 20th, 2008 07:21

    oh and as per the movie/no movie debate. I trust that Mr. Westerfeld wouldn’t let them mess it up. I’d be excited to see them even if they were the most awful movies ever, it’s not like making movies out of things ruins the books eh?

  556. 556
    Sella-wa
    July 20th, 2008 11:39

    Lala,

    I heard from someone/somewhere that scott already sold the movie rights to the people that made eragon! but…that could just be a rumor, im not really sure…

  557. 557
    UGLIESfan08
    July 23rd, 2008 13:34

    They are going to ruin the movie! I hope Mr. Westerfeld did not give up all rights. I guess the movie could be ok, if the cast was really good.
    Who would you want to star?
    Who would you NOT want to star?

    u r right. I could not imagine anyone other than the people on the covers. I REALLY hope all the special effects (aka hoverboards) look really sweet.

    Is the movie going to be just on what happened in Uglies? Or in one of the other books too?

    Does anyone know anything else?

  558. 558
    Joey-la
    July 23rd, 2008 19:58

    I never imagined the characters as the ones on the cover of the books, just oh I can’t explain how I imagine them, I just do!!

    The cast would have to be perfect and of course specail effects! Gosh I hadn’t even thought of that.
    I can’t think of anyone who I would want to play them, so then I don’t want anyone famous to play the charaters! :)

  559. 559
    Alex
    July 24th, 2008 03:02

    Hello I was just wondering if they are going to make the uglies, pretties and specials trillogy into a film becuase i think it would be relli good if someone did. So if anyone knows of anything then please relpy. thanks x

  560. 560
    Montze
    July 24th, 2008 05:25

    i do trust Mr.Westerfeld to make a good film
    and even though i cant imagine
    any famous actors playing people like tally …
    well theres always computers and they can
    fix their faces for the prettties like ive seen it happen
    in other movies
    and for the uglies …well um they dont need to be fixed
    haha
    its us.
    but its true a book like that should be directed
    by the people who made Harry potter or atleast something like that :P :D

  561. 561
    Lala
    July 24th, 2008 07:17

    AHHHH!!!! un confuse me….. :o scott westefeld better not put the cast of eragon tho ive never heard of it ppl say its a bad movie…and not all good books turned into movies are bad take a look at twilight awesome book looks like a good movie not say scott wrote it…but even if the movie is horrible which i highly doubt scott westefeld would do i will always have the whole movie of the uglies trilogy in my head and how i would picture it…. :)……….and yes the only way i could imagine them….was in the covers thats how i imagined the whole entire book i can only imagine tally..and zane.. but not david or all those other characters

    from someons opinion do u like UGLIES trilogy more or the Twilight Saga me and my cuz are fightig over which books better ive never read the twilight series …i tell her to read uglies trilogy and that she would fall in love with them but she says no book would ever take the place of twiligh…im also hoping to read the twilight series b4 the movie comes out

  562. 562
    Lala
    July 24th, 2008 07:19

    and nooooooooo i dont want any damn famous ppl doing the damn characters of the uglies trilogy i would never look at the famous ppl the same plus i also trust scott westefeld he wont ruin the movie of his best seller

  563. 563
    Lily
    July 24th, 2008 07:56

    Hah, don’t you guys know that not all good actors are famous?

    There’s heaps of undiscovered non-mainstream talent out there, they just don’t have the connections to get calls to the big castings yet.

    I mean actors don’t just start out famous usually. Gotta remember extras for that, there’s sly-girls hidden all over, either unfamous purposefully like jai, kai, lai; or just because they just don’t catch everyone’s overstimulated eyes (like Aya) They’ve got heaps of talent, but it’s not general knowledge.

    catch my drift?

  564. 564
    Lily
    July 24th, 2008 08:02

    As I read the series, I really liked the idea of them making a movie out of them.

    But I think it would be pretty contriversial (HOW do you spell that?!) trying to decide who matched the “ideal of perfect beauty” or whatnot. you’d have to figure out a way to make them perfect.

    difficult.

  565. 565
    Sella-wa
    July 24th, 2008 09:01

    Yeah…they aren’t really doing a great job with “god-like beauty.” I mean, look at the vampires for the twilight movie. Not at all what you would call god-like.

    And they’d have to have three different actresses for when Tally is ugly, pretty, and special, wouldn’t they? Unless they dressed the same actress with a lot of make up and wigs and all that. But that wouldn’t really work…

  566. 566
    nikki- wa
    July 24th, 2008 09:30

    I DONT WANT A DANG MOVIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HAVE I MADE MYSELF CLEAR!… I thought so

  567. 567
    Lala
    July 24th, 2008 09:46

    gosh nikki-wa stfu we all have are own damn opinions

  568. 568
    Lala
    July 24th, 2008 09:48

    xD well am i harsh…..anyways….it would be difficult to make the movie because i would know either how to decide what uglie ppl and wat beauty ppl should be on the movie it would be kinda difficult to find …..and i hate famous ppl i like that twlight cast well some but they picked good famous ppl but as for the uglies trilogy idc if the character is famous as long as its someone good and someone that can actually act

  569. 569
    juli-wa
    July 24th, 2008 11:50

    well, i mean, it dosn’t really matter if they act great cause they just do a scene at a time, and if it’s not good they get rid of it. It’s really that they need someone who looks like and speaks like the charator.

  570. 570
    nikki- wa
    July 25th, 2008 08:37

    I agree but i dont want them to use famous ppl, i dont want my fave actress/actor playing my fave book characters way to weird, I wish they weren’t making the movie at all!!!

  571. 571
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  572. 572
    kels
    July 25th, 2008 10:32

    have you all heard any updates about the uglies movie? it says 2008 on imdb but there is no cast or anything.
    i found out about the movie last year and it doesnt seem like any progress has been made!
    whats going on??

  573. 573
    Tally & Zane
    July 25th, 2008 13:00

    I’ve got no clue! I’ve been wondering about that too! Uh…anybody know what that says? ^^

  574. 574
    Sella-wa
    July 25th, 2008 18:07

    Um…I think that’s in Russian but I have no clue what it says…

  575. 575
    lotti-wa
    July 25th, 2008 21:46

    I want a movie of Specials, but NOT IF THEY MESS IT UP!!! Because not all movies from books are bad (lord of the Rings was better), and I would love to see Special Tally in a movie. However;

    - Most movies made from books are bad, because you get an idea in your head of how things should look like, and if they don’t look the same, it sucks

    - Looking at how the movie of Twilight turned out has put me off movies-made-from-books forever

  576. 576
    nikki- wa
    July 26th, 2008 00:04

    I TOTALLY AGREE i want to see the uglies made into a movie but only if they don’t change a single thing, and they ALWAYS do, so I guess i don’t want a movie, BUT I DO WANT A NEW POST!!!!

  577. 577
    Tally-wa
    July 26th, 2008 05:44

    Je suis revenu… :)

  578. 578
    Sella-wa
    July 26th, 2008 09:37

    I agree nikki-wa and lotti-wa. I want to see the series on screen, but they always mess it up and I don’t want to go through that!!

  579. 579
    nikki- wa
    July 26th, 2008 09:46

    u said it Sell-wa, u still on

  580. 580
    Tally-wa
    July 27th, 2008 21:43

    Donc, tous sa pour dire qu’il y aura un film… :)

    lol

  581. 581
    Tally-wa
    July 27th, 2008 21:51

    Therefore, all her to say that there will be a film … :)

    lol

  582. 582
    Julia-wa
    July 28th, 2008 01:39

    Know, since twlight i cant watch movies-from-books
    uggg!!!
    plus like lottie-wa said, they’ll chage it

  583. 583
    Vince-wa
    July 28th, 2008 10:47

    im ok either way but if they DO make a movie, i want one movie per book, or else it’ll all be cramed togehr and will probaly SUCK.

  584. 584
    Sella-wa
    July 28th, 2008 12:39

    It’ll suck anyway.

  585. 585
    jenn-la
    July 28th, 2008 14:13

    i really do hop they make this into a movie…3 separate movies! on imdb there are several ppl that have been throwing names that they want to see in the movie. some of them are good names…but some not so much…just click on the casting threat to see who all ppl want in the movie. my worry is that they will CGI it so much that it will not be good. they tend to go over board with it.
    we have a book club at work…i have passed these books on to about 10 different ppl…i usually do not like books like this…but it grabbed me from the first line…

    cant wait!!
    jenn-la

  586. 586
    Amanda-wa
    July 28th, 2008 14:34

    Movies always ruin the book. They made Shay fat in the movie when her nickname is Skinny! Grrrr

  587. 587
    Lala
    July 28th, 2008 14:44

    Amanda-wa wtf u talkin bout they havent made a movie yet that was on youtube tho

  588. 588
    Sella-wa
    July 28th, 2008 15:37

    Yeah, I saw that youtube video, Amanda-wa. GRR is right! They should really read the book. argh.

  589. 589
    Lala
    July 29th, 2008 09:38

    but it wasnt real u stupids it was a video they had to make in school….they just didnt have the right characters…big whoop dont matter does it

  590. 590
    Tally-wa
    July 29th, 2008 20:25

    You think that will belong which, who will organize the casting and or?

    And you think that Century Fox will belong which is going to make these films?

    I am curious then I want all to know… lol

  591. 591
    Lala
    July 30th, 2008 04:40

    gosh…well idk ithink the director of twilight should do it because twilight the movie looks really good

  592. 592
    Sella-wa
    July 30th, 2008 10:29

    Lala I know it’s not the official one!! I just think it’s stupid that they did it wrong.

    And I disagree. I think the Twilight movie is going to suck.

  593. 593
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  594. 594
    Amanda-wa
    July 30th, 2008 12:02

    wtf?

  595. 595
    Sella-wa
    July 30th, 2008 12:16

    what language is that? is it russian or something?

  596. 596
    Lala
    July 30th, 2008 19:21

    haha u stupid twilight movie is not going 2 suckk….

  597. 597
    Sella-wa
    July 30th, 2008 19:47

    I disagree. It will.

  598. 598
    Lala
    July 31st, 2008 13:08

    well watever u have ur retarded opinions i hav my good

  599. 599
    brandi
    July 31st, 2008 15:52

    does anybody no whats the difference between the endings la and wa. I only have about 50 more pages. There was a really long waiting list at the library. Also I found out there was going to be a Uglies movie but i dont have any info. about it. Has anyone heard about auditions and anything else. I love the uglies series and hope that there will be a 5th book. Again i would really love more info. about the movie so if anyone knows anything please post something…i really need to know.

  600. 600
    Sella-wa
    July 31st, 2008 16:14

    Lala that was really rude!! Grr. I hate rude people.

    Brandi, if your name has an L in it, it ends in -wa, and if it doesn’t have an L, it ends in -la. I agree, a 5th book would be awesome!!

  601. 601
    brandi-la
    July 31st, 2008 17:55

    thanks Stella-wa. i agree that was a little rude but thats just my opinion. If anyone knowns anything about the movie please please post it cause i really would like to follow it.

  602. 602
    brandi-la
    July 31st, 2008 19:09

    does anyone know if there is going to be a 5th book to the Uglies series? ive been looking around and i found some site that said that there was going to be a 5th book and its supposed to be coming out soon. if there is a 5th book, can someone please tell me the name?

  603. 603
    Sella-wa
    July 31st, 2008 20:27

    I have no idea, Brandi…sorry…

  604. 604
    Lala
    July 31st, 2008 20:28

    haha deal with it sella-wa and brandi-la >:)…..woah wtf 5th book i havent heard bout that yet

  605. 605
    Lala
    July 31st, 2008 21:19

    omfg i hate you 2….hate is such a powerful and cant be used unless u mean it so xD

  606. 606
    Ali-wa
    August 1st, 2008 00:19

    A 5th book… OMFG!!! I HOPE THIS IS TRUE!

  607. 607
    Joey-la
    August 1st, 2008 07:57

    I agree, a 5th book would be awesome, but I think if there was going to be a 5th book Scott-la would have said something about it!
    Also, I say again, PLEASE don’t be mean!!!

  608. 608
    Montze
    August 1st, 2008 09:25

    i would lovee a 5th book but i think
    you guys are talking about bogus to bubbly
    :P
    it will come out soon

  609. 609
    brandi-la
    August 1st, 2008 10:16

    idk but i heard about that book. the extras book was really good, i have officially finished the book as of this morning. does anyone know about any other good books to read. i hope bogus to bubbly is good. does any1 know when its coming out cause ive been seeing all different days.

  610. 610
    Lala
    August 1st, 2008 11:08

    literally the 5th book i dont think scott westerfeld is going to write another book he cant keep the series going on forever

  611. 611
    Lala
    August 1st, 2008 15:40

    suck it……??

  612. 612
    Tally-wa
    August 3rd, 2008 03:56

    You think that films (if it there there a) will have the same functioning as Harry Potter?

  613. 613
    Sella-wa
    August 3rd, 2008 13:52

    OMG I JUST FINISHED BREAKING DAWN IT WAS THE MOST AMAZING BOOK I’VE EVER READ IN MY LIFE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  614. 614
    Lydia-wa
    August 4th, 2008 13:58

    1. Ya have a friend like Peris! She talks to my BFF but not me!

    2. I thought the operation was kinda cool until i found out about the lesions!

    3. I don’t think i’ve ever trusted someone more because of their looks!

    4. Tally’s trip through the wild helped her soak in how people lived in the smoke because she got used to being dirty and could atleast try to do things independently.

    5. I would never give up thinking independently just to be pretty, happy, healthy, and rich unless it was to save my friend like Tally did for Shay.

    6. Tally got used to seeing pretties and her flaws in herself that she could no longer see the beauty in herself like David did, beacause he was used to seeing uglies and appreciating his looks because he knew about the lesions.

    7. No i don’t think Shay would because even though Tally and her had their differences she and Tally were best friends forever and they had good times together and had fun adventures. They also discovered themselves through eachother.

    8. I think in the pretty society they rely too much on technology rather than their own brains. Also they care too much about themselves than others. I think in a way the pretty society is healthier than ours because there is no pollution and everybody seems to get along.

    9. There wasn’t many times when Tally decided her own fate. Usually people decided for her. When she went to the smoke Dr. Cable basically made her go, when Tally turned pretty she made her own choice to because she made the mistake getting Shay like she was, Tally really didn’t have much of a choice turning into Special Circumstances, but Tally did make the choice to follow Zane and to go on and leave Shay to save the world with David.

    10. My lifestyle is very dependent on oil and gasoline. We go almost everywhere in a car that takes gas. I know that if it disapeared in one day we would all be skinnier and richer but be difficult to get to school, gocery store, friends houses, and vacationing would be hard. We would probably rely on electricity next.

  615. 615
    brandi-la
    August 4th, 2008 17:00

    Sella-wa, was Breaking Dawn better than the uglies series?

  616. 616
    Sella-wa
    August 4th, 2008 17:42

    Brandi-la- Shocking as it may be- yes, it was.

  617. 617
    brandi-la
    August 4th, 2008 17:57

    wow, it was that good. i really am shocked. mayb ill read that book. i cant wait for bogus to bubbly. i already asked my library if i could have it reserved for when they release it. waiting is lyk really bogus.

  618. 618
    kels
    August 5th, 2008 08:52

    oh my gosh!
    i just finished breaking dawn also!
    so amazing. i cried so much…

    anyways… im really getting frustrated. i check for new news about the uglies movie about once a week, and nothing has changed in about a year. do any of you ever email scott to ask???

  619. 619
    brandi-la
    August 5th, 2008 09:02

    i check lyk all over 2. idk my computer doesnt let me email scott, cause i tried a few times but it wouldnt work. i would like to know more about the movie and stuff so scott-la if you read this please post some info about the Uglies movie like cast/auditions, something please. sorrry if theres a lot of stuff wrong on here.

  620. 620
    kels
    August 5th, 2008 10:17

    yeah, please any news. just something to let us know if it is still going to happen..
    i saw a rumor that they are using some new kind of special effects for it. that probably isn’t true.. its just something i saw,
    i am excited about the special effects, with hoverboards and other stuff

  621. 621
    Sella-wa
    August 5th, 2008 10:20

    I know, kels, I cried too! Breaking Dawn was amazing!

  622. 622
    brandi-la
    August 5th, 2008 10:33

    kels-where did you hear about the special effects and stuff. i have been looking around for a while now and i still cant find anything good/updated.

  623. 623
    kels
    August 5th, 2008 10:34

    ^^ yep!
    the ending was amazing. i cried because i was so happy.

  624. 624
    kels
    August 5th, 2008 11:03

    ^ brandi-la, it was just one of those yahoo answer things or something. i cant really remember, it was a while ago. but i doubt its true. because there is really so little information i dont know where they would have even heard about special effects

  625. 625
    Lala
    August 5th, 2008 14:47

    haha lydia-wa my names lydia 2 ….well im lookin forward to reading the twilight saga b4 the movie comes out

  626. 626
    Tally-wa
    August 7th, 2008 05:31

    The film ” Uglies ” already is turning?

  627. 627
    brandi-la
    August 7th, 2008 05:46

    Tally-wa, theres not much info on the uglies movie right now. all the info thats out has been the same for months so we dont no if the film is already turning.

  628. 628
    Mo-wa
    August 7th, 2008 07:57

    Wait, they’re thinking of making a movie for Uglies??

  629. 629
    brandi-la
    August 7th, 2008 18:36

    Mo-wa, well i heard that the rights have been sold but theres like no info on anything. i really hope they get started with the movie and release some info for us who are just waiting for something new.

  630. 630
    Lala
    August 7th, 2008 22:09

    w8 how does anyone even kno that scott westerfeld is going to put the eragon cast in there….maybe its just rumors but i would like to hear from anyone where theyve heard the from unless it came out of scott westerfelds own words

  631. 631
    brandi-la
    August 8th, 2008 13:39

    i heard that there really are eyescreens and flash tattoos now. is that true if it is can someone please leave a site so i can see…especially the eyescreens, i really would love to get one some day.

  632. 632
    Weapons: Escrima
    August 9th, 2008 21:00

    Always good to read about Rollerblading, my ex was of olympic standards..

    Can I ask though – how did you get this picked up and into google news?

    Very impressive, is it something that is just up to Google or you actively created?

    Obviously this is a popular blog with great data so well done on your seo success..

  633. 633
    kels
    August 10th, 2008 04:35

    you know whats funny? well actually its annoying. ahah
    type in twilight movie on google. and then type in uglies movie. compare the difference in information. funny right? yeah. i thought so too. sorry im ranting. i am just getting suuppperrr frustrated.

    scott-la if you read this PLEASE tell us something, anything about the uglies movie. is it still actually going to happen???

  634. 634
    Lainy-wa
    August 10th, 2008 14:21

    HEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I sooooooo want there to be an uglies movie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  635. 635
    kels
    August 11th, 2008 05:03

    ^ i do too Lainy-wa. so bad! it would be awesome. especially to see hoverboarding. and all of the high-tech stuff. i really hope it still happens!

  636. 636
    Andrea-la
    August 11th, 2008 05:45

    i think if there was an uglies movie it would make soooo much $$$!!!! like it my FAVVVV book, that and the whole series (the pretties, the specials and the extras)
    it sooooooo should be a movie!!!

  637. 637
    kels
    August 11th, 2008 10:14

    yeah really. i think alot of people would go see the movie who haven’t read the books. i know alot of people who wouldnt read them because they are a little long. ahah. but they would see the movie. i want a movie sooo badly!

  638. 638
    Josh-la
    August 11th, 2008 10:28

    Yeah I really think that a movie would be great

    but you guys make this so dizzy-makeing

  639. 639
    brandi-la
    August 11th, 2008 17:41

    ~ josh-la, ya it might be a little dizzy-making at first but it gets better.
    ~ kels, i agree it really is kinda funny about how big the difference in information is. i also know people dont wanna read the books cause they are kinda long but they would see the movie(i was one of them and now i ♥ the whole series…i hope that worked).
    ~ 2 all of those people out there who dont wanna read the books just cause their long, you really should read them because they are really good.
    ~sorry i just keep on going on and on…im bored…ok ill go now.

  640. 640
    Tally-wa
    August 11th, 2008 20:00

    I think that a very good film with fulls of special effects would belong and it will be brilliant has look, with true actors he defers me!!!! :D

  641. 641
    dizzy-making
    August 11th, 2008 22:42

    so..i dont want to answer ALL of those questions, but i do want to point out the fact that gas prices are INSANE! and there is all this talk of oil prices and its everywhere, when its on TIME magazine *shrugs* i consider it to be somewhat of a big deal. i think that too much dependency on something like oil will be our demise. And i absolutely loved how the books remind me of todays society, with beauty=happiness, and i mean the media totally supports that image, then again there’s that modeling agency in NY dedicated to..dare i say it..”Uglies” :) i couldnt resist. well thats all.
    -dizzy-making

  642. 642
    kels
    August 12th, 2008 04:05

    the only thing that isnt good is that the people who bought the movie made the eragon movie. and if any of you read eragon and saw the movie you know they bare no resemblance. but on the other hand maybe they learned a lesson and uglies will be closer to the book…

  643. 643
    Sella-wa
    August 12th, 2008 07:37

    I doubt it, kels…they probably haven’t changed their ways. :(

  644. 644
    kels
    August 12th, 2008 08:15

    : [ your probably right sella-wa
    that stinks. because eragon was completely awful.
    oh well, still want a movie no matter how bad it is. haha

  645. 645
    brandi-la
    August 12th, 2008 09:24

    kels i totally agree with you. i dont care if the movie sucks i still want it but it would be awesome if it doesnt suck.

  646. 646
    kels
    August 12th, 2008 12:44

    ^ ahah. yes, that is exactly right.
    oh well, we have plenty to do while waiting to hear about the movie.
    harry potter 6 movie
    twilight [ !!!!!!! ]
    and so other stuff : ]

  647. 647
    Weapons: Escrima
    August 14th, 2008 00:12

    Can I ask though – how did you get this picked up and into google news?

    Very impressive that this blog is syndicated through Google and is it something that is just up to Google or you actively created?

    Obviously this is a popular blog with great data so well done on your seo success..

    Rollerblading greats you should write about next, my ex was a Windsurfing champ!

  648. 648
    Emily-La
    August 20th, 2008 05:31

    1. I don’t really think I have had many friends who have moved away, but I have had friends who decided that they were too good to be my friend when they became more popular. I think three people have done that to me, and they forever lost my respect.

    2. In Uglies, at first I had hoped that Tally would get the pretty oporation, but then when she was in The Smoke, I changed my mind. I wanted her to stay an ugly forever! In the end I was upset that she said “Make me pretty.” In the end of Pretties, I was upset that she had become a Special Circumstances, because truthfully, the Specials scared the crap out of me. haha.

    3. No, I have never ever had more respect for people or payed more attention to them because of their looks and never will. People like that sicken me! Life is not just about looks.

    4. Being in the wild made her realize how hard life would be without all of the technolagy that the cuty gave her, but it also helped her accept the Smokies more and beco9me more in tune with the environment.

    5. I would deffinatly rather have my ability to think idependantly then be beautiful and healthy and rich and blah blah blah. I already am not the most popular and I don’t care about the fashion trends and stuff like that. I love my independance and I wouldn’t give it up for the world.

    6. He never lived in the city, so he was able too see beond (sp?)all of Tally’s imperfections, but living in the city made it almost impossible for her.

    7. I think Shay thinks (and is right), that if Tally never followed and never came to The Smoke, The Smoke would still be there and she would never have become a Special. Tally is her best friend, but she ruined everything for her. Sometimes I think she never got over the whole “Stealing Dav9iud from her,” thing.

    8. I think that in the Pretty Society, everything is perfect, or it’s just that the bad is covered up from the Pretties to make everything seem like la la land, but in our society, there are a bunch of stupid conflicts and all the bad is just there, with nothing to cover it up, which in my opinion, is much better then keeping everythuing secret.

    9. Tally decided her own fate by thinking her way out of the brain legion and beating the system, but the specials pretty much made her life, well, her life. If the specials never sent her to The Smoke to retreave Shay and have her find the smoke for them, she would have never realized how corrupt the city life was and made her decision to save the environmet and help The Smoke. They also decided her fate when thhey turned her into a Special, changing her forever.

    10. I think I depend on oil a lot. Probably like…99% dependent on it. For getting to places, for staying warm, (I have an electric stove, but for people who have propain stoves,) and for cooking food!

    Oh yea, by the way. I loved the Uglies seiries so much, I’ve started to say things like “Wow that was totally brain-missing!” or “Ahh, this is dizzy-making!” my friends think I’m a weirdo now, THANKS SCOTT!! Haha, just kidding, you rock! You’re my favorite author!

  649. 649
    hannah-la
    August 22nd, 2008 06:52

    ok in advanse im srry this isnt about the questions, but i couldnt find where to add a comment on the prevous page so this woks. hehe. i’ve already read all 4 books in the ulgis series and im dying to no if any1 is going to make a movie out of it. because im very sad that all the books are over. and a movie would probably make these books even bigger. like harry potter or the loin the whitch and the wardrobe. and other books that have been turned into movies. so PLEASE any1 that can make a movie and reads this. PLEASE PLEASE PLAESE do something. im tired of hearing all my friends talk about twilight comming out, soo please help me a little. thank you

  650. 650
    Emily-wa
    August 22nd, 2008 07:22

    Hannah-la, you’re so clueless, huh? If uglies is made into a series, it’s going to RUIN the series. Because, so I’ve heard, the people who made Eragon would make it. And, so I heard, Eragon SUCKED. I don’t want uglies to suck. It’s my favorite series. Why can’t we leave the series alone, and have scott-la spend the money on something mroe important *cough cough Midnighter cough 4th book cough hack COUGH!!*

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    Audrey-Sensei
    August 22nd, 2008 07:27

    actually, i thought it was the other way around: Eragon sucked and the movie was better.

    that probably wouldn’t happen with Uglies, but i’m just sayin…

    Because I’ll totally make the Top 100 ;-)

  652. 652
    Emily-wa
    August 22nd, 2008 08:48

    Oh, it will happen. I know it. I am fully against the movie. I will probably protest outside the movie theatre, with or without Andrea-la. Maybe. Probably. Possibly. Doubtfully. Probably not. Nope. Ah, I wouldn’t go without Andrea-la… it wouldn’t be the same…

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    Andrea-la
    August 22nd, 2008 09:00

    So are you gonna come over to the dark side and pay money to watch the movie?

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    Emily-wa
    August 22nd, 2008 11:23

    NEVER!!!!!!

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    Tally & Zane
    August 22nd, 2008 11:49

    Never what???

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    Haley~Hyperness is ICY
    August 22nd, 2008 13:18

    i do not want to see the movie if they ever make one…i think that they wouldn’t do the series justice, whoever makes it.
    they should put their money into making hoverboards instead!! :-D

  657. 657
    kels
    August 23rd, 2008 05:59

    yeah the people that bought the rights to the movie also made eragon.
    i have read all of the eragon books [ so far ] and the books are amazing. just about as good as the uglies series. but the movie was horrible. they could have called it something else and no one would ever no it was meant to be eragon.

    but i still want an uglies movie reeeaalllyyy bad. eragon was definitely a hard movie to make anyways. so maybe they will do uglies better

  658. 658
    Andrea-la
    August 23rd, 2008 06:50

    All I have to say is that books are books, movies are movies and they shouldn’t mix. I mean, what’s wrong with movie people these days? Why can’t they just come up with their own ideas instead of destroying someone else’s? I mean, books made into movies generally suck not only in comparasson to the books but also to other movies. Movies that are just the movie are by far better than books made into a movie…then again, that’s not exactly saying much…

  659. 659
    brandi-la
    August 23rd, 2008 14:56

    well ive said it befor and ill say it again i dont care if the movie sucks i still would like to see it.

  660. 660
    Tally & Zane
    August 23rd, 2008 17:34

    Same here. And um just to note as a fact, the movie people are sold the rights to making the movie. They PAY to take the story from a book and turn it into a movie. So the writers are obviously in compliance to having their work “destroyed” as Andrea-la so quaintly put it.

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    PrettyxMindedxRusy
    August 23rd, 2008 17:42

    Plus, on the business side, if someone loves the movie, they’d probably buy and read the book.

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    Andrea-la
    August 24th, 2008 00:39

    TZ: THAT DOESN’T MEAN IT’S RIGHT TO HAVE A BOOK DESTROYED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  663. 663
    brandi-la
    August 24th, 2008 16:19

    maybe they wont mess it up that bad. i mean we should at least try to stay positive about this.

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    Andrea-la
    August 25th, 2008 03:01

    Well, I’m positive that it’s gonna suck. Does that count?

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    Tally & Zane
    August 25th, 2008 03:12

    I know it doesn’t make it right! I was just saying!LoL.

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    Andrea-la
    August 25th, 2008 03:21

    lol…..i’m still positive that it’s gonna suck….

  667. 667
    Tally & Zane
    August 25th, 2008 03:24

    Probably, seeing as Robert Pattinson has vocalized that he despises his character.

  668. 668
    Andrea-la
    August 25th, 2008 03:27

    lol…i just remembered that i haven’t watched a movie in MONTHS…..gosh, what’s wrong with me?

  669. 669
    Tally & Zane
    August 25th, 2008 03:30

    Um, I don’t go to the movies a lot usually but I saw The Dark Knight and The Mummy the next day. Too much sitting still and “quiet”! HaHaHa…

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    Andrea-la
    August 25th, 2008 03:32

    “quiet”…I’m pretty good with quiet…….usually…

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    Tally & Zane
    August 25th, 2008 03:34

    Me too. I’m usually a really quiet person, that is…until I’m inside the movie theater hyped up on sugar with my friends.

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    Andrea-la
    August 25th, 2008 03:36

    SUGAR!!!!!!!!! Yes, and caffine…my friends are trying to make it illegal for me to have coffee…I can’t imagine WHY that is….

  673. 673
    Tally & Zane
    August 25th, 2008 03:37

    HaHa, wow. Caffeine has like no effect on me. I don’t drink coffee though. Sugar…however, in the right dosage, definitely does effect me. Yep.

  674. 674
    Andrea-la
    August 25th, 2008 03:39

    lol…caffine makes me go insane…sugar does too….I don’t drink coffee either, mostly because no one will let me….I still don’t see WHY that is….I COULD control myself, I just DON’T…lol…

  675. 675
    Tally & Zane
    August 25th, 2008 03:41

    HaHaHa, that’s hilarious. Well I g2g to Church! Ttyl.

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    Andrea-la
    August 25th, 2008 03:47

    lol…i just got back from church….early service…it starts at 9:00…lol…

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    Bridget-wa
    August 27th, 2008 03:04

    hey u guys do u know when the next book is coming out??? cause I just finished the 4th book! I NEED 2 know! or else I’ll DIE! any1?? plz!

  678. 678
    brandi-la
    August 27th, 2008 16:14

    -bridget-wa, if ur talking about the uglies series theres a guide thats supposed to come out on Oct. 21 or something like that but if u wanna read it, the name is Bogus to Bubbly: The Insider’s Guide to the World of Uglies. I think ur name should end with a la instead of a wa (because there isnt an L in ur name, check out 600) but if u lyk it lyk that i guess thats ok.

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    Manon
    August 27th, 2008 20:07

    Wait I don’t understand in my book Extra, they say, fifth book:
    secrets to come out in november 2008.
    Maybe it’s the french name of Bogus to Bubbly but it’s weird…

  680. 680
    Diana-la
    August 27th, 2008 23:44

    Hello! :D

    I am new and I have just read all series ” Uglies “, her has me much more and I hope that there will be much more than four volumes…

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    Diana-la
    August 27th, 2008 23:49

    Would like to know if it is really the blog of Scott-la and how much you are…

    ( thank you for answering quote these questions :) )

  682. 682
    Diana-la
    August 29th, 2008 19:17

    ???????????????????????????????? :(

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    Joey-la
    August 30th, 2008 18:43

    hey,
    yeah this really is Scott Westerfeld’s blog Dinana-la! :)
    I can’t wait for Bogus to Bubbly! yesss………..
    Is there anymore news on the movie, like on IMDB?? Why am I asking that! I can go and check right now,… wait, I will post more in like 20 seconds IF there is anything else interesting on imdb!

  684. 684
    Joey-la
    August 30th, 2008 18:46

    ggrrr…only people posting pictures of themselves and saying who should I play, ect.
    Nothing to tell us if it is still in production!

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    Liz-waa.
    August 31st, 2008 01:28

    Dude, I have a friend who IS Peris. We were totally tight, but he’s younger than me, and once he hit high school, he flaaked. So bogus. Actually, I have a friend that reminds me of EVERY character in this book.

    Oh, if you have myspace, join my Uglies traain. =]]
    Dooo it. (:

  686. 686
    Diana-la
    August 31st, 2008 05:24

    You think that there will be a film but you are not sure it is her?

    Thanks to Joey-la to have answered has my question (:

  687. 687
    Emmi
    September 2nd, 2008 11:48

    Hey, I love the series.
    ;o But if there was a movie coming out.
    Would you make Extras?
    Because I would Love to try out as Aya
    ;D Cause i’m asiannn Haha.
    And I got a funny looking nose. ;]
    But I’d just love Extras To come out, mainly because everything is so high tech even after the couple years have changed.

    And Moggle sounds soo cute <3

  688. 688
    hiswizardeyes
    September 6th, 2008 14:15

    Hi… Um…I wasn’t sure where to leave this note, but I thought everyone would be interested to hear about these Swarovski crystal lenses. They remind me of Shay-la’s eyes in Pretties – like she got crystals in them that could tell the time, and they ran backward…

    http://www.bornrich.org/entry/sparkle-swarovski-studded-contact-lenses-for-blinged-vision/

    I found it courtesy of Geekologie. Seems like the Pretties future isn’t so far away.

  689. 689
    Amber-wa
    September 7th, 2008 11:35

    I am only going to anwser my favorite questions I liked number two six seven and nine

    2. I never ever ever would want Tally to get the operation I always new she would be different ( cause if she was normal a boring book that would be) and I always wanted her to be different when i found out about the leisons that just made more sure I did not want her to get the operation.

    6. I love David he always found Tally beatiful no matter what the city did to her!!!! And Tally was so stupid for listening to the city letting them convince her she is ugly. she is so beautiful in and out plus BEAUTY IS A MATTER OF PERSPECTIVE AND ALWAYS WILL BE PERSPECTIVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    7.Shay would not go back in time I konw Tally did a lot of bad things to her but all the great things she did for her makes up the mess ups and TALLY AND SHAY WILL ALWAYS LOVE EACH OTHER!!!

    9. Tally did choose a lot of her fate but I personaly think she was told more to do than she had a choice I mean she did have a choice but she had so much persure it made it feel like she had no choice!!!

  690. 690
    Amber-wa
    September 7th, 2008 11:37

    I do not know about everyone else I have always wondered where this story takes place i mean where is it to us today?

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    Amber-wa
    September 7th, 2008 11:38

    The final line these books are the best ones I have ever read and I love everyone the new smoke lives and so do Tally and David together

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    Jade-la
    September 8th, 2008 10:36

    This is totally bubbly. ahh ok so i going to comment the second question. At first i wanted tally to get the operation, but after she met David, i didn’t want her to get it. I knew that it would separate the two lovers and like i predicted, the operation did separate the two. Because of the operation, she ditched perfect David for Zane because of mainly his looks, the vulnerability and need to help him. I still wish we could know more about how David and Tally’s relationship ended, but leaving us with that last moment with the two stealing away from the party during Extras lets us readers imagine what their relationship is like now that Zane is gone.

  693. 693
    gabby-wa
    September 9th, 2008 10:38

    I think its really sad that Tally could not kiss Zane because she could no longer stand the site of him after becoming a special

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    gabby-wa
    September 9th, 2008 11:30

    well after reading uglies,pretties and specials it felt kind of wierd seeing everything from someone elses point of view, through our Extras i kept thinking, what is Tally-wa thinking?

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    lyss-la
    September 13th, 2008 09:16

    1.Thankfully,no. 2.Well,yeah,I did.that`s why i like the book pretties.she can be with peris! 3.yes.a pretty face is great to look at! it lowers my self esteem,though.. 4.she learned to fend for herself,and in the smoke that`s important. 5.i`m not sure. i mean,pretties can sort of think independently.like,we kinda remember people.I would love to be healthy and pretty,buti like me,so know,i would not give it up. 6.She only focused on her imperfections,he saw her for her and that that was that mad her beautiful. 7.well,the real her would want to forget tally.She destroyed her chances with david and betrayed the smoke for heavens sake! 8.the pretty society is way more eco friendly. 9.i really don`t understand the question. 10.we r toatlly dependant on oil. cars,buses,trains,we would be lost without them.that`s why i suggest everyone learn how to ride a bike,it may be our only way of travel sooer then u think!

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    Nealey
    September 13th, 2008 13:46

    1. Have you ever had a friend like Peris, who abandoned your friendship after they moved away?

    Well maybe idk one of my friends moved away then came back and we weren’t friends really

    2. At first, did you hope Tally would get the operation? When did you change your mind? (Or did you?)

    I kinda always wanted Tally to. then i sorta changed my mind when she kissed and met David.

    3. Have you ever found yourself trusting someone more or paying more attention to what they said not because they deserved it, but just because of their looks?

    No.

    4. In what ways did Tally’s trip through the wild prepare her for what she learned in the Smoke?

    She had to do hard things on her journey to the Smoke and did bunches of hard work on the journey and at the Smoke.

    5. Would you give up your ability to think independently in exchange for being happy, beautiful, perpetually healthy, and rich?

    no way never.

    6. How did David see Tally differently than she saw herself?

    He saw a behond the the “Ugly” face and saw whats inside Tally. he the what not most people see. they take it for granted. he saw Tally in a way that not even herself saw, mostly because it was stuck in her head that she was ugly.

    7. If Shay could have gone back in time and never have met Tally, do you think she would?

    No because then they wouldn’t have had the awesome journey.

    8. Other than the pretty operation, what are the main differences between the pretty society and our own? (Are there any ways in which the pretty society is healthier than ours?)

    i think not. of course its obvious our minds our much much healthier, and they might be celeb skinny but that doesn’t mean their healthy though.

    9. To what extent did Tally decide her own fate, and how much did other people decide it for her?

    I think the specials decided a little amount of her fate, but at the beginning it seemed a lot, and in the end i think she found herself more and decided she could make her desicions and decide her own fate.

    10. The Rusty civilization collapsed because of its dependence on oil. In what ways is your lifestyle dependent on oil and gasoline? How easily would you survive if it all disappeared one day?

    well obviously we use gas everyday by filling up our cars with poisoness gasoline. i dont really don’t know what i would feel if it dissapeared happy i guess, idk.

    My name is Nealey and i am 11 years old. and i would luv to say that u, scott westerfeld, r my favorite author! keep them books cumin!

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    Diana-la
    September 13th, 2008 22:22

    ^^

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    Lainy-wa
    September 14th, 2008 11:49

    Heyyz!!!!! OMG!!!!!! I absolutely loved Uglies!!!!!! You’re gonna think I’m weird but I actually dreamed of being Tally Youngblood!!!!! I wanted to be her soooooooooooo bad!!!!!!! I cried sooooooooo hard when Zane died!!!!! I probably cried 30 minutes straight!!!!! Ya! I know! I’m a dork! Do you guyz know if there’s gonna be a movie? I sure hope there is!

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    Jade-la
    September 15th, 2008 04:01

    i agree with Lainy-wa. i think there should be a movie and i was hoping to email you this but with no success in finding your email address. But it would be really cool to make a movie out of the series because it is very popular and would cause more people to think about this social issue. I personally think it would also be cool to have some of your fans as the actors, like have new actors for a new movie, not some popular teen actor for the moment. thats what i personally think,(possibility of me haha) but just making the movie would be awesome too.

  700. 700
    Jade-la
    September 15th, 2008 07:05

    ok i just said this morning that they should have a movie and i just found this link on the internet. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0986270/ go to it and it says that there is going to be a movie

  701. 701
    Happy-la
    September 17th, 2008 23:32

    Hey you Scott I just read your book and I looooooove it its the best book ever all three of them……well actually four cuz I read the one EXTRAS you Should totally make A move out of it…. it will be hard but Alot of people will kill to see the movies it would be like the harry potter but you would be greater YOU should totally think about it………….whos with me

  702. 702
    Happy-la
    September 17th, 2008 23:33

    Sorry i meant you should make a movie hehe sry

  703. 703
    Happy-la
    September 17th, 2008 23:37

    If the book is great that means that the movue would be better…….i mean i got shivers down my spine when i read it so imagine a movie how would that destroy a book we are not rusties you know

  704. 704
    Happy-la
    September 17th, 2008 23:40

    lainy-wa i had the same drem but Only the romantic parts cuz they are my favorites……we can be dorks together….haha

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    Happy-la
    September 17th, 2008 23:45

    IM so lonley today nobody talks to me i love the books tooo you know
    -

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    Happy-la
    September 17th, 2008 23:49

    I just wanted to know if any of you would tell me where i could find a different ending for specials cuz in my book is said i could find an alternate endig but i cnt find my book so if you please

  707. 707
    Happy-la
    September 17th, 2008 23:51

    OH and one more thing if you are making a movie then i would be more than happy to act as either TALLY’ SHAY,or AYA

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    b-la
    September 19th, 2008 18:32

    i ;&hearts the uglies series… i hope that worked it it didnt i was trying to make a heart. can someone tell me how to do that?

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    jazzy-la
    September 20th, 2008 05:33

    hey joey-la, so do you know if thers a movie coming out yet?

    happy-la im am soooo with you.i would murder someone just to see the movies.(i wouldnt really murder anyone)

  710. 710
    jazzy-la
    September 20th, 2008 05:36

    scott you better make a movie

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    Happy-la
    September 21st, 2008 11:40

    hey jazzy-la do you have drems about the book just asking………….I know im wierd but yeah

  712. 712
    vine-la
    September 21st, 2008 12:50

    i love the Uglies series!

  713. 713
    happy-la
    September 21st, 2008 15:56

    hi vin-la me too

  714. 714
    ordersomabuyg
    September 22nd, 2008 04:52

    Wow Cool !
    Super Man
    Nice Site

  715. 715
    Happy-la
    September 22nd, 2008 23:22

    I realy need to see a movie of the uglies or at least a TV show about it….. omg you mat you guys i just found out that there will be a manga book about it and the drawings are amazing.

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    Joey-la
    September 23rd, 2008 06:53

    Hey,
    Jazzy-la, I’m not really sure if there is more infomation about the movie, you can serch Uglies on IMDB and it should tell you!
    Do you guys think there should be a 5th Uglies?? I know I do! :)

  717. 717
    Emily-wa
    September 23rd, 2008 08:11

    Nah, I think the uglies series has ended. I like that scott-la has made books to go with it, like the guide and coming-soon essay book.
    Midnighters, on the other hand, needs a 4th book.. *wink wink*
    And DOWN WITH THE UGLIES MOVIE IDEA!!!

    I don’t want my favorite book series to be downgraded because people see the movie and not the book. And the movie will suck, i already know it, because nobody can look as extreme as a special or as pretty as a pretty. And I don’t want a picture put in my head of what people look like.

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    Andrea-la
    September 23rd, 2008 08:18

    yeah, yeah, yeah….emily-wa, haven’t you said that about a gazillion times already? Or is that an understatement? lol…j/k….but yeah, i agree with you on that to an extent. But on the other hand, if there’s a movie made of Uglies, then it would gather more publicity, therefore more people would read the books…but that’s just what I think…

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    Teana
    September 23rd, 2008 10:46

    I just one question , have u ever think about making a movie of uglies? because it would be super cool if u did that.
    i already read the books.

  720. 720
    Audrina
    September 24th, 2008 14:58

    is there going to be another book?????

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    Joey-la
    September 25th, 2008 02:31

    I agree with Emily-wa and Andrea-la, I don’t want a movie. But I also think a movie would sell really well! I like to have my own images of the charaters in books, rather than a directors!
    I wish there was going to be another Uglies, but I don’t think there will be, it would also be cool if there was another Midnighters, but Uglies is my favorite!
    Anyway, computer is about to die!! :0

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    Happy-la
    September 25th, 2008 23:33

    OMG how many times do I have to say this… we are not doing anything to ourselves just because we see the movie… it would be great to see the movie because we see a better image of them and look if the book exited you that much imagine the movie what it would do to make us feel…. im mean i disagree with everybody who thinks we shouldnt make a movie. we are not RUSTIES you know.

  723. 723
    Seth-wa
    September 27th, 2008 07:13

    We are RUSTIES actually. Scott said it in his new book, Bogus to Bubbly. He he.

  724. 724
    david:]luver
    September 27th, 2008 09:27

    1. Have you ever had a friend like Peris, who abandoned your friendship after they moved away?
    yes, twice

    2. At first, did you hope Tally would get the operation? When did you change your mind? (Or did you?)
    yes & am happy she did

    3. Have you ever found yourself trusting someone more or paying more attention to what they said not because they deserved it, but just because of their looks?
    nope

    4. In what ways did Tally’s trip through the wild prepare her for what she learned in the Smoke?
    she learned killer insticts, awsome tricks, and a awsomer brain

    5. Would you give up your ability to think independently in exchange for being happy, beautiful, perpetually healthy, and rich?
    meeeeeeeeeeeeeeybe…………

    6. How did David see Tally differently than she saw herself?
    David saw the pretty, kind side of her that nobody saw.

    7. If Shay could have gone back in time and never have met Tally, do you think she would?
    NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    8. Other than the pretty operation, what are the main differences between the pretty society and our own? (Are there any ways in which the pretty society is healthier than ours?)
    hmmmmmmmmmmmmm…… I do not know and ido not wanna try because of fear of brain exposion.

    9. To what extent did Tally decide her own fate, and how much did other people decide it for her?
    see #8

    10. The Rusty civilization collapsed because of its dependence on oil. In what ways is your lifestyle dependent on oil and gasoline? How easily would you survive if it all disappeared one day?
    BIKE! BIKE! BIKE!

  725. 725
    david:]luver
    September 27th, 2008 09:28

    I want a uglies movie 2

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    Autumn-la
    September 28th, 2008 11:22

    all i want to do is answer #5:

    my best friend molly-wa thinks i am completely brain-missing, but i would give ANYTHING to be a pretty!!!!! i mean, hello?? you can think yourself out of being a bubblehead like tally-wa did, as long as you stay bubbly! and no cutting! i wouldnt care about the lesions!!! i would sosososososososososo LOVE to be a pretty!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  727. 727
    Bailey
    September 28th, 2008 12:26

    hey Scott. Why didn’t you ever tell us how David got his scar. it has been nawing at me to know. i mean he promised to tell Tally and he never did. by the way i really think she should have chosen David but what kind of a story is that right. :) so back to his scare and you at least write a short story on how it happened. PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :-) sorry i can’t answer your questions this was the only place i was able to write. oh by the way I love all your books. Uglies (awsome), Pretties (exciting), Specials (sad), and Peeps (cool).

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    Diana-la
    September 28th, 2008 23:59

    what is OMG ? ( :

  729. 729
    Anuna-la
    September 29th, 2008 05:16

    Diana-la, OMG means Oh My God…
    So. OMG OMG OMG i must have an Uglies movie. They probably will ruin it, but WHATEVER dude. Yea, Eragon sucked, Twilight’ll probably suck, but hey. It’s kinda fun to see it, and then dramatically yell at your TV and then plot all the producer’s deaths and such, LOL.
    Yea, Bailey you’re totally right. HOW ON EARTH DID DAVID GET HIS SCAR? Jeezum Scott Westerfeld. I think he totally forgot about that haha.
    TEAM DAVID!! AAH! But still, poor trembly Zane.

  730. 730
    PrettyxMindedxRusty
    September 29th, 2008 05:39

    Baily: OMG, i forgot about the scar! For an author who does so much foreshadowing with small details and than explains their relevance later (like the lightning in the first Midnighters), you think Scott-la would meantion that.

    Anuna-la: (Btw, cool name.) Love the plan (seeing the Uglies movie, yelling at your t.v., and plotting all the producers deaths, lol), sounds just as fun as my plan to see HSM3 (even though the franchise annoys the crap out of me) in an empty theater with a few anti-HSM friends and throwing popcorn at the screen. But seriously, I LOVE empty movie theaters. Last time a friend and I were in one we danced around the isles and tried to touch the screen (which is actually higher than it looks, lol) and waving to the mysetious person who may or may not exist that runs the film reels.

  731. 731
    Sammi-wa
    September 29th, 2008 13:40

    I love love love your books
    ecspellicialy The Uglies
    i just keep thinking about it ughgh sooo good
    i love how her and david are like in love
    but i got like really sad in the pretties where she likes zane and david still loves her but she doesnt
    :( .tear.
    well any wayy i think that you should tttttttooootally make a movie for the uglies
    and i think you are so if you are please make a trailor thnks..

  732. 732
    happy-la
    September 30th, 2008 23:29

    hey dianla-la omg means oh my god or gosh watever you want it to mean…and EXCUSE the other poeple for not telling you what it meant. and seth-la the thing that I meant was that we are not like other Rusties, we actually want to protect the eviorment. Oh and one more thing, can anybody tell me where i can find the alternate ending for the specials In my book in the back it tells me to go to Behindthepulse/specials.com but it didnt show me the ending and i realy realy realy realy rrealy want to see it so baaaaaaad thank you….!!!!!!!!

  733. 733
    happy-la
    October 1st, 2008 03:46

    Oh and who read the book extras…. dont you think it is amzing the only thing that i dnt get is if Frizz cnt lie then why didnt he say that he liked aya in the first place i mean that got me thinking real hard

  734. 734
    pizza-la
    October 2nd, 2008 01:29

    thi book rocks jk it sus ass

  735. 735
    pizza-la
    October 2nd, 2008 01:29

    suks aassssssssssssssss

  736. 736
    jack
    October 2nd, 2008 09:27

    I think that you should put qoutes from your books on your website because say I left my book at school and I am doing a project at home on the book, I would like to come to this website and be able to find stuff that is in the book, as a resource.

  737. 737
    happy-la
    October 2nd, 2008 05:04

    dont mind my friend thei he never read the book so he does not knoe how crazy he is hhahahahahahahahahahahhahhahahahahahahah

  738. 738
    sammi-wa
    October 3rd, 2008 09:39

    ahhhhh
    make a movie!!!

  739. 739
    Neko
    October 3rd, 2008 12:25

    Wow. All of the stuff you can find during a research assignment is amazing! [yes i chose Scott]

    1] Yes, somewere in my childhood… though I can’t remember who exactly

    2] I didn’t want Tally to get the operation at all. I had a bad vibe about it, and I couldn’t imagine her so… bubbly and dense.

    3] Not for like the “sexy” or ”beautiful” kind of people, but like the very innocent/ smart looking ones.

    4]She got to know the world for what it’s really like (the dangers and wonders of it, and the dangerously beautiful things).

    5] No. I like being independent, and i’m find with my life as it is…. sorta.

    6] It’s been a while since I’ve read the book. But from what i remember, he saw her stregnth and will along with her NATURAL beauty.

    7] No, since I’m like that with my best friends. I might be upset with them, even pissed at them, but I never regret meeting them, or wish I never had.

    8] Our wolrd is all obsessed with “ideal model” looks (women being 5 ft 10 in and 120 lbs, men being over 6ft and about 150 lbs). The pretty world is about equal with our world in my opinion, anerexia is abd, but for them it’s lesions… eek.

    9] When Tally was turned into a pretty, she had very little controle over her fate, but all in all, she dominated the utopian[?] freaks.

    10. I use oil and gas for heat and transportation. So I’d say I’m pretty dependant on it. If it all disapeared, and with winter drawing near…. I’d probaly freeze, but survive.

  740. 740
    brandi-la
    October 3rd, 2008 16:03

    a movie would be awesome. i luv the whole series. im going to read bogus to bubbly as soon as i can.

  741. 741
    happy-la
    October 3rd, 2008 23:50

    I know thats what im talking about but other people dont think so they think it be destroying a book and its noooot ok
    peace out

  742. 742
    brandi-la
    October 5th, 2008 07:58

    i dont think it would be that bad. i havent read the eragon books but i didnt think the movie was as bad as everyone keeps saying.

  743. 743
    lima-wa
    October 7th, 2008 04:30

    I LOVE UGLIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i got it for my birthday and finished it overnight… but cause i live in egypt i cant find pretties, specials and extras :( i ordered them from amazon but its taking FOREVER. im dying here. whys scott westerfeld so dam good? please please please make a movie. i cant wait till they come. does anyone know if book 5 in the ‘trilogy’ is coming out???
    i love uglies!

  744. 744
    breeezy
    October 8th, 2008 10:12

    do you think there will be another book after the Extras?

  745. 745
    happy-la
    October 8th, 2008 23:20

    YEAH THERE IS ITS CALLED BOGUS TO BUBBLY BUT ITS NOT REALLY A BOOK JUST LIKE A GUIDE OF WHAT WERE THE THINGS THAT THEY KEPT USEING IN THE BOOK THAT WE READ

  746. 746
    Marie Fot
    October 9th, 2008 03:56

    I wonder if Scott has ever thought of making a movie for uglies.

  747. 747
    brandi-la
    October 9th, 2008 16:26

    ya i think he did. the rights were already sold.

  748. 748
    happy-la
    October 10th, 2008 03:16

    But I want the movie to come out already It is so hard to wiat Oh and one more thing whre can i find the altrnate ending on the book specials

  749. 749
    Jade
    October 11th, 2008 08:11

    I just started reading the Uglies sereis and omg. in Pretties i think tally should have went with david instead of staid with zane. she wanted to escape the city but choose to go back!! david was her first love and that should have been enough to go with david.

  750. 750
    Emily-wa
    October 11th, 2008 09:42

    NO! ZANE WAS WORTH IT!!!

    I have four fictional boyfriends- Zane, David, Edward, Jonathan, and Larry the Cuccumber. In order, it’s Zane, Edward, Jonathan, Larry, then David. Cause let’s face it- David isn’t half as good as Larry the Cuccumbers.

    DOWN WITH THE UGLIES MOVIE!!!

  751. 751
    Hannah-wa
    October 11th, 2008 09:57

    My fictional (Well to me not really fictional!!!!!!!!!!) Boyfriend is Edward too!!! He glitters!!! :)

  752. 752
    Andrea-la
    October 11th, 2008 10:22

    DOWN WITH UGLIES MOVIE!!!
    UP WITH UGLIES THE SIMS2 VERSION!!! (cuz that would be fawesome)

  753. 753
    Joey-la
    October 12th, 2008 09:41

    hey,
    I agree, if they made Uglies into sims2 that would be really cool! I hadn’t even thought of that!
    I don’t really want a movie, but if they do end up making it, I rekcon it will do really well! :)
    I hope Scott-la writes a 5th Uglies, but I don’t think he will :(
    I can’t wait for Bogus to Bubbly, but because I live in Australia, it will take ages to come here, even if I pre-order on Amazon!! DAMN!!! I WANT IT NOW!!! :)

  754. 754
    sonja-wa
    October 12th, 2008 11:42

    i hated zane (not like he waz bad… i just like david) so are they back together or what??

  755. 755
    sonja-wa
    October 12th, 2008 11:42

    i hate zane plz PLZ say their back together!

  756. 756
    sonja-wa
    October 12th, 2008 11:55

    i love the books

  757. 757
    Hannah-la
    October 13th, 2008 02:53

    GAHHH!
    Hey Scott, Hannah-la here….

    WE NEED A MOVIE! (:

  758. 758
    sonja-wa
    October 16th, 2008 09:05

    i agree i wanna movie

  759. 759
    sonja-la
    October 16th, 2008 09:46

    no… i don’t want it…. i NEED IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    srry i just NEED IT

  760. 760
    sonja-la
    October 16th, 2008 09:47

    anyone there oh…

  761. 761
    sonja-la
    October 16th, 2008 09:49

    TALLY+DAVIDFOREVER

  762. 762
    Andrea-la
    October 16th, 2008 09:49

    i. do. not. want. a. movie.

  763. 763
    sonja-la
    October 16th, 2008 10:04

    oh ya…

    #1 no i havent had a friend who moved away

    #2 like most ppl totaly at first, but not after the talk with maddy az

    #3 umm… maby, but only if they look REALY REALY good

    #4 I think it taut her that the hole in the wall doesn’t give you every thing you need and as she puts it “is ether beutyfull or dangerous, or both”

    #5 NO NO NO never never nOOOO im not sure i would give it up anyway!

    #6 he’s never seen a pretty so for him she is just a person with her looks, but he sees her for personality

    #7 ya… maby i wold she hurt a lot of ppl…i probobly would of done the same thing too

    #8 it’s a lot more healthy because they recycle, they don’t reproduce much,and a lot more

    #9 ok…dr.cable force her to go to smoke, and well, maby she decided 80% and everyone else 20%

    #10 i depend on it alot, well basicly everyone depends on it… so ya totaly and totaly NOT bubley. OR icy

  764. 764
    sonja-la
    October 16th, 2008 10:06

    why !! don’t u want a movie!!

  765. 765
    sonja-la
    October 16th, 2008 10:09

    i do!

  766. 766
    sonja-la
    October 16th, 2008 10:10

    andrea-la? r u there?

  767. 767
    sonja-la
    October 16th, 2008 10:15

    and i have just recomended the uglies to 1 of my friends so more uglies fans!!

  768. 768
    Andrea-la
    October 16th, 2008 10:40

    i. do. not. want. a. movie. BECAUSE:
    1) I hate movies in general.
    2) I especially hate movies based on books.
    3) There are only five movies in exsistence that I actually like.
    4) It’s not worth having a book totally changed just for entertainment purposes.
    5) Entertainment is over-rated to begin with.
    6) The movie industry causes greed between multiple people, and that is generally a bad thing.
    7) This gets me started on commercialism and how it totally wrecks people and their way of life while replacing it with some shallow version of life.
    8) Did I mention that handing over a book to our money driven society is a BAD thing?
    9) Movies are never as good as books…and in the case of movies being re-made, that’s even worse.
    10) A sims2 game would be WAY better. In a sense.

  769. 769
    Andrea-la
    October 16th, 2008 10:41

    8) = 8 )

  770. 770
    Amber-wa
    October 16th, 2008 13:30

    I just wanted to say I do not know about eveyone else but I loved tally’s manifestio ( the last chapter of specials) she says so much good advice not just to maddy shay and peris to all of us I reread that everday and think about it it is very well written good job Scott.
    And is it just me or was Pretties boring until the end when they ran away.
    plus scott how could you make tally yell at david ” get your ugly face out of here” I almost cried when I heard Tally yell that at him and she should have left Zane
    one more thing you did really good on specials I loved how in the 1st chapter 1st chapter she is already chasing David you did not wait just boom right off the bat they are in a high speed chase

  771. 771
    brandi-la
    October 16th, 2008 17:17

    i luved all of the books. idk if i really had a fav. extras was ok but it was different not knowing what tally-wa was thinking.

    ~Joey-la~ive said it lyk a million times and ill say it again i really really really need scott-la to write a 5th book. but lyk u dont think that he will.

    Scott-la please please please write another book to the uglies series.

  772. 772
    Kate-la
    October 17th, 2008 05:05

    1. Have you ever had a friend like Peris, who abandoned your friendship after they moved away?
    A-Yeah. When I was in fourth grade one of my very awesome-making best friends moved away to another city. At first we talked all the time. But then we just kinda drifted apart.
    2. At first, did you hope Tally would get the operation? When did you change your mind? (Or did you?)
    A-Well I did at first, but then when David’s parents told her what happened during the operation I changed my mind immediately.
    3. Have you ever found yourself trusting someone more or paying more attention to what they said not because they deserved it, but just because of their looks?
    A-No not really. There was this one kid one time that no one liked because he was really annoying and not so good at talking. But I hung out with him all the time and he was just an awesome friend. Were not friends anymore but I’m not gonna say why. I hang out with [or pay attention to] people because I like being around them. I’m not big on the looks thing.
    4. In what ways did Tally’s trip through the wild prepare her for what she learned in the Smoke?
    A-It made it so not so many things surprised her. And she was also able to survive longer then what she would have if she had shown up in a car or something.
    5. Would you give up your ability to think independently in exchange for being happy, beautiful, perpetually healthy, and rich?
    A-NO! That’s all I need to say with the answer. If I cant think independently; then whats the point? If my mind isn’t my own; then how am I thinking that IM pretty? Some one else might have put those thoughts in my head.
    6. How did David see Tally differently than she saw herself?
    A-David had never really seen a pretty. Tally has. So, David having none of that knowledge; its just like hes seen a really pretty NORMAL girl.
    7. If Shay could have gone back in time and never have met Tally, do you think she would?
    A-Yeah… Maybe. I mean. I read Pretties and I saw what Shay did to Tally. I don’t think she would have done that if she never met Tally.
    8. Other than the pretty operation, what are the main differences between the pretty society and our own? (Are there any ways in which the pretty society is healthier than ours?)
    A-Its more… controlled. And yes; it is healthier then ours. Its more clean then our society is.
    9. To what extent did Tally decide her own fate, and how much did other people decide it for her?
    A-Tally decided to go to the smoke, Tally decided to kiss David and to try to destroy the pendant. Dr. Cable blackmailed Tally, and chose for her to become a special and to ruin her life before all that by making it seem like Tally was a bad person to shay and all the new smokies.
    10. The Rusty civilization collapsed because of its dependence on oil. In what ways is your lifestyle dependent on oil and gasoline? How easily would you survive if it all disappeared one day?
    A-My way of living doesn’t really depend on oil. Except for getting to church and back; I could walk to the places that I normally go, like my moms, grandparents, my friends, and school.

  773. 773
    sonja-la
    October 17th, 2008 09:42

    I.WANT.A.MOVIE.

    because:

    i would like to see what a pretty/special would look like, my

    friends hate books and love movies so we can talk about it

    it’s something to do!

  774. 774
    Andrea-la
    October 17th, 2008 09:44

    yeah. killing youself is something to do too.

  775. 775
    sonja-la
    October 17th, 2008 09:46

    i can’t find the idnighters ANYWHERE! has anyone seen it? plz tell me cuz that would be bubbly

  776. 776
    sonja-la
    October 17th, 2008 09:46

    oops! i mean midnighters…

  777. 777
    sonja-la
    October 17th, 2008 09:47

    what do you mean ‘killing yourself is something to do’

  778. 778
    Andrea-la
    October 17th, 2008 09:49

    you said that a movie would be “something to do”….killing yourself is something to do too. i’m just saying that as a metaphore. As in both of them would have a bad result. I am thoroughly against the movie idea.

  779. 779
    sonja-la
    October 17th, 2008 09:50

    ohhh…

  780. 780
    Andrea-la
    October 17th, 2008 09:50

    (also, i’m the most stubborn person EVER)

  781. 781
    sonja-la
    October 17th, 2008 09:51

    i thought u meant something bogus like t.v killing u (maby if u wach it all the time…)

  782. 782
    sonja-la
    October 17th, 2008 09:52

    how come??

  783. 783
    sonja-la
    October 17th, 2008 09:53

    i have come up with my own uglies alternet ending

  784. 784
    sonja-la
    October 17th, 2008 09:54

    gotta go! stay bubbly!

  785. 785
    sonja-la
    October 17th, 2008 10:10

    (or icy…my favorite!)

  786. 786
    sonja-la
    October 17th, 2008 10:12

    oh ya! andrea-la what are the movies that u like, maby i’ll wach them

  787. 787
    Andrea-la
    October 17th, 2008 10:14

    icy…yes…..my fav too.

  788. 788
    Andrea-la
    October 17th, 2008 10:15

    movies that i LIKE? oh gosh. I’ll make a list:
    1) Stranger Than Fiction
    2) The Princess Bride
    3) National Treasure

    That’s about it….

  789. 789
    Andrea-la
    October 17th, 2008 10:15

    (The “don’t hate” list is a little bit longer…not much)

  790. 790
    HAPPY-LA
    October 18th, 2008 01:44

    hello agian its me but um yeah no one has answered me about that alternate endin and im hoping if anyone has found it yet and if you have plz tell me right here right now thank you.
    sonja-la i like your spirit for the movie i have an imaginary bf named zane and no1 has explained to me that if frizz cant lie then why didnt he tell aya that he liked her that came frome the fourth book by the way

  791. 791
    sonja-la
    October 18th, 2008 06:39

    andrea i LOVE the prinsess bridde too! i actuly don’t have any fav movies, i like movies but i mean nothing has ever realy caught my eye. Oh ya… HAPPY-LA i found a website that has an alternet ending, here it is:

    http://www.quizilla.com/stories/7469248/ugliesthe-untold-tale

    it’s an…ok ending but not the best. hope u like it!

    scincerly the best… SONJA-LA

  792. 792
    sonja-la
    October 18th, 2008 06:42

    oh ya happy-la and andrea-la, my favorite quotes are:

    i don’t need to be cured. just like i don’t need to cut myself to feel or think.

    and… just wait,

  793. 793
    sonja-la
    October 18th, 2008 06:50

    ok here it is…

    “that’s me. little miss lucky” she said softly.

    “the wisdome of the crowd!” and…

    my favorite…

    nature didn’t need an operation to be beutyful, it just was.

    tell me your favorite quotes!

  794. 794
    sonja-la
    October 18th, 2008 06:52

    oh ya,

  795. 795
    sonja-la
    October 18th, 2008 06:52

    UGLIES MOVIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  796. 796
    sonja-la
    October 18th, 2008 06:53

    and nobody told me where i could get a midnighters book

  797. 797
    sonja-la
    October 18th, 2008 07:00

    and another quote:

    “tea?” “uh,please.” her face twisted at the bitter taste. “ah.i mean sorry. i’ve had tea before actuly.”

    well there not really ‘quotes’ but i think it’s funny

  798. 798
    sonja-la
    October 18th, 2008 07:01

    and

  799. 799
    sonja-la
    October 18th, 2008 07:01

    scincerly the best:

  800. 800
    sonja-la
    October 18th, 2008 07:02

    SONJA-LA

  801. 801
    marra-la
    October 19th, 2008 10:25

    marra-la?????

  802. 802
    SONJA-LA
    October 19th, 2008 10:26

    r u there?????????????????????????????

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!

  803. 803
    SONJA-LA
    October 19th, 2008 10:28

    ANDREA-LA???

  804. 804
    SONJA-LA
    October 19th, 2008 10:28

    MBY I DON’T NO

  805. 805
    SONJA-LA
    October 19th, 2008 10:29

    I HATE MY NEWTHING

  806. 806
    marra-la
    October 19th, 2008 10:29

    hi

  807. 807
    Andrea-la
    October 19th, 2008 10:30

    i. am. so. tired. and. i. offically. have. a. stupid. song. stuck. in. my. head. due. to. obsessive. practicing. for. my. audition. for. the. school. musical.

  808. 808
    SONJA-LA
    October 19th, 2008 10:30

    GO TO MY SITE http://www.smbookblog.com

  809. 809
    marra-la
    October 19th, 2008 10:30

    hi
    sonja-la
    its marra-la

  810. 810
    SONJA-LA
    October 19th, 2008 10:31

    ummm… ok???

  811. 811
    Andrea-la
    October 19th, 2008 10:32

    oh wow…i’m so tired right now….

  812. 812
    SONJA-LA
    October 19th, 2008 10:32

    andrea-la, are u bubbly right now

  813. 813
    SONJA-LA
    October 19th, 2008 10:32

    cuz if ur not thats bogus.

  814. 814
    marra-la
    October 19th, 2008 10:33

    go to mine and sonja-las site
    its smbookblog.piczo.com

  815. 815
    Andrea-la
    October 19th, 2008 10:33

    hmmm….right now i’m tired. does that count for anything?

  816. 816
    SONJA-LA
    October 19th, 2008 10:33

    i`m so icy!!!!!

  817. 817
    SONJA-LA
    October 19th, 2008 10:34

    i guess so.

  818. 818
    Andrea-la
    October 19th, 2008 10:34

    is your comp in french mode?

  819. 819
    marra-la
    October 19th, 2008 10:35

    hi andrea-la say somthing

  820. 820
    SONJA-LA
    October 19th, 2008 10:35

    no, maby not

  821. 821
    SONJA-LA
    October 19th, 2008 10:36

    mine is`nt

  822. 822
    Andrea-la
    October 19th, 2008 10:36

    i think i might leave soon….

  823. 823
    marra-la
    October 19th, 2008 10:36

    no my com is not in french mode

  824. 824
    Andrea-la
    October 19th, 2008 10:36

    the appostrophie is kinda weird….going to wrong way….

  825. 825
    SONJA-LA
    October 19th, 2008 10:37

    i`m board and not icy anymore

  826. 826
    SONJA-LA
    October 19th, 2008 10:37

    watever

  827. 827
    Andrea-la
    October 19th, 2008 10:38

    i’m tired…..

  828. 828
    SONJA-LA
    October 19th, 2008 10:38

    …click my name!!!!

  829. 829
    SONJA-LA
    October 19th, 2008 10:39

    and it`s SOOOOOO COOOOL!!!!!!!!!

  830. 830
    Andrea-la
    October 19th, 2008 10:39

    just did…it didn’t take me anywhere…

  831. 831
    marra-la
    October 19th, 2008 10:39

    hello
    any one here

  832. 832
    SONJA-LA
    October 19th, 2008 10:39

    did u do it…. BRB…

  833. 833
    Andrea-la
    October 19th, 2008 10:39

    i’m gonna leave now….i’m too tired to carry out a conversation….i think i’ll just go into a hole and read a book.

  834. 834
    SONJA-LA
    October 19th, 2008 10:40

    oh…that`s werd

  835. 835
    SONJA-LA
    October 19th, 2008 10:41

    marra-la and andrea-la do this smbookblog.com !

  836. 836
    SONJA-LA
    October 19th, 2008 10:42

    smbookblog.com

  837. 837
    lotti-wa *thevoicesmademedoit*
    October 19th, 2008 10:43

    hi.

  838. 838
    SONJA-LA
    October 19th, 2008 10:45

    hello

  839. 839
    marra-la
    October 19th, 2008 10:46

    hello people

  840. 840
    Nikki-wa
    October 19th, 2008 10:53

    hi

  841. 841
    Nikki-wa
    October 19th, 2008 10:55

    I’M GETTING BOGUS TO BUBBLY TOMORROW !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    (shreak screams for 10 minutes)

  842. 842
    marra-la
    October 19th, 2008 11:35

    yo sonja-la
    get on the com now

  843. 843
    lotti-wa *thevoicesmademedoit*
    October 19th, 2008 11:51

    two days till bogus to bubbly i get, think i.

  844. 844
    marra-la
    October 19th, 2008 12:01

    i got bugus to bubbel l(oud and ear killing scream for at least ten mins)

  845. 845
    marra-la
    October 19th, 2008 12:01

    scream
    scream
    scream
    yayyyayayayayayayayayayaya

  846. 846
    Andrea-la
    October 19th, 2008 12:05

    i got it today too!!!! i was so happy….my skrieching was probably heard in Indoniesia.

  847. 847
    marra-la
    October 19th, 2008 13:44

    i got the book

  848. 848
    marra-la
    October 19th, 2008 13:46

    andrea-la are u on

  849. 849
    marra-la
    October 19th, 2008 13:48

    hello andrea-la

  850. 850
    SONJA-LA
    October 19th, 2008 14:33

    marra-la you are such a liar!! i KNOW you don’t have it! you don’t even have the uglies!

    **** still screaming about BOGUS TO BUBBLY****

    ***calling marra-la**** …

  851. 851
    SONJA-LA
    October 19th, 2008 14:37

    answer me!!! i KNOW u don’t have it! oh yeah, PHONE ME BACK!!! (because i know u don’t have it… I DO)

    are u just saying that because u saw mine this afternoon!

  852. 852
    SONJA-LA
    October 19th, 2008 14:38

    and im still happy about ******bogus to bubbly********

  853. 853
    SONJA-LA
    October 19th, 2008 14:47

    MARRA-LA ANSWER THE PHONE!!!!!!!

  854. 854
    Amber-wa
    October 20th, 2008 02:21

    I hope Scott Westerfled reads this message!!!!!!!!!!!!

    What does David look like?

    What happened to Croy? I really liked him.

    Does Aya still kick stories? I hope not, she should have learned her lesson.

    How does Shay turn out? I know Tally and David our together but what about Shay?

    I have all these questions, but I guess you probably want me to have all these questions. Because thats a good ending it keeps people wondering.

  855. 855
    marra-la
    October 20th, 2008 04:15

    hello sonja-la

  856. 856
    marra-la
    October 20th, 2008 04:15

    sonja-la

    say somthing

  857. 857
    marra-la
    October 20th, 2008 04:17

    i dont have bugus to bubbely :(

  858. 858
    marra-la
    October 20th, 2008 04:18

    :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( noooooooooooooooooo i want it i want it i want it so bad:( :( :( :( :( :( :( nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

  859. 859
    marra-la
    October 20th, 2008 04:19

    i was joking ha ha ha ha ha ha :)

  860. 860
    SONJA-LA
    October 20th, 2008 04:23

    U DON’T HAVE IT STOP SAYING THAT!

  861. 861
    marra-la
    October 20th, 2008 04:23

    i am on the first book only and its soo good

    i want Scott Westerfeld to read this

    me and my friend sonja-la made a web site because we love your

    bookthe site is

    smbookblog.piczo.com

    go to your page

    from:Marra-la

  862. 862
    SONJA-LA
    October 20th, 2008 04:24

    r u there???????

  863. 863
    SONJA-LA
    October 20th, 2008 04:25

    marra-la? oh hi!

  864. 864
    SONJA-LA
    October 20th, 2008 04:26

    smbookblog.com plz go there

  865. 865
    SONJA-LA
    October 20th, 2008 04:27

    itz not ddone but still go there

  866. 866
    marra-la
    October 20th, 2008 04:32

    AND SCOTT WESTERFELD SIGN OUR SHOUT BOX

  867. 867
    marra-la
    October 20th, 2008 04:55

    HELLO

  868. 868
    marra-la
    October 20th, 2008 04:56

    SONJA-LA

  869. 869
    marra-la
    October 20th, 2008 05:00

    ARE U THERE SONJA-LA

  870. 870
    marra-la
    October 20th, 2008 05:03

    sonja-la say somthing

  871. 871
    marra-la
    October 20th, 2008 05:03

    sonja

  872. 872
    SONJA-LA
    October 20th, 2008 05:03

    marra-la?

  873. 873
    SONJA-LA
    October 20th, 2008 05:05

    YES I’M HERE!!!!!!!!!!! is anyone else??

  874. 874
    SONJA-LA
    October 20th, 2008 05:06

    like andrea-la??

  875. 875
    SONJA-LA
    October 20th, 2008 05:07

    or marra-la??

  876. 876
    marra-la
    October 20th, 2008 05:07

    smbookblog.piczo.com

  877. 877
    marra-la
    October 20th, 2008 05:23

    read read read

  878. 878
    marra-la
    October 20th, 2008 05:34

    is any one here

  879. 879
    lilly-wa
    October 20th, 2008 06:34

    this is not my site but it is the best

  880. 880
    SONJA-LA
    October 20th, 2008 06:42

    is anyone there

  881. 881
    SONJA-LA
    October 20th, 2008 06:43

    yeah! my site!

  882. 882
    Andrea-la
    October 20th, 2008 06:45

    la dee da da doo…

  883. 883
    lilly-wa
    October 20th, 2008 06:52

    sm book blog is the best

  884. 884
    lilly-wa
    October 20th, 2008 06:53

    HELLO IS ANY ONE HERE

  885. 885
    alllyson-wa
    October 20th, 2008 06:54

    hi i love the books but its sad!:(

  886. 886
    lilly-wa
    October 20th, 2008 06:56

    hello

  887. 887
    lilly-wa
    October 20th, 2008 07:01

    hi

  888. 888
    Amber-wa
    October 20th, 2008 09:20

    I think Tally did decide most of her fate but people got in the way or people put challenges in her way that made her fate not decided by her

  889. 889
    Amber-wa
    October 20th, 2008 09:25

    I can’t believe you jerks above me are using this to talk to each other it is ok to talk to each other but it needs to be about the book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  890. 890
    lilly-wa
    October 20th, 2008 11:44

    hi im lilly-wa

  891. 891
    SONJA-LA
    October 20th, 2008 11:45

    cool!

  892. 892
    SONJA-LA
    October 20th, 2008 11:46

    my site smbookblog.com is the best!

  893. 893
    SHAY-LA
    October 20th, 2008 11:52

    WHY DID YOU TAKE ZANE OUT OF THE BOOKS I GOT REALLY MAD HE WAS MY FAV CHARACTER and even though my name is shay i think that shay was a jerk. I WANT ZANE BACK!!!!!!!

  894. 894
    SHAY-LA
    October 20th, 2008 11:53

    anyone here?

  895. 895
    Andrea-la
    October 20th, 2008 12:16

    hmmm…there was a girl in my class at school named shay. she’s new….ironically, i was reading Uglies when i first met her. yeah. i think that she thinks i’m weird. but never fear, i kept myself under control when i talked to her being careful not to be all “OMG you have the same name as a book character from my fav series!!!”…yeah…but it was close….my friends were giving me that weird look that said “don’t you DARE freak out that new girl”…yeah. so i freaked out another new girl. fun.

  896. 896
    lilly-wa
    October 20th, 2008 13:19

    i love books

  897. 897
    lilly-wa
    October 20th, 2008 13:25

    books books read read

  898. 898
    SHAY-LA
    October 21st, 2008 02:18

    Andrea-la i don’t think that i am that girl that you are talking about because i am in 6th grade at ylms but anyways your story made me crack up!!!!! ya i checked the uglys at the library because it had my name in it AND IT ENDEED up being great i read it in 3 days so my mom took me to borders and got me the rest of the series i am on the extras right now!!!

  899. 899
    SHAY-LA
    October 21st, 2008 02:20

    ANYONE HERE

  900. 900
    lilly-wa
    October 21st, 2008 10:44

    hi is any one here like marra-la or sonja-la

  901. 901
    SONJA-LA
    October 21st, 2008 10:45

    i am

  902. 902
    SONJA-LA
    October 21st, 2008 10:47

    IM HERE!!!

  903. 903
    SONJA-LA
    October 21st, 2008 10:47

    IS ANYONE ELSE??!!

  904. 904
    marra-la
    October 21st, 2008 10:47

    hi
    sonja-la are u here

  905. 905
    SONJA-LA
    October 21st, 2008 10:48

    ANYONE!!!!!!!????????????????????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  906. 906
    SONJA-LA
    October 21st, 2008 10:49

    IM HERE

  907. 907
    marra-la
    October 21st, 2008 10:49

    hi sonja-la ha ha ha
    im on the chapter ugly for life

  908. 908
    SONJA-LA
    October 21st, 2008 10:50

    r u?

  909. 909
    SONJA-LA
    October 21st, 2008 10:50

    oh!!! that’s good!!!!! oh and what’s with the ‘ha ha ha’

  910. 910
    maddy-la
    October 21st, 2008 10:50

    OMG i finished specials foever ago but I’m still moping over Zane’s death. But I think this ending would have been better.O and when you said Dr. Cable dies im like HOW DID I MISS THAT!? lol and i have a question, is the rusty ruins san fransisco or just a random city because at first i thought it was new york and they lived on the east coast but then i thought how the heck would they have gotten to diego so fast??? And i read bogus to bubbly and saw the map (yeah new york was under water that kind of elimnates that idea) and saw Tally lived on the oppisite side of the continent. O YEAH my friend and i are trying to make a hover board. its 2 inches off the ground but were getting there!!!!

  911. 911
    marra-la
    October 21st, 2008 10:51

    lets talk about books

  912. 912
    SONJA-LA
    October 21st, 2008 10:52

    marra-la! where r u???

  913. 913
    SONJA-LA
    October 21st, 2008 10:53

    WHAT’S WITH ‘HA HA HA’ ??!!

  914. 914
    SONJA-LA
    October 21st, 2008 11:05

    anyone?

  915. 915
    Andrea-la
    October 21st, 2008 11:10

    wow…i’ve been practicing my audition piece for the school musical for about an hour…..remind me not to do that again cuz now my throat really hurts and i still have to go to triathlon training tonight…

  916. 916
    SHAY-LA
    October 21st, 2008 11:24

    anyone here hello

  917. 917
    SONJA-LA
    October 21st, 2008 12:00

    IM HERE!

  918. 918
    SONJA-LA
    October 21st, 2008 12:13

    p.s. i love tally+david and when did Dr.Cable die? was it when she freed tally? and was really tired and had to rest? and what do you mean when the doctors at Deigo say she’s a dangeorous weapon?

  919. 919
    PrettyxMindedxRusty
    October 21st, 2008 13:46

    Andrea-la: Cool (no about the crappy throat, just the auditioning), what musical? And what song are you auditioning to? The roles for my school musical were posted recently, though I refuse to post what part I got–it’s just plain degrading. The whole thing’s really rigged. First of all, their totally biased, ’cause the people who’s parents help with the show or are on the school board get a part every year, regardless of musical ability or age. And this year it was totally rigged, because the longer you’ve been in the productions, the better role you’re supposed to get, and only three people from my grade were cast as named parts, and the lead is two years younger! Okay, this is a lot of ranting considering you weren’t even aknowleging me, lol. Well, good luck!

  920. 920
    SHAY-LA
    October 21st, 2008 13:48

    any one here im SUPER board

  921. 921
    SHAY-LA
    October 21st, 2008 13:50

    HELLO ANY ONE

  922. 922
    SHAY-LA
    October 21st, 2008 13:59

    ok i think that sonja-la and Andrea-la are really nice but when ever i am on they never are if you have an email email me at Shaymaren@roadrunner.com please

  923. 923
    cicely-wa
    October 22nd, 2008 01:40

    is there a movie about the uglies series coming out?

  924. 924
    SHAY-LA
    October 22nd, 2008 01:57

    idk i think so ever body is talking about it!!!!!! i hope i want to see it so bad if there is.

  925. 925
    SHAY-LA
    October 22nd, 2008 01:59

    anyone here i have school at 8:30

  926. 926
    jessica-la
    October 22nd, 2008 03:58

    hello cassie u must be don something wrong

  927. 927
    cassie
    October 22nd, 2008 04:13

    im not doin nething wrong

  928. 928
    SONJA-LA
    October 23rd, 2008 02:30

    owww! thx Shay-la!

  929. 929
    jessica-la
    October 23rd, 2008 05:01

    hey we still getting a ride from devontay

  930. 930
    cassie
    October 23rd, 2008 05:10

    idk.. do you wanna?

  931. 931
    jessica-la
    October 23rd, 2008 05:19

    I do but if you dont want to we wont go but hey are you still mad at kayla cus idk if i still am

  932. 932
    cassie
    October 23rd, 2008 05:21

    idk… nemore i think i’m just gonna ignore them both like my bro. is tellin me to…

  933. 933
    jessica-la
    October 23rd, 2008 05:24

    so then no ride from devontay?

  934. 934
    cassie
    October 23rd, 2008 05:26

    idc… if u wanna

  935. 935
    SONJA-LA
    October 23rd, 2008 10:02

    what r u talking about? ? ? ?

  936. 936
    SONJA-LA
    October 23rd, 2008 10:03

    and Shay-la thx fr sayn that!

  937. 937
    SONJA-LA
    October 23rd, 2008 10:07

    marra-la shay-la or andrea-la r u on?

  938. 938
    Andrea-la
    October 23rd, 2008 10:10

    hellooooooooooooooooooooooo…..i did bad on my math test…..so i’m gonna ask if i can retake it…but i probably can’t cuz i got 93%….but that sucks for me cuz i had 100% in math before that test…..

  939. 939
    SONJA-LA
    October 23rd, 2008 13:46

    93%!!!! that’s GOOOOOOD!!! for me i would of gotten 63%… cuz i’m not the best at math.

  940. 940
    SONJA-LA
    October 23rd, 2008 13:49

    marra-la shay-la and andrea-la ur like my best friends here cuz ur always on! (exept 4 u shay-la…but that’s ok)

  941. 941
    Happy-la
    October 23rd, 2008 23:57

    sonja-la thanks alot for the website but yeah I would love to your bff to all of you but noone ever talks to me here so yeah got to go bye and and once agian thanks alot

  942. 942
    SONJA-LA
    October 24th, 2008 09:29

    ummm…. ur welcome… i guess

  943. 943
    SONJA-LA
    October 24th, 2008 09:32

    so NOW my bff’s r marra-la andrea-la shay-la and happy-la

    (and myself :-) )

  944. 944
    SONJA-LA
    October 24th, 2008 09:33

    ;) ;) :) :):):):):):):):)

  945. 945
    SONJA-LA
    October 24th, 2008 09:33

    ;);););):););););););)

  946. 946
    Andrea-la
    October 24th, 2008 09:35

    you still on?

  947. 947
    jordanojj
    October 24th, 2008 09:36

    i hate the books but i love http://www.smbookblog.com

  948. 948
    SONJA-LA
    October 24th, 2008 09:36

    yeah, im on

  949. 949
    SONJA-LA
    October 24th, 2008 09:37

    r u ???

  950. 950
    Andrea-la
    October 24th, 2008 09:39

    i’m here….just blogging at the same time is all….

  951. 951
    SONJA-LA
    October 24th, 2008 09:40

    and…that jordanojj guy don’t like books

  952. 952
    SONJA-LA
    October 24th, 2008 09:41

    so… i DID do bad on my math test!

  953. 953
    SONJA-LA
    October 24th, 2008 09:42

    verrrrrrrrrry bad l l l l (4) BAD bad bad.

  954. 954
    Andrea-la
    October 24th, 2008 09:43

    i did bad on my math test…..only 93%…..

  955. 955
    SONJA-LA
    October 24th, 2008 09:43

    i got about 95%. but i wanted 1000000000 (100)

  956. 956
    SONJA-LA
    October 24th, 2008 09:44

    at least i got that! usuly i get 50% very bad for my marks

  957. 957
    SONJA-LA
    October 24th, 2008 09:45

    but scince im only in 5th grade i don’t have to worry…that much

  958. 958
    Andrea-la
    October 24th, 2008 09:45

    yeah…this idiot in my class got over a hundred percent and then i’m all “well, i’m smarter cuz i didn’t show work because i just did it in my head” cuz honestly, that the only reason i lose marks.

  959. 959
    SONJA-LA
    October 24th, 2008 09:46

    grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!

  960. 960
    SONJA-LA
    October 24th, 2008 09:47

    my teacher MAKES us show work some times

  961. 961
    Andrea-la
    October 24th, 2008 09:47

    wait a tick…you’re in fifth grade?

  962. 962
    SONJA-LA
    October 24th, 2008 09:53

    umm…ya!

  963. 963
    SONJA-LA
    October 24th, 2008 09:54

    aren’t you?

  964. 964
    SONJA-LA
    October 24th, 2008 09:55

    or am i realy young?…

  965. 965
    SONJA-LA
    October 24th, 2008 09:55

    cuz that would be super weird!

  966. 966
    SONJA-LA
    October 24th, 2008 09:56

    at least i’m not inviseble.like at school.

  967. 967
    Andrea-la
    October 24th, 2008 09:56

    i’m in grade nine…..

  968. 968
    SONJA-LA
    October 24th, 2008 09:56

    andrea-la?

  969. 969
    SONJA-LA
    October 24th, 2008 09:57

    wow.

  970. 970
    SONJA-LA
    October 24th, 2008 09:58

    that is weird, i’m like the youngest person here. i didn’t think the book was hard though.

  971. 971
    Andrea-la
    October 24th, 2008 09:58

    how old are you?

  972. 972
    SONJA-LA
    October 24th, 2008 10:00

    at all

  973. 973
    SONJA-LA
    October 24th, 2008 10:00

    i’m 10

  974. 974
    SONJA-LA
    October 24th, 2008 10:01

    but… ok… weird-making

  975. 975
    Andrea-la
    October 24th, 2008 10:02

    oh…i’m 14…..coolio….

  976. 976
    SONJA-LA
    October 24th, 2008 11:02

    yeah…bogus AND bubley.

  977. 977
    Andrea-la
    October 24th, 2008 11:07

    lol…i am SO tired….

  978. 978
    SONJA-LA
    October 24th, 2008 12:35

    but that’s still weird oh yeah, the questions :lol:

    #1 no i have never have a friend who moved away

    #2 at first i REALY wanted her 2 get the operation to b with Peris untill maddy and az told her about lessons

    #3 well maby i look at them more, but no i don’t think i trust them more

    #4 i think it taut her that you don’t just click a button and get whatever

    #5 NO WAY NEVER I HAVE EVERYTHING I WANT! (almost lol!)

    #6 he saw her for what she was, almost like if she didn’t have a face or anything, just personality

    #7 ummm… yes actuly, she could of lived happily ever after with David if Tally hadn’t come along and brout the specials

    #8 simple: the pretty scociety is way healthyer (exept for the brain washing :lol: )

    #9 well specials forced her to go to the smoke, shay made her into special. well those are the big ideas

    #10 i would DIE i mean what i’m doing right now is working because of oil!

    and that’s my openion

  979. 979
    SONJA-LA
    October 25th, 2008 02:16

    :lol:

  980. 980
    cassie
    October 25th, 2008 03:10

    dude… how do u get on myspace.?
    nd i still cnt believe tht him nd kayla is goin out..!!
    makes me confused.

  981. 981
    jessica
    October 25th, 2008 03:53

    i kno me neither and yeh i hate that your back to bein friends with kayla

  982. 982
    SONJA-LA
    October 25th, 2008 06:12

    anyone there?

  983. 983
    SONJA-LA
    October 25th, 2008 06:13

    you guys confuse me.

  984. 984
    SONJA-LA
    October 25th, 2008 06:19

    cassie and jessica

  985. 985
    allyson-wa
    October 25th, 2008 07:49

    is there going to be a fith book in the uglies series????

  986. 986
    allyson-wa
    October 25th, 2008 07:50

    tell me if you know!!!

  987. 987
    Shannon-WA
    October 25th, 2008 15:19

    1. Have you ever had a friend like Peris, who abandoned your friendship after they moved away?
    yes i have, my best friends were a year older when we went to private school, then after a while we all went to public school and they are two years ahead of me grade wise, and we dont really talk anymore, maybe a hi here and there but thats it….

    2. At first, did you hope Tally would get the operation? When did you change your mind? (Or did you?)
    at first i was kind of hoping Tally would get the operation, but i didnt want her to become bubbly that would totally ruin the story..(haha) in any case after a little while i came to realize that Tally really didnt need the operation, she was fine the way she is, and she would always have someone who loved her even though she never turned pretty.

    3. Have you ever found yourself trusting someone more or paying more attention to what they said not because they deserved it, but just because of their looks?
    yes, sadly, i am probably the worst at that. its habit i really need to break! even though i do have very exotic friends

    4. In what ways did Tally’s trip through the wild prepare her for what she learned in the Smoke?
    The trip through the wild showed Tally, that the world is not full of fun and games, it takes a lot to get to where you need to go and its hard work.

    5. Would you give up your ability to think independently in exchange for being happy, beautiful, perpetually healthy, and rich?
    on some days i would totally trade for that, however when my heads on stright i know that inside i’d be miserable and become depressed…even though i wouldnt show it…

    6. How did David see Tally differently than she saw herself?
    David saw past the looks and really focused on tallys funny, but determind personality. Thats why he fell in love with her!!

    7. If Shay could have gone back in time and never have met Tally, do you think she would?
    i doubt that Shay actually would, i believe that even though they have been through way too much together, thats what makes their relationship stronger and it keep Shay and Tally exciting.

    8. Other than the pretty operation, what are the main differences between the pretty society and our own? (Are there any ways in which the pretty society is healthier than ours?) In the pretty society the differences are kind of like age, when you turn 18 you can drive, when your 21 you can drink, however when in the pretty society the only people who were really in control was the government, in our own society we are able to select and choose almost everything, from presidents all the wasy down to the city council.

    9. To what extent did Tally decide her own fate, and how much did other people decide it for her?
    Basically to a large extent, tally did think for herself but she was persuaded a lot by her friends and the ones she loved. Tally was strong minded, but her mind was changed often by the actions of OTHERS.

    10. The Rusty civilization collapsed because of its dependence on oil. In what ways is your lifestyle dependent on oil and gasoline? How easily would you survive if it all disappeared one day?
    id say that about half my life would be gone, sadly my school is a good 20 minute drive from my house. and biking there would take about an hour and a half. also, i dont think my dad would have that much of a life, cause doctors have to get places far from where they live sometimes and that would effect my house hold big time. but i would have to find a way to cope, im not dumb.

  988. 988
    SONJA-LA
    October 26th, 2008 10:51

    wow, almost noones ben on!

  989. 989
    nana~wa
    October 26th, 2008 13:58

    hi every1!im new here..can u believe that?

  990. 990
    SONJA-LA
    October 27th, 2008 05:04

    ya…i can. i was new about a month ago.

  991. 991
    SONJA-LA
    October 27th, 2008 05:15

    but WELCOME TO THE WESTERBLOG!!! i’ll see u l8r

  992. 992
    nana~wa
    October 27th, 2008 05:47

    hey sonja-la!thanks for the welcoming!!well hope 2 talk 2 ya later!!by:)

  993. 993
    SONJA-LA
    October 27th, 2008 05:59

    oh… you’r welcome?

  994. 994
    Andrea-la
    October 27th, 2008 06:02

    lol…that was so ironic….nice.

  995. 995
    nana~wa
    October 27th, 2008 06:25

    lol!!soooo..ummm yeah what do u guys talk about anyways?

  996. 996
    SONJA-LA
    October 27th, 2008 10:26

    we talk about…stuff…like UGLIES seiries…and that andrea-la and tally&zane and all those ppl gonna protest of UGLIES movie

  997. 997
    SONJA-LA
    October 27th, 2008 10:29

    :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

  998. 998
    SONJA-LA
    October 27th, 2008 10:29

    hehe…

  999. 999
    SONJA-LA
    October 27th, 2008 10:30

    fjjj

  1000. 1000
    SONJA-LA
    October 27th, 2008 10:30

    SONJA-LA RULES!!!

  1001. 1001
    SONJA-LA
    October 27th, 2008 10:31

    yess!!! 2 four digit comments (w/ zeros) ina day!

  1002. 1002
    SONJA-LA
    October 27th, 2008 10:32

    wow. we’ve had ALOT of comments today!

  1003. 1003
    happy-la
    October 28th, 2008 00:52

    IM SOOO SORRY i havnt been here in awhile but wth school and homework and friends I cant fit it all in to my scudgule you kno what I mean but yeah WELCOME WELCOME to YOU nana~LA

  1004. 1004
    happy-la
    October 28th, 2008 01:02

    AND SONJA-LA THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE WEBSITE OF THE ALTERNATE ENDING AND AS YOU SAID IT WASNT AT ALL GOOD BUT THANK YOU SO MUCH THO. AND ALSO THERE IS NO REASON FOR THE PROTES ON THE MOVIE EVERYONE SAYS THAT IT WOULD BE DESTROYING A BOOK IF THEY MAKE A MOVIE, IT WONT YOU HAVE A CHOICE EITHER WATCH THE MOVIE IF YOU WANT(witch i tottally will) or not at all. but thats you choise to make…..who agrees with me.

  1005. 1005
    happy-la
    October 28th, 2008 01:03

    OH and dont mind cassie and jessica they are 2 girls that found out that they can chat on this website during computer class so dont mind them.

  1006. 1006
    SONJA-LA
    October 28th, 2008 09:17

    i agree happy-la!

  1007. 1007
    bob papalon
    October 29th, 2008 03:51

    no commment

  1008. 1008
    bob papalon
    October 29th, 2008 03:55

    scott, Where do u get ur ideas?
    i need to know for a book report

  1009. 1009
    bob papalon
    October 29th, 2008 03:56

    your propably not goin 2 answer me so just forget it

  1010. 1010
    Ali
    October 29th, 2008 08:30

    1.) No, I have never had a friend like Peris. If I had I would be really mad.

    2.) At first I did want Tally to get the operation to turn pretty until she got to the Smoke and met David.

    3.) No, I hope I will never do that. I don’t care about peoples looks and I hope people don’t care about mine.

    4.) I think that it prepared her for what it was going to be like. It also made her relize that nature was not bad.

    5.) NO! I would not want to be pretty because I don’t want to look like everyone else. It would be very boring. And who cares it you are rich. And are you even considered rich if everyone else is rich too?

    6.) David saw her as a person that did not need the operation not some ugly that really needed it. He didn’t compare her to anything. If she didn’t compare herself to pretties she would see herself as pretty too.

    7.) I think that she would because all she ever does is gets mad at her and then friends and then mad again. It is a never ending cycle.

    8.) The main differences are that they are into having parties all the time and making people think a different way. Other than that they have the same goal not to fight any more.

    9.) She decided a lot I think because she chose to become Shay’s friend and to go to the Smoke and all that sruff.

    10.) I think that everything could end up living like the Uglies and all them live.

  1011. 1011
    SONJA-LA
    October 29th, 2008 10:48

    oh ya, in 1st grade my friend named annie she moved away. now in 5th grade a girl named juver anne (jhuver an) used to know her! so i found out she was doing fine… blah blah

  1012. 1012
    nana~wa
    October 29th, 2008 10:53

    lol!thanks 4 the welcomes happy-la:)

  1013. 1013
    bob papalon
    October 29th, 2008 11:26

    i love thhe whole hoverboard idea . I wish i had a hoverboard.

    But i think some company is trying to make them, i saw pics of them on the web

  1014. 1014
    bob papalon
    October 29th, 2008 11:29

    omg
    sarah wa,(fred)
    if your reading this its D.L.B
    u should really post a comment

  1015. 1015
    bob papalon
    October 29th, 2008 11:34

    hjjviylbuog8o7ihnpiyuyl fu

  1016. 1016
    nana~wa
    October 29th, 2008 11:37

    there’s some1 really gonna make a hoverboard!!!no way!

  1017. 1017
    Andrea-la
    October 29th, 2008 12:05

    i. need. a. hoverboard.

  1018. 1018
    crim^_^shay-la
    October 29th, 2008 12:54

    i used to daydream in class about hoverboards-how weird is that? but i really want one cuz i skateboard so i can almost like feel as if its like me their talking about in the books cuz its like, kinda similar…

  1019. 1019
    SONJA-LA
    October 29th, 2008 13:02

    i know! I.NEED.A.HOVERBOARD. it would b awsome!!!! even better than cars! but you’d need 2 b like UNDER 40! that would b 2 awsome, i don’t care how much it would cost me i would buy it no mater wat!

  1020. 1020
    bob papalon
    October 30th, 2008 03:29

    o kno

  1021. 1021
    SONJA-LA
    October 30th, 2008 10:28

    ya…

  1022. 1022
    Kristina-la
    October 30th, 2008 12:08

    Im bored so Im going to answer the questions

    1. Um I guess so her mane was Kim and we were like best friends until grade 3 when she moved, we tryed to stay friends you know birthday partys and such but then we stopped and now we go to the same highschool and it just not the same we have nothing in common .

    2. Yes I wished Tally would get the operation because it was what she had wanted all a long and it sounded kool until she met David and found out what happens under neath the beauty then I didn’t and when she became a special I almost lost it!

    3. Actually cant say that I have but I do tend to pay more attention to (guys) people with long blond hair and blue eyes. I love sweedish guys(no clue why)

    4. Hmmm well eating all those gross Spagbol things pepared her to know not to eat them anymore, and I guess by getting al gross and dirty already made her not care about her looks as much

    5. thats a hard one, I dont think I would. it would be kool to be healthy and rich but beeing a clueless bubblehead is not on my to do list

    6. He saw that on the inside Tally was beautiful he didn’t care what was on the outside. It was that she was different then most uglies that he met

    7. not sure I get this one but if you mean meet Tally then I think she would because without Tally Shay would have been alone and she most likley would have become Pretty anyway

    8. well some similarities are that the pretties don really think for them selfs and seem to be happy. There is a lot of champaign and lots of “love” in a way its healthier because there is no competition to be prettier there is no conflict and no one is going against te rules(well except the crims but that Pretties so…)

    9. Tally decided her own fate by falling in love with David and then betraying everyone. but others did decide it for her(Dr.cabel)

    10. Wow I dont even want to think about that. We use oil for everything, cars, heat, airplanes, toothpaste, plastic, paint, clothing if it were gone I dont know how we would live, we would have no heat no transportation, nothing.

  1023. 1023
    SONJA-LA
    October 31st, 2008 09:34

    is eny ppl there?… :oops:

  1024. 1024
    SONJA-LA
    October 31st, 2008 12:01

    nobody ever does enyymore :cry:

  1025. 1025
    Gordon-la
    November 1st, 2008 10:09

    this isnt answering any of the questions, but i have to say this.
    I’d SO rather be a Special than a Ugly or a Pretty. so what if people are scared of you? you’re better than everybody else!

  1026. 1026
    Alice-wa
    November 2nd, 2008 10:58

    I’m just going to answer the last one…

    Um… lets think about this logically.

    * Jeopardy music *

    No.

    A dependence on anything is bad. Like Ai said, stuff only matters if you let it. And we have certainly let ourselves rely on oil way too much. It’s the global drug… once you get addicted, you can’t stop. And global rehab is going to be expensive, folks!

    This is like that old chemistry of america commercial… with the guy in a doctor’s office on the examination bed? Everything starts dissapearing… because, yes, we need chemistry for… everything. Its like that with us and oil. Us=oil.

    Just to be the optimist, of course….

  1027. 1027
    SONJA-LA
    November 3rd, 2008 04:28

    hehe… *jepordy music* hehe,

  1028. 1028
    happy-la
    November 4th, 2008 03:11

    This is a very random question but i have to ask….. what character would you be if you were in the story. I would be tally she so awsome she has to guys that loves her so much and she also has a bff that will stay by her side no matter the operation that they get. o and tell me WHO HAS READ THE FOURTH BOOK EXTRAS i need to know becuse there is one thing that I dont understand. o and your welcome nana~wa I realy didnt have anyone to greet me here when I started but I thought I should change that and be nice so yeah dont mention it happy to have you here and hey where do you live like what state or country I live in wuakesha/wisconsin I was born in mexico though so yeah im mexican and proud of it but im just babbling now so talk to you guys in three daYS!!!!!!!!!!
    HAVE FUN PPLE :)

  1029. 1029
    Marta-wa
    November 4th, 2008 08:16

    1. Have you ever had a friend like Peris, who abandoned your friendship after they moved away?

    no.i never had a friend who moved

    2. At first, did you hope Tally would get the operation? When did you change your mind? (Or did you?)

    At first i wanted Tally to get the operation,then when she went to the smoke i changed my mind.

    3. Have you ever found yourself trusting someone more or paying more attention to what they said not because they deserved it, but just because of their looks?

    No.I judge people by how they are or act.

    4. In what ways did Tally’s trip through the wild prepare her for what she learned in the Smoke?

    The wild was pretty much like the smoke.

    5. Would you give up your ability to think independently in exchange for being happy, beautiful, perpetually healthy, and rich?

    No,because i like the way i think differently then other people.

    6. How did David see Tally differently than she saw herself?

    David saw Tally though what she did or how she acts not by her looks as Tally did.

    7. If Shay could have gone back in time and never have met Tally, do you think she would?

    No,because they will always be friends no matter if anyone tries to rewire their brains.

    8. Other than the pretty operation, what are the main differences between the pretty society and our own? (Are there any ways in which the pretty society is healthier than ours?)

    The main difference is that their government is more in control than ours.The pretty society is healthier than ours because they learned how to live without oil.

    9. To what extent did Tally decide her own fate, and how much did other people decide it for her?

    Tally decided to go to meet Peris,thus meeting Shay.Other people(government) made her betray her friends.

    10. The Rusty civilization collapsed because of its dependence on oil. In what ways is your lifestyle dependent on oil and gasoline? How easily would you survive if it all disappeared one day?

    My lifestyle depends on oil to get to school.I would survive easily beacause i get car sick and hate the smell of gasoline.

  1030. 1030
    SONJA-LA
    November 4th, 2008 10:48

    i think i would b Tally 2. funney story, i had a dream, i was in the book and i was Tally! it was soooo weird! but i liked it.

  1031. 1031
    happy-la
    November 5th, 2008 00:54

    I know that happened to me too and I was imagining wat david would look like and that we were kissing it was soooo akward but it was kinda romantic and i liked it cuz that is the first time I’v ever seen a guy act so cute to a lady and i would love to have a boyfrriend lyk that wouldnt you?

  1032. 1032
    happy-la
    November 5th, 2008 00:59

    1. Have you ever found yourself trusting someone more or paying more attention to what they said not because they deserved it, but just because of their looks?
    yes actually i dont know why but it just makes me feel important listening to what they have say…….Im so sad no wonder i dont have any real friends…….

  1033. 1033
    SONJA-LA
    November 5th, 2008 13:30

    lol! u kissing david? k, that’s a funny sight!

  1034. 1034
    happy-la
    November 6th, 2008 03:08

    haha i know but hey it was the best dream i’v ever had in the history of dreams but hey wat part of anywhere do you live becuse im looking at the time that i put in my blog but my time is different over here.

  1035. 1035
    happy-la
    November 6th, 2008 03:09

    im sooo anctious to see the movie grrrrrr

  1036. 1036
    Holly-Wa(FORMERLY Sensei....darn face ranks)
    November 6th, 2008 07:22

    Well, sorry if i have already answered these, but..
    1. Yes. I have had a few. e.g I went out with one of my friends(he was always a friends, but people made up dirty rumors, so we kinda HAD to date!) and he moved schools.Over the summer holiday, we emailed, until G R A D U A L L Y the emails tailed off….until he ignored me completely. A few weeks later, he sent me a horrid letter, explaining why sophie(my nemesis,literally yin to my yang)was sooo much better than me etc…..it goes on.

    2. I wanted Tally to get the surge soo much, not because of the moral implications, but because of the fact that she was reallly wanting it.But I changed my mind when she did…I got taken along for the ride, I guess.

    3. I sometimes trust people because of their looks,)Usually not because they are PRETTY, but if they look CUTE!!^^)But this can also be good too. I usually know if a girl(not a guy)is trouble by how she looks.Not to be judgemental or anything, i don’t think ‘ooh she’s preppy=trustworthy’, or ‘oh, she dresses goth=stay away!’ I mean, her physical attitude.I’ll shut up now.

    4.Tally lost some of her vulnerability and neediness for people and things. It was necessary-not good or bad.

    5. If I had no memory of it and it didn’t affect my friends+family/friends+family came too, yes. I feel I am a creative person, but sometimes freethinking hurts my head…and other people’s too.If I chose it, i wouldn’t regret it-too blissed out. so….although I would be shallow, I wouldn’t be judging myself.

    6.David saw past the layers,and also past Tally’s own perspective…like peeling away the sticky film which clouded her vision.

    7.No, Shay is ‘best friends forever’ through ups and downs.

    8. Pretty society lacks hate, racism,ageism,AND sexism COMPLETELY,but there ARE barriers between ages. Teenagers are not seen as problems, nor a children or adults. They are simply different. That is good.Everyone also has a positive attitude-they think of war as a horrible thing, and crime is unheard of- naive to the max.

    9. I think Tally’s fate was in the beginning all decided for her. Although she was made to do some things against her will, if she had not made certain choices, they would not have done these things.She again, is neither good nor bad-inhuman.
    10. I think that I would probably survive, though not without struggle. In the beginning, I wthink I would only survive because of my family!but maybe iin the end I would like to think that i would be o.k.
    Face Rank:1214

  1037. 1037
    Joey-la
    November 6th, 2008 18:47

    Hi,
    I’m not new here, although I haven’t said anything for ages! :0 can you beleieve it?
    I’m turning 14 in like a month and I live in Australia, just to let you know.
    I love the Uglies books, and am dying to get Bougus to Bubbly, but I have to wait for it to come out here. Or I could get it on Amazon, but with the current finachal state, it would cost me like $100000 to get it shiped here and I don’t have that kind of money and my parents are not going to pay it!
    I’m going to go to the bookshop on the weekend and force them to order it in!
    To people who already have it, don’t spoil anything, but is it good??

  1038. 1038
    Ari-wa
    November 7th, 2008 00:25

    1. Yes. I have. When hurricane Katina hit, a feind named beth moved to where I live, and stated attending my school. we instantly became friends, and promised eachother that when she moved back we would never forget eachother. While that promise may lie unbroken, our other, to keep in touch, doesn’t. After a week I didn’t talk to her for about a year. We had one phone call between us that lasted a while, well maybe 2. Then after that she visited like once, but it was never the same. That was about 3.5 years ago and I haven’t talked to her in 1.8
    2. yes lol of corse but all that changed when she stated a romance with david
    3.no but I have found myself not paying attention to ppl because of bad looks
    4. it made her see how much the city hid from u and it made her no that you cant trust everything
    also it made her strong enough for all the working at the smoke
    5. if I didn’t no I would be giving that up ya but if I did no way my brain is pecious…. I would hate having to stuggle to be bubbly all the time
    6. david say her as beautiful, tally saw wat the city had told her was ugly and had brainwashed hder about for like all her life
    7. no way shay was always tying to fix thibgs between them…..i think fo a while she hoped she had never met david, but when she was cured from a special, that was fixed
    8. we have plastic surgery, we have a government, we have higschools elementary and middle schools, we have parties and ppl get drunk
    our society doesn’t give ppl leasions, but we do brainwash ppl into wat we think is petty and everything else is ugly
    9. I don’t think she decided her own fate at all except when she choose to stay with zane when his tooth was goiung off
    10. I could survives in the wild, but if I was in a ca or in a house when the gasoline buig thing reached me I would explode with it right?
    but otherwise I would LOVE being able to try to suvive in the wild!!!!!

  1039. 1039
    Ari-wa
    November 7th, 2008 00:26

    hey yall im new cause i didnt no he had a blog untill brand-la and molly-wa told me…THANKS TO THEM :)

  1040. 1040
    Ari-wa
    November 7th, 2008 00:28

    I like david better who dissagees?

  1041. 1041
    marra-la
    November 7th, 2008 10:39

    hi is any one here
    like sonja-la andrea-la please any one
    oo and sonja-la

    felipe is here say this three times feilpe-wa feilep-wa felipe-wa

  1042. 1042
    Joey-la
    November 7th, 2008 17:45

    I don’t have an opinion on the David vs. Zane front, I love them both and can’t decide, no matter how hard I think!!
    It will probably say I posted this in the middle of the night…. I wish it could be the same time everywhere in the world!!

  1043. 1043
    Beth-la
    November 7th, 2008 20:03

    1. You know, I;m a bit like Peris. I move away but eveytime I do, I leave my friends behind. I don’t really like it but I get wrapped up in other things. But I have a friend whose still my best friend, even though I moved away from him three years ago.

    2. I always wanted her to get her operation. I kind of immerse myself into her life so I naturally feel that way. But in the end, I was kind of worried that she would forget about David. It was totally sad-making.

    3. I really don’t depend on looks to trust someone. I trust them because of their loyalty and personality. I don’t give away free trust.

    4. She learned how to survive. I think that is very important in all of the books. She’s got a clearer mind in the wild.

    5. I think I wouldn’t give up my independence most of the time, but sometimes I feel like I would. I like fitting in, and in times when I feel bad about myself, I find myself wishing that I could be pretty, happy, rich and healthy.

    6. He saw who she really was inside. I think that’s really important. He knows what lies beneath the skin.

    7. Shay had a big influence on Tally. If Shay didn’t meet her, Tally would just be another prett bubblehead.

    8. In some ways, yes, I think that the pretties are better than us. There was really no fighting amongst them and they sort of made it into a soceity where no one was really in poverty or going hungry. It seemed like all the world problems had been fixed. Besides, they were pretty and they could do all sorts of bubbly things!

    9. She had a little choice on who she really wanted to be. When they did the operation on her, they forced her. But somehow, she managed to choose to be who she really was.

  1044. 1044
    Marti
    November 8th, 2008 16:51

    1. Have you ever had a friend like Peris, who abandoned your friendship after they moved away?

    I did have one friend in second grade who moved away and never talked to me again and I was pretty bummed at the time, but since then I’ve actually been that person a couple of times. I didn’t really mean to abandon my friends or anything, but we weren’t all that close and I’m really bad at keeping in touch with people, so I just kind of forgot to call or email them until it was too late and I was almost positive they wouldn’t remember me.

    2. At first, did you hope Tally would get the operation? When did you change your mind? (Or did you?)

    No, I never hoped Tally would get the operations, because I’m really bad about reading spoilers and I knew about the lesions from the beginning. In fact, I think they were what convinced me to read the book.

    3. Have you ever found yourself trusting someone more or paying more attention to what they said not because they deserved it, but just because of their looks?

    Not really, no. Pretty people are a bit more fun to look at, but I don’t think I’ve ever thought differently of them because of that. If anything, I’m kind of intimidated by them.

    4. In what ways did Tally’s trip through the wild prepare her for what she learned in the Smoke?

    I think it showed her that as wonderful as life in new pretty town seems, it’s not real. In the wild things aren’t planned out and there are dangers, but there’s also a sense of accomplishment that you just don’t get from going to one of the pretties’ nightly parties.

    5. Would you give up your ability to think independently in exchange for being happy, beautiful, perpetually healthy, and rich?

    On one hand, if I gave up my independent thinking, I wouldn’t really know what I was missing. Then again, if I had no personality, what would be the point in having perfect health? I mean, it’s not really living if you’re just some brainless clone. So I guess I would rather keep my mind and sacrifice all of the perks to being brainless.

    6. How did David see Tally differently than she saw herself?

    He not only saw her as beautiful because of his lack of city programming, but he was also optimistic and saw the best in her. While Tally knew the real reason she had gone to the Smoke and felt horrible about it, David thought she was just being a really great to friend to Shay. And even though Tally knew she was acting out of guilt when they rescued the smokies, David thought she was incredibly self-sacrificing. Basically, Tally saw her flaws and David saw her potential.

    7. If Shay could have gone back in time and never have met Tally, do you think she would?

    No, I don’t think she would have. I’m sure she regrets telling Tally about the Smoke and probably harbors some resentment for her, but ultimately Tally is her friend and Shay really cares about her.

    8. Other than the pretty operation, what are the main differences between the pretty society and our own? (Are there any ways in which the pretty society is healthier than ours?)

    The pretties are more healthy physically and they don’t really have problems with weight obsession or racism, but we have some things they don’t. While the pretties do have exciting activities like bungee jackets and hoverboarding, their activities are, for the most part, completely safe. They don’t really get to experience the fear that death is imminent, which can force people to value their life more. They can live to be over a hundred and have plenty of time to do everything, which kind of takes some of the fun out of life.

    9. To what extent did Tally decide her own fate, and how much did other people decide it for her?

    There were a lot of decisions that were made for her by other people, but Tally ultimately had control over her life. She did a great a job of making the best out of what was handed to her.

    10. The Rusty civilization collapsed because of its dependence on oil. In what ways is your lifestyle dependent on oil and gasoline? How easily would you survive if it all disappeared one day?

    I walk to school, so without gasoline I would probably still be able to get to school. However, my parents both commute and wouldn’t be able to get to work, so we wouldn’t have any money and eventually we’d be scrimping just to afford food. I hate the fact that we’re so dependent on oil, but I think I’d hate being homeless even more.

  1045. 1045
    Kristal-la
    November 8th, 2008 19:46

    1. Have you ever had a friend like Peris, who abandoned your friendship after they moved away?
    I guess, yeah. We did not have any other contact out of school.

    2. At first, did you hope Tally would get the operation? When did you change your mind? (Or did you?) I never hoped for her to have the operation, because that was conforming to the norm and she is her own individual.

    3. Have you ever found yourself trusting someone more or paying more attention to what they said not because they deserved it, but just because of their looks? I do not stare at peoples looks or believe that their appearance will help them; I stare at their lips and analyze their perspective and depending on the personality I trust them more.

    4. In what ways did Tally’s trip through the wild prepare her for what she learned in the Smoke? The realities of human nature in a more habitual state of psyche, since her world was cut off from the “freewill” of our society.

    5. Would you give up your ability to think independently in exchange for being happy, beautiful, perpetually healthy, and rich? No, perfect does not fit into my sphere.

    6. How did David see Tally differently than she saw herself? David saw something in Tally that was spiritual, almost like a bond that could not be broken and that what attracted him to her.

    7. If Shay could have gone back in time and never have met Tally, do you think she would? Shay would not be her and all of he cause-and-effect that Shay-la had on Tally created a Butterfly Effect; so no Shay would have gone back in time, if you could. We need the conflict (girl-friend rivalry).

    8. Other than the pretty operation, what are the main differences between the pretty society and our own? (Are there any ways in which the pretty society is healthier than ours?) The norm(pretty society) as a whole is more controlled and the pretty operation keeps the people from having ideas that might conflict with others’ values, contrary to our society; we have conflicts all the time do to the fact that we want to feel superior to another person, culture, etc. (Pride and war and keeping the minority down as the majority as a rule.) The pretty society is incredibly healthier than our society, because they have the technology: better understanding of the mind, a system that keeps the species stable. They surpass us in a way that we have to create distrust and not individuality.

    9. To what extent did Tally decide her own fate, and how much did other people decide it for her? Cause-effect. Tally had an objective outlook on the world and she knew what she was capable of; this also helped her. The conflicts that the people created gave her more insightful to the reality of her own individuality; thus, making Tally a chooser of their own fate, but also following destiny. Tally saw her self doing wondrous things.

    10. The Rusty civilization collapsed because of its dependence on oil. In what ways is your lifestyle dependent on oil and gasoline? How easily would you survive if it all disappeared one day? Very much that fact that I am living in American says a lot of how I am dependent in oil. If I had a water I could survive a couple of days, since I have my own garden in my backyard and going outside is not so bad to do. Walking for miles to get somewhere does not hurt, but developing the skills our ancestors had to survive would be hard to innovate from, since our society does not value the multiple-specialty proficiency.

  1046. 1046
    Jaeda-la
    November 10th, 2008 05:11

    1. Have you ever had a friend like Peris, who abandoned your friendship after they moved away? Well sorta Mariah completly dropped me when she met Taylor!

    2. At first, did you hope Tally would get the operation? When did you change your mind? (Or did you?)
    I the beggining I’m like who wouldn’t want to be happy pretty etc. etc.?!? It changed a little bit when I saw how stuck-up they were! It completly changed when I met Special Circumstances.
    3. Have you ever found yourself trusting someone more or paying more attention to what they said not because they deserved it, but just because of their looks?NO WAY NO HOW NEVER!

    4. In what ways did Tally’s trip through the wild prepare her for what she learned in the Smoke? It’s like she got mind tough. She was ready now, to make her own descesions.

    5. Would you give up your ability to think independently in exchange for being happy, beautiful, perpetually healthy, and rich?Nope! I kind of like to think.

    6. How did David see Tally differently than she saw herself? David looked inside not at looks. Just like everybody should.

    7. If Shay could have gone back in time and never have met Tally, do you think she would? Of course! It was so fate!

    8. Other than the pretty operation, what are the main differences between the pretty society and our own? (Are there any ways in which the pretty society is healthier than ours?)Everything is diffrent.

    9. To what extent did Tally decide her own fate, and how much did other people decide it for her? On a scale from 1-10 it is 3.

    10. The Rusty civilization collapsed because of its dependence on oil. In what ways is your lifestyle dependent on oil and gasoline? How easily would you survive if it all disappeared one day?Easily. I hate oil and stuff.

  1047. 1047
    TYC Leader
    November 10th, 2008 06:10

    1. No haven’t ever had anyone move away from me. i’ve moved but still had the friendships.

    2. No coz Peris acted like a jerk to her and treated her like a child. so i wanted her to get away from him. and she did. i like Shay better than Peris as Tally’s best friend.

    3. Hahaha…NO! i try to look at the person personality. i mean i like good looking people but if they have a crappy personality or they’re like creepy i’m not gonna trust them or talk to them more.

    4.She faced the wild alone so it was like she could handle anything coz most city kids wouldn’t have been able to handle the conditions of the wild. it prepared her mentally coz she say how beautiful nature was but how wicked it could be too (just like the pretty operation)

    5. NO!!!!! my opinions and ideas are wat makes me…well ME!! if i lost that i would be nothing. and that would be sad-making.

    6. David say the way she thinks…not the way she looks. he took her personality and ideas and changed it into beauty. Tally thought she was ugly (even though she wasn’t) but David changed the way she thought about herself. he changed her view of the world without an operation just by being honest.

    7. Kinda confused with the wording on this question but i’ll answer by how i comprehend it. if Shay could go back in time and never meet Tally would she? no i don’t think she would. i mean they had their ups and downs but they were still friends they just saw things differently. i’m like that with most of my friends but it doesn’t mean we’re not friends.

    8. Other than the operation…not much is different. i mean we get the same feelings when we see someone beautiful and we all want to look like that. some people get brainwashed into thinking that’s the only way to look. ok so we don’t have a Special Circumstances telling us that we have to have the operation but in a way the media could be like SC coz they show us all these beautiful people and how they live and make it look so glamorous when in actuallity they’re just like us only they’ve had surgeries to make them look that way (at least some have) and they act shallow and vain (at least most of them do) i don’t know if it’s healthier but at least there was no war or anything but i would hate it if i lost my ability to make my own decision and opinions.

    9. Well…Tally made her own choice to stay in the Smoke (even though that blew up in her face) She decided to become pretty so she could test the cure. she decided to split the cure with Zane (we all know that wasn’t smart) she decided to escape from the city as a Pretty. she decided to stay with Zane and risk getting caught. but she didn’t decide to become a Special. basically she made alot of her own choices it was just that her choices were based off of wat other people wanted her to do. so it kinda depends on the situation. but the mind rain was her doing but it would never have happened if Dr. Cable hadn’t made her go to the Smoke (so thank u Dr.C)

    10. Oil is used a lot but i could deal if it all went away. that would mean no more war over oil, more money for other things like food, and no more pollution. and there would be no more strong smelling gas smells coming from cars that smell soooo much that u can taste it in ur mouth. ewww! oh, and no more oil spills so then animals would be safe! YAY!

  1048. 1048
    Andrea-la
    November 10th, 2008 06:56

    1. I’ve always been the one to move away. I’ve never totally abandoned my friendship with the person, but if you meet up with someone six years later you notice that you don’t really get along so well anymore.
    2. Hmmm…I honestly can’t remember what I was thinking the first time I read Uglies. But then again, forgetting is just the brain’s way of blocking things we don’t wanna admit to thinking. Yeah. I probably wanted Tally to turn pretty cuz I figured that it would be best….I don’t know….I guess I changed my mind when I learned that the story wasn’t really headed that way…
    3. Nah. People are people. I’ll listen if they have something to say, I wont listen if what you’re talking about is stupid. End of story.
    4. I think her trip through the wild perpared her to learn to think as an individual which is something that you’re gonna need if you’re living in smaller groups of people.
    5. You can’t be happy without the ability to think.
    6. David could see clearly without anyone shoving opinions down his throat. Tally couldn’t.
    7. Depends on her mood. Maybe, maybe not. If I were Shay, then I would definetly go back in time and never of met Tally.
    8. Oh. Nothing. You know, other than we are sheep naturally.
    9. Other people. Most definetly other people. Sure, she made some of her own decisions, but only after other people chose which path she was on.
    10. I’d deal.

  1049. 1049
    SONJA-LA
    November 10th, 2008 08:31

    MARRA-LA FELIPE-WA IS THERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NOOOOOOOOOOO HE CAN NOT B THERE REPEAT CANOTT!!!! GET HIM OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    OH, ARI-LA, I love david way better then zane. just 4 the record.

  1050. 1050
    SHAY-LA
    November 11th, 2008 03:56

    hey i just got the book bogus to bubbly this morning and im already on page 99

  1051. 1051
    SHAY-LA
    November 11th, 2008 03:58

    Scott if you make another insiders guide book can you please answer the question… Why did you take zane out of the books. Even though my really name is Shay i like her and tally but i cried when Zane died. I NEED TO KNOW WHY YOU TOOK HIM OUT OF THE BOOKS. Or just answer it right here please.

  1052. 1052
    SHAY-LA
    November 11th, 2008 04:02

    SONJA-LA ARE YOU ON

  1053. 1053
    Tally-sama (aka shellie-sama)
    November 12th, 2008 10:04

    Hey guys, I’m a sama now! lolz. My question is, Why didn’t Tally, in specials, stay with Zane-la and watch him die instead of leaving? That part I don’t get. Zane-la’s picture is so cute on pretties. His golden eyes are very intelligence-making, you know. The Zane-la dying part was very sad-making, tear-making even. Shay-sama is totally, weird-making in specials. I liked the partly when Taly cut her arm. Icy-making too. I meant her hand.

  1054. 1054
    Skylar-sensei
    November 12th, 2008 10:08

    I am Skylar-sensei, one of the top ten face rankers in new pretty world. I’m a surge monkey and a manga tech head all in one. I have big, purple-pink eys and blue skin. I have two eye screens and a hover cam the size of a penny (rusty curency) I gotta go, skin change surgery is scheduled for a half hour from now, bye.

  1055. 1055
    Sonla-empa
    November 12th, 2008 10:11

    I made up my own last name of rank. Empa is higher than sama now. It means, Emperor or Emperess

  1056. 1056
    SONJA-LA
    November 12th, 2008 11:07

    Empa, that`s weird

  1057. 1057
    Ari-wa
    November 14th, 2008 11:33

    omg thank you sonja-la!!!!!
    david was sooooooooooooo pateint
    zane i liked but not as much
    david was REAL
    wow lots of people just posted reaaaaaaaaaly long things

  1058. 1058
    SHAY-LA
    November 14th, 2008 15:21

    any one here

  1059. 1059
    izzy
    November 14th, 2008 23:13

    Would you ever wanyt to make a movie about Uglies?!?! I first read it in 7th grade, and after we read it everyone wanted it to be a movie!!!! (also everyone started to read Pretties-at lunch I would all these kids reading the sequals to Uglies) You should make it into a movie and all sequals too—I think that would be awesome!!!!!!! plz

  1060. 1060
    izzy
    November 14th, 2008 23:15

    Also where did you get the names Tally-wa and Shay-wa. I have “Bogus to Bubbly” but i didnyt find tha answer yet…- (wheres the answer)

  1061. 1061
    Amanda*Boo-cha
    November 16th, 2008 06:40

    i liked zane more… the answer izzy is its in the names part. it tells about the suffixes and everyones names… paris, zane, frizz, everyones.

    anyway… when they took zane of life support i almost started to cry… *poor zane**tear*

    but i did like that david and tally were together. from the first book they were destined to be together…

    *but i still miss my zane-la*

    and… at least david did’nt die

  1062. 1062
    Amanda*Boo-cha
    November 16th, 2008 07:02

    1. Have you ever had a friend like Peris, who abandoned your friendship after they moved away?

    yea, but i was partly responsible… it’s a two way street. They may not call you or talk to you… but if you call them,,, youll probably see each other again…
    <3miss you Maddie Pritchett <3

    2. At first, did you hope Tally would get the operation? When did you change your mind? (Or did you?)

    At first i didn’t want tally to get the operation, so when Shay presented tally with the decision i was thinking “GO FOR IT” as you see, im not a big follower of the crowd…

    3. Have you ever found yourself trusting someone more or paying more attention to what they said not because they deserved it, but just because of their looks?

    I hate people like this. They think everything will be handed to a silver platter. Thats the reason why i really don’t like any of the popular people at my school. (And all of them are major jerks… even if they are MEGA-HELEN cute… maybe i have done this once or twice…

    4. In what ways did Tally’s trip through the wild prepare her for what she learned in the Smoke?

    Because she got a taste of the wild. If she wasnt already challenged she would have probably died at the smoke…
    ps. thanks for not killing her scott…!!!…???…!!!…

    5. Would you give up your ability to think independently in exchange for being happy, beautiful, perpetually healthy, and rich?

    No. I’m really not that caught up in beaty. Granted,,, i wouldn’t walk out of the house dressed in some 3 year old clothes. sooo i would definately want to keep my brain. its my best asset. *all a’s!!!*
    6. How did David see Tally differently than she saw herself?

    Tally saw herself as some un-selfrespecting ugly. That was because of the stereotype\idea that the city gave everyone. you were ugly, no matter what anyone said… Then when david came along, he say her on the inside and that was the only thing he saw. Then when he saw tally, he knew that she was beautiful, no matter what ANYONE would ever say.

    7. If Shay could have gone back in time and never have met Tally, do you think she would?

    I don’t think she would have. Both of their lives changed that day, and it was completely for better. They were best friends by the time they got to extras, no matter what rough patches they crossed. : )

    8. Other than the pretty operation, what are the main differences between the pretty society and our own? (Are there any ways in which the pretty society is healthier than ours?)

    In our society, there are also sterotypes. Sterotypical beauty, smarts, actions, even languages. You were put in specific “cliques” based on these characteristics. Soo it is somewhat like the pretty “bubblehead” society. With the prettytime society, everyone is the same, but if they made ecveryone beautiful from birth, that would make for a much better society. Then the whole society would be new pretty town!! How Bubbly!!!

    9. To what extent did Tally decide her own fate, and how much did other people decide it for her?

    The only decision that I saw that tally made was to go to the special circumstances without Shay. Everything was either decided by others, or influenced by others. To go to the smoke– Dr. Cable influenced her To be pretty– Maddy + Shay influenced her To take the cure– Zane influenced her To be special– Shay + all of special circumstances made her To go to the thousand faces party– influenced by Aya and Shay

    *Poor Tally*

    10. The Rusty civilization collapsed because of its dependence on oil. In what ways is your lifestyle dependent on oil and gasoline? How easily would you survive if it all disappeared one day?

    If there were no oil WE WOULD GO CRAZY. we would probably DESTROY the earth, start wars and dig into EVERYTHING in order to find fuel. Forget walking… we need hoverboards NOW!!!!

    Maybe your hoverboarding manual will come in hand scott!

  1063. 1063
    Sophie-la
    November 16th, 2008 11:05

    1. Have you ever had a friend like Peris, who abandoned your friendship after they moved away?

    Somewhat. I had a best friend throughout grammar school named Lauren. We did everything together. Her mother struggled with money so she moved away a lot. At first we tried a little to stay in touch. but that friendship didn’t seem too important to her after she left.

    2. At first, did you hope Tally would get the operation? When did you change your mind? (Or did you?)

    No. I never wanted Tally to have the operation. And honestly, I’m surprised so many people say they did. I thought it would be the oppisite way around. I’ve always believed in loving who you are and I wanted at the end of this series for the people in the book to realize that beauty can’t be labled to look one way. Maybe it sounds dumb but when I just started reading Pretties and Tally first turned pretty I had this feeling that in the end, she would want do the same thing Az and Maddy did where they reversed the operation because she realized she didn’t need to be cut up and ripped apart to be beautiful.

    3. Have you ever found yourself trusting someone more or paying more attention to what they said not because they deserved it, but just because of their looks?

    Yes, mostly when i was younger. When i was younger, pretty faces seemed so much more trusting. Like I wanted to tell them anything.

    4. In what ways did Tally’s trip through the wild prepare her for what she learned in the Smoke?

    She learned how to respect nature and to accept the harsh truth of living in the wild. Things didn’t just come out of a wall to make you happy.

    5. Would you give up your ability to think independently in exchange for being happy, beautiful, perpetually healthy, and rich?

    Never in a million years.

    6. How did David see Tally differently than she saw herself?

    To Tally, Tally was ugly. To David, Tally was beautiful inside and out. It was plain and simple. David wasn’t blinded by some image of beauty that city people were programmed to belive in.

    7. If Shay could have gone back in time and never have met Tally, do you think she would?

    Honestly, I want to say no because that would be too sad to think but another part of me thinks yes because it always seemed like their friendship was an impossible friendship. Shay seemed to hate Tally on more occasions then they got along.

    8. Other than the pretty operation, what are the main differences between the pretty society and our own? (Are there any ways in which the pretty society is healthier than ours?)

    Family doesn’t seem as important in this society. Me and my sister are connected at the hip. I could never not see my family for as long as the uglies do in uglyville. Your parents shouldn’t have to “visit” you when you’re 14 years old.

    9. To what extent did Tally decide her own fate, and how much did other people decide it for her?

    Tally wanted to turn pretty and decided to reverse the process. But she was forced special but decided to reverse it again. I think that she has more control then peope give her credit for.

    10. The Rusty civilization collapsed because of its dependence on oil. In what ways is your lifestyle dependent on oil and gasoline? How easily would you survive if it all disappeared one day?

    That’s how i get to school everyday. That’s how I get everywhere. It runs the things in my home. It runs our lives. But I think I would at least try to figure out a way to survive. I would try my most not to panic and use the wisdom of the crowd to figure something out.

  1064. 1064
    Jaeda-la
    November 20th, 2008 10:12

    Oh my gosh Scott-la! I finnaly got Bogus to Bubbly! It is so awsome! So I just guessed on Jaeda-la and it turned out right! Me and my best friend Anea-la are making a movie all about Uglies! It’s going to be sweet!

  1065. 1065
    SONJA-LA
    November 20th, 2008 10:28

    Tally’s SO SNOBBY in pretties!!!!!!!!!!! i hated it. she was snobby 2 everyone exept ZANE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! even David!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  1066. 1066
    Jaeda-la
    November 20th, 2008 10:36

    Tally was annoying in Pretties! And I hated Extras.

  1067. 1067
    Haley~Hyperness is ICY
    November 20th, 2008 12:02

    i wonder if anybody answered yes to number five…

  1068. 1068
    Emi-la
    November 20th, 2008 14:53

    I dont think anyone would anwser yes….that would totally bogus……

  1069. 1069
    Emi-la
    November 20th, 2008 14:53

    I know i NEVER EVER EVER would…

  1070. 1070
    SONJA-LA
    November 20th, 2008 10:25

    DAVID DAVID DAVID DAVID DAVID DAVID DAVID IF DAVID DIED i would freak OUT!!!! i like zane, but David’s WAYYYYYYY better!

  1071. 1071
    Ashley-wa
    November 23rd, 2008 02:55

    what was #5 ? I M gonna go read it

    BRB=D

  1072. 1072
    Ashley-wa
    November 23rd, 2008 03:00

    I JUST Read #5 AND I WOULD DEFINITLY SAY NOOOOOOOOOO WAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!
    who would say yes? actually my friend Kelly-wa would probably say yes only because she isn’t very good @ thinking fast. LOL

    G2G=D Ashley-wa!

  1073. 1073
    Jaeda-la
    November 23rd, 2008 03:07

    I made A shirt and it says: Hoverboard crashing… just another one of my amazing skills!

  1074. 1074
    Ashley-wa
    November 23rd, 2008 03:16

    sounds really cool Jaeda-la! i am not talented enough to do anything like that!

    G2G=) Ashley-wa

  1075. 1075
    Jaeda-la
    November 23rd, 2008 08:12

    me and Anea-la are making a movie of Uglies. It will be so Bubbly making.

  1076. 1076
    SONJA-LA
    November 23rd, 2008 15:05

    cool! me and my friend marra-la (naver goes on this site unless i beg her) are 2!

  1077. 1077
    Ashley-wa
    November 24th, 2008 02:03

    that sounds really cool! none of my friends have actually finished the Uglies book!=( myfriend Keri-la only got half way through!

  1078. 1078
    Ashley-wa
    November 24th, 2008 02:04

    TEAM DAVID!!!

  1079. 1079
    Jaeda-la
    November 24th, 2008 03:04

    I was searching youtube and it had real previews for a real Uglies movie coming out in 2011.

  1080. 1080
    Ashley-wa
    November 24th, 2008 06:19

    i know, i’ve seen it too! it is also on imb.com,( you know where they post all the info about movies coming out!!!) there isn’t any progress tho=(

  1081. 1081
    Andrea-la
    November 24th, 2008 06:22

    if they make an Uglies movie i will be angry. VERY angry.

  1082. 1082
    Ashley-wa
    November 24th, 2008 06:24

    nobody is making u c it

  1083. 1083
    Andrea-la
    November 24th, 2008 06:28

    i know. but that would just be terrible for other people to see it. and then talk about it….bleh. trust me, there will be protesting.

  1084. 1084
    Anna-wa
    November 24th, 2008 08:42

    Hey! Omg! The uglies series is soooo my fav (besides the twilight series!!). i loved them!! i really want to read bogus to bubbly too so then i would understand everything that really happened. k, so, bye!! :-)

  1085. 1085
    Ashley-wa
    November 24th, 2008 08:51

    i have Bogus 2 Bubbly, it is great!!

  1086. 1086
    Happy-la
    November 25th, 2008 04:34

    hello everyone sorry I havnt been here in a while my hi go to nana-wa and sonja-la ive missed you guys and our arguments on the uglis move hahaha omg did you guys see the twilight move i am so gonna see it during thanksgiving break poeple are telling me how great it is and im just diying to watch it well tata for now and hope to talk tou you guys soon.

  1087. 1087
    SONJA-LA
    November 25th, 2008 11:07

    dindn’t see it. :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( . i want a uglies movie!!!! :angry: thx 4 the “hi” happy-la!Peeps is awsomeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!! i love Lace! (she’s kinda mean tho) it was a happy ending 2. im gonna read “the last days” too!!!

  1088. 1088
    SONJA-LA
    November 25th, 2008 11:09

    btw happy-la, 2 things: nana is now nana~sensie and u should coment on “scott facts” more.

  1089. 1089
    Ashley-wa
    November 25th, 2008 12:13

    hey, what is goin’ on?? =D

  1090. 1090
    SONJA-LA
    November 25th, 2008 15:20

    nothing much, just your typical argument

  1091. 1091
    Ashley-wa
    November 25th, 2008 23:02

    about what???

  1092. 1092
    SONJA-LA
    November 26th, 2008 05:24

    hmmm… uglies movie… i think… ??? lol…

  1093. 1093
    Ashley-wa
    November 26th, 2008 08:17

    i m going 2 c twilight on friday w/ my BFFL Keri-la!!
    sorry Andrea-la=(

  1094. 1094
    Jaeda-la
    November 26th, 2008 08:45

    what are the other books by Scott-la?

  1095. 1095
    Ashley-wa
    November 26th, 2008 11:24

    they R all on scottwesterfeld.com!!

  1096. 1096
    Krissy-la
    November 26th, 2008 16:57

    1. Have you ever had a friend like Peris, who abandoned your friendship after they moved away?

    No, because I only make friends with people who stay my friends forever.

    2. At first, did you hope Tally would get the operation? When did you change your mind? (Or did you?)

    Of course I did! But, when I found out how happy she was was with David, I knew she never needed the operation.

    3. Have you ever found yourself trusting someone more or paying more attention to what they said not because they deserved it, but just because of their looks?

    Actually, no. I live near people who aren’t “pretty” as Scott-la says.

    4. In what ways did Tally’s trip through the wild prepare her for what she learned in the Smoke?

    She learned she can’t depend on her city-skills out in the wild. She also learned to work for things instead of them given to her.

    5. Would you give up your ability to think independently in exchange for being happy, beautiful, perpetually healthy, and rich?

    No, because we are all beautiful in some way. The healthy part, yes, but besides that, being an independant thinker rocks!

    6. How did David see Tally differently than she saw herself?

    Tally grew up in the city, thinking she was ugly. David saw her for her inner beauty and her outer beauty, because she was only an ugly in her city because she didn’t have the operation.

    7. If Shay could have gone back in time and never have met Tally, do you think she would?

    Hm, thats hard. If you’ve read all the books, then no, she wouldn’t. If youve read only the Uglies, theres a pretty good chance Shay would have at the end where they get captured.

    8. Other than the pretty operation, what are the main differences between the pretty society and our own? (Are there any ways in which the pretty society is healthier than ours?)

    Well, they have 0 wars(usually) and they are much greener than us.

    9. To what extent did Tally decide her own fate, and how much did other people decide it for her?

    Dr. Cable decided a lot of her fate, but Tally shined through showed she could be independent.

    10. The Rusty civilization collapsed because of its dependence on oil. In what ways is your lifestyle dependent on oil and gasoline? How easily would you survive if it all disappeared one day?

    I could survive pretty easily because I use alternative fuels like water and sunlight.

  1097. 1097
    Krissy-la
    November 26th, 2008 16:59

    There should be an Uglies movie! Everyone who’s read the Uglies should come together sometime in a certain Area and write the script, unlike those suckish movie producers who completely change books. into an “Interesting” movie.

  1098. 1098
    Ashley-wa
    November 27th, 2008 02:11

    yeah, the movie will probably be waaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyy different from the book!=D

  1099. 1099
    SONJA-LA
    November 27th, 2008 03:50

    yeah, theres allways a bad side 2 somet hing. like the operation! lol

  1100. 1100
    Ashley-wa
    November 27th, 2008 04:48

    OMG!LOL!

  1101. 1101
    Jaeda-la
    November 27th, 2008 23:47

    When Anea and I make it we alread have part of the script, we are using all most word for word. But you have to change SOME things for a movie.

  1102. 1102
    Ashley-wa
    November 28th, 2008 01:23

    sounds cool, i will watch it!

  1103. 1103
    Becky-la
    November 28th, 2008 17:58

    1~ Yes, my best friend moved to another school. Even though she still lived up here in Alaska she never talked to me and that broke our friendship for a while. But then she came back to my school and we are working on building it back up again.
    2~ Well I did want Tally to get the operation at first. Because Peris is over there and that reminded me anout how my best friend ever is going to be moving to another house still up here in Alaska but is going to be going to another school. I could go to that school because I live in that school limits but didn’t want to go there. So I was so close to doing the same thing as my friend just to stay with her like Tally. I really changed my mind after she was at the Smoke and met everyone there and she talked to Mady and Az and when she fell in love with David. That is when I changed my mind.
    3~ I have before and it bugs me. I don’t like to do that. I have a lot of friends that are as we say pretty on the outside and friends that are not. I do notice though that sometimes I try to be friends with the “popular” people at my school just so that I could be one of them. But I always would like to change that.
    4~ It prepared her by seeing how dangerous it really is in the world and that you have to be careful becuse there is not always someone there to protect you in the wild.She also learns how to clear her brain so that she could think clearer and so she would get out of the thought of becoming a pretty because she had better things to do then to think about the future when she had to think of the chioces for then.
    5~ NO I wouldn’t. I really am no that pretty. But everyone knows me at school. I am the kind of person that will not put up with nonsense. At my school they treat girls diffrently then they do to boys in gym class. The boys think that they are better then we are. So they always will you know cut us in basketball. I can’t put up with that. So I go out to the middle of the court unti lthey let us have a turn. Or my P.E. teacher will not let girls be team caotains which is just dumb. So I am not afraid to stand up for thatand tell him that he is not being fare. I like being able to tell people my thoughts and to make a diffrence in this world as much as possible. Which can mean by telling people my thoughts.
    6~ He grew up without people trying to tell you that you are ugly because you don’t look like everyone else or because you don’t have a symetrical face. On the other hand Tally was raised thinking like this. That is why he sees her diffrently.
    7~ I don’t know. I mean if you have only read Uglies then you would probably say yes. But I have read the whole series(3 times) and I would propbably say no. Shay is still Tally’s best friend and if it wasn’t for them then they all would still be bubbleheads stuck in New Pretty Town drinking wine and going to a bash everynight with whatever clique they would join if that had happened.
    8~ The pretty society is diffrent then ours because they seperate people mostly by age group. I mean we have all the schools. But we still get to see these peole. In their society you can’t even see them with the age groups. I think that is the major one. They also have holes in the wall that make whatever you want right there and then. That is definatly something that we have saved for the future. I really don’t think that there id anything healthier then ours exept for the technology that they have. But we would have that even if that was how the societl ran or not.
    9~ They gave her nothing. No right to choose for herself until Shay gives her a choice. But only because it was her fault that she had turned Tally into a Special and that part of Zane dying was her fault (I still cry when I read this part even on the second and third time). I would hate to be her. Well she actually gets choices but they are both horrible choices. Yeah stay ugly or betray your friend. Those are so pleasant choices to choose from.
    10~ It would effect me horribly. I live in Alaska so we really would not be able to wlk to the store to get food. We won’t be able to make heat without it. Unless we felt like blowing up a car and using that as heat. But that would be a stupid choice. That could have injuries int he making of it. if we lived somewhere else like North Carolina or somewhere at least warmer where we could walk out of the house without freezing our butts off as it is. Then we might be able to survive.

    Becky from Palmer, Alaska

  1104. 1104
    Ashley-wa
    November 29th, 2008 00:37

    Becky-la, i know this is kind of random, but is Sarah Palin a good governer????=D

  1105. 1105
    Tali-wa
    November 29th, 2008 06:28

    I bought the book Secrets! I thought it was brilliant! And what a surprise when I saw everything names has the end and mine also! I have props full of emotion, they made nothing, it is rather has us thank you for very these pounds which have been brilliant! Thank you for all that you taught us on beauty and on everything risks! Now I definitely understood that beauty was only un so for nous aidé would change because on silver! Thanks a lot! For everything! :D

  1106. 1106
    Sydney
    November 29th, 2008 06:58

    ok ok ok……i just finished reading pretties and it was excellent….but what i never got was the wa or la or whatever at the end of ppls names….i have yet to read the other books (specials,extras,secrets etc.) so maybe I’ll figure it out. For now since reading the first to books Davids mother Maddy is really ticking me off.

  1107. 1107
    SONJA-LA
    November 29th, 2008 08:17

    same. maddy should forgive. r u guys from france or somthing? here it’s called “bogus to bubbly” and it has the -la -wa (and whene u read extras -chan -sensie -sama)

  1108. 1108
    meg-la
    November 30th, 2008 06:58

    these are the best books ever!!!!!!!!! im almost done with specials and i love it

  1109. 1109
    Ashley-wa
    November 30th, 2008 08:27

    i m on Specials 2!!!i think it is waaayyyy better than Pretties!

  1110. 1110
    Aj-la
    December 2nd, 2008 08:59

    How do u pronounce Aya’s name:A-ya or Eye-a

  1111. 1111
    Aj-la
    December 2nd, 2008 09:20

    Ive read all the books they are all awesome i have also read the guide “Bogus to Bubbly” it is sweet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  1112. 1112
    uglieforlife
    December 2nd, 2008 09:27

    It is awsome but not as good as the book Specials

  1113. 1113
    uglieforlife
    December 2nd, 2008 09:29

    I got an uglie book preview on youtube my user name is uglie for life you should chek it out and tell me what you think its called uglies and i have another one for scott’s book PEEPS

  1114. 1114
    Ashley-wa
    December 2nd, 2008 10:10

    i’ll check it out uglieforlife, my name is… davidandtally…check mine out2!!!!=D

  1115. 1115
    AN.EXTRA.
    December 2nd, 2008 14:38

    MR. SCOTT WESTERFIELD,
    ARE YOU GOING TO HAVE A MOVIE ON UGLIES???!!
    YES OR NO, PLEASE ANSWER!
    thanks :)

  1116. 1116
    Ashley-wa
    December 2nd, 2008 23:25

    AN.EXTRA. did u read the Q&A on Bookpeople=Smart Questions??? if u did, u would know that they were weiting the scrip 4 Uglies!!!!=D

  1117. 1117
    Ashley-wa
    December 2nd, 2008 23:26

    oops!!!!i spelled WRITING wrong!!!

  1118. 1118
    Tally-wa
    December 3rd, 2008 12:13

    OMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMG…so bored.

  1119. 1119
    Tally-wa
    December 3rd, 2008 12:13

    Any1 here?

  1120. 1120
    Ashley-wa
    December 3rd, 2008 12:21

    i m here….sort of=D, what’s up?

  1121. 1121
    Taylor-wa
    December 3rd, 2008 14:34

    1. Not exactly, but someone has abandoned my friendship after I moved. :/
    I tried to keep contact, but they just weren’t interested. After a while I stopped caring.

    2. Definitely. I’m not sure if it’s normal or not, but whenever I watch a movie or read a book, I almost kind of wish the thing hanging over their head will actually happen, just to see how they deal with it. @__@
    I did change my mind, because I wanted her to be with David, but I changed it back again when she wanted to test the nanos.

    3. Um. No. Most “pretty” people that I have met just end up being really stupid because they’re used to being handed things without trying. It angers me to no end. I make friends because of their personality.

    4. I think the trip started her transition in a big way. If she had just been dropped off, she would have been much more reluctant to change her ways and actually listen to the Smokies.

    5. No. Even if you didn’t know what was happening, it almost seems as if you couldn’t be TRULY happy until you really figured out who you are. If everyone’s special, then no one is at all.

    6. He looked past her face, and doing that made her beautiful in his eyes. Her personality shined to him, and though he never thought of her as ugly, this made her look beautiful. Tally grew up being constantly told that she was ugly, and the only reason to live was to be pretty. She didn’t realize the true importance of being different.

    7. No. Shay really does care for Tally, and even after all that happened, the world ended up in a better place.

    8. People had no freedom in Prettytime to decide their own fate. They were made pretty and bubbleheaded, being forced to be completely passive about what was happening all around them. However, the Pretty society didn’t have to worry about being rich or poor; they would always have food and medical attention. They were pretty much equals outside of the cliques.

    9. Tally knew what a lot of her decisions would mean. She choose to become pretty, and she choose to stay with Zane and risk getting captured. Though her body changed because of these decisions, it was the brain surgery that really effected her. She was, however, able to fix herself and be Tally again, though circumstances may have changed how she started out.

    10. I think I would probably die. When you get right down to it, everything we use on a daily basis is possible because of oil. There would be no way to package and transport food, electric factories would shut down, and depending on the time of year you would have nothing to cool you down or heat you up. Everything you knew would be gone, and when it happens just like that, you can’t transition fast enough to survive.

  1122. 1122
    rAcHeL-wA
    December 4th, 2008 05:13

    Scott-la,
    Thanks so much for mentioning us in Bogus to Bubbly! I got to brag to my friends for a while about that and show them evidence :) jk, I was nice about it, but still it was cool! Loved how you included Hiro’s first chapter and the hoverboard manual. They better come out with one of those soon and that thing about the eye surge in Holland was scary cool, just like everything else in the guide (cool, not scary). Thanks!

  1123. 1123
    SONJA-LA
    December 4th, 2008 10:35

    yyyyyeeeeeeeeesssssssssssssssssss yyyyyyyyyaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyy they ARE making an UGLIES movie!!!! YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  1124. 1124
    Alexa-wa
    December 5th, 2008 12:30

    Thats so weird….. last night I had a dream that they were gonna make an Uglies movie…… and now i see that they actually ARE….. but thats SO awesome!!!!!

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    Special
    December 5th, 2008 12:57

    1. Too be honest, no. I never had a friend like that but, when I read Uglies, I felt Tally’s pain. No body wants to be abandon, especially by their best friend.

    2. At first yeah mainly because I wanted to see what the problem would be after Tally got the operation. I changed my mind after I learned about the lesions(which I kinda predicted). Giving up the ability to think for fame, beauty, and fortune. It’s not worth it. Though, i was kinda upset that she went along with operation but, she did do it for Maddy, David, and the rest of the Smoke.

    3. Never.

    4. Well, I guessed it kinda prepared physically(since she was cutting down trees and doing hard labor) but, to be honest, it prepared more in the mental department. She was stuck in the city since she was a littlie(field trips to the Ruins not included). Now after 16 years, she finally sees that there is more to the world than hoverboards and operations. The world is a natural human being itself. Humans are not nice all the time and that describes the world. There are no holes in the walls that give you anything you want, you actually have to survive and find and make things on your own.

    You are your giver and your reciever. You give yourself what need and you take it. That’s what tally started to learn during her time traveling to the smoke.

    5. I love being happy, and being rich, beautiful, and healthy would be nice but, nothing is better than the ability to think-BY YOURSELF. I want to make my own decisions and learn from them. For Pretties it’s never deciding and elarning by yourself. Someone does it for you. I want to be an individual and think for myself and get in trouble from my own actions not, be one of the same.

    6. He saw her inner beauty not her outer beauty and what she was capable of. David saw Tally Youngblood not Tally Youngblood of the lower class in the high technoloigcal city.

    7. It’s ahrd to get into Shay’s mind most of time but, I believe no. Yeah Tally has done things to make SHay hate her but, we all know that Shay will always be Tally’s friend regardless.

    They end up on different sides but, they still find way back to each other.

    8. We have the ability to think for ourselves and be indidvuals. Though, the pretty Society is alot more healthier and smarter than ours. They have massive supplies of food and medical equipment and their government system was way more thought out and exceuted.

    9. At the very beginning, Tally decided her own fate. her choice of becoming pretty for the experiment started her story. Though Shay forced her to become Special, all tally’s choices led up to that.

    Before I leave, I read the Uglies guide and I knew you loved the manga NANA, Scott-sama! I lvoe the manga too, I’m a die ahrd fan. My favorite character is Ren.

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    Happy-la
    December 7th, 2008 16:05

    o realy nan~la is now nana~sensieh? i missed alot since ive been gone but ok I will commenton scott facts more thnx for the update………:)…..!!!!!!!!!

  1127. 1127
    carrie-wa
    December 9th, 2008 10:34

    im new but te uglie series is the best series ive ever read!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  1128. 1128
    carrie-wa
    December 9th, 2008 10:36

    im new but the uglie series is the best series ive ever read!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  1129. 1129
    Sarah-Wa
    December 9th, 2008 14:59

    1. Have you ever had a friend like Peris, who abandoned your friendship after they moved away?
    No…I have true friends that would never abandon our friendship no matter what.

    2. At first, did you hope Tally would get the operation? When did you change your mind? (Or did you?)
    Actualy at first I did hope she would. Of course after finding out about the lessons I decided it would be better if she didnt.

    3. Have you ever found yourself trusting someone more or paying more attention to what they said not because they deserved it, but just because of their looks?
    Oh no, I have trust issues, it wouldnt matter to me what someone look’s like their is alwayse a hint of doubt in me.

    4. In what ways did Tally’s trip through the wild prepare her for what she learned in the Smoke?
    It weaned her off of the city. It made her more independent.

    5. Would you give up your ability to think independently in exchange for being happy, beautiful, perpetually healthy, and rich?
    Oh no sir. Their would be no point if I wernt able to think enogh to apreciate it.

    6. How did David see Tally differently than she saw herself?
    He saw her as beautiful while she saw herself as the ugliest being on Earth.

    7. If Shay could have gone back in time and never have met Tally, do you think she would?
    At times I think she wanted to, but honistly I don’t think she would have changed a thing.

    8. Other than the pretty operation, what are the main differences between the pretty society and our own? (Are there any ways in which the pretty society is healthier than ours?)
    The lessons, def. Sure their society is healthier and safer with no wars and such, but you take away the lessons and their world is no difrent than ours except pretty.

    9. To what extent did Tally decide her own fate, and how much did other people decide it for her?
    I think she decided about 99.9% of it. Even though she got tricked into most of it by Dr.Cable she still willingly chose to go to the smoke, turn them in, and become pretty. I think the only thing she didnt chose was becoming special.

    10. The Rusty civilization collapsed because of its dependence on oil. In what ways is your lifestyle dependent on oil and gasoline? How easily would you survive if it all disappeared one day?
    Ummmm, actually I don’t drive. I have no use for it. I would not have any trouble surviving with out oil and gas. If it would save the world to not have any cars and such things that ran on oil and gas I would walk away from it would hesitation.

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    tori-wa :p
    December 10th, 2008 12:33

    1. Um…well actully I have done that a bunch of time. My family moves around a lot so I often just abandon my friends from that city.I never get close enough to someone to stay friends after I move.

    2.Well yah sure i did but after she meet David I didnt want her to get the operation.I get way she got the operation in the end though.I would do the samething cause its the right thing to do.

    3.Um…no, people who are really pretty or good looking are normally real snobs.You have to earn trust you dont just get it cause of some stupid reason.

    4.It didnt really prepare her at all. I mean all the trip did was show her the real world. Which is a pretty cruel place. It also showed her how much she took for granted.And she had to learn to take care of her self.But thats it the trip she took with david later in the book showed her more.

    5.No,cause if you take away someones ablity to think for themselfs you take away part of them.I wouldn’t mind being beautiful but not the way they do it.You become a different person your not you anymore your someone else. And I like the way I think and the way I am.

    6. tally was brought up to think she was ugly she was told so her whole life.david grew up knowing beauty wasnt skin deep.

    7.I think at times she would but not really cause she knows if she never meet tally the mind rain would have never happen.And besides shay and tally are BFF and shay loves tally no matter what they went throw a lot together.

    8.the pretty society and are society are both terrible.Today we kill people cause we dont think they have the right leader or cause their gov. is different than ares.And I wouldnt be suprised if we almost destory the world.When the pretties tried to change the world they took it to far. They took are right to think on are know with out telling us.They made the world save but at what extent for us to be stupid bubble-heads no.

    9.tally always had a choice except when she became special shay forced her to do that. But she chose to betray the smoke, she chose to be pretty, she chose to be cure, she chose to be with zane,she chose to stay special, and to runaway with david.she was in control almost the whole time.

    10.I dont depend on it at all i wouldnt care if it disappear tomorrow.It would be best if it did cause then we would stop poluting are planet.

    hope you like my answer I answered them truthfully.As you can see I have strong opinons but I always stand by what i say….peace out!!! :p

  1131. 1131
    Jennifer-la
    December 11th, 2008 09:13

    Hmm why not.

    1. Have you ever had a friend like Peris, who abandoned your friendship after they moved away?

    No, but I have had friends who abandoned me after I came out pansexual.

    2. At first, did you hope Tally would get the operation? When did you change your mind? (Or did you?)

    No, I didn’t. I already decided on the idea being totally superficial and leading to unhappiness. Being perfect looking can only lead to problems.

    3. Have you ever found yourself trusting someone more or paying more attention to what they said not because they deserved it, but just because of their looks?

    Never ever trusting someone more. But I do sometimes pay more attention to what a pretty girl or guy is saying so that maybe they’ll want to be my friend. It usually results in a very lifeless conversation though.

    4. In what ways did Tally’s trip through the wild prepare her for what she learned in the Smoke?

    It toughened her up.

    5. Would you give up your ability to think independently in exchange for being happy, beautiful, perpetually healthy, and rich?

    Could I be like David’s parents and still have my mind, but be happy, beautiful, perpetually healthy and rich? That would rock. If not though, I’d keep my independent brain.

    6. How did David see Tally differently than she saw herself?

    David thought she was beautiful.

    7. If Shay could have gone back in time and never have met Tally, do you think she would?

    Nah. I think she survives off of Tally, in a way. She helps the adventure keep going, which is what Shay wants. Adventure.

    8. Other than the pretty operation, what are the main differences between the pretty society and our own? (Are there any ways in which the pretty society is healthier than ours?)

    We don’t have such a gorgeous life style. We don’t have parties with jackets to jump off the roof, and the pleasure of living lazily. We have jobs, school, etc. We can’t just drink our hearts out then bloody mary the hangover the next day. Well maybe some people can, but not the majority of society.

    9. To what extent did Tally decide her own fate, and how much did other people decide it for her?

    She chose her own fate the day she spoke to Shay.

    10. The Rusty civilization collapsed because of its dependence on oil. In what ways is your lifestyle dependent on oil and gasoline? How easily would you survive if it all disappeared one day?

    It’ll be a little hectic at first, but with science these days I think a solution will be thought up very quickly.

  1132. 1132
    Samantha-la
    December 12th, 2008 08:36

    OMG!!! i hope he writes a 5th book soooo bad!! i have bogus to bubbly and im gettin the whole series for Christmas (i peeked in da amazon box, hehehehehe) i L-U-V this series soooo much!! he NEEDS to write a fifth book!!!!!!! I LUV ALL THE CHARACTER AND ALL THE BOOKS!! ^-^ but i think the first book was da best and tha most happy-making!

  1133. 1133
    Samantha-la
    December 12th, 2008 08:40

    ATTENTION!!! IMPORTANT!!
    the code for the -wa and -la thing is if the name has an “L” in it, u add a wa if it dosen’t u add a la.
    examples:
    samantha-la
    david-la
    shay-la
    tally-wa
    alex-wa
    lizzy-wa

  1134. 1134
    Tanya-la
    December 12th, 2008 11:09

    1. No, never and I hope not to

    2. I never hoped for Tally to get the operation. I just hoped for her to keep her dream to stay ugly. I was so mad after reading the Pretties! I just couldn’t believe the Special Circumstances came and destroyed the Smoke! Tally should have given the pendant to a bird or something, or leave it in the white weeds field!

    It’s really hard to answer the questions so I’m just going to keep going later!

  1135. 1135
    Liah-wa
    December 13th, 2008 08:32

    oh, Scott-la, Scott-la, Scott-la. Your questions are very bubbly and happy-making.

    1. Sort of. I had a friend who just decided one day that she wanted to be totally bubbly and abandoned me to hand out with the populars. I haven’t spoken to her since. It’s totally bogus.

    2. I didn’t want her to get the operation. I had some feeling that something had to make the Pretties so happy all the time. Besides, it was annoying that before defying the government she was always putting herself down.

    3. No. Never. Nada. Zilch. I’ve never chosen anyone over looks. But…having a boyfriend who’s very *Cough* Attractive *cough* would be like extra credit.

    4. Tally had to learn to survive on her own. XD. Unhappy-makinglly, that’s all I’ve got.

    5. No. It horrifies me to think that when Tally became pretty the ugly Tally just sort of evaporated. It’s kind of like thinking about life after death. Like, if there is reincarnation…does the current you just disappear?

    6. David saw Tally as pretty in the old sense. When he looked at her, he didn’t see the squinting eyes and the eyes too close together. He saw pure and utter beauty.

    7. No. I think that even though Shay hates Tally for taking away David, she treasures her as an amazing friend. Most likely, she knows that without Tally, there would have been no Diego…or downfall of the Pretties.

    8. There are healthier things about the pretty society such as no smoking or anorexia.

    9. Tally pretty much chose her own fate until she met Shay, which is when everything was turned upside down. when she decided to become a pretty to test the pills, she chose that…and than she was forced to become a special.

    10. If oil disappeared in a day? the world would be in downfall.

  1136. 1136
    Taylor
    December 14th, 2008 05:27

    i hav a couple of questions about the plot of the uglies trilogy,
    1) what item do u think would represent the plot of pretties?
    2) what item would best represent the conflict inn Pretties?

    I cant wait to read specails and Extras!!!!!!! u really should do another series like this, except maybe it would something lik Tally’s daughter or son or something like that! just a thought! but i luv the Uglies books! ur like a GENIUS!!! ily!

  1137. 1137
    Buccu-wa luvz Frizz:)
    December 15th, 2008 03:21

    I have a question…
    I’m reading Extras now, I’d like to know why exactly are they always changing their language to Japanese if everyone else can understand them? I mean, at first I thought it was just to keep their conversaions private, but now that I see that most people have it… it makes me wonder about why they do it. And just a little question for Scott… if he actually reads this… how did you come up with the idea of the aliens???

    Byee<33

  1138. 1138
    Buccu-wa luvz Frizz:)
    December 15th, 2008 11:13

    does anyone if they’re making an uglies movie… and if so, when and where can i find a trailer because i just spent about a nice hour searching for sites with the trailer on it… but they’re only teasers.so please help:)

    byee

  1139. 1139
    Jay-wa
    December 15th, 2008 11:19

    They are making an Uglies movie (If you search ‘Uglies Movie’ on this site something should come up) but there isn’t a trailer up yet and on IMBD it doesn’t say much.

  1140. 1140
    Ashley-wa
    December 15th, 2008 13:12

    i know, isn’t that completelt bubbly!!!!!

  1141. 1141
    Buccu-wa luvs Frizz:)
    December 16th, 2008 09:42

    thank a lot you guys… i appreciate it a bunch!
    but one more question…:P
    where do i search ‘Uglies Move’?

  1142. 1142
    gappei-chan
    December 16th, 2008 17:01

    Hey Scott. Well I was wondering, while you were doing your Uglies series, have you ever considered that maybe the world Tally lived in is way better than this world. I mean not turning pretty and all that stuff when you’re sixteen, but I mean getting everything you want. So if you get everything that you want in that world, wouldn’t it be peaceful? Not like the world we live in today, where there’s always violence and chaos everywhere. I think it would be nice to live in a world like Tally’s, where we could live in peace, and not have to worry about the world because we know that the world is fine. did you ever think that you wanted a world like that, that’s why you created the Uglies series. Well I’m not saying that you did, but it’s an observation that I noticed while doing a lot of research on war breakouts.

  1143. 1143
    Anne-la
    December 17th, 2008 01:36

    1. Have you ever had a friend like Peris, who abandoned your friendship after they moved away? Yes in kindergarton every1 knew that we were bffs so they all asked me if i knew where she went

    2. At first, did you hope Tally would get the operation? When did you change your mind? (Or did you?) at first i did then when i found out about the leisons i didnt want her 2

    3. Have you ever found yourself trusting someone more or paying more attention to what they said not because they deserved it, but just because of their looks?well not 4 looks but cuz it was the closest person that lived by me after i moved

    4. In what ways did Tally’s trip through the wild prepare her for what she learned in the Smoke? that sometimes u just have 2 do some things even if its cutting down trees

    5. Would you give up your ability to think independently in exchange for being happy, beautiful, perpetually healthy, and rich? no u can just work harder 4 staying healthy and u b pretty from natural beauty

    6. How did David see Tally differently than she saw herself?
    he saw her as pretty and she thought of her self as wat she was told in her town
    7. If Shay could have gone back in time and never have met Tally, do you think she would? maybe sometimes and at times not

    8. Other than the pretty operation, what are the main differences between the pretty society and our own? (Are there any ways in which the pretty society is healthier than ours?)
    hovercars hoverboards

    9. To what extent did Tally decide her own fate, and how much did other people decide it for her? she decied that she wanted the operation s she went

    10. The Rusty civilization collapsed because of its dependence on oil. In what ways is your lifestyle dependent on oil and gasoline? How easily would you survive if it all disappeared one day? i rely on oil and gas a lot i wouldnt b able 2 go 2 dance or skool

    well now im done with this Anne-la out! c ya later

  1144. 1144
    Beccu-wa luvs Frizz:)
    December 17th, 2008 09:43

    Dear gappei-chan,
    while i was reading your comment, i realized that i was thinking the exact same thing a couple of days ago… irony:P
    haha
    but i COMPLETELY agree with you… and i really do wonder if Scott EVER checks these things, it’d be cool if he does check this stuff, so he see what his bestestestest fans think of his books. if i was him id TOTALLY check this stuff like EVERY hour, but i understand hes a lil busy now… u noe, writting his new series. anyhowzzzzz…

    Toodles<33
    ~Beccu-wa Luvs Frizz:)

  1145. 1145
    Sonya-empa
    December 18th, 2008 10:14

    (New name lolz) I would like it so much if you would write another midnighters book scott. The trilogy was so amazing. Even I, the fantasy freak of my friends group, couldn’t think of a “secret hour” or “midnighters” and “darklings,halflings, and slithers” so cool. Puhleaze. think about it?

  1146. 1146
    gappei-chan
    December 18th, 2008 13:00

    Dear Beccu-wa luvs Frizz:),

    Yeah! I see what you mean! It’s so awesome! That’s a first for me, to know that someone is thinking the same thing as me. How awesome! But yeah, Scott is a busy man, as fans of his stories, we should also respect his personal life as well. It’d be really nice if he replied to my comment. *sighs* If only that’d happen. heh.

  1147. 1147
    happy-la
    December 19th, 2008 04:44

    By the way if anyone would like to talk to me abot the books or anything else chat me up at myspace

    flacka94@yahoo.com

  1148. 1148
    happy-la
    December 19th, 2008 05:04

    sonya-empa haha love the new name u should talk to me about the books and we should make our own story’s on myspace

  1149. 1149
    Beccu-wa luvs Frizz:)
    December 19th, 2008 11:48

    Dear gappei-chan,

    that is sooo totally awesome:P
    but its nt the first time for me:)
    i agree what you’re saying about scott, and i also COMPLETELY wish hed check this stuff… that’d be totally awesome… i don’t understand why people call me a nerd because i read a lot, just because uglies is KINDAA big a book, it doesn’t mean im a nerd…
    anyhowzzzz….

    byee<33

    ~Beccu-wa luvs Frizz:)

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    Becky-la
    December 19th, 2008 22:06

    Ashley-wa

    Sorry my computer has been down but yes I think that Sarah Palin is a great govenor

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    gappei-chan
    December 20th, 2008 14:15

    Dear Beccu-wa luvs Frizz:)

    Wow! That’s really great that you have people who understands your thoughts, too bad, everyone thinks I’m weird whenever I tell them my thoughts. Aww, well a lot of friends we all read thick books. Actually, almost everyone in the school reads like thick books. My school is composed of people who loves a good book. Everyone really respects me, and so they just ask me what the book is about because they know that I select really good books to read. hehehe…still, if only Scott Westerfeld would only check these things out once in a while, or at least let us know that he replies to certain people, then we’d know that he’s reading, then we’d always be hoping. That’d be best!

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    gappei-chan
    December 20th, 2008 15:09

    I just realized, I want to answer these questions too.

    1. Have you ever had a friend like Peris, who abandoned your friendship after they moved away?

    No, we’re really great friends. After she moved away, we keep in contact by emailing each other. And when her internet is down, for a while we would mail each other the old fashioned way.

    2. At first, did you hope Tally would get the operation? When did you change your mind? (Or did you?)

    I have always wanted Tally to recieve the operation. When the book introduced Shay, she ruined the perfection of the world Tally lived in. She could have been a pretty. I never changed my mind about it at all. The only thing was that, I wanted Tally to see the beauty of the Rusties, or us. I just wanted Tally to see that, but I really want her to have the operation, even though they mentioned all the facts about how the operation can mess up your brain, I don’t care at all, as long as the world they live in is in peace.

    3. Have you ever found yourself trusting someone more or paying more attention to what they said not because they deserved it, but just because of their looks?

    Nope. That has never happened to me. It takes a long time for me to be able to trust someone. But I don’t listen to them when they’re more attractive, I’m just going to be in awe of how they’re so flawless and beautiful. If I find their personality something I would hate, I would definitely get annoyed by that, I would forget to listen to them.

    4. In what ways did Tally’s trip through the wild prepare her for what she learned in the Smoke?

    While Tally was trying to survive on as little food as possible, and when she dipped herself in river water she knew wasn’t clean. She got used to it by the time she reached the Smoke. She would even dare to sleep without a sleeping bag, which is worser than coming to the Smoke and having a room to sleep in. Tally’s brave acts gave her the courage to do really gutsy, Rusty-like activities when she reached the Smoke.

    5. Would you give up your ability to think independently in exchange for being happy, beautiful, perpetually healthy, and rich?

    Yes, for the sake of the world, and partially for being able to do things that you wanted to do. Because even if you were able to think independently and went to live in the Smoke, you were limited to some things.

    6. How did David see Tally differently than she saw herself?

    David see Tally as a girl who has a strong background of danger. Someone who knows what she wants to do. All Tally’s life, she has no plan as to what she wants to do in the future. She is raised in an environment where perfection is beauty, where perfection is also the best.

    7. If Shay could have gone back in time and never have met Tally, do you think she would?

    No, she wouldn’t, because she met someone she could finally trust after months of being lonely. She has someone to share secrets with. I think all teens want that, someone to share secrets with, someone to share goals with, even though they resembled the total opposite of each other, they were attracted to each other because of their courage, like how David was attracted to Tally because of her courage, more courageous than that of Shay.

    8. Other than the pretty operation, what are the main differences between the pretty society and our own? (Are there any ways in which the pretty society is healthier than ours?)

    The pretty society and our own are both more different than alike. The pretty society is very peaceful and have no conflicts what-so-ever no matter how bad their independent opinions were affected. Everyone in the pretty society thinks alike, so then no one wants to start problems, because everyone is the same. In our society, there are so many different opinions, that make our society better than the pretty society, but these different opinions sometimes may not be forgiven, and can cause major wars to burst out. One thing is that, the pretty society and ours still use the same types of technology, like skateboards and cars, parachutes, bunjees. except they’re just upgraded.

    9. To what extent did Tally decide her own fate, and how much did other people decide it for her?

    Tally decided her fate the whole entire time. Everyone just told her what to do, and she had the choice to do it or not. She made the choice herself. No one ju