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Uglies, The Collector's Set: Uglies, Pretties, Specials, Extras (The Uglies) Paperback – October 6, 2009


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 12 and up
  • Series: The Uglies
  • Paperback: 1680 pages
  • Publisher: Simon Pulse; Slp edition (October 6, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1416971203
  • ISBN-13: 978-1416971207
  • Product Dimensions: 4.4 x 4.9 x 6.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (108 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #774,671 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Scott Westerfeld’s first book in the Leviathan trilogy was the winner of the 2010 Locus Award for Best Young Adult Fiction. His other novels include the New York Times bestselling Uglies series, The Last Days, Peeps, So Yesterday, and the Midnighters trilogy. Scott’s newest book, Uglies: Shay’s Story, is a graphic novel told from Tally’s friend Shay’s perspective. Scott was born in Texas, and alternates summers between New York and Sydney, Australia. Visit him on the Web at scottwesterfeld.com or follow him on Twitter at @ScottWesterfeld.

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Scott Westerfeld's teen novels include the Uglies series, the Leviathan and Midnighters trilogies, and the so-called "NYC Trilogy": So Yesterday, Peeps, and The Last Days. Scott was born in Texas, and alternates summers between Sydney, Australia, and New York City. His next book, Afterworlds, comes out September 23, 2014.

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Customer Reviews

Love the series - but one book is missing the third one.
katey
I had read the first book in this set and didn't realize it was a series.
chipmunk53
Great reading for teens, young adults and yes, adults everywhere!
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45 of 46 people found the following review helpful By Lena on December 4, 2009
Format: Paperback
The "Uglies" series is one of those rare cases when both I and my daughter (not yet 11) absolutely agree in our judgment of these books as absolutely brilliant - interesting, original and well written, as well as "mind-twisting", in Westerfeld's definition. If I think back, only Harry Potter books in our house received the same unanimous positive feedback.

Even though the "Uglies" series are targeted for teen audience, I would recommend these books for younger readers as well, especially if these readers are interested in Sci Fi books. Just be aware of mature themes and some frightening moments - think "Fahrenheit 451". The world of "Uglies" is definitely dystopian, even though in a different way than the world of Ray Bradbury. This world is strange and frightening, but also cool at the same time; it is future with mandatory cosmetic operations and endless parties, time where almost everybody can choose the way they want to look and even change it by will ... And as always, there are people - teens - who try to fit, or rebel against the existing order, or...
I liked the series, because it talks about very serious subjects (price of perfection, relations between individual and government/society, true identity of the person, love and friendship - to name just a few). However, at the same time it is engaging, very well written and resonates with many things that happen in modern teens' life.
With all this, it is incredible fun to read!

PS : I almost forgot : the book doesn't have any vampires in it - rarity in the modern teen fiction. It is original, refreshing - and very good reading.
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36 of 37 people found the following review helpful By Tanara Petrova on January 21, 2011
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The books were absolutely amazing. They truely reminded me why I am a Westerfeld fan. I got the quartet on my Kindle, however, and was severely disappointed in the quality of the digital transcription. It was HORRIBLY proofread, with hundreds of missing periods, randomly placed hy-phens (ser-iously, it was this hor-rible,) equally random slashes where periods\ commas\ or colons should have been, missed line breaks (dialog from diferent characters in the same paragraph without even a space separating the quatations, and worst of all, all four books were in the same file (which was fine with me, it made going from one book to the next seamless) but they put Extras (book 4) ahead of Specials (book 3.) It was apparant that the publishers outsourced the transcription of the Kindle copy to a low quality firm in stead of doing it themselves. Definitely a recommended read for anyone who wants to get the hard copies, but for your own sake, avoid the quartet package on digital readers!!!
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Leah R. Mattson on November 1, 2009
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Even though this series is written for teens, adults who love the genre will enjoy the Ugly Series. The books are well written; the characters are well developed; and the world Westerfeld creates is intriguing.
The box set is a great deal because you don't have to wait before jumping into the next story (and you will want to).
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Authoress14 on January 4, 2011
Format: Kindle Edition
When I first read Uglies I was amazed. I hadnt expected a book to be unique within its subject area. Yes world domination as well as trying to enforce a Utopia but trust me this book is something you havent seen before. Beautiful insight from the young Tally Youngblood and by her you feel you are there flying on the hover board with her. You feel why. The adventures continue in Prettys and Specials and trust me if you are the type of person who cant put a book down once your hooked this is it. Save your money and buy the collection. Youre not gonna want to stop reading this. However beware of the fourth book. Its not....as special as the other ones. A waste of story really. The first three books are the stories you want to get lost in.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Family Hill on March 18, 2011
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I was nearly halfway through what I thought was the third book when I realized that they were out of order. Quite disappointing, as now some events from the third book have been spoiled to me. Please be warned so you can jump ahead when you get there. The order is first book, second book, FOURTH book, third book.

As for the literature, it is great. Very interesting and mind provoking.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By M. Rutledge on November 20, 2009
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My 15 year old daughter and I read this series together (she read one book, then passed it to me). It was fast-paced, well-written and gave us lots to talk about. Get it and share with teen girls that you know!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Farrah Craven on August 17, 2010
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This is a series about a different view of self-image. It takes place 300+ years after present time, and its about a culture where its normal to have plastic surgery - in the attempt to make everyone seem similar in looks and personality. The series is about a select few who seek to be unique and free this culture from its monotony. Although its a young adult series, its a very good read and I think an enlightening series for our youth and adults alike.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Rebecca W. on May 29, 2012
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This story is amazing so far!!! I am about 79% through the series, but I wanted to write the review now because the editing is horrible after the 1st book!!! Very distracting! If the story weren't so engaging I'd probably be pretty mad about spending $ on something with such sloppy editing...
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