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Beautiful People by [Alexander, James]
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Length: 69 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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  • File Size: 269 KB
  • Print Length: 69 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: J&A Publishing (August 5, 2012)
  • Publication Date: August 5, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008TGN7OI
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,746,487 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Beautiful People was such a fun read, I finished it in a weekend. Although the story is set in the near future, many of the issues raised about judging people by how they look or where they live are relevant today. Through DNA manipulation, people can change their appearance in order to be more beautiful and desirable. As this practice becomes widespread among the wealthy, the poorer members of society find themselves relegated to deepening poverty and reduced social status. At first, I had a difficult time connecting with Mary, the main character, whom I thought was too self-absorbed. But, as the story progressed, I understood why she was depicted this way and how she was able to grow beyond her original shallow characterization. Mary's family is supportive and willing to make sacrifices for their bright, only child. She has a good friend and learns the importance of that friendship over the false relationships the beautiful people foster in their lives. The story shows the dark side of a future based on success based on looks over substance but ends with hope as Mary and her family find they have much to celebrate.
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I really liked this book. Although I would have liked to see more about "the correction sickness", like why it was happening, what it was doing, and how it was affecting society. Did civilization just collapse? Or was it a slow take-over by the healthy non-correcteds?
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Mary is a bright, plain, college student who is trying to cope with her appearance and
how it is affecting her ability to succeed in a world where success is only available to
those who are beautiful. In her world, beauty is possible for anyone who can afford it
through DNA enhancements and other treatments that make the recipient able to control
how he or she appears to others. Unfortunately, these treatments are very expensive and
Mary is not wealthy. She is however, smart enough to qualify for college where she
is treated badly by both the students and most of the facility. This story follows Mary
from one Thanksgiving season to the next as she learns what she has to be thankful for.
Although it has dark moments, the story left me feeling hopeful and glad it was set in a
holiday time frame.
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