Uglies: Shay's Story (Graphic Novel)

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“This whole game is just designed to make us hate ourselves.”—Shay
 
Uglies told Tally Youngblood’s version of life in Uglyville and the budding rebellion against the Specials. Now comes an exciting graphic novel revealing new adventures in the Uglies world—as seen through the eyes of Shay, Tally’s rebellious best friend who’s not afraid to break the rules, no matter ...
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Overview

“This whole game is just designed to make us hate ourselves.”—Shay
 
Uglies told Tally Youngblood’s version of life in Uglyville and the budding rebellion against the Specials. Now comes an exciting graphic novel revealing new adventures in the Uglies world—as seen through the eyes of Shay, Tally’s rebellious best friend who’s not afraid to break the rules, no matter the cost.
 
A few months shy of her sixteenth birthday, Shay eagerly awaits her turn to become a Pretty—a rite-of-passage operation called “the Surge” that transforms ordinary Uglies into paragons of beauty. Yet after befriending the Crims, a group of fellow teens who refuse to take anything in society at face value, Shay starts to question the whole concept. And as the Crims explore beyond the monitored borders of Uglyville into the forbidden, ungoverned wild, Shay must choose between the perks of being Pretty and the rewards of being real.
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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
The story of Westerfeld’s bestselling YA dystopia, Uglies, retold from the point of view of recurring frenemy Shay, this original graphic novel is set in a time when we are remembered only as the long-vanished “Rusties,” a future time when discord is suppressed through ruthlessly enforced conformity and obligatory plastic surgery at age 16. Eschewing a future of bland artificial beauty as a Pretty, Shay yearns for freedom. An encounter with the flawed and alluring David, a covert envoy from the Smoke, a secret community of nonconformists, may offer Shay the escape she craves, but despite her best efforts Shay faces unexpected rejection and unwitting sabotage from her closest friends. While Cumming’s mangaesque art is craftsmanlike, it is also limited in its range; the underage Uglies and the older Pretty cohort appear similarly flawless, undermining a vital element of the story. The strength of the tale comes from its change in perspective. Shay is a more interesting protagonist than the rather passive Tally, protagonist of the Uglies novels; unlike Tally, Shay is driven to act by her own desires and goals rather than the desires and goals of others, and the story that results is far more engrossing. (Feb.)
VOYA - Jeanine Fox
Shay lives in a futuristic society where humans are "uglies" until they turn sixteen; then they undergo surgery to become "pretties." Six months away from becoming a pretty, Shay rebels from the constant monitoring. She meets Zane, who introduces her to his gang, the Crims. Her new friends show her how to evade the grid and leave Uglyville. They are introduced to David, who trains uglies in survivalist skills, enabling them to travel to and live in the Smoke, an area where uglies live unscathed. Shay, wrestling with her options after being left behind by David, is befriended by Tally. Plans for Operation Smoke Out ensue. Westerfeld is the author of the bestselling Uglies series. Together with manga scripter Grayson, he tells Shay's story in a graphic novel format. With this title, Westerfeld joins the league of young adult authors who are stretching their popular fiction into the realm of graphic novels. This fulfills the desire of readers to have their favorite stories continued and may have the benefit of bridging graphic novel readers over to the original series. Readers unfamiliar with the series may find the story hard to follow at first, but the detailed graphics bring the uglies' dystopian world to life. Samples from the artist's sketchbook are included at the end of the book, allowing the reader to witness the drawing process, as well as collaboration between the author and illustrator. Uglies fans have been treated to sneak peeks via Westerfeld's online blog, where he has kept them apprised of the graphic novel's progress. Reviewer: Jeanine Fox
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780345527226
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 3/6/2012
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 385,875
  • Age range: 13 - 17 Years
  • Lexile: GN510L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.56 (h) x 0.68 (d)

Meet the Author

Scott Westerfeld
Scott Westerfeld’s novels include Evolution’s Darling, a New York Times Notable Book, as well as the Uglies series, the Leviathan trilogy, the Midnighters trilogy, The Last Days, and more. Scott was born in Texas and alternates summers between Sydney, Australia, and New York City.
 
Steven Cummings lives with his family in the magical land known as almost-Tokyo. He has worked for a variety of comic and manga publishers, ranging from Marvel and DC to Tokyopop, on titles including Wolverine: First Class, Elektra, Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight, Deadshot, and Pantheon High.  He is also a member of the Canadian art empire known as Udon.
 
Devin Grayson turned a lifelong obsession with fictional characters into a dynamic writing career. Best known for her work on the Batman titles for DC Comics and the celebrated X-Men: Evolution comic for Marvel, she has written in a number of different media and genres, from comic books and novels to videogame scripts and short essays.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2012

    Deafgal

    Hey...should i buy this book? Is it for young adults?

    12 out of 25 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 4, 2012

    Shay's veiw

    So i am the bigest fan of scott and all of his books, but the Uglies takes the cake for any book/story i have ever picked up and read. So when i hurd that this comic type book of the uglies was to be relised in march i was over joyed and counted down the days. But as much as i did like it i felt as if it was lacking something still, and in truth i guess i was a little disaponted. But none the less if you are a big fan of scotts you will enjoy this book!

    11 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2012

    Attention!

    People, read the normal Uglies novels first.
    A review:
    This was everything i had hoped for. But it does seem like Westerfeld is milking the plotline and characters instead of making new stores, but a great book nontheless.

    9 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 10, 2012

    A

    Excellent book for ypung adults. However highly recommen dreadong the actual novels (Uglies by Scott Westerfield is first) befor egetting tthis.

    8 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 29, 2012

    Good

    Go for it already! Stop reading posts its triffic no need to read....just buy then read...what you buy!

    7 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 14, 2012

    EPIC BOOK

    I have got to buy the 2nd

    6 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 28, 2012

    !

    Shay did not look at all how I pictured, but overall great art and story. NOTE: READ THE ORIGINAL UGLIES PRETTIES SPECIALS SERIES, you'll understand this story a lot more.

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 14, 2012

    Hi

    Good

    5 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 17, 2012

    I thought the book had a futuristic fear to it with a twist of r

    I thought the book had a futuristic fear to it with a twist of romance. Scott Westerfeld described it as if he had lived it. It is one of my favorite books, but the number one question i have is what happens next?

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 3, 2012

    LOVE THIS BOOK

    I absolutely love this book but i cant find the second one....

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2012

    My ideas about this book

    I like this book because the pictures are really good because i like anime books and shows and even School Rumble!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 13, 2012

    I have a question...

    Well make that two... 1.how many pages is tgis book??? Well actully only one!!! Thanks alot! Alyson!:)

    4 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 1, 2012

    Apparently for Branded Nook Device Only

    Nook Comics only work on Nook proprietary device. If you want to read these items on another tablet, you will have to buy them somewhere else. This was not clear on the order page (which said it is for Nook Color, Nook Tablet and Android tablet). I am sad and a little angry. Want my money back.

    4 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2013

    2nd Book

    The second book to these graphic novals is called cutters and is soooo bubbly!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 24, 2012

    Bx

    I love SCHOOL RUMBLE

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 3, 2012

    Helful hint

    I dont think that theres a second book to all of u who say u r looking for it. Just being helpful. PS havent read it so dont pay attention to rating.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2012

    Wow

    They have a game for this and it has more pages than the free sample. That right there is completly sad:(

    3 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2013

    This is perfect

    This is perfect i love it and yes its for young adults

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2013

    Uch

    DO. NOT. READ.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2013

    Very good

    I loved this book since I read the whole Uglies quartet. It was fun reading about Shay's point of view. I still like reading novels over looking at pictures though...

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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