Synopses & Reviews
The Uglies series has more than 3 million books in print, has been translated into twenty-seven languages, and spent more than fifty weeks on the New York Times
bestseller list. Now all four books feature fresh new covers and will reach an even wider audience.
Tally’s adventures begin in Uglies, where she learns the truth about what life as a Pretty really means. She rebels against the surgery that will make her a Pretty, but ultimately succumbs. In Pretties, Tally has forgotten all about her Ugly life, and when she’s reminded, she has a hard time listening. And what little’s left of the old Tally is further compromised in Specials, because Tally has been transformed into a fierce fighting machine. But when she’s offered a chance to forever improve civilization, will she be able to overcome her brainwashing? The answer is evident years later in Extras, after the Pretty regime has ended. Boundless human creativity, new technologies, and old dangers have been unleashed upon the world. But fame and popularity can be just as dangerous as extreme beauty….
Praise for LIFE AS WE KNEW IT
An ALA Best Book for Young Adults
A 2011 ALA Popular Paperbacks Title
A CCBC Choice
A Junior Library Guild Premier Selection
A Listening Library Selection
An Amazon.com Best Book of the Year
* "Absorbing from first page to last." —Publishers Weekly, starred review
"Riveting and deeply frightening." —Bulletin
"You will read it in one sitting, fighting back tears as you bite your nails." —Teenreads.com
Praise for THE DEAD AND THE GONE
* "As riveting as Life as We Knew It and even grittier. . . . The powerful images and wrenching tragedies will haunt readers." —Publishers Weekly, starred review
* "Everything Pfeffer writes about seems wrenchingly plausible." —Booklist, starred review
"Incredibly engaging." —Kirkus Reviews
Praise for THIS WORLD WE LIVE IN
* "The protagonists of Pfeffer's novels The Dead and the Gone and Life As We Knew It join forces in this third installment of a harrowing saga set in the not so distant future. . . . Throughout, readers will be moved by displays of compassion, strength, and faith as characters endure grim realities and face an uncertain future." —Publishers Weekly, starred review
"Palpable despair is dappled with tiny flares of hope in this third entry in Pfeffer’s enthralling series. . . . Fans of the first two will thrill to this latest and the loose ending will leave them hoping for more." —Kirkus Reviews
Praise for THE SHADE OF THE MOON
"Action-packed and completely unpredictable, this latest will be widely anticipated by the series' many fans." —Kirkus Reviews
"Pfeffer's well-written take on what life might be as it returns to 'normal' is sometimes brutal and always depressingly real." —Booklist
andlt;B andgt;The complete andlt;I andgt;New York Times andlt;/Iandgt;bestselling Uglies series is available as a collectible boxed set. The future isnand#8217;t far away.andlt;/Bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;In Tally Youngbloodand#8217;s world, looks matter. She lives in a society created to function with perfect-looking people who never have a chance to think for themselves. And sheand#8217;s tired of it. First as an ugly, then a pretty, and finally a special, Tally takes down the social infrastructure. And then, a generation later, a world obsessed with fame and instant celebrityand#8212;and filled with extrasand#8212;will reap the consequences.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;This collectible boxed set contains the complete Ugles series: andlt;I andgt;Ugliesandlt;/Iandgt;, andlt;I andgt;Prettiesandlt;/Iandgt;, andlt;I andgt;Specialsandlt;/Iandgt;, and andlt;I andgt;Extrasandlt;/Iandgt;.
When a meteor hits the moon, teenage Miranda and her friends and family struggle to survive the unimaginable. Four gripping books that follow their ordeal are collected in this boxed set.
LIFE AS WE KNEW IT
THE DEAD AND THE GONE
THIS WORLD WE LIVE IN
THE SHADE OF THE MOON
About the Author
Scott Westerfeld is the author of the Leviathan series, the first book of which was the winner of the 2010 Locus Award for Best Young Adult Fiction. His other novels include the andlt;Iandgt;New York Timesandlt;/Iandgt; bestseller andlt;Iandgt;Afterworldsandlt;/Iandgt;, the worldwide bestsellingandlt;Iandgt; andlt;/Iandgt;Uglies series, andlt;Iandgt;The Last Daysandlt;/Iandgt;, andlt;Iandgt;Peepsandlt;/Iandgt;, andlt;Iandgt;So Yesterdayandlt;/Iandgt;, and the Midnighters trilogy. Visit him at ScottWesterfeld.com or follow him on Twitter at @ScottWesterfeld.