This novel is a fantastically awesome read! It's the first book in the series by Scott Westerfield and it is about a futuristic dystopian society where severe cosmetic surgery is performed on all of the citizens upon their 16th birthday, turning them into "Pretties". Before that, they are called, "Uglies" and they are not even allowed into the same area as "Pretties", along with being told that they are worthless. The book addresses serious topics that have been exasperated in the book to show just how bad society may become if we don't stop putting such a heavy emphasis on body image and how we're "supposed" to look (Emphasis on the quotes).
If you love novels with strong main characters, who overcome the challenges that inevitability get thrown at us, then this is the perfect read for you! Plus, it has sequels, and who doesn't love a good sequel?