Uglies: Shay's Story (Graphic Novel) (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

Uglies: Shay's Story (Graphic Novel) (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

by Scott Westerfeld, Devin Grayson


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A few months shy of her sixteenth birthday, when she will be transformed into a "pretty" whose only job is to have a great time, Shay befriends the Crims, a group of teens who refuse to take anything in society at face value.

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ISBN-13: 9780606264754
Publisher: Turtleback Books
Publication date: 03/06/2012
Series: Uglies Series
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 5.75(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.62(d)
Lexile: GN510L (what's this?)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

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Uglies2: Shay's Story (Graphic Novel) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 44 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent book for ypung adults. However highly recommen dreadong the actual novels (Uglies by Scott Westerfield is first) befor egetting tthis.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have got to buy the 2nd
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutely love this book but i cant find the second one....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like this book because the pictures are really good because i like anime books and shows and even School Rumble!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The second book to these graphic novals is called cutters and is soooo bubbly!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is perfect i love it and yes its for young adults
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the books and i think its awesome that they made a graphic novel for it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ive never read this book. But i quess ill try it. BTW HI PEOPLE AND THE WHOLE WORLD!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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...
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well make that two... many pages is tgis book??? Well actully only one!!! Thanks alot! Alyson!:)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Go for it already! Stop reading posts its triffic no need to read....just buy then read...what you buy!
elizardkwik on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is the graphic novel version of Uglies, told from Shay's point of view, about a society that values physical perfection and therefore gives everyone plastic surgery at the age of 16 to make them all "Pretty" so they can all live together and have parties all the time. First of all, I was disappointed that the pictures were black and white, not color. But other than that, the storyline was the same as the novel, capturing the important actions and even does a relatively good job of conveying the emotions of the characters. I'm curious to know whether people who read this version first would be more likely to read the full novel afterwards to get all the details that cannot be conveyed just through pictures and limited text. Overall, though, well done!
Aerrin99 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This graphic novel tells the story of Uglies through Shay's point of view. While interesting, I'm not sure that this was really a book that was needed. It doesn't add a lot to the narrative save for pictures, which are decent but nothing special. Shay was pretty easily understood in Uglies, and the graphic novel doesn't give us a lot of insight into what's going on in her head or why she chose to leave. The end leaves some room for new material in future volumes, though, and if you're a big fan of the series I don't think you'll be particularly disappointed here. For now, I'd call these graphic novels must-haves only for the completionists and tell others not to bother much.
krau0098 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a companion novel to the Uglies series by Scott Westerfeld and tells us the story of Shay. I enjoyed the Uglies series and was eager to learn more about Shay since she is more of a plot device than an actual person in the original series.This book tells the story of what happened as both Shay and Tally approaced their sixteenth year, the year where they get the operation to be Pretty. This shows what Shay¿s life was like before she met Tally and why she made the decisions she did.This was a very well done graphic novel done in a very magna-like style, but read in the traditional front to back American way. The illustration throughout is very manga in style and was easy to follow. The style fits the story well and I enjoyed it.The book is split into a number of chapters and tells the story of how Shay got to where she is; this is just the first part of the story and goes right up until it¿s time for the Pretty operation.Overall I enjoyed reading this graphic novel; it adds some great background to the Uglies story and really expands it. It also helps you to understand Shay as a character. If you are a fan of the Uglies series I definitely recommend picking this up. Even if you haven¿t read the Uglies series this is a well done graphic novel and I would recommend it if you are interested in YA dytopia or science fiction. It¿s on the lighter side of the genre but is still a great read.
Mariah7 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I loves the Uglies series and I have never read a graphic novel before, so I thought I would give this a try. But it left me disappointed. I read it in like 40 mins and If I havent previoulsy read Uglies than I would have no clue what was going on(I guess since its a companion novel then that is to be expected...idk). There was no details and I didnt have any connection with the characters. The illustrations were good, the only thing I didnt like was davids side burns(they were really thick haha). Graphic novels are just not my thing...but this book did remind me of how much I loved the Uglies series. :) Ill just stick with 'real' novels.
bluesalamanders on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Shay's Story takes place parallel to Uglies, telling the same story from a different perspective. Most of it is simply filling in details behind broad strokes that we already know, such as how Shay first meets david and why she didn't go to Smoke the first time. Interesting, but not vital plot detail.Shay doesn't look great in this book. In the novels, she's seen as a leader, strong and sure of herself and what she wants. In Shay's Story she is whiny, pushy, a hanger-on, even in some of the crossover scenes that are in both books.The art is fine, but not amazing and possibly not the best match for this story. The wide-eyed style of the faces rather undermined the Ugly/Pretty juxtaposition, especially in a medium where everyone is already generally drawn as Pretty (especially women). Mostly the Uglies just look young and the Pretties look older, even when they are the same age. Faces aside, it was a very dynamic style of art, which is important in an Uglies story where everyone is hoverboarding here and there and running and hiding and doing tricks constantly.Overall I enjoyed Shay's Story but I would recommend it only to dedicated Uglies fans.
4sarad on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I thought this book was pretty good! The ending definitely made me want to pick up a sequel. It helps if you have read Uglies the novel, but it's not necessary to understand what's going on and to enjoy the book. I thought both the writing and the illustrations were good and it was just altogether a fun read.
molliekay on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Shay's always been a character who has fascinated me. To see the story from her perspective added a whole new dimension to Uglies, and makes me anxious to reread the original book. This graphic novel is a must for fans of Tally.