by Scott Westerfeld
Uglies Chapter 5 Summary
Facing the Future
- Tally shows off to Shay some of the options she's come up with for what to make her face look like.
- One option looks like a cat (or something from Avatar) and another, according to Tally, looks like Cleopatra.
- But Shay points out that the real Cleopatra may not have been so pretty.
- The weird thing is that Shay, besides adding that little but of trivia, also has no face options to show. She'd rather go hoverboarding.
- Tally wants to make a pretty-version of Shay's face. Step One: deciding which side is her good side. (The other side is pure evil.) For instance, Tally thinks her left side is much better.
- But Shay doesn't like playing this game: "Making ourselves feel ugly is not fun" (61).
- Tally argues that things are better now: now that everyone is pretty, everyone is equal.
- But Shay argues that this whole prettiness thing is just a committee's idea of being pretty.
- Instead of going on with this argument (where would it end up?), they go hoverboarding.
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