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Uglies Chapter 9

By Scott Westerfeld

Chapter 9

Waiting for David

  • In one of the tallest ruins, Shay lights a firework to signal to her mysterious friend.
  • And if you guess that this friend was named "David" just because that's in the title, well, you'd be correct.
  • But he never shows up, which leads Tally to wonder if he's real. After all, David sounds like a made-up name.
  • Tally is still glad that they went out that night since the Rusty Ruins really show how a civilization can collapse if people aren't careful.
  • That's the perfect thought to help one get to sleep at night.
  • When they get back to the river, Tally sees something that might be a spark of light back in the ruins. But maybe not.