Read Scott Westerfeld's "Uglies" for Free

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In anticipation of Scott Westerfeld's alternate history novel Leviathan, Simon & Schuster has made his book Uglies available for free download. It's the first book in his young adult series about a strictly regimented, post-scarcity society where all people undergo an operation at age 16 to make them pretty, and Tally Youngblood, a teenager who stumbles upon the sinister truth behind the operation. Of course, it's all an evil plot to get you hooked so you'll buy the rest of the series. [Simon & Schuster via Westerblog]