Set in a future where cosmetic surgery is a requirement at age 16 and attractiveness is mandated, Scott Westerfelds popular Uglies series has received critical acclaim from the press and public alike. Chock-full of action, adventure and teenage rebellion, theres no question why Uglies has attracted thousands of fans. In Mind- Rain, popular authors examine the series and delve into the underlying themes. What sort of critiques are Uglies, Pretties, Specials and Extras making about the real world? Is there more behind Tally, David and Shay?