Uglies: Shay's Story is a prequel for Uglies, it tells the readers of how Shay was turned into one of the Pretties. This graphic novel sets a good foundation for both fans of the Pretties series and new readers. At first it was difficult for me to adapt to the story-telling because I am not too familiar with reading graphic novels, but I soon got immersed in the story and did not mind the format at all. In fact much of the story came from the illustrations, which truly help bring the story to life. This book will appeal to many reluctant readers who prefer comic books or magma/graphic novels. I took the copy with me into my classroom and it has been a hit during SSR.
Westerfeld, S., & Grayson, D. (2012).Uglies: Shay's story. New York: Del Rey.