This month we are reading Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
. Tally is about to turn 16, and she can't wait. Not for her license -- for turning pretty. In Tally's world, your 16th birthday brings an operation that turns you from a repellent ugly into a stunningly attractive pretty and catapults you into a high-tech paradise where your only job is to have a really great time. In just a few weeks Tally will be there.