Pretties by Scott Westerfeld
End of the World challenge, series
Book two in the dystopian teen series where everyone is beautiful. When people turn sixteen, they finally get the operation to become a 'pretty' and live in the beautiful city and party and just be overall wonderful, because if everyone were beautiful, life would be perfect, right? But Tally Youngblood ran away to the Smoke Town, just before her operation and is now aware that not everyone wants to be pretty and even that there are some side effects. Smoke Town is where some rebels who don't want to be pretty live. The Special Circumstances crew are the people who keep the pretties happy and unquestioning.
This is a great summer read, like getting cotton candy at the exhibition. If you have read a slow, heavy book, maybe some dense 18th century classic or a chunkster and feel like you have fallen behind on your reading lists, pick up a book from this series. You can fly through them and enjoy a little light diversion with some interesting dystopian themes.
The series goes: Uglies, Pretties, Specials, Extras, and they are quite popular with the high school set.