Uglies: Shay’s Story by Scott Westerfeld and Devin Grayson

I picked this up at the library and it is a graphic novel version of side-character Shay’s story of what happened during Uglies, the first book in the Uglies series. I read the first two and a half books in that series and to be honest I wasn’t a huge fan but I really enjoyed the first book so wanted to revisit that from a different perspective.

On the whole the artwork was quite typical of manga and was drawn in a traditional Japanese style. I did like that some additional sketchbook pages were included at the end of the book with notes on why certain things were changed with regards to the look of the characters.

Although I liked this graphic novel version of the book, it was a very quick read and didn’t really add anything to Shay’s side of the story that you don’t already find out in the novels.

Overall this was a quick read and if you really like the Uglies series, I would recommend it but it was nothing special to me and I’m still not a huge fan of the series.

2 out of 5 stars!

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