I picked this up solely on the basis of the book covers (the new ones) and reading the back of the first book – Uglies. I read all three books in a row in about 4 days and loved them. Dystopian fiction is pretty formulaic – 16 yo protagonist breaks free from dysfunctional society, escapes to another dysfunctional society, and ends up turning everything upside down. But I really like the way the book is written and what it says about our distraction with appearance. If you like dystopian fiction, you won’t want to miss this series.