Uglies by Scott Westerfield Discussion Questions

Instructor: Christopher Muscato

Chris has a master's degree in history and teaches at the University of Northern Colorado.

''Uglies'' is the first book in a dystopian young adult series by Scott Westerfeld. These questions will help students discuss this book and can prepare them for the following books in the series.


Uglies is a 2005 dystopian science-fiction novel by American author Scott Westerfeld. It is the first book in a multiple-book young adult series. While the entire series is sometimes referred to as the Uglies trilogy or Uglies series, these discussion questions are focused only on the first book. These questions are intended for 6-8th graders, the recommended reading and interest level for this novel. However, the questions can be easily adjusted for slightly older or younger students.

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