Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
Tally cannot wait until her sixteenth birthday. She will then undergo an operation to become "pretty." She has been experimenting with different looks to see what she would like to look like. Should she have green or violet eyes? What color hair?
While waiting for her birthday, she becomes friends with Shay who isn't so sure she wants to become pretty. In Shay's travels to the "outside" she learns that all is not what it seems. Does the operation come with side effects?
This is also an adventure story with people traveling on hoverboards and some groups living on the outside. Both boys and girls have really enjoyed this novel!
Sequels: Pretties and Specials