I recently joined an online book club you can see here. This months book is "Uglies" by scott westerfeld. It is a great book. Its a teen novel, so it reads pretty fast, but it is none-the-less one of the best reads. I wouldn't consider it teen, it seems pretty adult to me, but what do I know? There are a lot of ideas thrown discretely into the book that refer to today's society and questions the values that society currently holds. Its strange the book takes a futuristic point of view, but its a future that is a result from the way things are now (or at least something that seems plausible in the far future). The story is about a girl of 16 who decides between being an ugly or a pretty, so I can see how maybe its considered 'teen.'
The book ends in a cliff hanger, and it was only then that I knew it was a series. Thankfully for me the whole series has been written so I can read them all at once and not have to wait for any. Upon finishing the "Uglies" I went on the library site and found there was a long line for the second book of the series "pretties", so I went to the bookman's down the street, they didn't have it, so I had to stop at barns and noble because I just cannot wait to start reading the next one. I am already on the waiting list at the library for the third and fourth book of the series so that when I am done reading this one I will not have to wait to start devouring the next.