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Author Scott Westerfeld of Leviathan fame, has told Wikia at Comic-Con that he will be adapting his popular young adult series, Uglies, to manga format.

He has revealed that he will tell the story this time from the perspective of Shay, protagonist Tally Youngblood's best friend. Shay, nicknamed "Skinny" because of her large weight, is part of a runaway gang of uglies called the Smokies trying to avoid the government decree that all 16 year-olds go under the knife to be made pretty.

Uglies is in the works as a feature film from Twentieth Century Fox and producer John Davis, though seems to be moving at a glacial pace. Given it's themes on the meaning of beauty, Uglies seems a natural fit for a Japanese graphic novel. Check out a sample page below and stay tuned for more updates on this exciting news.

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