Tally sits at her bedroom window, staring at New Pretty Town. She is wondering what her best friend Peris is doing.
Tally decides to sneak out of Uglyville and go to New Pretty Town to talk to Peris.
Tally is at a pretty party. She found a mask at the parade outside and wore it to the party to remain unnoticed. Tally cannot find Peris anywhere.
Peris finds Tally in an elevator. Tally is amazed at how pretty Peris is. Peris is confused about why Tally is there, and he wants her to go home immediately. Peris says that they will be best friends again, once she turn pretty.
Tally can't leave without not being seen. So, she and Peris come up with the idea to fake a fire alarm. Tally will jump off of the roof by using a bungee jacket and then make it safely to the ground.
Tally is hiding from a warden under a tree in the pleasure garden. There is someone else there, and once the figure turns to the light, Tally can see her face and tell that she is an ugly, too. Her name is Shay, and they will soon be best friends.