But Peris! I missed you so much! I wanted to see you again.
You're ugly too!
I'm Tally. I just crashed a Pretty party!
So cool! I'm Shay.
Extend your arms. Keep your feet apart! Duck!
Oomph! I did it! I made the turn!
Pretties are WRONG! We may not be gorgeous, but at least we're not hyped-up Barbie dolls.
Tally sneaks into a mansion in New Pretty Town to see her already-turned-Pretty best friend, Peris. He urges her to go back, and Tally jumps off of the mansion with a bungee jacket to escape.
Hyped up what? Shay, you're making no sense! You're just afraid to grow up!
While she's running away back to Uglyville, Tally meets another Ugly: Shay. (My favorite color is pastel pink or blue).
What's wrong with my operation, Dr. Cable?
Nothing. But you have to find your runaway friend Shay and betray the Smoke's location to Special Circumstances.
Tally and Shay become best friends. Shay teaches Tally how to hoverboard, and they pull Ugly tricks together. Shay even takes Tally to the Rusty Ruins, where she says she knows someone named David.
Tally, just betray your friend Shay. It's the right thing to do.
Okay, Sol, Ellie. I don't want to be ugly forever. I'll go to the Smoke and find Shay.
Shay and Tally get into a big argument when Shay expresses how she doesn't like the Pretty lifestyle. When Shay reaches out to Tally again, she wants Tally to run away with her to the Smoke, a place where Uglies live freely without the Operation.
I'm going to run away to the Smoke!
Tally says no, she won't go to the Smoke, and Shay leaves by herself. On the day of Tally's operation, however, Dr. Cable from the Special Circumstances organization says Tally needs to find Shay again or she won't be turned Pretty.
Tally struggles in deciding whether or not to betray her friend, but she is convinced by her parents and Peris. Tally embarks on the journey to the Smoke following a set of cryptic directions that Shay left, with a spy necklace in tow to expose the Smoke's location.