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Scott Westerfeld is American and New York bestselling writer of young adult fiction popularly known as the author of the Leviathan and Uglies series. The author was born in Dallas Texas on May 5th, 1963 and spent most of his childhood years in Connecticut where he worked for his father Lloyd job as a computer programmer.

Order of Uglies Series

# Read Title Published
1 Uglies 2005
2 Pretties 2005
3 Specials 2006
4 Extras 2006
5 Bogus to Bubbly 2008

Order of Uglies: Graphic Novel Series

# Read Title Published
1 Cutters 2012
2 Shay's Story 2012

Order of Peeps Series

# Read Title Published
1 Peeps 2005
2 The Last Days 2006

Order of Leviathan Series

# Read Title Published
1 Leviathan 2009
2 Behemoth 2010
3 Goliath 2011
4 The Manual of Aeronautics 2012

Order of Succession Series

# Read Title Published
1 The Risen Empire 2003
2 The Killing of Worlds 2003

Order of Midnighters Series

# Read Title Published
1 The Secret Hour 2004
2 Touching Darkness 2005
3 Blue Noon 2006

Order of The Spill Zone Series

# Read Title Published
1 Spill Zone 2017

Order of Horizon Series

# Read Title Published
1 Horizon 2017

Order of Afterworlds Series

# Read Title Published
1 Afterworlds 2014
2 Afterworlds 2014

Order of Zeroes Series

# Read Title Published
1 Zeroes 2015
2 Swarm 2016

Order of The Powerpuff Girls Plus You Club Series

# Read Title Published
1 Rainy Day Professor 2002
2 Diamonds Are for Princess 2002

Order of Scott Westerfeld Standalone Novels

# Read Title Published
1 Polymorph 1997
2 Fine Prey 1998
3 Evolution's Darling 2000
4 So Yesterday 2004
5 The World of the Golden Compass 2007
6 Stupid Perfect World 2012

Order of Scott Westerfeld Non-Fiction Books

# Read Title Published
1 The Berlin Airlift 1989

Anthologies/Collaborations

# Read Title Published
1 Love Is Hell 2008
2 All Good Things Come to an End 2011
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Westerfeld attended Vassar College where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy in 1985. He started composing songs as a teenager, and currently, the author writes songs for modern dance. The year 2002 was the turning point in his life, as Westerfeld married the love of his life, Justine Larbalestier, an Australian author. He currently lives in Sydney and New York and has over 18 books written under his name, thirteen young adult novels, and five adult novels.

Scott Westerfeld is popularly known for the Uglies series, other books written by the same author include; The Killing of Worlds, the Risen Empire & Afterworlds. He began writing career mainly focused on adults novels but later switched to Young Adult with the Midnighters series. The author has written four books that take place in New York City which are The Last Days, Afterworlds, Peeps, and So Yesterday.

Westerfeld has also written a graphic book series called Shay Story. Other works include; Leviathan trilogy which consists of Behemoth, Leviathan, The Manual of Aeronautics, and Goliath.

SCOTT WESTERFELD AWARDS

The American and New York bestseller novels have won and been nominated for various awards. Uglies series won the Hal Clement Award in 2006 during Golden Duck Awards; subsequently, in 2005 The Secret Hour the debut book in Midnighters won Aurealis Award.

Leviathan won the 2010 Aurealis Award for the Best Young Adult novel category and in the same year won the Locus Award for the young adult novel category.

Behemoth made it to the finalist round during the 2011 Andre Norton Award, and in the same year, the same story was listed in the fourth position during the Locus Awards for YA book category.

SCOTT WESTERFELD BOOKS INTO MOVIES

Several of Scott Westerfeld books have been optioned for films. The Victorian Premier Award winning book, So Yesterday published in 2004 was optioned to be made into a movie by the producers of Bowling for Columbine & Fahrenheit 9/11 films. However, this possible adaptation slowly withered away as the author published on his blog that The Uglies was optioned by the Twentieth Century Fox in 2006 as a potential series.

BEST SCOTT WESTERFELD BOOKS

These are two best books by Scott Westerfeld Uglies (2005) & Leviathan (2009)

Uglies: The Uglies is the first book in Uglies series, the novel is about a young girl named Tally Youngblood, turning sixteen years and she wants to get pretty. In this context, pretty means that you have all your body taken, the skin resized, meaning the whole body is redone, it is a massive surgery. Tally is the youngest in her group and during her wait to turn sixteen so that she can have a go ahead to undergo the operation; she meets a girl named Shay. Shay does not want to undergo surgery, a decision that Tally cannot contemplate since right from childhood, she was told that she was ugly.

In the end, Shay leaves and heads to Smoke, a place where runaway Uglies live. Even though Tally does not go with Shay, the City Specials (like modern day cops), blackmail Tally that unless she brings back Shay, then she will not have the operation. In the face of a dilemma, Tally’s choice will transform her world forever.

Leviathan: In the first installment of the Leviathan series, Prince Aleksander the possible successor to the Austro- Hungarian throne is running away from his people who have turned against him, his title is now worthless and what he has is a loyal crew of men and a battle-torn war machine.

Deryn Sharp is a girl disguised as a boy in the (BAF) British Air service. She is a brave airman; however, her secret is mostly in the risk of being discovered.

With World War I on the horizons, Deryn and Aleks paths cross in the least expected way, taking them on a fantasy journey around the world, providing them with an adventure that will forever change their lives.

  • RainbowReader

    I got into Westerfeld with the Uglies series. Just a really fun series to read while you are in middle school or high school. A world where you are raised to feel “ugly” until you are 16 when you get an operation to become a “pretty”. It reminds me in a way of that old Twilight Zone with the pig faces, but so much more realized and in-depth. The books really captures what it feels like to be a teenager and asks some deep questions about the nature of beauty and being loved. The rare YA book that doesn’t make you feel like you’re reading YA.

    The newer Westerfeld stuff is good as well and I really love the enjoyed the Leviathan series. Definitely recommend him to anyone around teenage age and older as well.