• She thought of the orchids spreading across the plains below, choking the life out of other plants, out of the soil itself, selfish and unstoppable. Tally Youngblood was a weed. And, unlike the orchids, she wasn't even a pretty one.

    Scott Westerfeld (2015). “Uglies & Pretties: Uglies; Pretties”, p.236, Simon and Schuster