Would anyone be interested in an RP based on the Uglies series by Scott Westerfeld? This is basically the story:
"Centuries ago there were billions of people on Earth known as the Rusties. There were so many, that soon enough more than half of the Earth’s land surface was taken over by human beings and the network of farms, mines, oil-fields, and factories that supported them. Eventually their insatiable hunger for more and more of Earth’s resources destroyed them and the human race, and 98% of humanity ended up dying off. Even then, the last remaining 2% of humanity fought and battled with each other for shrinking resources. Only the lucky ones survived the aftermath. This was known as the Rusty Crash.
When civilization rose again, scientists began to study the few remaining Rusty tribes, trying to figure out a way to preserve the human race. They saw how these Rusties engaged in never-ending bloodbaths. They then knew they had to find a way to eliminate war and discontent forever. It took hours and hours of research until one day a researcher rediscovered an old theory called the “halo effect”. Rusty science showed that beautiful people were treated better than their peers, got into less trouble, and were more happy and successful. That was when the surgery (also known as the ‘surge’) was developed to turn young people into pretties at the age of 16. Of course what scientists rediscovered was that Pretties still did fight with one another. It was human nature to want to compete.
They then realized they had to do something more drastic. Fortunately for those in charge, everyone was dying to have the ‘pretty surgery’. After all, who wouldn’t want to be beautiful? If another answer could be found in the operating tank, maybe humanity could still be saved from itself. That answer was, of course, bubblehead surgery. With small alterations to several areas of the brain, a new kind of pretty could be created: compliant, unaggressive, and happy. Of course the committee, then and still known as The Pretty Committee, kept this fact a secret, because, who wants to volunteer for brain damage?
Now? It’s the 24th century: a world with no conflict, no problems, no wars, no violence. There is no disease or crime, just beauty. This is a world in which everyone is beautiful, and being ‘normal’ is considered ugly. Through years and years of research, the surgery, now known amongst the younger generations as “The Surge”, has finally been perfected. At the age of 16, all young Uglies are mandated to receive the surgery, whether they like it or not. They are then put into the operating tank and come out 48 hours later as a completely new, beautiful citizen.
But everything is not as it seems and only the Smokies and the Pretty Committee know the truth…the real truth- about the brain legions and the corruption of wanting to keep everyone bubbleheads. But what happens when young Uglies begin running away? Rebelling, trying to find a way out? When the modern-day scavengers, known as the Smokies are hard at work to bring down the central government? Well…it’s time to choose a side. Beauty or freedom? Perfection or madness? Fantasy or reality? Because with every lie comes a truth, and some we cannot bear to face."