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Extras (Uglies) by Scott Westerfeld

Extras (Uglies) (edition 2011)

by Scott Westerfeld

Series: Uglies (4)

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Title:Extras (Uglies)
Authors:Scott Westerfeld
Info:Simon Pulse (2011), Edition: Reprint, Paperback, 416 pages
Collections:Young Adult Fiction, Fiction

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  MisaBookworm | Feb 2, 2016 |
Love this addition to the series, great book! ( )
  Rose.Wallin | Jan 20, 2016 |
Not as good as the others in this series, but ok. ( )
  flicka82 | Jan 19, 2016 |
It is three years since the end of Specials and a lot of changes have taken place since the mind rain. Aya fuse lives in a town in Japan where your status in society depends on your face rank, how popular you are. Aya wants to find a big story to kick in order to get famous. The end of the book didn't make a lot of ense but still an entertaining story. ( )
  RachelNF | Jan 15, 2016 |
It was nice to see the impact of the first three books on the world. ( )
  EllsbethB | Dec 18, 2015 |
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With its combination of high-stakes melodrama, cinematic action and thought-provoking insight into some really thorny questions of human nature, the new novel, like its predecessors, is a superb piece of popular art, reminiscent less of other young adult books than of another pop masterpiece, the revived “Battlestar Galactica.”
added by Aerrin99 | editNew York Times, James Hynes (Nov 11, 2007)
Aya and her friends are some of the most interesting, flawed and inspirational people I've met in a young adult novel, making this yet another great Westerfeld to use in turning your kids onto sf.
added by lampbane | editBoing Boing, Cory Doctorow (Sep 30, 2007)
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Part I: Watch This

You all say you need us. Well, maybe you do, but not to help you. You have enough help, with the millions of bubbly new minds about to be unleashed, with all the cities coming awake at last. Together, you're more than enough to change the world without us. So from now on, David and I are here to stand in your way. You see, freedom has a way of destroying things.

- Tally Youngblood
To everyone who wrote to me to reveal the secret definition of the word "trilogy."
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"Moggle," Aya whispered. "You awake?"
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It's a few years after rebel Tally Youngblood took down the uglies/pretties/specials regime. Without those strict roles and rules, the world is in a complete cultural renaissance. "Tech-heads" flaunt their latest gadgets, "kickers" spread gossip and trends, and "surge monkeys" are hooked on extreme plastic surgery. And it's all monitored on a bazillion different cameras. The world is like a gigantic game of American Idol. Whoever is getting the most buzz gets the most votes. Popularity rules.
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Now that the world is in a complete cultural renaissance, fifteen-year-old Aya Fuse, an Extra, just wants to lay low, so when she discovers the secret lives of the Sly Girls, she wants to report their story, but Aya knows that would propel her into celebrity--a status she's not prepared for.… (more)

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