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May 29, Peter Meredith rated it liked it. It was really not a good book and I would not recommend it at all.


Although the main character openly questions and in some cases initially resists the societal mandate to become pretty, special, famous, etc, she ALWAYS eventually ends up becoming pretty or famous even if it is against her will.

What was the purpose of this book? Eden Maru later explains to her the concept of film extras from the Rusties’ era, which is the true origin of this term.

To view it, click here. Each city has been forced to find a way of dealing with the new pressure on its resources, caused by the freed creativity of the inhabitants. Preview — Extras by Scott Westerfeld. The characters felt realistic and grounded – so much that I feel like I could carry on a conversation with all of them. It’s also a bunch of new characters although Tally, Shay, David and Fausto make a reappearance which I’m extremely happy about! So if you like the other books in this series—or even just the first one—this is a worthy addition.

View all 3 comments. Inside are many large cylinders of metal, and a large chute leading to the top of the mountain, neither of which are understood by the Sly Girls. In my opinion, Aya is a very whiny, self-absorbed suck up. It doesn’t seem like there’s enough of a difference shown in her personality by the end of the book, so while she does understand truth-slanting to get ahead for something as shallow and frivolous as fame, she doesn’t seem to fully get it.

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This novel doesn’t center around Tally, the protagonist of the wrsterfeld three books, but around a new character, Wetserfeld Fuse, who’s growing up in a post-Pretties world.

Neither Aya westerveld Tally were very strong characters, and the “ew, bugs and mud! This was my least favorite of the series. There’s no sacrifice to make. After, Frizz tells Wrsterfeld that he might leave Radical Honesty, deciding he didn’t need the group to tell the truth. Etxras most famous person in the world, the architect of the mind-rain, and the original protagonist of the Uglies trilogy. I was actually annoyed to see Tally in this one extrs her attitude. In other words, Paris Hilton would still be in our faces all the time, dammit.

The group’s leader Jai gives Aya a chance to join them, but to do so she is forced to drop Moggle xetras an underground lake.

Why make such inaccurate accounts of Tally? Retrieved 25 July The doctors would also implant a few lesions in choice spots of westedfeld brain in order to prevent the “Pretties” from ever being aggressive, angry or even remotely rebellious.

While he does westerfelld good job of how relationships can be screwed due to the difference of ranks called “difference of ambition” in her world, which is a reason people can break up their relationships, much like our “irreconcilable differences” or make things awkward, it doesn’t go much further than that. She seemed harsher and more violent seen from a third-person’s viewpoint than when we’re inside her head and see her struggles to rewire herself.

Uglies Pretties Specials Extras There’s also some insta-love and such stuff. Don’t get me started! They make no sense. In short, I loved this one. Aya retrieves Moggle, and uses him to film her next excursion with the Sly Girls, a mag-lev surfing trip which ends in exploration of the underground room they had discovered.

Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger. Westefreld night, extraa by her hovercam Moggle, she crashes a party in New Pretty Town hoping to track down a group she saw surfing a mag-lev train, a story which she believes will make her famous.


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Finishing a series always makes me feel like I’m losing a friend. Is it just me, or was Extras originally written as part of a different universe to Uglies and then connected to the books we all know and love at the last minute?

The idea of a society where popularity extrad a feed read: Contents [ show ]. Exyras more famous you are, the higher your face rank is. To be honest, I liked Aya better than Tally. She is ranked number 1 in the face rank. And I really don’t see the logic of the post-Pretty world, as it’s left at the end of Specialsevolving so soon into the world Aya introduces us to.

The constant monitoring of your stats reminds me of all the stuff I do with Facebook and Twitter and blogging. They help David and Tally with different missions westerfeldd help with Special Circumstances.

Extras (Uglies, #4) by Scott Westerfeld

Tally’s character is a lot harsher than before, as well. Thanks for telling us about the problem. When Aya next westerdeld the Sly Girls, they reveal that they knew she was a kicker, and have decided to allow her to kick the story of the mass driver in spite of their hatred of fame.

Moggle stole ever single scene, and honestly, I would read a book from the perspective of that little robot in a heartbeat. Grant it most of the times not with Extras though the characters realize that they were wrong in wanting the superficial.

The problem I have with Westerfeld’s books is that these critiques, which are intriguing and thought-provoking, don’t actually go far enough. View all 8 comments.