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Specials (Uglies Trilogy)

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Special Circumstances:

The words have sent chills down Tally's spine since her days as a repellent, rebellious ugly. Back then Specials were a sinister rumor — frighteningly beautiful, dangerously strong, breathtakingly fast. Ordinary pretties might live their whole lives without meeting a Special. But Tally's never been ordinary. And now she's been turned into one of them: a superamped fighting machine, engineered to keep the uglies down and the pretties stupid.

The strength, the speed, and the clarity and focus of her thinking feel better than anything Tally can remember. Most of the time. One tiny corner of her heart still remembers something more. Still, it's easy to tune that out — until Tally's offered a chance to stamp out the rebels of the New Smoke permanently. It all comes down to one last choice: listen to that tiny, faint heartbeat, or carry out the mission she's programmed to complete. Either way, Tally's world will never be the same.

Review:

"Westerfeld's themes include vanity, environmental conservation, Utopian idealism, fascism, violence, and love. In this trilogy, the author calls for a revolution in our hearts and minds." School Library Journal

Review:

"Tally's gradual groping toward independent thought, may strike readers as rather similar to devices used in the preceding books, and the setup feels overcomplicated. But series fans will still relish this final visit to Westerfeld's dystopian world." Booklist

Synopsis:

In this final book of Westerfields trilogy, Tally has been transformed from a repellent ugly to supermodel pretty. Now shes a super-amped fighting machine. Her mission is to keep the uglies down and the pretties stupid. But Tallys never been good at playing by the rules.

About the Author

Scott Westerfeld has written many acclaimed novels for adults and teens.

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jumpergirl3005, February 23, 2009 (view all comments by jumpergirl3005)
Being the third book in a triology, it is acually pretty good. The first two were amazing. This one picks up two months after the second leave off. With Zane still dealing from complications from taking the bad pill, Tally and Shay and other Crims now the special elitie Cutters of Special Circumstances. This book has everything, love, war, and tragedy. A must read if you read the first two. Like them, it is interesting, devulges more about the past, well written, and full of surprises. This book has an ending you really didn't see coming. Everyone should read these books.
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Crystal Kim, February 27, 2008 (view all comments by Crystal Kim)
One of the best of the best books by Scott Westerfeld. A young girl turned inhuman by an illegal surgery is forced to choose between her Boss or her boyfriend, but if she can't even stand to look at him, it's hard. This book is starred a thousand times on my list.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780689865404
Author:
Westerfeld, Scott
Publisher:
Simon Pulse
Designed:
Corral, Rodrigo
Author:
Corral, Rodrigo
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - General
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - Science Fiction
Subject:
Teenage girls
Subject:
Social Issues - General
Subject:
Social Issues - New Experience
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Beauty, Personal
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Copyright:
Series:
Uglies Trilogy
Publication Date:
May 2006
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
Young adult
Language:
English
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
7 x 5 in
Age Level:
12-12

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Product details 384 pages Simon Pulse - English 9780689865404 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Westerfeld's themes include vanity, environmental conservation, Utopian idealism, fascism, violence, and love. In this trilogy, the author calls for a revolution in our hearts and minds."
"Review" by , "Tally's gradual groping toward independent thought, may strike readers as rather similar to devices used in the preceding books, and the setup feels overcomplicated. But series fans will still relish this final visit to Westerfeld's dystopian world."
"Synopsis" by , In this final book of Westerfields trilogy, Tally has been transformed from a repellent ugly to supermodel pretty. Now shes a super-amped fighting machine. Her mission is to keep the uglies down and the pretties stupid. But Tallys never been good at playing by the rules.
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