Synopses & Reviews
Extras, the final book in the Uglies series, is set a couple of years after the and#8220;mind-rain,and#8221; a few earth-shattering months in which the whole world woke up. The cure has spread from city to city, and the pretty regime that kept humanity in a state of bubbleheadedness has ended. Boundless human creativity, new technologies, and old dangers have been unleashed upon the world. Culture is splintering, the cities becoming radically different from each other as each makes its own way into this strange and unpredictable future . . . andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;One of the features of the new world is that everyone has a "feed," which is basically their own blog/myspace/tv channel. The ratings of your feed (combined with how much the city interface overhears people talking about you) determines your social status--so everyone knows at all times how famous they are. andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;As Scott Westerfeld explored the themes of extreme beauty in the first three Uglies books, now he takes on the world's obsession with fame and popularity. And how anyone can be an instant celebrity.
A fresh repackaging of the bestselling Uglies books...the series that started the whole dystopian trend!
A few years after rebel Tally Youngblood took down the uglies/pretties/specials regime, a cultural renaissance swept the world. Now popularity rules. Everyone craves fame—and fifteen-year-old Aya Fuse is no exception. But her face rank of 451,396 is so low, she’s a total nobody. An extra. Aya’s only chance to escape extra-land is to find a big story to kick—something wild and unexpected. Then Aya meets a clique of girls who pull crazy tricks. She knows she can propel herself into celebrity; but at what cost? There’s more at stake than Aya realizes in this spectacular conclusion to the Uglies series.
About the Author
Scott Westerfeld is the author of the Leviathan series, the first book of which was the winner of the 2010 Locus Award for Best Young Adult Fiction. His other novels include the andlt;Iandgt;New York Timesandlt;/Iandgt; bestseller andlt;Iandgt;Afterworldsandlt;/Iandgt;, the worldwide bestsellingandlt;Iandgt; andlt;/Iandgt;Uglies series, andlt;Iandgt;The Last Daysandlt;/Iandgt;, andlt;Iandgt;Peepsandlt;/Iandgt;, andlt;Iandgt;So Yesterdayandlt;/Iandgt;, and the Midnighters trilogy. Visit him at ScottWesterfeld.com or follow him on Twitter at @ScottWesterfeld.