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  • Title: Extras
  • Author: Scott Westerfeld
  • ISBN: 9781416971214
  • Page: 399
  • Format: Paperback
  • FameIt 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 cameraFameIt 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.As if being fifteen doesn t suck enough, Aya Fuse s rank of 451,369 is so low, she s a total nobody An extra But Aya doesn t care she just wants to lie low with her drone, Moggle And maybe kick a good story for herself.Then Aya meets a clique of girls who pull crazy tricks, yet are deeply secretive of it Aya wants desperately to kick their story, to show everyone how intensely cool the Sly Girls are But doing so would propel her out of extra land and into the world of fame, celebrity and extreme danger A world she s not prepared for.
    Extras FameIt 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

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    1. Like the other books in the Uglies trilogy, Extras is fun and a very fast read I read this book in about 2 and 1 2 hours, pretty much non stop However, Extras raised the same prickly issues for me that the other books in the series did My years as a student steeped in cultural studies and gender theory make it pretty much impossible for me to read works of popular fiction without subjecting them to critical analysis, and Westerfeld s books certainly lend themselves to this sort of critique Espec [...]

    2. I really struggled to finish this book, and I thought it was significantly worse than the others in the series A lot of the dialogue was agonizingly stilted The characters actually said things like Not good and uh, oh to react to approaching falling objects and other imminent bumps on the head AAAAAARGH Those lines drive me crazy enough in movies I was horrified to find them in a book At one point, characters from two different countries meet and have some communication difficulties After a few [...]

    3. Ugh Finally done.This is how this book made me feel because it was such a disappointment and maybe a bit of this because it was so boring and also becausewell, it fucking sucked I ve noticed that I ve been rating these Uglies books in a pattern Uglies 5 StarsPretties 4 StarsSpecials 3 StarsExtras 2 StarsToo bad they don t have a fifth one If that had sucked as bad as this one, I would have loved to give that a one star, then the pattern would be complete.

    4. Honestly, this book was kind of a disappointment I liked how it was all accumulated around the Japanese society, but other than that, I was expecting much of this book In my opinion, Aya is a very whiny, self absorbed suck up I don t like the way Scott Westerfeld portrays Tally in this either because he renders her as a know it all b word, to say the least Which, I don t think Tally has ever been Her character is not put to justice in this book.

    5. Extras is the fourth book in Scott Westerfeld s critically acclaimed, New York Times bestselling series originally it was a trilogy The first three books Uglies, Pretties, and Specials follow Tally Youngblood, a fifteen year old girl living in a futuristic world so dominated by plastic surgery that anyone who looks normal is ugly Extras is set three years after the events of the trilogy unfold, in a different city, with different main characters The trilogy, however, sets the framework for every [...]

    6. You know this book started out okay but it quickly went down hill I was actually annoyed to see Tally in this one and her attitude I mean this book was not about her so I don t understand why she HAD to be in it I didn t like how she was portrayed at all I also quickly got annoyed at Aya The Uglies series was my first exposure to Westerfeld and though I really liked Uglies and liked Pretties and pretty much liked Specials I gotta say i m noticing a pattern with his characters They all want somet [...]

    7. Finishing a series always makes me feel like I m losing a friend I ve spent a good week or so reading these four books, absorbed in the pages and the characters and their lives, and now I just feel lonely Extras is set a few years after the huge finale of Specials, or the mind rain as they now call it It s also a bunch of new characters although Tally, Shay, David and Fausto make a reappearance which I m extremely happy about , a new city, and a spanking new economy known as the reputation econo [...]

    8. I can t believe that I am finished with this series What to start on next, hmmm This was my least favorite of the series I really liked it for the first half I liked Aya Fuse cool name and her brother, Hiro, and his friend, Ren I liked the whole premise of popularity and fame being a commodity for living.I can t believe that I am saying this, but I didn t really like Tally in this book Once, she came on the scene, I thought the writing became very sloppy The whole second half of the story was fl [...]

    9. Extras is not a Tally Youngblood story, but she appears in it It takes place in Japan, where the economy is based on popularity Aya Fuse wants to become famous by kicking a story that will attract everyone s attention, just like her brother, Hiro So she goes undercover, and she stumbles on a very kickable story that will make her famous but also set her in danger To be honest, I liked Aya better than Tally Tally was a great heroine and one of my favs in Uglies, but in Extras she is hardly relata [...]

    10. The fourth, surprise volume in theUglies no longer a trilogy I liked this way thanSpecials, the last book in the series which I actually kind of hated This novel doesn t center around Tally, the protagonist of the previous three books, but around a new character, Aya Fuse, who s growing up in a post Pretties world The Important Teen Topic Westerfeld is tackling this time is fame, not beauty, as following Tally s act of liberation, the world has evolved into one where wealth and social merit are [...]

    11. I am just going to pretend that this book doesn t exist ALIENS ALIENS ALIENS That s a cruel joke I got so pissed I erased it off my Kindle.It s one of the few books I have abandoned in my life but it was spoiling the thrill and excitement that had built up in me It s such a disappointing ending to the Uglies series as if a completely different person came up with it Even the writing is not at paar with the previous books The action is abrupt At one moment the characters are talking and all of a [...]

    12. Can I give this no stars What was that What was the purpose of this book Ugh I kind if hated Aya She was whiny and no matter what situation came up, no matter how dire, ALL SHE CARED ABOUT WAS IF HER CAMERA WAS CATCHING IT All she cared about was being a kicker And what happened to Tally She just seemed really annoyed the whole time, and not anything like her previous self The plot, I felt, was also pretty loose It s just about a fame obsessed girl who finds out about these freaks that she think [...]

    13. Sorry, Scott I m gonna have to throw in the towel this time I just give up I loved all of your other books Peeps, Uglies, Pretties, Specials, the Midnighters series but I just can t, and I mean CAN T, understand how this book wormed its way into existence.Why, Scott Why Why make such a despicable protagonist You know, I actually felt antagonistic towards Aya, so I don t think the term protagonist even applies I tried to love her, and try I did But try as I might, I JUST HATED HER GUTS She s self [...]

    14. Set in the same Uglies universe as the previous three books, but set three years after Tally caused the mind rain when bubbleheads were given the choice to have their lesions repaired so they weren t empty mindedly happy , this book takes place in Japan.Aya Fuse s city decides to award resources to people based on their reputation fame This is done by everybody being given their own feed Internet once of age and their own hovercam The often someone s feed is watched, or name is mentioned, the h [...]

    15. I m so proud of you, Scott You seem to have finally caught on after 3 whole books of trial and error, you ve produced an engaging plot with writing that doesn t read like a piece of GCSE coursework It looks like my investment in this series did eventually pay off This is a decent add on to a series which I didn t think was really going anywhere Scott Westerfeld has generated another really interesting world the concept is quite separate to Uglies Pretties Specials a world which has been milked a [...]

    16. So, Spoilers ahead although not many since I don t feel like writing much about this fuckery Welcome to the world of Aya Tally 2.0 Aya has one focus in life which is to become famous In the new post Tally world of Japan , the goal is to become as noticed as you can Think of it as YouTubers being ranked according to how many hits they get The higher the hits, the famous you are Fame gets you out of being any type of normal productive member of society You just run around being famous This is Aya [...]

    17. Okay, this is the very LAST book I am going to read by Scott Westerfeld I love his dystopic world in the future with all the imaginative people and ways to be His mysteries and conflicts which send the protagonists, whether they are uglies, pretties, specials, or extras, are quite exciting and keep you reading to see the solution But the last two books, Specials and Extras, have now put him into the writing genre of Eco Novelist His message of it would be better to change your body to a zero gra [...]

    18. Yich Not pretty I didn t like the complication of the language barrier when it wasn t very clear I hated the main character for her stupidity, pride, and assumptions Its plot wasn t very engaging, and once they figure out what the Extras are doing, it jumps to the party scene Tally s character is a lot harsher than before, as well It was less along the same baseline that made the others good The others were their titles because Tally was one Tally was not an Extra Overall, not worth it for the a [...]

    19. I think this novel was so creative The constant monitoring of your stats reminds me of all the stuff I do with Facebook and Twitter and blogging It s easy to see how this could happen in the future What a strange world.

    20. There is an interesting arc to my appreciation of Extras.I wasn t so sure at first The girl on the front is obviously not Tally Youngblood, and so I was rather nervous about starting a Westerfeld book that wasn t about Tally Youngblood But start it I did, and for the first half or so I was in young adult fiction bliss.Extras does it all right when it comes to futuristic fiction with a bit of a social commentary Insert Aya Fuse, a fifteen year old in post mind rain see Specials Japan, where they [...]

    21. I would give this 2.5It was no where near as good as Uglies though it was just as enjoyable as Specials If you re a fan of the original three books, I strongly recommend reading this one as well If you thought the first three were just so so, then give this one a miss.

    22. Think of an ultramodern city where everything that matters is fame and reputation Think about a society where everyone can be kickers or journalists, where everyone can be tech heads or inventors, where everyone can be surge monkeys and undergo as many surgeries as they can in the name of fashion Think of a city swathed in big futuristic bubble, eyed 24 7 by a mechanical Big Brother.Sounds like the world just became a blown up version of American Idol, eh Extras, the fourth installment in the Ug [...]

    23. Despite that Extras was written for an audience of teenage girls I rather enjoyed it It was a quick, easy read that kept me interested as it moved splendidly alonguntil we came nigh of its conclusion and then the floor sort of just dropped out of the story Here there be spoilers The story revolves around Aya Fuse, who at the tender age of fifteen is desperate for attention fame being the only way to become rich in the city of the future s Reputation Economy You heard that right.I know it sounds [...]

    24. In my opinion,the book is disappointing, because in the last 3 books the stories hook the readers attention In this is book I found that I did not like the main idea, and the main character was a stuck up 15 year old girl that really got on my nerves And even though the old characters were in the book, the old main character Tally Youngblood was a totally different character I personally think the series should have ended on The Specials It was a HUGE struggle just to finish the book and left me [...]

    25. AWESOME D I was sooooo excited when I found out there was a fourth book, although it took me forever to get my hands on it I m so glad that I did I liked the way Westerfeld combined the new characters w the characters from uglies pretties specials OMG, and the very end made me SO HAPPY XD lol.

    26. This series definitely should have stopped with the third book I enjoyed the series until this book, and then it just got ridiculous Alien creatures, really COME ON The entire plot was so over the top and unbelievable, I was just waiting for it to be over So disappointed that the author got greedy trying to make money and threw this terrible book together.

    27. I loved this final novel in the Uglies saga, and the unique setting and storyline that took us away from the Tally story, but still let us have our beloved characters, just way later in the narrative You gotta read

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