Extras by Scott Westerfeld
(Uglies Trilogy)

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Extras, the final book in the Uglies series, is set a couple of years after the “mind-rain,” 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 . . .

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.

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.
 

About Scott Westerfeld

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Scott Westerfeld is the author of ten books for young adults, including Peeps, The Last Days, and the Midnighters trilogy. He was born in Texas in 1963, is married to the Hugo-nominated writer Justine Larbalestier, and splits his time between New York and Sydney. His latest book is Extras, the fourth in the bestselling Uglies series.
 
Published September 27, 2012 by Simon & Schuster Childrens Books. 399 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Westerfeld excels at showing the emotional underpinnings of a fame economy: Aya experiences obscurity panic, feeling “unreal” unless her actions are recorded.

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In a future dystopia, a teenager rebels against the bland conformity imposed by a high-tech version of bread and circuses.

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The Bookbag

In the future city of this book, many people live with what is called a reputation economy.

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Teen Reads

Frizz is not only beautiful, but Aya sees in her eyescreen that his face rank is an astounding 4,612!

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Common Sense Media

Did you like Aya as a main character as much as Tally, the main character from the first three books?.

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Common Sense Media

Basically, Scott Westerfeld wrote 3 amazing books then for some insane reason he decides to taint the Amazing series with this piece of trash!!

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Did you like Aya as a main character as much as Tally, the main character from the first three books?.

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A Patchwork of Books

I know that if authors leave you hanging by a string when the book is done,(Like you did to me and I would know I’ve written two books of my own)that the book was amazing, but why don’t you write one more book (it can be short)explaing what happens with Tally and David when they are in the wild, ...

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A Patchwork of Books

I write a lot about series and the bad job that the most publishers do with them: not keeping books in print (especially the first book which is where readers want to start), not clearly indicating the order of books in series, not identifying books as part of a series, not packaging series title...

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The Trades

Her eyescreen literally blurs with pings from people responding to her story, branching it out to others.

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