Extras [Scott Westerfeld] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. It’s a few years after rebel Tally Youngblood took down the. Extras is a young adult science fiction novel written by Scott Westerfeld. The novel was published and released by Simon& Schuster on October 2, , and is a. The Paperback of the Extras (Uglies Series #4) by Scott Westerfeld at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $ or more!.

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They do super-duper crazy stunts, but do so in secret I guess there are people who do like to work a plunger. After they have left, Aya says that she is going as well. That was the best you could come westterfeld with? Preview — Extras by Scott Westerfeld.

So although Westerfeld is clearly trying to show the reader how screwed up the dystopian society’s norms and by implication our own are, in the end, he simply reinforces them.

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?

I was also confused by the fact that this story edtras place in a different country from the first three. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.


I know Despite that Extras was written for an audience of teenage girls I rather enjoyed it. It’s such a disappointing ending to the Uglies series – as if a completely different person came up with it.


In Extras, people earn money, respect, and privilege through the “reputation-based” economy, which rewards those who can make a name for themselves by publicizing and popularizing their thoughts, exploits, etc through the “feeds” read: She cannot stand being without Moggle, as it makes it somewhat hard to put things on her feeds; for example, Tally informed Aya not to send a transmission signal to Moggle so that the Extras would not see, but she did anyway this was utilized by Tally as a trap.

There is new terms they use here but they seem to make more sense and are used a little more sparingly.

Extras (Uglies, #4) by Scott Westerfeld

Tally’s inclusion in the book as a peripheral character is an interesting difference from the past three books two I’ve read. Why was this book even written? A leader of a clique called “Radical Honesty”, where the members must have a brain surgery that gets rid of all deception.

He just lost me forever on this one. She has no idea why she wants to become popular and when she becomes a prominent “kicker” she begins grumbling and whining. Despite the fact extars Youngblood is not the main character, she still appears in the book’s later chapters in a major role. Views Read Edit View history. I appreciate all the efforts extrxs thoughts authors put into their work, all the sleepless nights and all the blocks they have to contend with so seldom do I dare say I disliked a particular extrws.

Suddenly, Aya is standing over the biggest story that will ever be kicked. A world she’s not prepared for. Trivia About Extras Uglies, 4. And the love story with Frizz!!! Fifteen-year-old Aya Fuse is no exception. The most famous person in the world, the architect of the mind-rain, and the original protagonist of the Uglies trilogy.


Extras by Scott Westerfeld. Characters from the Uglies series. She is still somewhat destructive thanks to the Special wiring in her brain.

To be honest, I liked Aya better than Tally. 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. Fifteen-year-old Aya lives in a Japanese city structured on a reputation economy.

Wow, this was kind of a big disappointment. However, Extras differs from its predecessors in that its protagonist is fifteen-year-old Aya Fusenot earlier protagonist Tally Youngblood. It’s three years after rebel Tally Youngblood took down the Prettytime regime.

When Tally and Shay appear, suspense heats up. Three years after the events of Specials freed the world from the pretty lesions which forced them to be obedient, society is beginning to settle into a new form. Not a Scott Westerfeld ending, at least. I thought I might as well read it now even though i remember nothing.