Aya's story starts out slow. Her brother is famous, everyone watches his feed and Aya's still trying to make her name, find her story.
It isn't until she gets in with the Sly girls that things get a little interesting. Sly girls do crazy tricks just for the sake of doing them, not to be famous. About halfway through the novel, I found myself seriously missing Tally, because as far as Aya goes, she's just not my favorite character. I disliked how she taped the Sly girls, and still got to use the footage. How on earth could they have been okay with that? The whole point was that no one would know. The ending gets dramatically messy, Tally shows up briefly, and I can't even like her. She just seems so cold and heartless, it's odd.
Extras just made me miss the good old days of Uglies, Pretties, and Specials. It wasn't a bad novel, but it wasn't amazing. It was just there.
It is a few years after rebel Tally Youngblood took down the uglies/pretties/specials regime. Withought 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 is all monitored on a bazillion different cameras. The world is like a gigantic game of American Idol. Whoe ver is getting the miost buzz gets the most votes. Popularity rules.
As if being fifteen does not suck enough, Aya Fuse's rank of 451,369 is so low, she is a totalnobody. An extra. Her only chance to excape 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, yet are deeply secretive of it. But the Sly Girls are hiding something bigger, an explosive discovery that may change the face of the brave new world forever. If Aya kicks this story, she will be propelled into the world of fame, celebrity... and extreme danger. A world she is not prepared for.
In this conclusion to the Uglies saga, Scott Westerfeld has almost destroyed the spirit of the series. While it would have been a good companion novel, he decided to include Tally and her friends in the book. At the end of the Special's, Tally is said to be almost cured. Now, in this continuation, Tally is as unstable and her personality has completely changed.
Scott Westerfeld has unnaturally continued the series at the request of his readers.
Extras was kind of slow.I felt it was hard to stay focused throughout the story.
Yes Aya is a likeable character but I didnt like how she almost made Tally and Shay look like the bad guys.I think the book would have been way more interesting if it was written again in Tally's P.O.V