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Reader reviewed by Brianna

This was one of the very best book I have ever read. It was intense and also had Tally Youngblood, Shay, David, and Fausto. That was a nice surprise. Also at the end I could not put the book down. I reall just wanted to know what was going to happen and it was not what i was expecting at all. So all i have to say is read this book and you will never regret reading this book but first you should actually read Uglies, Pretties, and Specials By Scott Westerfled.
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Scott Westerfeld Delivers Again!
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Reader reviewed by Super Reader Girl






I wasn't sure I was ready for more of this futuristic
world yet after some of my frustrations with that last one, but I
really enjoyed reading Extras. The book keeps you guessing until the very end - and gives you a lot to think about along the way!



I found myself slightly disoriented at first, expecting to be in
America still, but it was actually set in Japan. It was a fun change of
scenery and slight change in culture.



The romance wasn't as good as in some of the earlier Uglies books,
but I liked that there weren't any "feel like throwing the book across
the room" moments. You're okay getting attached to characters in this
one. :) It's also nice seeing some of the characters from Specials
again. Aya's story brings to mind many of the things we take for
granted in our modern society, but with an exaggerated and futuristic
(though maybe not so far off?) twist. How do we define our existence?
Do we feel like if it's not recorded/seen by others, our life doesn't
matter? I thought a lot about facebook, youtube, cameras, blogs, cell
phones, texting, IM, and things like red carpet parties and fame.



Great book.

(Super Reader Girl Book Reviews: http://superreadergirlreviews.blogspot.com/)
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Great End to a Series !
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Reader reviewed by Suzanne

In the 4th installment of the futuristic Uglies series, Scott Westerfeld brings in new characters from another part of the world. Aya is fifteen, and lots of things have changed since the mind rain a few years back. Now Tally Youngblood is the most famous person in the world. And that's what its all about, popularity. All Aya wants is to be as famous as her brother, but being herself is harder than it sounds. While trying to find a big break, Aya finds out about a secret club of girls who only want to break the rules. So Aya goes undercove, and that's when things start to get wierd. While riding a train, they see "aliens" and now Aya has to figure out which story is better, adn also which one is the most truthful. But soon enough, everyone that she's met is rocketed into a mystery that no one can solve. Alas, here to save the day is Tally Youngblood, and her fellow Specials. While trying to stop the alien attacks, which are believed to want to end the world, Aya and her friends are captured by the aliens, and are told the truth. Now they just have to stop Tally and Shay from burning down half the world! Great adventure, suspense. Awesome ending to a great series !
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Be someone, not an Extra
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Reader reviewed by samantha

This book is about Tally Youngblood and her journey through rough decision. Her way and her friends ways to be sane is to cut themselves to be an Extra. They have strong strengths and fast reflexes. After a while of doing this, she gets reunited with an old friend and they run off in the woods together to keep everything in the world at a natural order.

The book is wonderful as all of Scott Westerfeld's books are. Nothing compares to his writing, nothing. The book is captivating and will force you to keep reading until you are completely finished. The book is wonderful because Tally finally makes the best choice in her life to go with her friend and be with some one she loves.
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Extra! Extra! Read all about it!
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Reader reviewed by Taylor

Being the oblivious person I am, I had NO idea this book wasn't from Tally's perspective until i started reading it. (Yeah, I was so dumb I didn't even read the inside cover.) So naturally when I started it I was pretty confused. Actually I was also a bit angry. I was convinced that the Uglies series was ruined because the book was written from the WRONG person.

Eventually I calmed down enough and decided that since I had the book in front of me that I had to finish it. Wow, am I glad I did. I love the perspective the book came from, and how a futuristic book showed the future of its original series. (If that makes sense.)

Aya is a powerful character in an interesting way. I was drawn to her because Westerfeld is amazing at making characters interesting and addictive. I love the way Aya is a pretty shy and normal girl (looking for popularity, self conscious, and jealous of her sibling) but yet, she is built into a character that is brave, strong and everything the opposite of how she feels inside. I felt like I could relate to everything she was going through (except diving hundreds of feet under the city in the pitch black on a hoverboard.)

I also love how the book is set in Japan. I have never been there, but this book views them in the only way I have ever seen them. They are constantly looking for crazy new ideas, popularity, and have crazy ideas. I absolutely love it!

When Tally came into the book, I was actually shocked. Her mindset seemed so much different than the other books. Before she seemed like your normal teen, trying to rebel against authority while finding herself. But in this book she seemed powerhungry and controlling. It bothered me at first, but then I thought more about it and came to the conclusion that is probably the only way she has been able to think since she has assumed the position of protector of the world. She probably doesn't have the time to second guess herself.

There are a few things that bother me though. I want to know if Tally and David will ever get together. I also wish there was more written about the sly girls, and how Jai, Kai, Lai, whatever her name is, changed her mind and what events happened to them while Aya was away.
Overall I loved the book, possibly the most out of the entire series, and wish that Westerfeld would write more from Aya's point of view.

I LOVED it! 5/5!
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Reader reviewed by KitKat

It's the future, and there's no more money. Instead, Aya's society's currency is fame. The city keeps a running total of how famous you are, and those who capture the collective minds and imaginations of the city live lives of extreme priveledge, never having to work. Aya Fuse, though desperate to be famous, isn't. Her "kicker" (reporter) stories just don't interest people - they aren't superficial enough. She lives her life on the fringe of the city, desperate to be in the limelight but never quite making it.

Until the citykillers and the Sly Girls.

The Sly Girls live outside the "fame" economy. Their goal is not to be famous, but to be UNfamous, breaking the rules and living real lives without subscribing to the superficial, petty city. Aya is swept up in their adventures, although she's lying to them about not wanting fame.

And then they discover the citykillers.

Scott Westerfeld's companion novel to the Uglies trilogy is excellently written. The premise and plot are fascination, the characters vivid, and the adventures exciting. A can't-put-it-down book!
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Dedication: "To everyone who wrote to me to reveal the secret definition of the word 'Trilogy.'"
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Reader reviewed by Kayla (Midnight Twilight)

It's been a few years since Tally took down the pretties warped society. The world is now in a cultural renaissance. The world is one big popularity contest where "tech-heads" flaunt their newly created gadgets, "kickers" spread the latest gossip and newest trends, and "surge monkeys" are hooked on the most extreme plastic surgery. All these things are monitored by tons of different cameras that stream the information for everyone else to watch. The higher your face count the more popular you are (number one being the most popular person in the world, Tally Youngblood)

Aya Fuse has a measly score of 451,369, she is a fifteen year old nobody. An extra. Her only way to fame is to find a totally wild and unexpected story to kick. Aya then meets the Sly Girls, a super secret clique who love to pull crazy tricks. But there's something more that the Sly Girls are hiding, something big. This discovery will change the new world forever. If Aya kicks this story she will be propelled into fame and fortune, and a world of extreme danger. A world she may not be prepared for.


Scott Westerfeld unexpectedly wrote a fourth book in his Uglies series, and i am ecstatic about it. In Extras we meet a whole new set of characters that are just as amazing as the ones in the other books (though Tally and the gang do make a slight appearance). This book is in a whole different society than in the Uglies books, Tally's fight worked the way it was intended, and there are no more bubbleheads (other than the people who still want to be one). Aya goes on her own adventure to fame, fortune, and to save the world. And has just as many obstacles as Tally. This all makes for one great adventure/fantasy. I can't wait to read more from Scott Westerfeld.
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Scott Westerfeld at his best!!!
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Reader reviewed by Chioma

The book Extras is the fourth book in Scott Westerfelds Uglies series. Unlike the previous three books this book is not starring Tally. The story takes place three years after Tally destroyes the old system of Uglies/Pretties/Specials. Now this new world revolves around face ranking. Basically its like high school and the more popular you are the higher your face rank. The higher your face rank the more parties and social events you get invited to. As i said before High School. Aya yurns for fame. And she believes if she kicks a huge story about a sercret clique she has now join called the Sly Girls she will get it. But she founds that there is a much bigger story than just a secret clique hidden. And it is a matter of life and death for everyone in the entire world.
To be honest i really didnt want to buy this book because it wasnt about Tally, but Im glad I did. (aND tALLY DOES COME INTO THE BOOK EVENTUALLY).
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Extras by Scott Westerfeld
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Reader reviewed by Megan

A few years have passed since Tally Youngblood destroyed the establishment based on pretties, uglies and specials. Now popularity runs the world. Popularity means power. Each citizen is ranked by how much she or he is talked about. Cameras record everything as they vie to be the person with the most buzz.

Fifteen-year-old Aya Fuse has a pitiful "face rank," or popularity ranking, of 451,369, which makes her a society nonentity, commonly known as an "extra." Aya's older brother Hiro, on the other hand, is famous. But Aya has a plan to up her popularity ranking. She takes Moggle, her trusty (and kind of adorable) hovercam, to a party filled with tech-heads (in love with the latest technological goodies) and surge monkeys (who indulge in wild plastic surgery modifications on themselves).

Aya hopes to discover and film a huge story about a secret group. "Kicking," or spreading, the story on her feed should result in acclaim for herself, thus upping her face rank. Because of her parents' refusal to let her become a pretty before she is 16, Aya is stuck with her average looks, including what she considers to be a huge nose. So she disguises herself by wearing a gray, hooded robe and joins a group of similarly garbed Reputation Bombers, who join to chant the name of one member in order to bump up his face rank. In the meantime, she sends Moggle out to search for members of the group who Aya had seen surfing on top of a crazy-fast mag-lev train. Anyone who kicks the story of the train riders will be famous, and Aya aims to take advantage.

Finally, Moggle sends Aya an image she recognizes. It's hoverball champion Eden Maru, who happens to be one of the train riders. Eden is famous, with a face rank that once reached an enviable 10,000. But no one knows about her wild adventures with her secret group. Aya watches Eden via Moggle. As the hoverball player edges to the exit, an amazing boy speaks to Aya, calling her face "unique." He introduces himself as Frizz Mizuno. Frizz is not only beautiful, but Aya sees in her eyescreen that his face rank is an astounding 4,612! Why is he even associating with Aya, much less gazing at her with undisguised interest? But she can't stay to find out because Eden is leaving.

Aya hoverboards after Eden, who zigzags through the city's new construction with ease. She forces herself not to think about the intriguing Frizz but to concentrate on getting the story, as she follows Eden deep inside a dark tunnel. What they find there is a cataclysmic secret --- so huge that the fate of the Earth may hinge on it.

It's a happy day for fans when a stellar "trilogy" morphs into a series. Like the three books in Scott Westerfelds Uglies trilogy, EXTRAS is a fast-paced page-turner with many plot twists. It has all the elements of a terrific read: heart-pounding adventure, extreme sports, friendship, espionage, a bit of tender romance, strong and brave women, and the quest for popularity. It also includes much pointed commentary on society's celebrities, power, blogging, the environment, celebrity-based television shows and more. Fans will embrace new characters and enjoy meeting up with some of the cast from previous books.

EXTRAS continues the Uglies tradition in being an excellent futuristic thriller that also leaves the reader with plenty to ponder&and hoping for book five soon.
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Reader reviewed by Co-chan


Extras was a great sequel to the Uglies series especially because Tally reappears in it. I really like the new system Westerfield invented where people are ranked by popularity. Not that I would want it to happen, I just find it interesting.
You see a bit of repetition with the betraying-her-friends thing, but Tally and Aya were in different situation and dealt with it differently, so it's hardely noticeable.
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