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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I also have to say that I find the idea of all these teenage characters—Aya is fifteen —doing and accomplishing all of this stuff on their own vaguely ridiculous, which officially makes me too old for these books. Aya originally wanted to use the Sly Girls as an anchor to bring her miserable face rank up, but turned out to save the world in the end.

Why make such a despicable protagonist? Aya was forced to lose Moggle in order to join the Sly Girls, but recovered it. They just suddenly cared about each other. Her character is not put to justice in this book. Open Preview See a Problem? Inside are many large cylinders of metal, and a large chute leading to the top of the mountain, neither of which are understood by the Sly Girls. A leader of a clique called “Radical Honesty”, where the members must have a brain surgery that gets rid of all deception.

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View all 3 comments. The more often someone’s feed is watched, or name is men Set in the same “Uglies” universe as the previous three books, but set three years after Tally caused the “mind-rain” when bubbleheads were extra the choice to have their lesions repaired so they weren’t empty-mindedly happythis book takes place in Japan.


The notion that drives Extras is fascinating, I think, and so relevant. I appreciate all the efforts and thoughts authors put into their work, all the sleepless nights and all the blocks they have extrras contend with so seldom do I dare say I disliked a particular book. I liked Aya Fuse cool name and her brother, Hiro, and his friend, Ren. I think this novel was so creative. How is it that Aya’s city—which is clearly not the same one as Tally’s, as much is made of the language barrier later—was set up in exactly the same way as Tally’s?

This is called “face. The more famous you are, the higher your face rank is.


Thanks for telling wedterfeld about the problem. Hardcoverpages. Retrieved 25 July Feb 13, Colleen Houck added it Shelves: A world she’s not prepared for. Please provide an email address. The plot is never rxtras though. Life doesn’t come with an instruction manual. Not by talking about it, not with all the brain surge in the world.

Three stars for an engaging writing style and a good beginning. See all 11 questions about Extras…. Like most dystopian science fiction, Westerfeld’s books cast a critical eye on disturbing aspects of our present-day society — obsession with looks, fame, etc — by taking those aspects to extremes and weaving fxtras into the very fabric of the future society.

I liked this way more than Specialsthe last book in the series which I actually kind of hated. I’m so proud of you, Scott. Man, Scott, Westterfeld counting on you to not mess up Impostors They do super-duper crazy stunts, but do so in secret I guess there are people who do like to work a plunger.


I admire the premise, but I do wish Westerfeld had gone more in depth about the type of fame-obsessed, notice-me society Eextras lives in and the negative impact of it. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. In the new post-Tally world of Japanthe goal is to become as noticed as you can.

Extras (book)

This is Aya’s undying desire and she will do anything to get it. This was largely due to a entire new cast of characters from the first 3 books and a bit of a plot change as well. When these strange silver creatures were sighted and investigated, I thought they were going to be some crazy plot twist enemy race that were going to change Aya and make her shed her flawed, selfish character.

The two Cutters seen are Shay and Fausto. The inhumans calling themselves Extras explain they are using westerfld metal for two things; the first is to stop the human expansion, the second to build space-stations and rockets so that humans can start living in space as an answer to environmental problems. Tally’s inclusion in the book as a peripheral character is an interesting difference from the past three books two I’ve read.

I’m glad Westefreld kept reading because it did tie in eventually. Merits are for schlubs who do the grunt work–ditch diggers, teachers, proctologists There aren’t enough merits in the world for me to be a proctologist