Uglies

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Simon Pulse, Feb 8, 2005 - Juvenile Fiction - 448 pages
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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.

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Uglies

User Review  - Beulahbelle - Overstock.com

My 7th grade son had to read this for school but I read it before he had a chance to get to it. I really enjoyed it! It has a very interesting story line that will appeal to kids who are savvy to our ... Read full review

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User Review  - knsievert - LibraryThing

I liked this book! I struggled with the book a bit in the beginning, mainly because of the names. New Pretty Town? Uglyville? SpagBol? And the worst offender--Peris??? I also groaned at yet another YA ... Read full review

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Scott Westerfeld’s first book in the Leviathan trilogy was the winner of the 2010 Locus Award for Best Young Adult Fiction. His other novels include the New York Times bestselling Uglies series, The Last Days, Peeps, So Yesterday, and the Midnighters trilogy. Scott’s newest book, Uglies: Shay’s Story, is a graphic novel told from Tally’s friend Shay’s perspective. Scott was born in Texas, and alternates summers between New York and Sydney, Australia. Visit him on the Web at scottwesterfeld.com or follow him on Twitter at @ScottWesterfeld.

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