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Specials

by Scott Westerfeld

Simon Pulse | May 3, 2011 | Trade Paperback

Specials is rated 4 out of 5 by 1.
"Special Circumstances": The words have sent chills down Tally''s spine since her days as a repellent, rebellious ugly. Back then Specials were a sinister rumor -- frighteningly beautiful, dangerously strong, breathtakingly fast. Ordinary pretties might live their whole lives without meeting a Special. But Tally''s never been ordinary.
 
And now, in the third book in the series, Tally''s been turned into a Special: a superamped fighting machine, engineered to keep the uglies down and the pretties stupid.

The strength, the speed, and the clarity and focus of her thinking feel better than anything Tally can remember. Most of the time. One tiny corner of her heart still remembers something more.

Still, it''s easy to tune that out -- until Tally''s offered a chance to stamp out the rebels of the New Smoke permanently. It all comes down to one last choice: listen to that tiny, faint heartbeat, or carry out the mission she''s programmed to complete. Either way, Tally''s world will never be the same.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 384 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1 in

Published: May 3, 2011

Publisher: Simon Pulse

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1442419792

ISBN - 13: 9781442419797

Appropriate for ages: 12

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Wasn't what I expected...and didn't love the ending...(Spoiler) The series took a bit of a turn with this book because Tally became a Special, and to some degree, wasn't really the same person. It's hard to read a book when the main character is not how you expect them to be or different in some way. I sort of liked where the story went, but I felt the ending didn't work. I was a tad disappointed, but still enjoyed this one.
Date published: 2011-11-09

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Specials

by Scott Westerfeld

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 384 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1 in

Published: May 3, 2011

Publisher: Simon Pulse

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1442419792

ISBN - 13: 9781442419797

About the Book

"Special Circumstances":

The words have sent chills down Tally's spine since her days as a repellent, rebellious ugly. Back then Specials were a sinister rumor -- frighteningly beautiful, dangerously strong, breathtakingly fast. Ordinary pretties might live their whole lives without meeting a Special. But Tally's never been ordinary.

And now she's been turned into one of them: a superamped fighting machine, engineered to keep the uglies down and the pretties stupid.

The strength, the speed, and the clarity and focus of her thinking feel better than anything Tally can remember. Most of the time. One tiny corner of her heart still remembers something more.

Still, it's easy to tune that out -- until Tally's offered a chance to stamp out the rebels of the New Smoke permanently. It all comes down to one last choice: listen to that tiny, faint heartbeat, or carry out the mission she's programmed to complete. Either way, Tally's world will never be the same.

From the Publisher

"Special Circumstances": The words have sent chills down Tally''s spine since her days as a repellent, rebellious ugly. Back then Specials were a sinister rumor -- frighteningly beautiful, dangerously strong, breathtakingly fast. Ordinary pretties might live their whole lives without meeting a Special. But Tally''s never been ordinary.
 
And now, in the third book in the series, Tally''s been turned into a Special: a superamped fighting machine, engineered to keep the uglies down and the pretties stupid.

The strength, the speed, and the clarity and focus of her thinking feel better than anything Tally can remember. Most of the time. One tiny corner of her heart still remembers something more.

Still, it''s easy to tune that out -- until Tally''s offered a chance to stamp out the rebels of the New Smoke permanently. It all comes down to one last choice: listen to that tiny, faint heartbeat, or carry out the mission she''s programmed to complete. Either way, Tally''s world will never be the same.

About the Author


Scott Westerfeld
‘s other teen books include the Midnighters series, Peeps, So Yesterday, and The Last Days. He divides his summers between Sydney, Australia, and New York City.

Appropriate for ages: 12

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