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Extras

by Scott Westerfeld

Simon Pulse | May 3, 2011 | Trade Paperback

Extras is rated 3.9 out of 5 by 20.
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.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 416 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1.1 in

Published: May 3, 2011

Publisher: Simon Pulse

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1442419784

ISBN - 13: 9781442419780

Appropriate for ages: 12

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unbelievable Nice ending to the collection
Date published: 2014-04-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Extras This was probably one of the best books out of the series. An awesome ending to the trilogy. All new characters, in an all new world.
Date published: 2012-03-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from pretty good at first, i thought that Tally wasn't going to come back, and i kind of got bored of it. But later on, she came back and the book got interesting again. The only thing is that Tally was portrayed as someone impatient and rude, which I didn't exactly like.
Date published: 2011-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Interesting... It's fascinating how the story changes throughout the book. Now that fame is all that matters in Aya's world, it amazes me of all the things people would do just to be famous. It was kind of sad when the Sly Girls had to leave the town and they still helped Aya with her story (even though she betrayed them). Once Aya's story got kicked, she became famous but Aya might find that the world of fame is much more complex than she thought it to be.
Date published: 2010-04-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by from NOT SO GREAT i did not like extra at all. i was not used to the new characters that were introduced. Scott Westerfield made Tally look like a maniac. The ending is also very bad. i did not enjoy it. But of course, everyone has different prefferences.
Date published: 2009-06-21
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Seemed like a money grab I really enjoyed the Uglies trilogy, but I think it should have remained a trilogy. The first three were so well thought out, detailed, and the writing style was excellent. This book however fell flat for me. It felt like he was trying to hard and that he was trying to cash in on his previous success. In the middle of the book he seems to force a change in dynamics to make the characters seem to be different and have more depth (speaking a different language) but he did not explain that they were doing that before the arrival of Tally so it left me feeling confused or like I had missed something. I also felt that after making the 'special' endings for the trilogy that ending this book with the word cake was simply silly and poorly done. Read the original trilogy but this book could be left on the shelf and you would be no worse off for it.
Date published: 2009-06-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Same world, different themes Extras exploits the world already set up by its predecesors, but changes the speculation. Rather than wondering what would happen if everyone were pretty, it wonders what would happen if everyone was or wanted to be famous. Have you ever heard the question, 'would you rather be rich or famous?' and the maxim 'money can't buy you happiness'? This book blends the two somewhat, and we discover that fame is not always what it's cracked up to be. Also, we see that when we blindly pursue something, we may miss out on the details of life. I was actually glad that this book stopped following Tally so much. After Specials, I stopped liking her so much (after all, she does become one of the mentally unstable Specials). I liked the new options presented by Aya, and also her developments.
Date published: 2009-02-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from meh it seemed like he tried ot ahrd wiht this one. I think that the series should ahev stopped at specials. maybe it's cause of how much i put into teh main characters of teh last three but i felt this jsut didn't live up to the other three. if you feel like it read it but personally i would stop with specials
Date published: 2009-02-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from just a question why is the hardcover out and the trade paperback not out yet?
Date published: 2009-01-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Well... See, after reading the first 3 books in the series (and loving them!), i had hoped that Extras was going to be great too. But with these all new characters, I didn't enjoy Extras as much as I had hoped. The storyline was okay, but it wasn't great. It didn't grab you instantly, it kind of built up. It wasn't exactly what I had hoped for, but it wasn't terrible either. I was actually wishing that we could see more of Tally, David, and Shay, but, apparently not...I'm kind of glad that I read it, yet, I wished it was written a bit differently...
Date published: 2009-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Surprisingly good At first I wasn't sure if i would like it. The fact that it's not the same characters as the others books bother me a little, but I begin to read it and it was excellent! I read it faster than Uglies,Preties and even Special! The plot is very good and it's very nice to see how one city has turn: the popularity thing was so awesome! I think it's a very good book and you really should read it!
Date published: 2009-01-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from An unnecessary chapter, but not bad overall The plot was good, and the new characters were alright. To be honest, I only really started getting into things when Tally and the others came back. If taken as a sequel to the Uglies series, Extras seems unnecessary, especially when it's compared to the great ending of Specials. However, if taken as a stand-alone adventure that happened to take place in the same world as and had appearances by the old characters, then it was an enjoyable read.
Date published: 2008-11-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Extras I thought it was really good, i like how it was about someone new and not still about tally...tally was still in it a little bit which was cool..i wish she was in it a lil more, and some time the book could be kinda confusing, but it was still a really good book in genenral
Date published: 2008-10-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Team David! I really like Extras. I was a little disappointed we didn't see much of Tally, but if she was in the book more it might ave ruined it. I loved the extra story, and the new world. I also loved the ending, it was so cute, and perfect I could cry. I recommend this book to anyone who wants an easy read, and like books set in the future.
Date published: 2008-08-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! This book was one of my favourite books of all time! The way it tied everything in and it showed life after the war was completely different. I liked how we got to see Tally again which I was hoping we would. It was interesting to see her in such a different light. We are used to being on the same level as Tally knowing her thoughts and feelings. In this book Tally seemed superior and magnificent which is hard for the reader to grasp as we sort of grew up with her. I would recommed this book to anyone!
Date published: 2008-07-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Umm Kinda Dissapointed! yea when i first heard that this book was coming out i was like omg! but i've just started it and im kinda dissapointed in it :( i hope it gets better soon cause i am a HUGE fan of Scott Westerfeld and i realli wish that he would've did a better job on this book..oh well! do they ever mention tally and shay in this book?? i realli hope they do cause tally was my favourite character!! :) :) well i guess i kinda like this book..but it could deffinatly be improved!
Date published: 2008-03-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Worst in the Series When i found out there was oing to be a fourth book in the Uglies series I just had to buy it! I have to say, I was kind of dissapointed. It wasn't the best book in the series but it was still good. It had a lot a new, weird concepts in it that made it confusing. I also don't think he included Tally and Shay in it as much as he should have. However. if he wrote a fifth book, I would probably be the first one to buy it! I am a big fan of Scott Westerfeild's new, and creative writing style. Overall this is still a great book!
Date published: 2008-02-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Uhm, well, a review. The book was equally as great as the three before it, but one thing really bothered me about it. Just that Westerfeld felt the need to inform the reader of the fact that Aya and company were Japanese and living in Asia so late in the story. I brushed past clues such as "Manga-heads", the use of "Chan, etc" and names like "Hiro", as I just figured bits of Japanese culture had been picked up again, seeing as quite a lot of people are interesting in manga/anime these days and I can barely get through one internet brows without meeting some idiot throwing in random Japanese phrases and words into their conversations (i.e: chan, neko, kawaii, kawaii desu, arigato...) So, either the whole thing went right over my head, or other people felt the same way...
Date published: 2008-01-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from no. i have not read it yet. BUT WAIT! i HAVE read all the other books in the series. (uglies, pretties, and specials.) i CANNOT wait to read this one!!!
Date published: 2007-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Only in Hardcover! T_T They're only selling Extras in hardcover right now! That's so sad. I have all the other books in soft cover so I'm not going to buy it until it's being sold in soft cover as well, but I really want to read it!
Date published: 2007-10-13

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Extras

Extras

by Scott Westerfeld

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 416 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1.1 in

Published: May 3, 2011

Publisher: Simon Pulse

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1442419784

ISBN - 13: 9781442419780

About the Book

Includes an excerpt from Westerfeld's new series Leviathan.

From the Publisher

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.

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