Specials by Scott WesterfeldSpecials by Scott Westerfeld


byScott Westerfeld

Paperback | May 3, 2011

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"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.
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.
Title:SpecialsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1 inPublished:May 3, 2011Publisher:Simon PulseLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1442419792

ISBN - 13:9781442419797

Appropriate for ages: 12


Rated 5 out of 5 by from It was a great read! The series just keeps getting better and better!
Date published: 2017-10-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Great Way To End The Series This was a good series, more real than I was expecting it to be... I really enjoyed it.
Date published: 2017-08-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Enjoyed this series Westerfeld has a knack for using repetitive adjectives, nonetheless it was a good book to kill some time. I've read many reviews about the poor quality in the next book in the series so I decided to end it at this book in order to not ruin the ending.
Date published: 2017-06-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I loved it! 100% reccomend it! A great read, and will read the next book.
Date published: 2017-04-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from My favourite Specials was my favourite book of the series! Tally's life takes a very interesting path, I would definitely recommend to keep reading.
Date published: 2017-04-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Least favourite so far Did not enjoy this one as much as the first two
Date published: 2017-03-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by from pretty good I liked this one as well. Great series;
Date published: 2017-03-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great book! A great third book in the series though not as good as the others.
Date published: 2017-03-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Crap OMG!! So yet another heart wrenching book in this series.
Date published: 2017-02-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great book series. Great series. Definitely a good read for preteens/teenagers and those that like those type of stories. This is definitely where I think the series should have ended.
Date published: 2017-02-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Specials (Uglies #3) Once again the word choices a little baby talk and a little dark, if you have read the others you would know they do a lot to stay " bubbly" (clear headed) but for being a YA books I find that the gang the cutters are a touch much. That said the book was just as page turning as the rest. I wanted to know what was going to happen next with every page and felt that it ended the series well, even though there was 4th book but it does not follow the same character I am looking forward to read it.
Date published: 2017-01-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not as great as first 2 So the Uglies series is definitely worth reading through and through, but I found that the amazing energy and creativity of the first two petered out a bit here. Still worth reading, definitely enjoyed this "second transformation" but it's not quite as good.
Date published: 2017-01-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Okay... I didn't love it, but I didn't hate it. I actually really liked the ending, I thought it was a great conclusion and made a lot of sense in terms of the other books for sure. Would recommend, but only because it's part of the series and ties things up.
Date published: 2016-12-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Its alright I read the entire uglies series and this book wasn't very exciting compared to the other three books. #plumreview
Date published: 2016-12-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Specials I thought it was ok, tally is in yet another physical form and mental mind set. I thought that it was slower and was very serious compred to the other books in the series.
Date published: 2015-08-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not bad... While reading reviews I noticed a lot of ppls who weren't thrilled with the ending. I liked it. It was what I hoped for. Good book as good as the other 2.
Date published: 2014-06-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Specials It was OK. But it did lag at times & was a little wordy. But, all in all, it was a good read. I did like what the author did with Dr Cables character in the last few chapters of the book.
Date published: 2014-06-07
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