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Extras by Scott Westerfeld Free download ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ [Reading] ➿ Extras By Scott Westerfeld – Gwairsoft.co.uk The final installment of Scott Westerfeld’s New York Times bestselling and award winning Uglies series—a global phenomenon that started the dystopian trendA few years after A total nobody An extra Her only chance at stardom is to kick a wild and unexpected story Then she stumbles upon a big secret Aya knows she is on the cusp of celebrity But the information she is about to disclose will change both her fateand that of the brave new worl. Finishing a series always makes me feel like I'm losing a friend I've spent a good week or so reading these four books absorbed in the pages and the characters and their lives and now I just feel lonely Extras is set a few years after the huge finale of Specials or the mind rain as they now call it It's also a bunch of new characters although Tally Shay David and Fausto make a reappearance which I'm extremely happy about a new city and a spanking new economy known as the reputation economy Japan is all about face rank now a little like a city sized YouTube with everyone sporting a hovercam and a feed to broadcast whatever they think will boost their rank The higher your rank the you're able to live in luxury Fifteen year old Aya is ranked around 400000 making her a total extra however she uncovers a secret cliue the Sly Girls which she is certain will bump her to the top Of course nothing is ever as simple as thatNeedless to say although I enjoyed it immensely Extras isn't as wonderful as its predecessors Perhaps because we've grown so accustomed to Tally and her friends that a new narrator instantly puts me a little on edge Aya irritates me than Tally ever did because all she ever cares about is being famous I adore Frizz Aya's love interest though Some of the funniest literally laugh out loud moments contained him and Tally when they find out about his brain surge Radical Honesty which compells him to tell the truth He almost surpassed my love for Zane and is probably the reason this book received four stars Speaking of Zane though I WISH they'd have said his name They always trailed off; it was so depressing I think that was Westerfeld's aim though so kudos But still sigh Zane 3A great ending but like I first said now I just feel empty D

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“Tech heads” flaunt their latest gadgets “kickers” spread gossip and trends and “surge monkeys” are hooked on extreme plastic surgery Popularity rules and everyone craves fame Fifteen year old Aya Fuse is no exception But Aya’s face rank is so low she’s. Ugh Finally doneThis is how this book made me feel; because it was such a disappointment and maybe a bit of this;because it was so boring and also;becausewell it fucking sucked I've noticed that I've been rating these 'Uglies' books in a patternUglies 5 StarsPretties 4 StarsSpecials 3 StarsExtras 2 StarsToo bad they don't have a fifth one If that had sucked as bad as this one I would have loved to give that a one star then the pattern would be complete

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Extras by Scott WesterfeThe final installment of Scott Westerfeld’s New York Times bestselling and award winning Uglies series a global phenomenon that started the dystopian trendA few years after rebel Tally Youngblood takes down the Specials regime a cultural renaissance sweeps the world. Like the other books in the Uglies trilogy Extras is fun and a very fast read I read this book in about 2 and 12 hours pretty much non stop However Extras raised the same prickly issues for me that the other books in the series did My years as a student steeped in cultural studies and gender theory make it pretty much impossible for me to read works of popular fiction without subjecting them to critical analysis and Westerfeld's books certainly lend themselves to this sort of critiue Especially if you are like me 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 them into the very fabric of the future society In Uglies Pretties everyone is cured of ugliness through a mandatory operation that takes place when individuals turn 16 In Extras people earn money respect and privilege through the reputation based economy which rewards those who can make a name for themselves by publicizing and popularizing their thoughts exploits etc through the feeds read Internet If you think this is an interesting idea you might want to check out Cory Doctorow's book Down Out in the Magic Kingdom which explores the same conceit but with skill and humor In all of these books the main female character desperately wants to be pretty special popular famous or whatever but ends up uestioning the values of her society when she meets outsiders who don't subscribe to those norms The problem I have with Westerfeld's books is that these critiues which are intriguing and thought provoking don't actually go far enough Although the main character openly uestions and in some cases initially resists the societal mandate to become pretty special famous etc she ALWAYS eventually ends up becoming pretty or famous even if it is against her will Unlike all the other unenlightened pretty or famous folks who have never uestioned their society's structure however she is well aware of the pitfalls She is now in fact doubly privileged as a prettyspecialfamous person she has all the privileges that go along with being high status in her society AND she also has a sophisticated understanding of the dark side of her society that others can't see through ignorance or fear or whatever other blinders they have on So although Westerfeld is clearly trying to show the reader how screwed up the dystopian society's norms and by implication our own are in the end he simply reinforces them In Westerfeld's world you can be hip to the ways in which our society's obsession with looks and celebrity oppress others and rail against the system but you can still benefit from them at the same time There's no sacrifice to make And I guess that's why as much as I enjoy Westerfeld's books I can't help thinking that ultimately they're as shallow as the cultural norms they purport to critiue