REVIEW: Extras


Title: Extras
Author: Scott Westerfeld
Finished: August 11, 2010
Pages: 417
Published: 2007
Format: first edition

The final book of the Uglies series, at least that has been published, did not lack in creativity and suspense. I wasn’t sure what to expect after finishing Specials but it wasn’t what was given to me in Extras.

I loved the introduction of new characters and how Westerfeld keeps it a mystery as to where he is truly going with the story, how he will wrap up the series and tie everything together.

Taking place three years after Specials, we are introduced to Aya, a “kicker” (also known as reporter or blogger), in search of her next big story. Rumors are floating around of a group of kids who are experimenting with dangerous surfing but want nothing to do with popularity.

What she comes across is far bigger than she ever imagined. The future of the world rests on whether or not she can create a convincing story without dying in the process. Once released, Aya has no idea what to expect, but she probably didn’t ever imagine what she received.

I enjoyed this follow up story very much, the culmination of all the books together and finding out the true future and facts that no one could have ever imagined. I’m still curious if this is how he will end or if there will be yet another adventure, but I liked it all the same.

*challenges: countdown challenge, monthly mixer mele, series iv challenge, 1010 category challenge, ya challenge, support your local library challenge, 100+ challenge, august 12×12

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