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34. Specials by Scott Westerfeld...

February 5, 2009
Title: Specials
Author: Scott Westerfeld
ISBN-10: 0-689-86540-6
ISBN-13: 978-0-689-86540-4
Paperback: 372 pages
Publisher: Simon Pulse, 2006

Tally's now a Special, along with Shay and the other Cutters. And boy, are they special. Everything's sharper and brighter. They have better hearing and vision, and can self-heal cuts and wounds.

Zane isn't one, though, and Tally and Shay come up with a plan to convince Dr. Cable to make him one, too. What happens instead provides an excuse for Dr. Cable to take over the City.

Tally leaves, again. She finds that the Smokies have found another safe haven, this one much bigger than a camp in the woods. And they've found another way to be bubbly, one that's safer than the brain-eating nanos. She finds out that there are more Smokies than she could ever imagine, and other Cities are facing the same rebellion against conformity and control.

Tally's been through way lots for only being sixteen. She still makes decisions like a teenager, albeit a little-more-grounded-than-you'd-expect teenager, what with being Special and all. I wonder if this book completes Tally's story, or if Extras brings more chaos into Tally's teenage life.


bermudaonion said...

Sounds interesting, but I don't think it's my kind of book.

drey said...

bermudaonion ~ It's an interesting storyline, but yeah, it's not everyone's cup of tea. =) I just feel bad, because all 3 books take place in the span of a year (so far!) - that's a lot for a 16-yo to take in...

~Rebecca Anne~ said...

I'm just link jumping through blogville and happened by your journal. My daughter has read the entire series but I haven't. They have gotten me hooked on serveral young adult series, so maybe I need to jump into this one as well.

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