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Specials [Paperback]

Scott Westerfeld
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4 Mar 2010
"Special Circumstances" - These words have sent chills down Tally's spine since her days as a rebellious Ugly. Back then Specials were a sinister rumour - frighteningly beautiful, dangerously strong, breathtakingly fast. Ordinary pretties might live their whole lives without meeting a Special. But Tally's never been ordinary...Now she's been turned into one of them: 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: carry out the mission she's programmed to complete, or listen to that tiny, faint heartbeat telling her that something's wrong...Either way, Tally's world will never be the same.

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Product details

  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's (4 Mar 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1847389082
  • ISBN-13: 978-1847389084
  • Product Dimensions: 13.2 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (57 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 410,295 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Scott Westerfeld's teen novels include the Uglies series, the Midnighters trilogy, The Last Days, an ALA Best Book for Young Adults and the sequel to Peeps. Scott was born in Texas, and alternates summers between Sydney, Australia, and New York City.

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"The most challenging of the three books in the trilogy, and for that and many other reasons, its easily my favourite of the bunch."
--The Book Smugglers, 6 Aug 09 --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

'YA's hippest author' Scott Westerfeld is the author of the hugely popular Uglies series. As well as the Midnighters series and three stand alone YA novels, he has written five science fiction novels for adults. He and his wife, Justine, divide their time between Sydney and New York.

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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars WOW. 18 Oct 2007
I was blown away by this book [and in fact the whole trilogy!]. Aside from having a stunning plot which is able to spread across three books without becoming tedious; the world in which Tally and others live is perfectly thought out and utterly believable. Its a brilliant book but very hard to describe to others- many people would turn their nose if you said "its set in the future and everyone has had an operation to make them pretty." BUT DONT BE DISCOURAGED! Tally's story is so down to earth and exciting this book is one that will be glued to your hands, and your brain, for a long while.

Another point. When you're finished the debate is on: Is the city evil with its operations, boundaries and runaway-rules? Or are the Smokies really driving the world back to rusty times of environmental damage?.....
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 1 July 2014
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daughters birthday pressie - she loves these books and has the whole set
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent finish to the triology 26 May 2014
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The third instalment in the Uglies triology, and it pulled everything together really well, with a clear resolution of everything that had gone on before.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Specials 21 April 2014
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Bought as a gift. The recipient reports that it is a great read. Very happy with it. Impressed with writer
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love the series. 2 April 2014
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Very enjoyable continuation of the series, not as good as the last to but still loved the ending, still alittle predictable like the last one, but very happy that I still have one more to read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very good, highly recommend 23 Mar 2014
By Hoski
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I found this series whilst browsing for something to read while I was waiting for another book to be released. Very good read, great story development and characters. I really enjoyed the action and pace. Straight now to download the next book- Extras.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wow 24 Feb 2014
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I think the way Scott Westerfeld used his writing as a metaphor for so many things was just great. very great book one of the best series'
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5.0 out of 5 stars Special 19 Feb 2014
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The third book in the series really brought an amazing end to it and I really recommend reading the full series!
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