Gorgeous. Popular. Perfect. Perfectly wrong.Tally has finally become pretty. Now her looks are beyoRead Review
It's a few years after rebel Tally Youngblood took down the uglies/pretties/specials regime. Without those strict roles and rules, the world is in a complete cultural renaissance. "Tech-heads" flaunt their latest gadgets, "kickers" spread gossip and trends, and "surge monkeys" are hooked on extreme plastic surgery. And it's all monitored on a bazillion different cameras. The world is like a gigantic game of American Idol. Whoever is getting the most buzz gets the most votes. Popularity rules.
As if being fifteen doesn't suck enough, Aya Fuse's rank of 451,369 is so low, she's a total nobody. An extra.
Like every other book by Scott Westerfeld, Extras is a story that makes you want to read the next chapter even when it's finished. Adventure places the characters to an engaging place of wilderness and dangers. The story is set in the future, but it almost seems like today the way how everything makes sense in the book.
On the other side of things, the characters' comments and thoughts about how humanity is now made me think about the nature of humans, how everything goes back to how it was even in the future because we simply can't stop building metal and clear cutting trees. It's amazing what words can do.