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Specials

Written By:Scott Westerfeld - 2006

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    Simon Pulse 2011


Synopsis

"Special Circumstances"

The words have sent chills down Tally's spine since her days as a repellent, rebellious ugly. Back then Specials were a sinister rumor—frighteningly beautiful, dangerously strong, breathtakingly fast. Ordinary pretties might live their whole lives without meeting a Special. But Tally's never been ordinary.

And now, in the third book in the series, Tally's been turned into a Special: 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: listen to that tiny, faint heartbeat, or carry out the mission she's programmed to complete. Either way, Tally's world will never be the same.

Simon Pulse 2011

Frighteningly beautiful. Dangerously strong. Breathtakingly fast.

Tally thought they were a rumor, but now she's one of them. A Special. A super-amped fighting machine, engineered to keep the uglies down and the pretties stupid.

But maybe being perfectly programmed with strength and focus isn't better than anything she's ever known. Tally still has memories of something else.

Still, it's easy to tune that out—until she's offered a chance to stamp out the rebels of the New Smoke permanently. It all comes down to one last choice: listen to that tiny, faint heartbeat, or carry out the mission she's programmed to complete. Either way, Tally's world will never be the same.

Blurb

The final volume in the highly accalimed UGLIES trilogy

A 2005 ALA Best Book for Young Adults

A School Library Journal Best Book of 2005

A Kirkus Reviews Best Fantasy Book of 2005

Simon Pulse 2011

* "This is a thrilling, painful, and ultimately satisfying volume in the best YA SF in years." —KLIATT, starred review

Catastrophe:

extraterrestrial

Type:

Other Titles in the Uglies list

0     Bogus to Bubbly

0     Shay's Story

1     Uglies

2     Pretties

3     Specials

4     Extras