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Specials (Uglies Series #3)

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Specials

I can honestly say, this is Scott Westerfeld's finest. It was published by Simon & Schuster publishing division, and made the New York Times best seller list. You could say it was one of his best books yet. Enough suspense to keep you on the edge of your seat and enough...
I can honestly say, this is Scott Westerfeld's finest. It was published by Simon & Schuster publishing division, and made the New York Times best seller list. You could say it was one of his best books yet. Enough suspense to keep you on the edge of your seat and enough humor to keep you interested. The 'Uglies' series is my favorite series, and this is my all time favorite book in the series.

Tally still doesn't believe it's true. But according to the doctors, Dr. Cable, and the Crims, Tally has become special. Not just special, a Cutter. The coolest clique around. She had an operation, to make her frighteningly beautiful, dangerously strong, and breathtakeningly fast. A newly programmed robot, but a robot with a past. Looking at herself in the mirror, Tally doesn't recognize the person standing across from her. It wasn't about fitting in or her new appearance, it wasn't that her bones were light as bamboo and tough as diamonds, or even that the smokies were taking over the town. She was missing something. She was missing Zane.

Tally was in a new clique. Crims was way old news. Tally was now a cutter, cutting herself gave her an 'icy' feeling that kept her excited, happy, and entertained. The gashes and scars on her arms and hands only made her that much scarier. But Tally and her old friend Shay have gotten some bad news; news that could destroy the world completely. She has to fight for love, strength, and friendship. But with Zane in the hospital from brain damage, Tally trying to focus only becomes harder when all she can think about is Zane getting better. She begins to think herself out of 'special-mind'. She starts thinking as she did as an ugly. That just makes her life a whole lot more complicated.

There has not been a war in the world for at least 300 years. The pretty minds were supposed to keep people stupid so they would not take risks. But when a cure comes-a pretty cure--that makes the pretties think and the Uglies understand, not only your looks change during the operation, your mind changes. Tally then has to choose whether her special-ness makes the world a better place, or if everything she worked for has just been a huge mistake.

You must read this book, it's the best thing that happened to the 'Uglies' series. Reading this book is not only entertaining and exciting, it could actually happen. Showing how much everyone depends on technology and the adventures of a girl who just decided looks weren't everything, makes this book unforgettable. Reading this will give you a whole new look on the world, and it will become your favorite book in the first chapter.

posted by SheaFritz on April 22, 2010

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Why Did It Have To End This Way?

This book was a major disappointment to someone who, like me, loved Uglies and Pretties. As the final book in the trilogy I was expecting some glorious ending but instead I was left with a mundane closing to Tally's adventure from ugly to rebel special. The whole time I...
This book was a major disappointment to someone who, like me, loved Uglies and Pretties. As the final book in the trilogy I was expecting some glorious ending but instead I was left with a mundane closing to Tally's adventure from ugly to rebel special. The whole time I was reading Specials I felt like I was being set up for something that never came.

posted by fluffymarshmellow on September 11, 2009

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  • Posted September 11, 2009

    Why Did It Have To End This Way?

    This book was a major disappointment to someone who, like me, loved Uglies and Pretties. As the final book in the trilogy I was expecting some glorious ending but instead I was left with a mundane closing to Tally's adventure from ugly to rebel special. The whole time I was reading Specials I felt like I was being set up for something that never came.

    13 out of 20 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 16, 2011

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    disappointing

    I loved the first two books, and I love the most of the third... but the ending was really sad and disappointing. I was angry with Scott, how could he have ended the book this way? It didn't really seem like the book had an ending, when I got to the last page, I thought, "That's it?" and the way he closed things up made it clear there wasn't going to be a fourth, and about 80% through the book I cried, he ruined the book by doing what he did to the Characters. I never want to read any of his books. Even if a fourth book to this series comes out. Oh and, Tally, the main character... isn't it kind of impossible to not like the main character of a book? Well, I really didn't like her in the 3rd book. At all.

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  • Posted May 5, 2010

    Fast read, but terrible ending.

    This book was definitely a fast read for me. But honestly, I hated the way this book ended and found myself very confused at some parts. I am hugely disappointed with the final book to the Uglies series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 1, 2007

    Specials

    I've read both uglies and pretties and let me tell you, those both are phenomenal! Scott Westerfeld put so much detail into it, and the story line was amazing. However, Specials didn't have that 'wow' factor. I mean, sure, there was still plenty of detail in it, but the book was just plain boring. It was almost like a chore to read it. In the end, it fell quite short of the first two. Not to mention the next book, Extras. I haven't read it yet, but after reading the preview, it seems like it is going to be a disappointment. We have all grown to love Tally, Zane, and even Dr. Cable, and now they are being cut out of the story as a whole new set of characters is introduced. The story line doesn't seem as good as the previous books, and I don't even see how it relates at all to Pretties, Uglies, and Specials.

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