Flamingnet Student Book Reviewer KMeng
Aya Fuse is fifteen and living in the time after the world
of uglies, pretties, and specials. People don't care about
how you look. They care about how famous you are. Everyone
has a social status that is monitored 24/7. Aya is a
miserable extra, someone that no one knows about and is just
there. She wants to be famous so she kicks stories, or
writes stories about others to get fame. When she finds a
secret group, the Sly Girls, she plans on kicking a story
about them and a weapon that could be the end of the world.
Her story gets kicked and instantly she is extremely famous.
Then, they need to save the world with just herself, a
famous guy named Frizz (who she has a crush on), her brother
Hiro, his friend Ren, and a couple other people who are so
famous they can't be seen.
I loved Uglies, Pretties, and Specials. Extras was just
as good as the rest. The setting is in the future, but it
seems so realistic and I find myself in their world.
Everything is described well and the book has great imagery.
One problem was that in about the middle of the book it
starts saying that she is talking in Japanese. I think that
is a really cool thing, however, I don't recall it ever
mentioning it earlier so I had no clue she wasn't talking in
English! Westerfeld could have added that earlier on in the
book for a better understanding. I recommend Extras to
mostly girls who like futuristic suspense, but I think
everyone would love it.
Reviewer City, State and Country: Carlisle, Pennsylvania
United States of America