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Specials: Uglies, Book 3 | [Scott Westerfeld]

Specials: Uglies, Book 3

Tally never wanted to be Special, but some talents cannot be denied. Specials keep the Pretties happy and naive, keep the Uglies wishing to be Pretty and - most importantly - keep the Smokies powerless. But their latest mission is to end the New Smoke forever, and there is still a little part of Tally that is telling her to think for herself, that remembers a time when Tally lived happily among the Smokies. Maybe the Specials aren't really protecting anyone but themselves.
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Publisher's Summary

Tally never wanted to be Special, but some talents cannot be denied. Specials keep the Pretties happy and naive, keep the Uglies wishing to be Pretty and - most importantly - keep the Smokies powerless. But their latest mission is to end the New Smoke forever, and there is still a little part of Tally that is telling her to think for herself, that remembers a time when Tally lived happily among the Smokies. Maybe the Specials aren't really protecting anyone but themselves.

Listen to more in the Uglies series, including Pretties and Extras.

©2006 Scott Westerfield; (P)2007 Recorded Books

What the Critics Say

"Thrillingly unsettlling." (Kirkus Reviews)

“This is a thrilling, painful, and ultimately satisfying volume in the best YA science fiction in years.” (Kliatt, Starred Review)

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    Kim 09-12-12
    Kim 09-12-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Series is becoming a Waste of Time and Money!"
    Would you try another book from Scott Westerfeld and/or Carine Montbertrand?

    Scott Westerfeld's Uglies was a creative, unique book. I really enjoyed it and Pretties was almost as good. Specials, however, was drawn out and boring. With a cliff hanger at end of every book you are being sucked into buying the next. I, however, am bowing out on the 4th book. This book was a lot of nothing, dramatic events not really dramatic and it was soooo short with another cliff hanger teasing you to buy the last book. No Thanks.


    What could Scott Westerfeld have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Uglies was a great, unique book. Although he and his publisher might like the $ coming from having 4 books in a series, I would have actually finished the series if it was in, say, 2 books.Specials was boring and not worth the $ so I'm not wasting more $ on Extras. Thus, I won't be recommending this series to others because it became more about dragging out the story into multiple books than keeping with the integrity and quality of The Uglies.


    What three words best describe Carine Montbertrand’s voice?

    Voice is fine for main character, all other characters have the same voice which can be distracting and a bit grating.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Andrew Linden, CA, United States 10-04-12
    Andrew Linden, CA, United States 10-04-12

    Parks Horseshoeing

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    "A Great Book"
    Would you listen to Specials again? Why?

    Yes, but not for a long while. Its a great adventure!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Well the main character kinda ahs to be.


    What about Carine Montbertrand’s performance did you like?

    She did good voices for males.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It made me laugh at times!


    Any additional comments?

    This book was packed full of action. It left me wanting more!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Steven Wee Sacramento 04-21-12
    Steven Wee Sacramento 04-21-12
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    "Great Story Line"

    Another gem from Scott Westerfield with Specials. Tally continues to be instrumental in change within her society. I still feel as though Tally is not quite the heroine she is made out to be in the story -she is pushed and forced into things throughout the book instead of being the fore-runner, and then she is given credit for being the instrument of change- although in this book she is more directly responsible for the decisions that cause all the excitement. I love what the book implies about where we are heading with our treatment of the planet, but this book is not as harsh about the overuse of cosmetic plastic surgery as the rest of the series but that follows the story line to the next reasonable conclusion. Its nice to see a different city and get a little more background on the interaction between cities too. It was a great listen and a great story and I continued to the next book also with excitement. Scott Westerfield has become a writer that I would definitely look for in my reading and listening future.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Laura Newark, DE, United States 10-26-11
    Laura Newark, DE, United States 10-26-11 Member Since 2011
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    "Missed the Mark"

    We read the first 2 books, and this one was just kind of drawn out and painful. We had to read it because it was a series right?? Honestly not worth it and we will probably stop here in the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Lorene Salt Lake City, UT, USA 05-20-08
    Lorene Salt Lake City, UT, USA 05-20-08
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    "Clever"

    This is a really clever series!

    3 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Kari Forestburg, Alberta, Canada 10-31-09
    Kari Forestburg, Alberta, Canada 10-31-09 Member Since 2008
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    "Least favorite of the three books."

    This is my least favorite book in the series because I really disliked the characters of Shay and Tally through most of this book. And I did not like the outcome for the character of Zane.

    I was glad that it was the last book in the series.

    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
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