Book Review: Specials

Specials (Uglies, #3)Specials by Scott Westerfeld
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This review assumes that you have read the first two books of the trilogy: Uglies and Pretties. If you haven't this review may spoil them for you.

At the beginning of Specials, Tally and her gang the Cutters have been turned into agents for Special Circumstances. They are still Cutters though and need to cut themselves into order to think clearly. (I was a little uncomfortable with the whole cutting aspect of Tally and her friends. I hope that it didn't glamorize cutting for teenagers and make them want to try it.) Their mission is to track down the New Smokies. The question is will Tally help destroy the Smokies or will she be able to think way out of her specialness in time to save them?

This book was a nice ending to the trilogy. (There is a fourth book, Extras, but from what I understand it's set in the same world but not a direct continuation of the series.) There was plenty of action, like in Pretties. A new city was introduced and I liked reading about the way that city did things compared to how Tally's city. I highly recommend this series to fans of dystopian science fiction.

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