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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 1442419784
ISBN-13: 9781442419780
Sku: 216804853
Publish Date: 5/3/2011
Pages:  399
Age Range:  16 to 21
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"Moggle," Aya whispered. "You awake?" (from the first line)
Includes an excerpt from Westerfeld''s new series Leviathan.
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Fame

It's a few years after rebel Tally Youngblood took down the uglies/pretties/specials regime. Without those strict roles and rules, the world is in a complete cultural renaissance. "Tech-heads" flaunt their latest gadgets, "kickers" spread gossip and trends, and "surge monkeys" are hooked on extreme plastic surgery. And it's all monitored on a bazillion different cameras. The world is like a gigantic game of American Idol. Whoever is getting the most buzz gets the most votes. Popularity rules.

As if being fifteen doesn't suck enough, Aya Fuse's rank of 451,369 is so low, she's a total nobody. An extra. But Aya doesn't care; she just wants to lie low with her drone, Moggle. And maybe kick a good story for herself.

Then Aya meets a clique of girls who pull crazy tricks, yet are deeply secretive of it. Aya wants desperately to kick their story, to show everyone how intensely cool the Sly Girls are. But doing so would propel her out of extra-land and into the world of fame, celebrity...and extreme danger. A world she's not prepared for.

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With the author's trademark extreme style, constant data feeds, fame obsession, and intriguing danger swirl through Scott Westerfeld's fourth book in the bestselling Uglies series. Spiked with futuristic techie talk, EXTRAS follows 15-year-old Aya Fuse's attempts to rocket from being an "extra"--someone without any fame--to a high-ranking kicker (blogger). When she meets the Sly girls, a risk-taking gang with a fierce desire to remain unknown, Aya is certain she's fallen onto the most fame-making story ever. But when they make a discovery that threatens to destroy the whole city, Aya finds that she's in over her head. Westerfeld is also the author of PEEPS. A 2007 New York Times Notable Book.

Praise

"A thought-provoking add=on to the Uglies series...Westerfeld excels at showing the emotional underpinnings of a fame economy: Aya experiences obscurity panic, feeling 'unreal' unless her actions are recorded." 9/15/2007

"Westerfeld shows he has a finger on the pulse of our reputation economy, alchemizing the cult of celebrity, advertising's constant competition for consumer attention, and social networking technology like MySpace into a post-apocalyptic Japanese atopia that will engage gear-heads and philosophers alike." 11/1/2007

"With its combination of high-stakes melodrama, cinematic action and thought-provoking insight into some really thorny questions of human nature, the new novel, like its predecessors, is a superb piece of popular art, reminiscent less of other young adult books than of another pop masterpiece, the revived BATTLESTAR GALACTICA." - James Hynes 11/11/2007

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Product attributeeBooks:   Kobo
Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeMinimum Age:   12
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0399
Product attributePublisher:   Simon Pulse
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