SPECIALS by Scott Westerfeld
About SPECIALS (taken from goodreads.com)
“Special Circumstances”: The words have sent chills down Tally’s spine since her days as a repellent, rebellious ugly. Back then Specials were a sinister rumor — frighteningly beautiful, dangerously strong, breathtakingly fast. Ordinary pretties might live their whole lives without meeting a Special. But Tally’s never been ordinary.
And now she’s been turned into one of them: a superamped fighting machine, engineered to keep the uglies down and the pretties stupid.
The strength, the speed, and the clarity and focus of her thinking feel better than anything Tally can remember. Most of the time. One tiny corner of her heart still remembers something more.
Still, it’s easy to tune that out — until Tally’s offered a chance to stamp out the rebels of the New Smoke permanently. It all comes down to one last choice: listen to that tiny, faint heartbeat, or carry out the mission she’s programmed to complete. Either way, Tally’s world will never be the same.
Review of SPECIALS
This series just keeps getting worse. Plus every book is the same. Book one: Tally runs away and turns pretty. Book two: Tally is pretty, runs away and becomes special. It’s all the same. This is probably going to be the same review I did for the other two books. I really don’t like that every time Tally gets surgery she has a new personality you have to get used to. It’s like a new character every time. She is especially annoying in this book because of her “special” surgery. She’s really mean and puts down everyone who isn’t like her. I feel like she’s supposed to get through this during the book but she never does.
I also really hated the “cutting” part in the book. I think it’s a little too much to put in a book like this. I thought it was really stupid. The whole society doesn’t have any morals at all. They cut, they drink underage and they live all together when they’re only 16. It’s kinda weird.
I guess the story line wasn’t too bad in this book but I was too annoyed and distracted by everything else that I didn’t really enjoy it.
I’m giving it a 3 out of 5.
“I don’t want to hurt you but I will if I have too.”