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Westerfeld, Scott.

Specials / Scott Westerfeld. - 1st Simon Pulse ed. - New York : Simon Pulse, 2006. - 372 p. ; 18 cm.

Independent Reading "Final volume in the highly acclaimed UGLIES trilogy"--Cover. Sequel to: Pretties.

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, the clarity and focus of her thinking feels 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 to 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.

Ages 12 up.

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Independent Reading Gr. 8-12
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