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Specials. Scott Westerfeld

Specials. Scott Westerfeld - Scott Westerfeld What I really admire about this series is that it shows most of the point of views of the world within one character. In Specials Tally is, you guessed it, a Special. The only point of view not covered is the older pretties and the little kids, so it shows the problem with this dystopian world, and all it's problems, from almost every side unlike others. The writing evolves on a little but not by much. And we finally get an answer for the love triangle, admittedly one that I hated but still.

I want to talk about a couple of things here.
I really didn't get the whole ego thing. Maybe that says something bad about me but it didn't seem like Tally had much of an ego as Shay kept saying, as much as bad things kept happening to her and she did the best she could in the situation she was in. Does anyone else feel this way or?
Shay, oh my god. I loved her at the beginning of the first book because she challenged Tally's ideas about the whole pretty society and was the voice of reason- but it really went downhill from there to the point where she became the villain to me. Dr Cable and the society were the obvious villains but Shay was something worse- a really poisonous 'friend'.
Zane, just- Wah!
I do worry about a negative effect, there's really nothing in these books that says- hey, some people get plastic surgery and really, that's okay too. The whole pretty-head thing could be seriously skewed.


Review originally posted on Imogen’s Typewriter. <3