Specials Author:Scott Westerfeld Tally's razor-sharp teeth, super-fast reflexes, wolf-like eyes, and frightening beauty identify her immediately- Tally is a member of Secial Circumstances. Programmed to keep social order in this futuristic world, the Specials are both feared and revered. — Tally never wanted to be Special, but some talents cannot be denied. Specials keep the P... more »retties happy and naive, keep the Uglies wishing to be Pretty and - most importantly - keep the Smokies powerless.
But their latest mission is to end the New Smoke forever, and there is still a little part of Tally that is telling her to think of herself - that remembers a time when Tally lived happily among the Smokies. Maybe the Specials aren't really protecting anyone but themselves.
Scott Westerfeld's wildly popular Uglies series has been praised for introducing thought-provoking issues of vanity, idealism, and self control to its legions of teen readers. Also check out Uglies and Pretties.« less