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Comments for Specials
Specials by Scott Westerfeld is the third in the Uglies series. Talia has been invited to be a Special. She originally had hoped to infiltrate them. But now she's been reprogrammed. Can she fight it?
Specials are the elite forces of this society. As it's a society that worships beauty and uses physical perfection to control society. Given these societal constructs, it makes no damn sense to me why the BEST OF THE BEST would sharpen their teeth and mutilate their bodies.
All the progress made in books one and two is tossed away in lieu of an orgy of excesses and cutting. Talia's world is reduced to following the pack and fitting in by using the dumbest sounding slang.
Although there is a fourth book, I am done following this series.