Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Book Club: Extras

Extras (Uglies, #4)

The Synopsis:
This book is set in another region of the world a few years after Tally's epic message. The world has gone through the 'Mind Rain" that has brought everyone out of the bubble-headedness. The world is in a new stage of advancement as well as rediscovery. They are constantly inventing new devices while learning about customs  from past generations.  This new world has some new ways of getting by, being pretty does not cut it any more now you need to focus on having a high Face Rank. The higher your Face Rank the more currency you have. To get a high face rank you can be a 'surg-monkey' who are always finding new and unusualy surgeries to have, a 'tech head' who is obsessed with new technology, or you can be a 'kicker' who much like a blogger spreads news, rumors, and trends. This section of the world it a fame based economy, and Aya (our new leading lady) wants to make it to the top of the Face Ranks. She finds a story to kick that will make her high in the ranking, but at what costs.

What I thought:
This was a great book. It seems like something that could really happen. The feeds that everybody has reminds me of facebook statuses, or blog updates, or vlogs, very social media oriented. Reading this book I was drawing so many comparisons to life now and how little would have to change to make our life like theirs. I wish that Scott wrote another book so we knew what happened with the Extras plan. This is a series that I wish would never end. This was a great addition to a fantastic trilogy.
5 out of 5 stars

I feel that I may have made too many spoilers in past Book Club posts so I am going to stop here but feel free to comment of your thought of the book. Next week we will be doing Saving CeeCee HoneyCutt by Beth Hoffman. 

Also let me know in the comments below what books you want to have in future Book Clubs.


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