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Who liked Extras?
« on: May 19, 2012, 01:10:52 PM »

I feel alone because I liked Extras more than the other 3 books. Am I alone?
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Re: Who liked Extras?
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2012, 01:44:56 PM »

I liked Extras! Most people didn't I think because they thought it would be exactly like the first 3 books, but I don't think they understand the concept of a companion novel. I personally enjoyed it.
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Re: Who liked Extras?
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2012, 02:17:15 PM »

I liked it. A lot. How much? I thought up a whole BARKING CLIQUE because of it. Combining the Crim's obsession with "bubblyness" and Aya's city's love of fame and power. How do you get those two together? Reenact military stunts. And so were born the Mils.
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Re: Who liked Extras?
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2012, 02:17:21 AM »

I loved Extras. I really liked Aya, I felt like she had more personality than Tally :3
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Re: Who liked Extras?
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2012, 02:28:03 AM »

I like Extras the best
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Re: Who liked Extras?
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2012, 07:05:33 AM »

I really liked not having to deal with Tally, I just didn't find her that interesting.
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Re: Who liked Extras?
« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2012, 07:19:38 AM »

Youngblood's pretty bland for a protagonast, I agree. She's like Maximum Ride, except she angsts for no reason other than she thinks she looks ugly. How funny that, (according to Shay's Story, anyway) were she to go to a current highschool there's be boys dropping at her feet begging to suck her toes. And a nerd would decaptiate someone with a locker upon realizing who she is.
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Re: Who liked Extras?
« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2012, 07:30:55 AM »

Whoa, that's what they do at public high schools? Man I'm glad that I never went to one, Sucking on toes? For real?
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Re: Who liked Extras?
« Reply #8 on: May 20, 2012, 07:32:41 AM »

No. I go to a public HS. No toe sucking.

I didn't like it because Aya was just... a brat. (So was Tally, but Aya really got on my nerves.) All she cared about was being famous, and she even betrayed the only people who were nice to her to get a story. Wanting fame for happiness is just as shallow as wanting beauty for the same reason. And unlike Tally, I don't think Aya ever realized that.
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Re: Who liked Extras?
« Reply #9 on: May 20, 2012, 07:48:21 AM »

It doesn't happen, no. I'm just using it as an example of why Tally has no reason to angst and gripe, at least when she's an ugly.

Aya really was kinda a brat, it's true. Her priorities were certainly in the wrong place.
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Re: Who liked Extras?
« Reply #10 on: May 20, 2012, 02:30:30 PM »

I think the main reasons I didn't like Extras were:

1. I was first introduced to Scott-la through the Uglies trilogy, and was absolutely in love with it. When Extras came out I was so excited for it, but when I found that it was based around a totally different character and had a wildly different plot, well... I was a little disappointed.

2. For my 9th grade english class I had to write a book report, and I chose to do one on Extras. It was a bloody intense report where I had to analyze every single sentence, and by the end of it I just wanted to tear the book into little pieces and tell my teacher to suck it. :|

3. Aya just... bugs me. I prefer Tally.

I still think Extras is good as a companion novel, but it will never compare to the rest of the series for me.
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Re: Who liked Extras?
« Reply #11 on: May 20, 2012, 02:55:28 PM »

Well writing a hard paper on anything is a good way to ruin it for yourself.
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Re: Who liked Extras?
« Reply #12 on: May 21, 2012, 01:35:12 PM »

I LOVED Extras. I liked the whole idea of the new world. I kind of wish that Scott would have a waited a bit and made Extras a whole companion SERIES. Set after the events in Uglies just like it was but more fleshed out. Extras coinsided so well with the time of the boom of online media and social networking in our own society.
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Re: Who liked Extras?
« Reply #13 on: May 21, 2012, 01:39:47 PM »

Yeah, he really could have turned it into a series, it was a really neat city that Aya lived in.
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Re: Who liked Extras?
« Reply #14 on: May 21, 2012, 01:42:27 PM »

YES!! I love the magnetic trains . . .what did he call them . . . crap*fishes in bookshelf for Extras*
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