Specials Spoiler Zone

Zane or David? Ugly or pretty? Wild or city?
Special or sane?

How does it all end?

Well, the final volume of the Uglies trilogy is available now, and this is the place to discuss it. That’s right, it’s the Specials . . .

WARNING: Do not read the comments of this post
until you have read all three Uglies books.

Unless you really want to know about Dr. Cable dying on page 596.
(No, wait . . . that’s Dumbledore.*)

Let the spoilage begin!

*I slay me.

UPDATE: Most of the conversations here have moved over to westerboard.com, the forum for all things westerfeldian.

2,743 thoughts on “Specials Spoiler Zone

  1. Hey peoples!!!! I am sad I left my cds at my sister’s in Tucson and my mp3 is broken so I am going musicless!!!!!!!!! I sucks.

    I love Superman/Tom Welling!!!!

  2. I love music(btw My mommy bought me a new mp3 so fo course if you know me the first thing I did was put music on it) I there was no music I would die!!!!!!! No I am serious!!!!

    I love Superman/Tom Welling!!!!

  3. i love music, but i wont die if my ipod runs out of batteries..unless im like really bored. like we’re on a “vacation” but its to see her friends,and then im really bored cuz i dont like talking to their children. if i forgot my ipod/ran out of batteries, then i’d die.

    Lizzy-wa
    TEAM Z/E/J

    LOVE!! http://www.twloha.com

  4. I just grew up with an older sister who LOVED music so I got used to it and became an addict myself

    I love Superman/Tom Welling!!!!

  5. Ok Seriously, I LOVED Zane. HOW Could You Kill Him?
    I Mean..David? I Could I Live With That. But ZANE? Ugh.
    I Was Literally Crying My Eyes Out When I Read That Part.
    After He Died, I Just Skimmed The Rest Of The Book.
    Then I Threw It Under My Bed. The Only One I Bothered To
    Put On My Bookshelf Was Pretties. I Read It Again And AGAIN. Definetely My Favorite Book In The Series..And Definetely Because Of Zane. Hahaha. I Mean Dont Get Me Wrong, I Really Liked David In Uglies But After Pretties And Half Of Specials I REALLY LOVED Zane. Then When Extras Came
    Out, I Only Bought It Because I Though In It Tally Would
    Find Some Kinda Of Time Machine And Go Back To Save Zane Or Like It Turned Out He Had Never Died Or Anything, He Had Just
    Gone Into Hiding. But It Turned Out It Wasn’t Even Her
    Whom It Was Mainly About.
    =[

    Hahaa. Call Me Obsessive, But WHY ZANE????

  6. Oh And For All The Twilight Fans Commenting I Find It Kinda Funny Cause I Was Like Completely Obssessed With That Series
    Until I Started Reading These. Hahaha.

    Oh And I Also Think Scott Should Rewrite The Series In Zane’s
    Point Of View. I Mean Stephanie’s Writing Midnight Sun Which
    Is In Edward’s Point Of View..And I’m REALLY Interested In Knowing What Zane Was Thinking…Up To The Point He Died.

    Haha.

  7. OMG!!!!
    this is THE BEST trilogy EVER!!!!!
    its soooo sad that zane dies but im happy that tally and david are together (though not officialy) but still!
    so does Dr. Cable die? i dont remember reading that!
    props to the author! YOU RULE!
    there should SO be a movie for this trilogy!
    i mena come on! that would be sooo awsome!
    i havent read extras… yet but i’m going to tommrow! and i cant wait!!! Scot you should totally wright more books on this series! but do it in like david’s point of view… or maybe someone from a different city who was going through the same thing… idk all that i know is that i never want this series to end!!!

  8. Wait. I have such a crazy idea, it’s impossible.
    They’re in the future, right?
    So can’t they take Zane’s brain cells, reenergize them ( the living ones ) And make it slightly like medspray? brainspray?
    It’s the future, anything is possible.
    they could do that, and make his brain come alive again, with artificial brain cells. Can’t they?
    Camp Zane is Awesome
    Camp David’s alright
    In-the-middle camp is where i am,
    like Tally!

  9. Hey peoples! whats up?

    That reminds me 1 time we where in the computer lab and Jake Ziler asked the computer teacher what was up and she mad eihim write that he would never be disrespectful to a teacher. We were all kind of acting odd twords it because all he said was “sup” it was kind of weird.

  10. Hola…sooo…. Things on here have kind of been slow on here latley.

    I love Superman/Tom Welling!!!!

  11. OMGOMGOMG!!! I TOTALLY LOVED SPECIALS!!!

    it was really sad too….
    i like really criedwhen i found out Zane died cuz he did the whole brain operation thing jsut for tally and i was at her for not giving their relationship another chance
    BUT i’m still really glad that david and tally are working together to help save the world!! hopefully they become really close friends….. I JUST LOVE ZANE AND DAVID!!!!!!they are sooo awesome!!!
    Overall I LOVED THIS BOOK!!!! i’m about to get extras adn i jsut can’t wait!!
    YOU”RE A GREAT AUTHOR SCOTT!!!

  12. omg! i can not beleive zane died but i love david better in the 2nd book i was hopin they tally and david would get back together but they didnt that made me mad. well im happy they are together now! i cant wait to read the 4th book i love ur books scott they are so good im goin to read another one of ur triligeys i love specials better than all the other book in this seris so far why didnt tally and david wnt to get in everyones way? what were they doin at the city again? what did dr cable do? did every one get the cure?

  13. OMG!

    They are making a film out of the book?!

    Did anyone know?!?!?

    Lol, check out youtube.com, and watch some of the unofficial trailers!

    I can’t wait tbf!

  14. oh man!!!! I haven’t played the flute and gotten light-headed in a LONG TIME!!!! Try playing Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Trust me it is not easy.

    I love Superman/Tom Welling!!!!

  15. Man!!! Is is just me or am I the obly 1 on today? Because I am felling pretty lonley right now.

    I love Superman/Tom Welling!!!!

  16. I am back. Even though it has been a day since I have written that last comment. I am so Excited for my CD to come in!!!!!!!

    I love Superman/Tom Welling!!!!

  17. wow i love these books, and im so happy my teacher tolled me to read them 🙂 they are so good.

    but i wish that tally and david could have gotten together but i still love the books the way they are 🙂

  18. HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY B-DAY SCOTT-LA

  19. Does anyone know what the -wa and -la means after their names like Shay-la and Tally-wa? I don’t get it!

  20. Yo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Today I am kind of happy! Idk why but anyways they had to cancle our softball game becauseof the Mr. St Johns pagent. So I am kind of happy but kind of sad.

    🙁 🙂

    I love Superamn/Tom Welling!!!!

  21. Okay this is sooooo gay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I went to the Mr. St Johns Pagent. Well Andrew Madrid should of won although I didn’t get to see the winer’s talent. But Andrew played the drums, danced really well, and is really hot… But instead Jacob Duthie won.

    I love Superman/Tom Welling!!!!

  22. David Rox and Zane sucks im so geting the team david shirts!!!

    im kinda glad that zane died i hated him but i read the 2nd one again and i like him a little more but david still is the all time greatest boy/ man in the uglys trilogy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  23. I’ve read the first three books and when Zane first appeared in Pretties from the way he talked to Tally and acted I was almost a 100% sure that he was actually David who had undergone a pretty operation to get Tally out of the city. I mean he even tried to get her to talk about David. But my predictions were wrong. I was really sad when Zane died because I think he understood Tally more than David, I mean he was the one who helped her find herself twice. I just think he got the sore end of everything.

  24. woah woah woah hold up! DavidRox, did u just say David is BETTER than Zane?! that is so0o0o0o0o0o0o0o0o0o0o0o0o0o not true!!!!! (and, if any of you guys have read the Twilight series, you should comment on the Scott Facts post cause a lot of peeps talk about Twilight there and it’s pretty kewl)**

  25. I am with you sara-senei I LOVE Zane and let me tell you he soooooooooooooooooooooooooo much better than David!!!!!!!!!

    I liove Superman/Tom Welling!!!!!

  26. Okay I have a question why do people like David more?

    I lvoe SUperman/Tom Welling!!!!

    ZANE

  27. 🙁 no1 answered my question!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! well…

    goodbye!!!

    I lokve Superman/Tom Welling!!!!!

  28. SOME ONE ANSWER ME NNNOOOOOOOOWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I love Superman/Tom Welling!!!!

  29. i try and suceeded in not liking david or zane more i just appreciated the book

    *ok must stop losing the game its the third time today,BTW reading this makes you play and lose the game*
    (rules for the game at http://ilostthegame.org/rules/ )

  30. i LOVED this book! i cant wait to read extras! its soo sad that zane died tho. 🙁 but there has never been a book i liked more

    and BTW it sux cuz neither la or wa sounds good at the end of my name lol

  31. I love this book it puts things in perspective and uses flashbacks very well wriiten I hate that Zane had to die he really started to make Tally change but I also love David more he sees Tally like no one else will again though I don’t like in Extras that Tally is portryed as a crazy lunatic it really kinda pissed me off but anyways <3 Scott Westerfeld I love Shay she really cares for Tally they complete each other they are great friends. Over all I love these books but I don’t think anybody could really fulfill Davids Character there is so much personality and details of everything same with Shay and Tally. i will maybe try out for the part of Tally wish me luck!

  32. So if they’re coming out with a movie of this series (which I really hope they do). What are they gonna do about the Pretties and Specials? I mean, they have to be OBVIOUSLY different from uglies. That is some serious CGI-live-action-infused-manga-shots to worry about. And how would they account for every actor? Every extra (no pun intended) would have to have their faces run through a computer, made symmetrical, then plastered into EVERY SHOT!!! That is too dizzy-making for my random little brain to comprehend.

    So whaddya think?

  33. Again I say, DOWN WITH THE MOVIE IDEA. Why hasn’t anyone on here learned other than me that book-turned-movie sucks Every Time?!
    Wondering, there’s that and a million other reasons why they shouldn’t make a movie. if scott-la made a movie of Uglies/Pretties/Specials I just might have to kill him… well maybe not but I’d do SOMETHING about it!!!!!

  34. Hmm ya know I’ve been thinking about the books alot. I was thinking, wouldn’t it have been fine if the operation went on? I know it’s kinda taking away a person freedom and all, but still… what was it hurting? The wild stayed safe, people were safe and had fun throughout their life. Uglies had something to look forward to, and to dream about- becoming pretty. They could enjoy eating, getting hurt, etc. without worry because all their fat and guilt was stripped away when they turned 16. New pretties could party all night, do practically whatever they want for a few years then move on to middle pretty, and have a family and enjoy life. All because a lesion was placed in their brains… you gotta girl Dr. Cable some credit there 😉

  35. Hey so, I just finished reading Specials and I have to say, it was incredibly hard for me to put the books down. Working nine hour shifts goes much slower when you’re itching to get back to the story.

    But ummm… I really wanna read the alternative ending… Anyone know where I can find it?

  36. To answer your question, Reagan, I liked David more because I saw more of a connection between him and Tally then I did between her and Zane. But it might be because it was all about her and David in Uglies and I was so attached to him, and then all the sudden she becomes a pretty and she forgets all about him. So I was still routing for him throughout the whole book, and classifying hers and Zane’s relationship as a fling – something that would eventually pass. But it never did, and by the time I moved onto Specials, it was too late for me to start liking him since a) we didn’t see all that much of him and b) when Tally was all ‘superior thoughts’ she made it easier for me to find a reason why Zane would never be enough for her.

    Anyway, I hope that made sense.

  37. I was Team Zane all the way 🙁
    But I did feel bad for David. Still, I can’t say I truly wanted her to end up with him. Poor Zane-la!
    I’ve yet to read the alternative ending. I’ll get right on it. 🙂

    Anyway, Why Scott?! WHY DID YOU KILL ZANE?!
    I cried, I bawled, I threw a hissy fit right in my living room in front of my parents, haha.

    Still very good book other than that.

  38. Lol. Really late comment here.

    I loved specials though. It is my second fave of his books {w/ or w/o Extras}

    For me it’s kind of like:
    1. Uglies.

    2. Specials
    3. Extras

    4. Pretties.

    Not that Pretties isn’t amazing {it is} but it just doesn’t feel as ‘real’ to me as the others. I guess if I had to pick sides I’d be for David. Zane just felt like a hasty replacement for David.

    *pokes Jadelennox’s post {4}* That sort of describes my entire feeling about David, Zane, etc.

    I don’t have much more to say, though… so bye! ;D

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