Mind-Rain Contest

As you may remember, I recently edited a collection of essays about the Uglies series, called Mind-Rain. We got a bunch of YA authors together and asked them questions like, “Is Shay the real hero of the Uglies series?” “Who was the better boyfriend for Tally: David or Zane?” and “How can we prevent prettyheaded behavior in our own world?”

The answers are thought-provoking and will re-wire your brain!


Mind-Rain doesn’t come out until June 2, but Teen-Libris (the publishers) are having a contest right now. Enter now to win a copy of Mind-Rain AND Robin Wasserman’s excellent book, Skinned. You may remember Robin as a guest blogger here, and from this IMterview with her I did last September.

Here’s a brief description of the collection:

In Extras, the last book in Scott Westerfeld’s Uglies series, Aya tells us that when Tally Youngblood made the mind-rain fall, it cured all the pretties and changed the world forever. But Tally and her friends did more than change their world; they changed ours too.

Mind-Rain continues what Tally started, with startling, funny and insightful essays on the world, characters and ideas of the Uglies series, plus the short story that inspired Westerfeld to write the books in the first place.

Think you know everything about Tally’s world? After Mind-Rain, you’ll never look at the Uglies series the same way again.

With essays by Lili Wilkinson, Robin Wasserman, Diana Peterfreund, Sarah Beth Durst, Gail Sidonie Sobat, Rosemary Clement-Moore, J. Fitzgerald McCurdy, Janette Rallison, Linda Gerber, Charles Beaumont, Ted Chiang, Will Shetterly, Jennifer Lynn Barnes, and Delia Sherman.

For the contest rules, go here to the Teen-Libris contest page.

Click here to learn more about the collection.

Click here to read an excerpt.

You can pre-order the book from Borders, Barnes and Noble, Amazon, and of course Indie Bound.

The contest accepts entires until May 30. When first posted, the rules had a typo saying April 30, but that has been corrected!

114 thoughts on “Mind-Rain Contest

  1. Hi!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i’m new to this blog and to the books i already read them all they r so awesome! i am soooo excited about mind rain coming out although i still need to read bogus to bubbly

    g2g cya guys l8r

  2. I have loved this series ever since one of my best friends Leah-wa introduced it to me (thaks Leah-wa) I loved Tally and Shay and all the characters. But I loved the series the most because I can relate to it. The coolest thing to me is the my last name is Tally it’s just spelled different so now people call me Tally-wa (which I love).

    also I’m totally and forever Team David

  3. Hi, my name is Lakeisha and im a big fan of your books, when i read them it was like i was in another world i felt like i was tally; i had’nt ever felt connected to a character like i was to her. I read the first three books in 6 days; i had to go buy the 4th book and the guide,which was awesome, i was sad to see the series end.

    But want i wanna know is if there is going to be a movie for uglies and if there is where can i audition. I you can please give me that information that would be great; i wanted to see the book that was a movie in my head come alive, with me in it.

    Thank you for your time.

  4. Laekeisha, almost exactly 3 years ago Fox Centuries bought the Uglies idea to make it into a movie. I wouldn’t doubt they’ve started filming since then, but maybe you could make it into Pretties or Specials!

  5. i REALLY wanna be in uglies or pretties or specials or even extras! i think i would be good for shay because i have short black hair and i am 15 1/2. BTW: check out IMDb.com and search uglies!

  6. Yes
    LittleMissOverObseesed discription is right but are you a good actress and will your parents paly for a plane ticket if there are no movie rehearsals there

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