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384 pages, Hardcover
First published May 9, 2006
Tally Youngblood lives in a society where they're given the "mandatory opportunity" to become pretty once they reach a certain age.
Tally, do you ever suffer from sudden flashes of anger or euphoria, countersocial impulses, or feelings of superiority?
I don't want to hurt you but I will if I have tooAnd while she is strong, confident and ready to hurt those in her way, she begins to wonder, what if being Special is just another kind of Pretty? And if so, is there any way she could possibly escape the government's grasp?
Keep challenging the gods.Audiobook Comments
"Yeah." Tally nodded. "Its kind of this plan... to save the world."
"I thought if you could see the world clearly, you'd think about yourself a little less. It wouldn't just be you and your latest boyfriend; I thought you might let something else matter every once in a while."
"I'm not sure what I am anymore, Zane. Sometimes I think I'm nothing but what other people have done to me—a big collection of brainwashing, surgeries, and cures."