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Title: SPECIALS BY: Scott Westerfeld

SPECIALS BY Scott Westerfeld
  • By Shannon Smith
  • 6th hour
  • Mrs. Cumminss Class

The Series
  • The Uglies Series is made up of 4 books.
    (Uglies, Pretties, Specials, Extras)

A world where everyones ugly. And than there
What if perfection isn't good enough?
Frighteningly beautiful, Dangerously strong,
Breathtakingly fast.
Where fame, popularity, and celebrity rule.
  • The setting occurs in many places throughout the
  • One place is the city. This is where the
    littlies, uglies, pretties, and crumblies live.
    This is also where the Special Circumstance
    Headquarters is.
  • Another setting in this book is the wild. This is
    the land that is uncharted and out-of-bounds to
    the citizens. The Specials get to live in the
    wild because they are suppose to keep people out
    of the wild and keep the pretties from destroying
    it. The run-away uglies called the Smokies, have
    lost there home because of Tally. To Tally, who
    is a special the Smokies are dangerous because
    they bring deadly nanos into the city. They also
    live in the wild.

Old Settings
  • The Rusty Ruins is a setting that occurred
    multiple times in the book, Uglies . This
    setting is remnants of our world after a massive
    nuclear bomb. The Rusty Ruins are a way of
    telling people that Rusties made a big mistake by
    making violence to its fullest extent.
  • The Smoke is a civilization of ugly-runaways.
    The Smoke is a vast area of land that has
    buildings that are similar to camp cabins and
    mess halls. There are hover paths so the Smokies
    can ride around on hover boards. But, that was
    the Old Smoke. Now, the Smoke is on the move to
    find a new location, if there is one.
  • This is where the Specials are made and where
    new operations are tested and invented. This is
    also where Tally first met a Special. This is
    also where Davids father, Az, died.

The History Of Tally-Wa
- In the 2nd book, Pretties, Tally has
everything she has ever wanted. She is part of a
popular clique, called the Crims. At her first
party, she comes in touch with one of the Smokies
who tells her about the cure and where to find
them. Zane, the leader of the Crims falls in
love with Tally. After there first kiss, Zane
forces Tally to remember her ugly past and tell
him EVERYTHING. Then, Tally and Zane go and find
this cure. They are 2 tiny white pills. They
each take one pill. There is a backfire with
these pills. One of them carries deadly nanos
that wipe out the lesions. The other carries the
cure for nanos. Without the cure for the nanos,
the nanos could tear your brain apart. That is
what happened to Zane. When Zane started having
these headaches, they ran away to the New Smoke
with other Crims in hope that Maddie could cure
Zane. They left Shay behind with her group,
called, the Cutters. When, they run away
trying to get to the Rusty Ruins with a
hot-air-balloon Tally stays on to long and ends
up in a testing area of violence. She learns
that the lesions are a way that stops violence
from occurring. She also learns that this testing
area is where the operation was invented. Blinded
by love, she goes to the New Smoke anyway to see
if Zane is ok or not. There is a catch, when Zane
and Tally were still in New Pretty Town, Zane
broke his wrist and had to be unconscious while
the doctors fixed his hand. They found that Zane
had nanos and took the chance to put a tracker in
his tooth. So, the Specials caught Tally and Zane
in the New Smoke while the others escaped because
Tally didnt want to leave poor Zane behind. Shay
had already became Special and took Tally back to
the city to become a Special.
  • Tally is the main character in the Uglies
  • In the book, Uglies , Tally Youngblood is a
    15- year- old ugly. She is eagerly waiting for
    her 16th birthday to join her friend Perris, in
    New Pretty Town. When you turn 16, you go through
    an operation, that turns you beautiful in every
    way. But, Tally has a new friend named Shay. Shay
    does not want to become pretty and wants to run
    away to the Smoke.(An outside of the city
    Civilization) When she turns 16, Shay has already
    ran away. The Specials, who rule the city give
    her a choice, to stay Ugly forever, or track down
    Shay, turn her in, and she gets to become pretty.
    Tally had no choice but to betray this Smoke
    and her friend. While at the Smoke, she falls in
    love with David, whose parents tells her about
    lesions, a tiny tumor in a prettys brain. After
    the Smoke gets destroyed, Maddy, Davids mom
    comes up with a cure for lesions that Tally
    promises to take as soon as she turns pretty.

  • The plot includes rising action, climax, falling
    action, and resolution.

Rising Action
  • Tally and the Cutters crash an ugly bash. They
    are looking for Smokies that give out highly
    dangerous nanos to uglies and pretties. Tally
    finds the Smokie and tries to knock her out but
    comes up with a better idea. She chases the
    Smokie girl to find she is Davids new
    girlfriend. The Cutters end up in a fight that
    loses Fausto, almost kills Shay, and Tachs is
    left unconscious.
  • Tally finds out that Zane is still alive and
    wants to see him. She is still madly in love with
    him. Shay wants to differ and says Tally should
    go out to the wild and look for Fuasto. Tally
    makes Shay promise to take her to Zane. When
    Tally sees Zane, she feels disgusted. She wanted
    to have the feeling she use to have when Zane was
    around, not disgusted. After her visit with Zane,
    Tally is determined for Zane to become a special
    so she can love him.
  • Shay and Tally come up with a plan, help Zane
    escape his bubblehead prison, track him to the
    New Smoke, and end the Smokies forever. There is
    a problem Zane has a collar that is made out of
    orbital-alloy, and for him to escape Tally and
    Shay have to steal from the Armory. The armory is
    the citys military database. Tally and Shay end
    up destroying the armory to get the orbital alloy
    cutting tool.

  • Tally and Shay set Zane free with the cutting
    tool. The Crims put the necklace and interface
    rings on animal balloons so the city cant track
    them. The Crims run away. Shay and Tally start
    tracking the Crims. On the way, the Crims meet
    with a person who gives them a position finder
    for there next destination. Tally decides to see
    if she can get a position finder herself while
    Shay is still tracking the Crims. She runs into
    Andrew Simpson Smith. He is a villager and holly
    man of the violence testing site village. He
    gives Tally a position finder also. Half-way from
    home, Shay gives up on Tally and decides to find
    the Smoke herself. Tally stays with the Crims.

  • When the Crims and Tally get to the
    position-finder destination, Tally is extremely
    bored. She has helped the Crims out of danger
    once before and wants to do it again. The Crims
    hover boards are necessary to get to the New
    Smoke. Tally realizes they might blow away while
    the Crims are sleeping. She goes over to the camp
    to help.
  • She gets caught! Zane wants to desperately talk
    to Tally and wants to convince her that he is
    still her true love. Zane and Tally kiss. While
    they are kissing, Tally sees all of Zanes body
    and she sees the effects from brain loss in a
    major way. Tally is disgusted when she even looks
    at him but to kiss him! Tally runs away from
    Zane because she pities Zane so much as if he
    would die right in front of her. (Hint, Hint)

I made an image myself to represent the climax.
Falling Action
  • A helicopter arrives. The helicopter is there to
    take the Crims to the New Smoke. After the
    helicopter left, Tally jumps from a cliff in
    midair, and succeeds a landing on the landing
    bars below the helicopter. The helicopter takes
    her to another city. The smokies had gotten a
    whole city to join them! A city called, Diego.
  • Once on the ground, Tally notices the costume
    surges and pretty surges are as wild as her sharp
    as needle teeth, and razor sharp finger nails.
    She could fit in. When she spotted out where the
    run-a-ways were, she met with Fuasto who was a
    long lost Cutter. Something was different about
    him Tally could see it in his eyes. He was
    cured. Tally new right away that it was a trap.
    She ran away from Fuasto by jumping of a cliff,
    and nearly died.
  • The wardens found Tally and took her to the city
    hospital. When Tally, awoke from unconsciousness,
    she found out she was a Violation of
    Morphology. She was about to be de-specialized
    when Shay came to rescue her. They fought there
    way out of the hospital with ease, but, something
    was different about Shay too. Shay was cured.
    Tally tried to escape but the other cutters
    already had her pinned to the ground. They were
    all cured too. The cutters told Tally that
    because of her little trick in destroying the
    armory Dr. Cable was going to have a full out
    attack on Diego. A war was about to start.
  • The bombs came pounding on Diego. The Town Hall
    was destroyed and the hospital was badly damaged
    after the bombardment. The patients were
    evacuated out of the hospital a split second
    before the bombs started. So, all the Cutters had
    to do was a search through the hospital. Half-way
    through the search, Shay found Zane.

  • Zane was in a operation tank, barley breathing.
    The doctors said that Zane was going to die if
    he was removed from the tank. They needed that
    tank desperately for a unconscious crumblie.
    Tally already new Zane was dead. She bade him a
    kiss goodbye, and ran off.
  • Tally was now on her way home. When she reached
    the Rusty Ruins, she realized how close Diego had
    come to the same fate. Then a ping came into her
    skintenna system. A cutter couldnt have followed
    her? When she found where the ping had came from,
    David, was waiting for her. David told her how
    they had taken over Diego, and there plans for
    the Revolution. He gave her the injector for
    the cure. A cure, Tally could never take.
  • In the city, she contacted Dr. Cable at once.
    Instead of Dr. Cable, it was Maxamilla Feaster
    one of Cables sub commanders. Feaster gave Tally
    coordinates to where Dr. Cable was. ( Level J,
    Operating Theater) As soon as she got to there,
    she was cornered by 10 specials and Dr. Cable
    herself. Dr. Cable already new and told Tally who
    she really was to special circumstances a use.
    Tally threatened Dr. Cable by saying that her
    whole body was a satellite done by a crazy
    surgery in Diego. The whole city would know who
    Dr. Cable really was and Cables little secrets
    too. Dr. Cable was frightened by this. All Tally
    said was, Oops, I forgot to send it. and
    plunged the injector into Dr. Cables skin. She
    was captured with ease.
  • After Tally was locked up in her cell, Diego
    started sending detailed pictures of Tallys
    body. A warning, that specials were dangerous.
    The cure started to take a change in Dr. Cable
    too. And with in a month, one by one, all the
    specials were turned into average, normal
    pretties. Except Tally. Her cell suddenly started
    to leak out knock-out gas, one specially made
    just for Tally. A voice said, Dont just stand
    there, act like your passing out.. Tally was
    carried out of the cell, stripped of her clothes,
    and was put into an operating tank. A liquid
    filled up the tank, a liquid that was suppose to
    keep you alive while the doctors shredded you
    into pieces. Except this time, Tally would feel
    it, all.
  • Tally started to panic. She yanked out breathing
    tube and started to shake the tank to the floor.
    She new someone had to rescue her. The voice kept
    saying, Stay still, Im coming.. When the tank
    came crashing down to the floor, she crawled out
    of the tank. Dr. Cable was waiting for her.

  • The cure had taken full effect on Cable now. She
    had black soft eyes and a voice soft and calm.
    Not the sharpness of a specials voice. She still
    had special abilities and physical appearances,
    but Dr. Cable, was changed. Tally was in a ball,
    hiding her naked body. Tally said, Why. Dr.
    Cable explained. Cable said that Tally was the
    last true special and that in order for Tally to
    go out into the wild, she had to promise to stay
    a cutter, forever.
  • Dr. Cable handed Tally a sneak-suit. At least,
    she wasnt naked anymore. She left Special
    Circumstances and went to the rusty ruins, where
    she last met with David. She got messages in her
    skintenna system the next day. They were from
    Maddie, Perris, and Shay. They explained what was
    up with the world, and if Tally would join each
    revolution band. That afternoon, David arrived.

This image signifies that Tally is the only true
special left, and has to stay like that, forever.
Theme and Resolution
  • The moral of the story with an example from the
    book. The resolution of the story.

  • Tally told David what messages she got that
    morning. She said, I love you, that is what
    Maddie told me to say to you for her. David and
    Tally talked about there opinions on this
    revolution and sent out this Manifesto the next
    day to Maddie, Perris, and Shay.
  • I dont need to be cured. Just like I dont need
    to cut myself to feel, or think. From now on, no
    one rewires my mind but me. Back in Diego, the
    doctors said that I could learn to control my
    behavior, ad I have. You all helped, in one way
    or another. But you know what? Its not my
    behavior Im worried about anymore. Its yours.
    Thats why you wont be seeing me for a while,
    maybe a long time. David and I are staying out
    here in the wild. You all say you need us. Well,
    maybe you do, but do not to help you. You have
    enough help, with the millions of bubbly new
    minds about to be unleashed, with al the cities
    coming awake at last. Together, youre more than
    enough change to the world without us. So from
    now on, David and I are here to stand in your
    way. You see, freedom has a way of destroying
    things. You have your New Smokes, your new ideas,
    whole New Cities and New Systems. Well were the
    new Special Circumstances. Whenever you push to
    far into the wild, well be here waiting, ready
    to push back. Remember us every time you decide
    to dig a new foundation, dam a river, or cut down
    a tree. Worry about us. However hungry the human
    race becomes now that the pretties are waking up,
    the wild still has teeth. Special teeth, Ugly
    teeth. Us. Well be out here somewhere-watching.
    Ready to remind you of the price the Rusties paid
    for going too far. I love you all. But its time
    to say good-bye, for now. Be careful with the
    world, or the next time we meet, it might get
  • - Tally Youngblood pg 349-350

  • The moral of the story is, Think twice before
    you act. What might happen if you do this, and
    how will other people react?
  • Tally and Shay destroy the armory while stealing
    a tool. They do it for Tallys happiness. They
    dont think on how it would effect the city.
  • Their exploits at the Armory now seemed like a
    practical joke- one that had gotten a little out
    of hand, maybe. Her skintenna was crackling with
    the citys high alert wardens and regular
    Specials out in force, the newsfeeds openly
    wondering if the city was at war. Half of
    Crumblyville had seen the inferno on the horizon,
    and the giant pile of black foam where the Armory
    had once stood was hard to explain away. There
    were military hovercraft visible over the center
    of town, stationed to protect the city government
    from any further attacks. The nightly fireworks
    displays had been canceled until further notice,
    leaving the skyline strangely dark. pg. 129-130

  • There are many characters in this book and all of
    them have different traits minor, major, static,
    dynamic, antagonist, and protagonist.

TALLY YOUNGBLOOD/ Tally-Wa Major, Dynamic,
  • Tally is a fighting machine, like all Cutters
    she has finger nails sharp as chainsaws, teeth
    pointy as needles, airplane-ceramic bones, and
    muscles that never sore. She has scars from
    previous cuttings, and flash tattoos that spin
    with every heartbeat.
  • Tally is the main character in this book. Tally
    is a Special. A special is someone who keeps the
    civilians from breaking the laws and going out
    into the wild. She is part of a group called the
    Cutters. To make her mind clear, she cuts
    herself with a knife. When the pain ceases from
    her arm/hand, it makes her icy so she can see in
    any situation and hear things that are to soft
    for an average human to hear. She is very
    cautious and very clever. She is very stubborn
    when she doesnt get her way. She is also in love
    with her 2nd boyfriend, Zane. Even if she is in
    love, her body is engineered to be disgusted when
    she sees an average, or below average like Zane.

There are so many drawings of Tally on the
internet. I thought this one portrayed her the
Shay-La/Boss Major, Static, Protagonist
  • Shay is the leader of the Cutters. She is
    cautious like Tally but, she never misses out on
    a capture or fight. Even when she was
    half-drowned, she still proceeded to finish her
    task. She is some what of a baad girl. She
    doesnt like taking orders from anyone, even from
    her best friend, Tally. When she does make a
    promise to Tally, she goes of alone and leaves
    her behind.
  • Shay has the same cruel beauty that any special
    might have. She has the most scars and the most
    flash tattoos.

I couldnt find a picture of Shay, so I made one
Zane Major, Static, Protagonist
  • Zane is the leader of the Crims and Tallys 2nd
    boyfriend. He fell in love with Tally in the 2nd
    book. In the 2nd book, Zane had brain loss that
    made him loose his motor abilities. So, in the
    third book, Specials, he is crippled and still
    is suffering from brain loss. He still loves
    Tally and cant understand why she cant love him
    until he is a Special. He doesnt want to become
    a Special.
  • Zane is skinny to the bone because of a extreme
    make-up surges he does for parties. He is
    crippled and has shakes and tremors. He has ink
    black hair and soft red lips. He wears a dorm

This is one of the million versions of Zane.
David Major, Antagonist/Protagonist, Static
  • David is the son of the founders of the
    smoke.(Maddy and Az) Maddy created the cure for
    pretties that David, being the leader of the
    Smoke, has to deliver to the cities. David is
    also Tallys X-boyfriend. So Tally has hatred
    towards him as an enemy to the city, and towards
    him being her friend. David is a cheater. He goes
    from favorite to favorite. David is trustworthy
    while youre his favorite. He is kind to an
    extent. He is very sneaky and is a huge
  • David has a scar on his right eyebrow and
    imperfections of living out in the wild for his
    whole life. He wears a t-shirt and leather pants.
    He wears a jacket made out of animal skins sewn

I couldnt find a picture of David, so I just got
a picture of what he wears.
THE CUTTERS Minor, Static
  • The Cutter tries things that no other Specials
    have tried before. The Cutters push beyond
    Special limits and abilities. They cut or brand
    themselves to make there minds clear and dont
    report back until a task is succeeded. Even when
    they are on the brink of death, they never call
    for help. This is also the clique Tally is in.

Tally, is leading the Cutters into the wild where
they will capture the Smokies.
Figurative Language
  • There are many examples of Figurative Language
    throughout any book. These examples include
    imagery, foreshadowing, similes, metaphors,
    personification, onomatopoeia.

  • Imagery
  • A. The uglies just stood there, so shy and
    self-conscious that any one actually dancing
    looked like they were trying to hard. pg.8
  • B. He was bearded and dirty-faced, his clothing
    nothing but strips of animal skins crudely sewn
    together. pg.143
  • C. He felt like the flowers were waving him a
    hello. (online example)
  • Foreshadowing
  • A. In the beginning, all it took was a kiss.
  • B. Who ever it was could move as silently as
    David pg. 141
  • Simile
  • A. grippy shoes squeaked like panicked mice
    pg. 113
  • Metaphor
  • A. Instead of cutting her into ribbons pg.
  • Alliteration
  • A. Beckys beagle barked and bayed, becoming
    bothersome for Billy. (online example)
  • Personification
  • A. Tiny icicles shaken from the pine needles
    pg. 3
  • B. The stars danced playfully in the moonlit sky.
    (online example)
  • Onomatopoeia
  • A. Ping! pg. 13
  • B. Buzzz pg. 142

  • There are many types of conflicts that occur in a
    book. These include man vs. man, man vs. nature,
    man vs. society, and man vs. self.

  • Tally vs. Shay Shay and Tally get in an argument
    when they follow Zane and the other Crims to the
    New Smoke. They are arguing if they should go
    ahead of the Crims with the position finder, or
    lack behind the Crims and try not to get seen.
  • Tally vs. Herself Tally struggles to control
    her behavior while she waits to see Zane alive
    one last time.
  • Tally vs. Society Tally and Shay fight against
    Wardens in Diego to get out of the hospital
    before Tally is despecialized.

  • Images
  • Clip Art
  • Paint
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  • http//sandyhillcamp.com/tour_9.htm
  • http//www.clker.com/clipart-paper-writing.html
  • http//www.clker.com/clipart--skateboarding-stick-
  • http//projectjacobg.blogspot.com/2012/07/my-spur-
  • http//www.clipartmojo.com/clip-art/roller-coaste
  • http//elglin.deviantart.com/art/Tally-Youngblood
  • http//www.theotaku.com/worlds/alishasworld/?type_

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