Pub. Date: October 2007
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing

Prettytime is over, ended by the thought rain and Tally Youngblood. Extra’s is the story of what comes after. It is Aya Fuse’s story.

The society is ruled by popularity, whoever is the most popular get the best stuff. The other way to get stuff is by merits, doing good things, getting good grades in school etc. Aya is a kicker, trying to increase her ‘facerank’ by ‘kicking’ the best story. She has a semi-sentient hovercam named Moogle that records everything she does and sees. In trying to get a story of a group of girls who avoid popularity, she stumbles on a secret society, the resulting popularity she attains from kicking this story leads to attention from some unusual surge-monkeys and Tally Youngblood. The ending shows that things are not always as the seem to be, one shouldn’t jump to conclusions and you can’t always believe everything you read or see in the media.

Extra’s is a cautionary tale without being preachy. Taking things to an extreme level, makes you think about how your actions affect the world around you. Once again a serious subject is woven into a story that is both entertaining and thought-provoking.

About Belleza

I got the name Bella because my grandfather called me Suzabell. I use that as a username and my friends on the site started calling me Bella. Thus was born: Bella Foxx's Life, now known as "just a city girl" since I have made the big jump from the country and am now living in the City, UES. I like to make jewelry (check out my blog "Bella is creative" started April 17, 2008) and write. I like to do cross stitch and knit. I sew, I don't really enjoy it, but I enjoy the clothes. I like to read the Bible, books, magazines, online newspaper articles, blogs, jokes on candy wrappers, ads on the subway, billboards, backs of food boxes, lists of ingredients and recipes, cleaning directions, sayings on shirts. I post my reviews on "Just a girl, living, reading, watching, and writing", on Shelfari, Library Thing and Goodreads.. I am allergic to practically everything: grass, trees, weeds, animal dander, dust, mold, wheat, apples, nuts, fish and coconut. The fish and coconut are so serious I carry an Epi-pen and wear a Medic-Alert bracelet. And last but not least. I love the Yankees.

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