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Westerfeld, Scott.
New York : Simon Pulse, 2008
ISBN 0689865406
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Having a super-honed body designed for extreme fighting and government intelligence missions can’t be all that bad, right? After her experiences trying to save her boyfriend, Zane, Tally Youngblood has been recruited to be exactly what she had always feared: a Special. Specials work in the government’s Special Circumstances as perfectly programmed agents sent out to get rid of the New Smoke rebels – permanently. The problem is that Tally was once one of those very rebels. Going undercover and interacting with old friends, Tally feels as if she is betraying them, and herself. But she continues to try to fit in with the Cutters, a secret faction led by her old friend Shay, and adapt to her new role as a Special. Still, Tally must make some very hard choices. Should she listen to her new programming, or should she listen to her heart? In this third book of a trilogy Tally struggles to stay true to herself. In the process, she makes a mistake which could endanger not only her own life, but the stability of the entire society.
Reviewed by Kari Hagman for Colorado Blue Spruce Young Adult Book Award, 2010
SUBJECTS:     Beauty, Personal -- Fiction.
                        Science fiction.
                        Insurgency -- Fiction.

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