New York : Simon Pulse, 2008
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
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