Title: Extras
Author: Scott Westerfeld
Genre: Sci-fi, Romance

Summary: A few years after Tally's rebellion, the world has gone into a time called the 'Mind-Rain' a time of creativity and art.  Aya, who lives in Japan at this time is doing all that she possibly can to get her face rank up, pretty much being popular.  She tries to kick a story on these girls who try to resist the face ranking, but ultimately, she ends up finding these strange 'creatures' carrying metal from a mountain and thinks something's up.  What are they doing?

Characters: 6/10
Plot: 7/10
Originality: 8/10
Age Rating: PG
Recommendation: 8/10

Review: Okay, this book was supposedly written because fans kept badgering Scott about how 'Trilogies' supposedly weren't always just books of 3 and how he could write another one! So, to make them shut up, he produced this book.

Long story short, this book is pretty much everyone thinking it's the end of the world, when really nothing's going on.

The only thing I really got a kick out of is the references to Japanese things since I'm half japanese, but that's pretty much it.

But the characters weren't that great.  Especially Frizz Mizuno and his Radical Honesty crap which while being a cool concept, made life harder for everyone.