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Challenging the Gods

By Rosemary Clement-Moore


from Mind-Rain

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This is one essay from the anthology Mind-Rain

Set in a future where cosmetic surgery is a requirement at age 16 and attractiveness is mandated, Scott Westerfeld’s popular Uglies series has received critical acclaim from the press and public alike. Chock-full of action, adventure and teenage rebellion, there’s no question why Uglies has attracted thousands of fans. In Mind-Rain, popular authors examine the series and delve into the underlying themes. What sort of critiques are Uglies, Pretties, Specials and Extras making about the real world? Is there more behind Tally, David and Shay?

Mind-Rain is a collection of smart, analytical and completely unauthorized eessays on Scott Westerfeld’s wildly popular Uglies series. Westerfeld’s written introduction gives readers insight from the person who knows the series best!

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About the Author

Scott Westerfeld is the author of five science fiction novels for adults and three sets of books for young adults, including Midnighters and Uglies. Born in Texas, Westerfeld splits his time between New York City and Sydney, Australia.

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About the Author

Rosemary  Clement-Moore

Rosemary Clement-Moore is the author of a bunch of awesome books like The Splendor Falls, Texas Gothic, and Spirit and Dust, which have been recommended by the ALA Best Books for Teens, the TAYSHAS reading list, and her mother’s book club. She’s a water sign, an introvert, her patronus is an otter, and New!Kirk is her Enterprise Captain. Besides internet quizzes, she is addicted to coffee, books, knitting, and the Discovery Channel. She lives in Fort Worth, Texas, with a miniature yeti disguised as a Pomeranian.

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