It's a few years after rebel Tally Youngblood took down the uglies/pretties/specials regime. Without those strict roles and rules, the world is in a complete cultural renaissance. "Tech-heads" flaunt their latest gadgets, "kickers" spread gossip and trends, and "surge monkeys" are hooked on extreme plastic surgery. And it's all monitored on a bazillion different cameras. The world is like a gigantic game of American Idol. Whoever is getting the most buzz gets the most votes. Popularity and celebrity rule. And if you aren't a star, you are just an Extra. Fifteen-year-old Aya Fuse wants to be famous. She follows the Sly Girls and secretly films their escapades. The story she puts together not only makes her famous, but it means she has to fight for her life.