Imposters returns to the world of Westerfeld’s mega bestselling series, Uglies, where everyone has a compulsory operation when they turn sixteen, making them supermodel beautiful. Big eyes, full lips, no one fat or too skinny…
Scott Westerfeld is the author of twenty-two novels. He has have won the Philip K Dick Special Citation, the Aurealis Award, the Victorian Premier’s Award, and have been named NY Times Notable Books and BBYA Top Ten Children’s Books of the Year.
Scott was born in Texas, grew up on all three coasts of the US, and went to Vassar. He is married to writer Justine Larbalestier and they split their time between New York City and Sydney, Australia. @ScottWesterfeld
Interview with Scott Westerfeld
Why did you want to write Imposters and what do you hope readers take away from the story?
I wrote Impostors to grapple with what happens next. At the end of the Uglies series a revolution had happened, an authoritarian regime overthrown. But our own world shows that rebellion is just the beginning. An equal and just society doesn’t just come into being, it has to be fought for.
Finally, what is the question you wish people would ask and never do?
Hah, I’ve been interviewed so many times now I don’t think there’s a question I haven’t been asked. My fave so far:
“Is there any scene in your past books that you wish you could go back and change now?”
I think about it every day, and the answer always changes.
Frey and Rafi are inseparable . . . two edges of the same knife.
But Frey’s very existence is a secret. Frey is Rafi’s twin sister-and her body double. Their powerful father has many enemies, and the world has grown dangerous as the old order falls apart.
So while Rafi was raised to be the perfect daughter, Frey has been taught to kill. Her only purpose is to protect her sister, to sacrifice herself for Rafi if she must.
When her father sends Frey in Rafi’s place as collateral in a precarious deal, she becomes the perfect impostor-as poised and charming as her sister. But Col, the son of a rival leader, is getting close enough to spot the killer inside her.
As the deal starts to crumble, Frey must decide if she can trust him with the truth . . . and if she can risk becoming her own person.
Imposters is out today!