The book that I am reading is called, Extras, by Scott Westerfeld. The setting in my book is based on a future world that has advanced technology. The world is separated into different Cities with their own individual government. In the past events, the city became corrupted and destroyed another city. Once, they changed how the city was being ran, they now depend on the celebrities to rule the city. They use gossip, news casts, and other social technologies to spread stories about people and events. This means the better the story is, the more merrits they get(money).
Some major events is that someone caught her as an extra talking to someone famous. Once the story went viral, she had to wait until the story faded. As she waited she went to school, work, and other places to gain merrits(money).
Another major event is that Aya Fuse meets a group of people that everyone else believed never existed. As she spends more time with them she finds out about a huge secret, if she exposes them, then she would become famous.
The next major event is that Aya Fuse discovers a story that will make her famous. The setting of the city she lives in is based on fame and popularity. So if she reveals this story, she can become famous. One problem is that if she reveals this story she is exposing a group of friends that she used to know.
If Aya Fuse lived in a different city, with a different government, the stories and fame wouldn’t be as important or needed.