Colorful Connections: The Uglies Series by Scott Westerfeld
Today’s teen guest post is by high school sophomore Abby W.
I compared main aspects in each of the books from the Uglies series, including the main character, friends, love interest, setting, conflict, and society. [Click through for a larger version.]
After going into detail for each book, I summarized the similarities.
By doing these comparisons, I have learned that the main character always tries to change themselves in order to fit in to a society where popularity is crucial. The character then goes on a mission against outsiders to attempt to increase fame, yet switch to the side of the outsiders once they experience other ways of life. The teenager then must undo the harm they have done and stop the city from attacking the peaceful people living in the wild. The main theme throughout the series is that one must accept who they are and allow others to live how they please.
— Abby W., 10th grade, currently reading Othello by William Shakespeare for her English class