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Colorful Connections: Royalty

2013 June 14
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I compared the books The False Prince, Princess Academy: Palace of Stone, and Graceling, which are all contemporary teenage books about royalty. I constructed a chart, splitting the books up into main categories and saying how each book fits into these topics. I illustrated each topic in a color and designated books with similar depictions of this topic in that color while the other book has a black text.

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I then created a Venn diagram of the books and how their topics were related.

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By doing this comparison I noticed that all of the books were placed in either medieval or fantastical kingdoms. The royal families of the book were all tricked or in danger of being overthrown. In all cases, the main teenage character was responsible for solving the royal mystery or for preventing a civil war from breaking out in their kingdom’s capital. These books all created an exciting adventure story with many surprising twists along the way!

– Abby W., 10th grade, currently reading Insurgent by Veronica Roth

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