To begin, the novel Uglies connects to 2017 because we are currently being separated by the color of our skin and where we are from. The novel Uglies is about a dystopian world, where everyone who turns 16 is able to get a surgery to fix their imperfections. There are 2 groups in this book, the uglies; people who haven’t had the surgery. The pretties, people who had the surgery; that is connecting to the real world because (Not to offend anyone, I understand that many people are not like this) there are white people who are more privileged than people of color. Such as that one white man (not stating his name because it disgusts me) who raped a girl and only got 3 months in prison that is not half of the amount a person of color will receive they will probably die in prison. Another example is people with papers and people without papers, that is also an example because with papers people are allowed to get more scholarships for college and they are allowed to get jobs quickly. People without papers have less power, as a child who has undocumented family members and friends they have told me that they are afraid of what will happen to them. This is clearly showing how people with paper have no need to be afraid they are not going to be sent back to “where they belong”. All these examples support my statement because our real world is based on separating each other into groups either it’s our sexuality, gender, race, nationality, and worth etc.
In conclusion, the novel Uglies connects to 2017 because there is many things our world does wrong and one of them is dividing us up into certain groups that fit us best.