To begin , the novel “Uglies” connects to 2017 because in the book their is a group of pretties and uglies , all the uglies try to fit in with the pretties , and now in 2017 people try everything to fit in with other people by getting plastic surgeries or other expensive stuff. For example , the uglies were getting ready to go to sleep when someone mentioned , “Of course, Peris could sleep as late as he wanted now. Just one of the advantages of being pretty” (5), This shows that the uglies might feel oppressed because the pretties have more advantages and privilege than the uglies group. This matters because the uglies might wanna get surgery to fit in with the other group since their the “cooler” group. In conclusion , the novel “Uglies” connects to 2017 because of looks and the urge to fit in.