69 pages 2 hours read

Bryn Greenwood

All the Ugly and Wonderful Things

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2016

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Essay Topics


How does Greenwood’s use of multiple narrative voices affect the novel? Why do some characters’ chapters use third-person point of view while most chapters use first-person perspective?


Pick a character who is integral to the plot but who has no chapter of his or her own. Explain why this character’s voice is not included or write a chapter in that character’s voice.


Consider the depiction of societal systems in the novel: educational, medical, legal, etc. In what ways do Wavy and Kellen define their identities in terms of systems, and in what ways do they negotiate with systems to accommodate their identities?