Being a teenager is hard enough, with all the physical and social changes you're facing—who'd want to turn into a vampyre on top of that? But it's what Zoey is stuck facing in Marked, dealing with typical teenage problems (think: boys) in addition to vampyre fledgling problems (think: bloodlust). Her body and spirit are transforming, and Zoey's never sure who or what she's becoming. The thing is, though, that she doesn't seem to have a choice in the matter, any more than a caterpillar can choose not to become a butterfly. So get ready to watch her spread her wings.
Questions About Transformation
- Why do you think Zoey's an early bloomer when it comes to various facets of the Change, such as bloodlust and her Mark being filled in?
- How does being Marked change Zoey's various social relationships?
- Which aspects of the transformations fledglings undergo do you think are the freakiest? Why?
- Which characters seem most accepting of the transformations in Zoey's life?
Chew on This
The transformations that fledglings undergo can be read as a metaphor for the changes every (non-magical) teenager faces.
Zoey is at her strongest when she embraces rather than fights the changes happening to her.