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What is the theme of the book? what is the author trying to tell the reader?

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gumgus | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted March 11, 2007 at 3:34 AM via web

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What is the theme of the book?

what is the author trying to tell the reader?

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alexb2 | eNotes Employee

Posted March 11, 2007 at 12:03 PM (Answer #1)

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The main theme is the need and importance of communication between families, especially between parents and their children.

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sampson1 | Student | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted August 29, 2011 at 10:18 PM (Answer #2)

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THe main  theme is to finding your idenity is filled with obstacles and road bumps but is conquered with acceptance

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mpewing | Student, Grade 9 | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted October 2, 2011 at 10:15 AM (Answer #3)

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the theme is adolescence and finding yourself. also it could be things are not always as they seem because she just assumed that that was her family and it had always been, but in reality she had been kidnapped. also the difference between fantasy and reality because throughout the book, janie always had 'daymares' and questioned wether they could be real or not often.

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chelseababy00 | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted October 24, 2011 at 11:48 AM (Answer #4)

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its amazing how an author can find a way to explain growing up and how its not easy in a way that both young adults and adults can understand. congrats to caroline b. cooney

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