What is the theme in "How to Talk to Girls at Parties"?

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The short story "How to Talk to Girls at Parties" by Neil Gaiman tells of two 15-year-old teenage boys who are looking for a party where they can meet girls. Vic is the more confident and experienced of the two, while the narrator, named Enn, is more insecure and has a difficult time even talking to girls. After a long search down dark streets, they find a house in which a party is going on. It seems that it may not be the party they were looking for, but at the invitation of a girl named Stella they go in anyway.

Vic quickly starts to put the make on Stella, while Enn attempts to talk with several girls who tell him fantastic, otherworldly tales. It soon becomes obvious to...

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