What is the theme for 'What My Mother Doesn't Know'?I needed help with understanding the theme for 'What My Mother Doesn't Know'

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litteacher8 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

This is an excellent link for discussion of themes:


This is a coming of age story, meaning that it describes growing up.  Basically, the themes are the meaning of love, friendship, and the difficulty of being a teenager.  There is a good list in that link, with details.

ameripak95 | Student

In response to Mahali's Dis.: There are 6 themes... Family Relationships, Friends and Enemies, Generations, Race/Ethnicity/Culture, Challenges and Triumphs, Love/Sex and Romance....






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