What is the strongest theme in the book

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What is the strongest theme in the book

Poll ended at 04 Mar 2018, 12:25

1. Girl power
2. Hard work
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3. Bravery
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4. Teamwork
5. All of the above
Total votes: 12

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Re: What is the strongest theme in the book

Post by Tzara Drusak » 26 Feb 2018, 12:34

I chose Girl Power, though it kind of sounds like we're talking about The PowerPuff Girls. Replacing it with ladies, however, just isn't as catchy, despite it sounding moderately better. If we could chose our theme I'd say friendship, because like the title suggests, there is a lot of sisterhood. With that being said, teamwork would come in a close second.
And in the end, we were all just humans... Drunk on the idea that love, only love, could heal our brokenness.

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Post by NL Hartje » 26 Feb 2018, 14:54

I would have said friendship.
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Post by SparklesonPages » 26 Feb 2018, 15:34

I would say that special sisterhood/friendship bond ! I'm actually fond of calling myself a girl, perhaps I'll always be 18 at heart :oops2: :lol2:

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Post by Anirudh Badri » 26 Feb 2018, 20:43

Hard work really felt like a key factor, although I generally find it hard to reduce a complex book into a specific one-dimensional moral.
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Post by Lg_99 » 27 Feb 2018, 01:39

As a lot of people said above, I would say that the strongest theme is "friendship" instead of "girl power". Mainly because, well, they aren't girls but full grown, independent women.

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Post by Rosemary Wright » 01 Mar 2018, 10:47

Actually, I choose girlpower because its all about a group of strong and independent women with common interests, and that makes their friendship powerful.

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Post by Iamsofia » 02 Mar 2018, 08:29

Rosemary Wright wrote:
01 Mar 2018, 10:47
Actually, I choose girlpower because its all about a group of strong and independent women with common interests, and that makes their friendship powerful.
Everyone came up with a theme they felt best described the book and I liked the fact everyone had their reasons for choosing a particular theme. At this point I will say I kinda agree with all.

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Post by stedape » 03 Mar 2018, 17:06

CommMayo wrote:
25 Feb 2018, 13:45
I wish that sisterhood or friendship were options.
I wish friendship was an option as well. I believe that's the primary theme of the book. This precedes girl power which makes the book feel unnecessarily feministic.

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Post by Mercy Bolo » 04 Mar 2018, 08:26

What stood out to me most was the tight-knit friendship that the women have. As much as other elements feature, it all boils down to the bond between the women.
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Post by Aubrey Cana Laine » 06 Mar 2018, 09:04

For me, the first thing that came to mind is friendship. The girls really displayed the kind of bond that indicated just how close they were.

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Post by Sharon2056 » 06 Mar 2018, 10:17

I think Girl power, friendship and sisterly love

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Post by ericahs » 07 Mar 2018, 11:08

I feel like girl power is bravery, hard work, and teamwork all in one, so all of the above?
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Post by Emilia1892 » 07 Mar 2018, 11:09

I think friendship

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Post by Julehart1 » 10 Mar 2018, 00:59

I think friendship is the most important theme in this book. It's all about these women and their relationships.

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Post by jamertin2963 » 11 Mar 2018, 17:53

Mercy Bolo wrote:
04 Mar 2018, 08:26
What stood out to me most was the tight-knit friendship that the women have. As much as other elements feature, it all boils down to the bond between the women.
This was it for me. Especially the bond between women that were so different and started with very little common.

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