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
7
58%
2. Hard work
0
No votes
3. Bravery
0
No votes
4. Teamwork
3
25%
5. All of the above
2
17%
 
Total votes: 12

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Post by mbray22 »

Girl Power was definitely the strongest, and the bond between them was super tight knit and I love that.

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Post by prettysmart »

I have to concur with bookowlie's comment....the strongest theme in the book should be recognized as an association of the characters linked by a common interest rather than merely girl power

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in my opinion, it appears there is a thin line between girl power and friendship, but I think girl power overrides friendship
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I would have to say "teamwork" most closely depicts the overarching theme. "Girl Power", in the way I interpret the phrase, is not what is being conveyed. Camaraderie and female bonding are good terms to describe what I took away from the book. Sharing a common hobby is a powerful adhesive in forming bonds, and the fact that each character has her own independent life, but also a shared life with the other characters, showed a thoughtful framework of the book.

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SABRADLEY wrote:
17 Mar 2018, 14:11
I would have to say "teamwork" most closely depicts the overarching theme. "Girl Power", in the way I interpret the phrase, is not what is being conveyed. Camaraderie and female bonding are good terms to describe what I took away from the book. Sharing a common hobby is a powerful adhesive in forming bonds, and the fact that each character has her own independent life, but also a shared life with the other characters, showed a thoughtful framework of the book.
Yes, I think "girl power" maybe isn't quite the right word.

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Yep, but I can see where others are coming from, given the available options :)

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CommMayo wrote:
25 Feb 2018, 13:45
I wish that sisterhood or friendship were options.

Like many of you, I think friendship is the strongest theme in this book. Girl power is an outdated phrase that even my six year old granddaughter would correct. The building of true friendship between people of different backgrounds and ages was one of the most enjoyable parts of the book.

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I believed this book was centered around team work, sisterhood and girl power. Grr hear us roar.

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Post by lbhatters »

bookowlie wrote:
25 Feb 2018, 13:54
CommMayo wrote:
25 Feb 2018, 13:45
I wish that sisterhood or friendship were options.
I agree. I think friendship, not necessarily girl power, was the dominant theme. It wasn't one of these books where women were asserting themselves. The story could have just as easily been a bunch of male friends who bond and get together to share a hobby.
Agreed! Nothing more to say!!

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Post by zilizopita1998 »

I equally feel that the theme of girl power overshadow the other themes since the story hinges upon the five women character

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I think it's all about friendship not really girl power. I believe in the importance of having girl friends around you who is always ready to empower you..
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I think girl power is the dominant theme here.

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I think girl power, but also friendship. It was also important in the book.

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Post by Dolor »

CommMayo wrote:
25 Feb 2018, 13:45
I wish that sisterhood or friendship were options.

I agree and would like to grant your wish but it is beyond my control. 😀

Okay... Girl Power is the nearest option.

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Post by prithaprithu »

The story was very much of a bond, a camaraderie between the protagonists. I would not impose my votes on the girl power as it would ruin the basic purpose of the tale. The true spirit lies in the undaunted companionship they shared, which is inspiring.

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