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  • The theme of a book is a universal idea or message that stretches through an entire story.  It is often a lesson that we learn about life or people.  Here's a list of some common themes.  Which one will you use when writing this story?

    • Circle of life
    • Heroism – real and perceived
    • Individual versus society
    • Dangers of ignorance
    • Desire to escape
    • Good versus bad
    • Overcoming – fear, weakness
    • Power of words
    • Will to survive
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