The Best Girlfriend You Never Had

What is the theme in The Best Girlfriend You Never Had by Pam Houston?

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Oe major theme in the novel is that of self-esteem, or more specifically, Lucy's lack of self-esteem. Over the course of the novel, Lucy begins to overcome the view of herself that she has garnered from others, and the tough "I don't care" exterior she puts on for the sake of others.

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