Fudge-a-Mania Themes

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Adolescent Awakening

One of the major themes in Fudge-a-mania is adolescent awakening. Peter begins the book as a child. He whines to Mom and Dad about spending his vacation next door to Sheila Tubman, his arch enemy. He lies to his friend Jimmy about sharing a house with Sheila. He acts immaturely. When he arrives in Maine, Peter must confront his problems head on, like an adult. He must learn to coexist peacefully with Sheila. He also takes the adult role many times when disciplining Fudge. Peter slowly starts to move into the role of an adult when needed. Additionally, Peter develops his first crush on an older girl. He feels dizzy because of his feelings.

All of these experiences lead to an adolescent awakening in Peter. He begins to act like an adult. When Jimmy comes, he chooses not to lie. Peter continues to discipline Fudge, even fathering...

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