NW Themes

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Relationships

One of the primary themes running through the novel is relationships. The two primary relationships the novel tackles are romantic relationships and relationships between friends.

Friendship is one of the primary types of relationships the novel tackles. Even though Natalie and Leah have been best friends since they were four years old, and even though they come from the same neighborhood, they have always lived very different lives. Natalie and Leah seem to struggle with their friendship because each of them thinks the other one is more grown up than the other.

Leah and Natalie are each living a secret life. Even though they are best friends, they don't confide their secrets to each other. The two women don't even confide their fears with each other. In a way, this makes it seem as if their friendship is a surface friendship rather than a deep and meaningful one...

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