Friendship is the backbone of The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, maybe the backbone of the whole Millennium trilogy. We could look at the saga as Lisbeth Salander's journey from finding few friends in the world to finding many. In the first two novels, Salander seems to have more enemies than friends. She feel like it's her against the world. In this novel, the friends totally outweigh the enemies. Since she's stuck in a hospital and in jail, she must rely on the people who care for her in order to win her freedom. Now, Salander just has to figure out what to do with all these supporters and learn how to be a friend in return.