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Themes

Friends. They got your back. You got their back. You sometimes even hang out with them in person instead of writing on their Facebook wall. It's just a big pot of platonic love. In There Is No Dog, friendship is even stronger than mortality. (Kind of.) It stretches across galaxies, proving just as powerful as romantic love. The only thing is, it's mostly missing from the novel because, well, most of the characters are too self-centered to care about anyone else.

Questions About Friendship

  1. Who are friends in the novel? How do they become friends?
  2. What is the difference between friendship and romantic love in There Is No Dog? How are the two things similar?
  3. It seems like there are few friendships in the novel. Is this true? Why do you think this is, or why not?

Chew on This

Try on an opinion or two, start a debate, or play the devil’s advocate.

Friendship is bigger than romantic live in this novel.

Estelle and Eck form the only true friendship in There Is No Dog.

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