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Hi, I have to write a 2 page paper about the book No-No Boy, rather than give a plot summary the teacher wants us to discuss important themes. What are some possible topics I could write about and how do I not make the paper turn into a plot summary? Thanks.

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    Here are a couple of themes you could focus on -- one or both:

    ~ Conflict between generations
    ~ Assimilation into new culture

    (http://www.enotes.com/no-no-boy/themes )

    The way you avoid simply writing a plot summary is to write an outline or plan very carefully first -- and making sure the events from the story that support your thesis statement are NOT IN ORDER.

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