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THE THEME THROUGH QUOTES There’s been a change in Rebecca Bloomwood. Something inside her snaps and she finds herself thinking, “Suddenly I really want to know. There’s a growing indignation in me; a growing determination to find out exactly what’s been going on and, if it’s what I suspect, to expose it” (257). Although she has always been a financial journalist, Rebecca never really cared about the topics she was researching. But then one day she discovers a financial scandal that directly affects two people to which she has been very close her entire life, and Rebecca is filled with the drive fix their problems. Although Rebecca never believed in herself, she finds that she is much more qualified for this field than she anticipated. Her true personality comes through as she ventures to uncover the truth, and the world begins to see the real her, instead of a young, naïve, insignificant journalist. The host of the TV show on which she exposes the scandal gives her a great compliment, saying “We see you as finance guru meets girl next door. Informative but approachable. Knowledgeable but down-to-earth. The financial expert people really want to talk to” (313). She shows a passion for the people and surprises herself with her own financial knowledge. Once she was able to open up and help others to fix their financial situations, her own money troubles began to work themselves out. In the financial world especially, people have the tendency to be fake and fickle, yet Rebecca is able to stand up for what is right and still maintain her true personality. These qualities portray two important themes to the book. Her ability to be herself allows her to connect with the people and begin to make a difference against her fight for what is right. This story shows readers that hiding from your true feelings will not help solve your problems, and even though it may be intimidating at first, those who seek to right their own wrongs will eventually be rewarded.