I just started this book a few days ago so it is difficult to decide what the theme is as of right now. I would say so far the theme is to never take the people you love for granted. Chick Benetto's father left his family and his mother dies. He said he was always a daddy's boy until the day he left; then he was a mommy's boy ever since then. He never realized how much he really loved his mother until she was actually gone. He attempted suicide several times in his life. He was drunk driving and was in a car accident which he survived. He jumped off a water tower and still survived. His daughter never talks to him and she didn't invite him to her wedding because of the things he has done. Bad things can happen to you when you don't treat the people who are important in your life right. Never take the ones you love for granted.