Okay, I just finished reading Patton Oswalt's book Zombie Spaceship Wasteland. I like Oswalt's stand up a lot, as well as his fine comedic acting skills. This book was quite funny and random. I especially liked the essay relating to the title of the book. He asserts that during the teen years, some people begin to sort of view their life in one of three ways...1) As a zombie story, 2) As a spaceship story, or 3) As a wasteland story. In each scenario there is some kind of alienation, but different kinds. I won't go on and on about it...I'm sure you get the idea.
In any event, I thought I would ask you what the central theme of your story is, if you must choose one of these -
Go ahead...think of your disaffected youth. Or imagine your disaffected youth, if you were less of an oddball. Now...Choose and Defend!