Yes. Theme is the wisdom and universal message that resonates in your story. It's more than just writing a well-written blockbuster plot. If there’s no message that you want to tell your readers, then why write a novel? Every time I read a book or watch a movie, I feel changed. If there is a powerful theme that touches my heart, I know that the author’s story has taken a positive effect on me. Writing is an emotional journey where you open up your heart to your readers. Providing an evocative theme is the best gift you can give them.