Boot Camp Themes

Todd Strasser
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Troubled Teens

The main theme of "Boot Camp" is trouble teens. This is the main theme because the purpose of the plot is to show what it is like for a teen to be sent to one of the many boot camps in America that is designed to take a troubled teen and force them to comply with their parents' ideas of proper behavior. Most of these places are legitimate attempts to take criminal teens or teens that use drugs and convince them that they would be better off learning discipline and order. However, this book is about a teen whose behavior, while not appropriate, is hardly criminal.

The teens at Harmony Lake are clearly troubled. Adam likes to corner people in the bathroom and beat them, while making threats against their future safety. Ron and Jon like to beat other inmates in ways that will not leave bruises...

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