Rock and a Hard Place: A Young Adult Novel Themes

Angie Stanton
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Love

Love is a major theme of this novel. Without the love between Libby and her family, there would not have been the overwhelming grief at the loss of her mother and sister. Without love in the Jamieson family, Peter's family would not have interfered in his relationship with Libby, separating them almost permanently. It is the love of his family to inspire them to help Peter find Libby again.

However, the most important theme of love is the love that exists between Libby and Peter. Libby is a lost person when Peter finds her. She has lost everything and finds herself isolated and grieving. At the same time, Peter seems to have it all, but he is missing the unconditional acceptance he can only find with someone who cares for him as a person, not him as a rock star. For this reason, when Peter and Libby find...

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