What are the themes in Firegirl?

The themes in Firegirl include growing up, the nature of serious injuries, and the power of friendship. Jessica's story is a powerful reminder that disabled people should not be treated differently.

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I would argue that there are three main themes in this great novel. One is growing up, a second is the nature of serious injuries, and the third is the power of friendship. Tony Abbott’s Firegirl tells the story of Jessica, a young girl who has suffered serious burns as the result of being in a car accident.

With regard to growing up, we must consider the character of Tom. In contrast to his friend Jeff,...

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