Characters: Beth, a tough girl, Ryan, a jock
Setting: urban shifting to suburban, present day
Atmosphere: dark with a shaft of light
Song: Carry On by Fun. I think most of the lyrics to this song represent more the feeling of this book than the video does.
Symbol: pink ribbon, paper
POV: alternating 1st person between Beth and Ryan
Lesson: Learn to trust your heart, and make your own decisions.
Note: I loved this one so much, I immediately purchased the first in the series and looked for the third.