The setting of a story is where the story takes place. At times, the setting can become a crucial part of the story and even act as a separate character.
The novel Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson is a story about an 18 year old girl named Lia. The story takes place in New Hampshire. The fact that the story takes place in the state of New Hampshire is not a crucial part of this storyline; in reality, this story could be happening in almost any place. Lia discovers that her best friend, Cassie, is dead. She is found dead in a motel room.
The specific setting of the room in the Gateway Motel is important to this story because it is where a main character is found dead and is also the place where Lia goes multiple times to try to find peace with her friend's death. This motel room haunts Lia and becomes a place where her own fate is decided.
The majority of the book Wintergirls takes place in Lia's father's home. This home is located in a suburban area of New Hampshire.
The setting is more than...
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