Facing Up Setting

Robin F. Brancato
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The setting of Facing Up is not an integral part of the story. While it is set in modern-day Long Island, just about any city would have worked as well.

Revolving around the high school and the homes of the teen-age characters, much of the action in Facing Up takes place in and around cars. The tragedy on which the novel centers occurs on a darkened highway as a result of an inexperienced driver combined with hazardous driving conditions.

The last chapters of the novel take place in the countryside as Dave travels to Montauk Point. At a little-used beach at the end of Long Island, Dave finally comes to terms with the changes in his life. There is a suggestion that the change of scenery is necessary for Dave to have a chance to understand the implications of Jep's death and his own role in it. It is...

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Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults
Facing Up from Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
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