The Body of Christopher Creed Setting & Symbolism

Carol Plum-Ucci
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Steepleton

Steepleton is a middle- to upper-middle-class town, somewhere in the mid-Atlantic/Eastern Seaboard States. The houses are attractive, and there are parks and woods around town.

Lenape Burial Grounds

In the woods behind Torey Adams’s house is a Lenape burial ground. He has played in that burial ground for years, but it begins to hold a fearful significance after Chris Creed disappears.

Pine Barrens

Pine Barrens (sometimes just called “the Barrens”) is a town close to Steepleton. It is lower class, perhaps even filled with “undesirables.” The cool kids at high school look down on kids from here, calling them “boons.”

Christopher Creed’s Diary

Christopher Creed left a suicide note talking about how he’d like to have any life other than his own. That’s pretty much all it said, so Torey and Mrs. Creed are both looking for the diary, hoping it contains...

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