Countdown Setting

Deborah Wiles
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Camp Springs Elementary School

This is the school where Drew and Franny attend. The school seems typical for the time and place. It has enclosed hallways, which Franny says are very different from the open halls at her former school in Hawaii. The school is located in the neighborhood and it binds the children of the neighborhood together. Most attend school either at Camp Springs or on the military base.

Franny's House

Franny's house is a split level with a basement, including bedrooms for Drew and Uncle Otts, in the lower level. The house is typical for the time and place. There is also an unfinished laundry room on the lower level, and the family converts that into a bomb shelter following Kennedy's address on the Cuban Missile Crisis. Franny talks about some specific aspects of the house, including the kitchen.

The Military Base

This is the base near...

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