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Gym Candy Setting & Symbolism

Carl Deuker
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Shilshole High School

Located in Seattle Washington, Shilshole High School is the school where Mick, Drew, and DeShawn attend and play football. It is also where Coach Downs and Coach Carlson teach and play football.

Seattle

Seattle, Washington, is the home of Mick Johnson and his family, and the location of Shilshole High School. It is also the general setting of the book.

Popeye's Gym

Through his job, Mike Johnson gets free passes to Popeye's gym where he encourages Mick to keep working out. It is at Popeye's where Mick meets his personal trainer, Peter, who hooks Mick up with performance-enhancing drugs.

Steroids

Steroids are the first performance-enhancing drugs that Mick uses. They cause him to break out in acne and grow breasts. Mick later decides he no longer wants to use steroids, mostly because of the physical side effects and so he moves on to heavier drugs...

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