Jumping the Nail Setting & Symbolism

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La Paloma

La Paloma is a city in California with expensive homes and a beautiful beach.

The Nail

The Nail is a 90 foot cliff. Teenagers jump the Nail, even though it is very dangerous.

El Nido

El Nido means the nest in English. It is the name of Mike's house, which is the nicest house in La Paloma. It is worth $2 million and sits on a cliff.

The Deep

The Deep is the underwater of the sea. When jumping the Nail, people jump into the Deep.

Spindrift

Spindrift is a teenage hangout in La Paloma on the beach with a makeshift dance floor, jukebox and food counter.

Murchisons

Murchisons is a cliff walk. On graduation night, Dru and Mike go there to make out.

Easter Island

Easter Island is a Polynesian island in the South Pacific which has almost 900 ancient statues.

The Boot

The boot is Elisa's black...

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