The Girl Next Door Setting & Symbolism

Jack Ketchum
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Laurel Avenue

Laurel Avenue is the street on which the novel takes place. It is a dead end street where all the children on the block are close to one another.

Big Rock

The Big Rock is a rock near a small stream where the boys go to catch crayfish. This is where David meets Meg for the first time.

The Shelter

The shelter is in the basement of the Chandler's, and is where Meg is taken to be tortured and eventually killed.

The Woods

The woods are a small wooded area behind the homes situated on Laurel Avenue. The woods are where the children begin to play the Game.

The Game (or Commando)

In the game, one of the children is it. He or she has a safe territory, or the Orchard. The commando, armed with apples, attempts to sneak up on the other children and hit...

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