The Lost Boy Setting & Symbolism

Dave Pelzer
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The Houseappears in non-fiction

David's childhood home. David is tormented in that house as a child. The House became a prison to David. Once he has the opportunity to run away and does so. He is quickly returned and his life of torture is continued.

Daly City, Californiaappears in non-fiction

Where David lives with his family as a child.

Thomas Edison Elementary Schoolappears in non-fiction

The school David was attending when he was taken from his mother's custody.

The Hillappears in non-fiction

The nickname for Hillcrest, the San Mateo County Juvenile Hall. David is taken to the Hill after he is in trouble for being part of a plan to burn down a school. When David learns that his mother is working to have him committed to a mental hospital, he becomes a model student at...

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