The Lost Boy Setting & Symbolism

Dave Pelzer
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The House, appears 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, California, appears in non-fiction

Where David lives with his family as a child.

Thomas Edison Elementary School, appears in non-fiction

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

The Hill, appears 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 the Hill. Though he's released after 100 days, he...

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