The Things a Brother Knows Setting & Symbolism

Dana Reinhardt
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Boston, Massachusetts

Levi Katznelson lives in a small community with his parents and older brother, Boaz, on the outskirts of Boston, Massachusetts.

Bay City High School

Levi attends Bay City High School, the same school Boaz attended. At a school assembly, the principal announces that American Hero Boaz Katznelson is returning home after his tour of duty. There is also a big welcome home sign for Boaz at the front of the school.

Israel

Abba and Dov were both born in Israel and both were soldiers in the Israeli Army. Abba met Amanda when she was visiting Israel.

Improvised Explosive Device

Improvised Explosive Devices are bombs that are made by hand by enemy combatants. They are bobby traps that are placed along the road and explode when the tire of a Humvee runs over them.

Appalachian Trail

Although Boaz has other plans for the summer after he returns...

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