The time, geographical, cultural and historical setting of my book would be modern time, like today. One of the main characters DJ lives in Wisconsin on a farm. The geographical setting would be a medium sized farm with a lot of land around it for crops. Also DJ’s house is pretty close to the farm.
The most important places in my book would have to be Red Bend’s football field, which is where DJ goes to school. It smells of freshly cut grass. Another place would be DJ’s family’s farm. You can hear cows mooing in the background, smell hay in the air and you can see all the farm land around the farm.
The setting has influenced the character in the book to play football and to do what she feels is right to do for her own being. This is important to the conflict because guys on the opposing football team don’t like her playing she also gets called names because she is the only girl playing football.
If the setting was a character it would be a very kind character but also stands up and talks for herself and isn’t afraid to do anything. The mood is suspenseful.
The tone of the book is happy and sad at the same time. The setting helps create the tone at the end of the book because it shows that if the place is nice then everyone will probably be happy to be there. In my book Dairy Queen by Catherine Gilbert Murdock the beginning was happy because DJ always liked getting up in the morning to the farm and having chores to do. Later on she met a boy she liked and they had a common interest. But at the end of the book it started to get sad and suspenseful because the boy she liked stopped talking to her and thought she betrayed him and then they played football against each other which was suspenseful.
If the setting was an earlier time than they would not have been writing about a girl playing football because they wouldn’t have allowed it back then but now they do.
If you changed locations DJ may not have had a farm she lived on and she wouldn’t have been happy with where she was because in the book she is always talking about how she loves being on a farm.
My favorite part of the setting is when DJ plays football, and my least favorite part is when guys make fun of her for it. If I could ask the author about the setting I would ask her if she lived in Wisconsin before, or why she would have chosen Wisconsin. I would also ask her why she chose to write about a girl playing football. Did she take this from something she read or saw in real life?