My book Michael Vey written by Richard Paul Evans. It’s set in the 2000’s which means they all had cellphones, but also Terra (Taylor’s twin) would always go shopping in places like Gucci and Prada, things that all moderen day rich people would shop at. That let me know what era they were in.
When Michael was locked in his cell by Hatch, they described it as dark and empty with nothing, but a small bed. I bet when you read that you could get the sad vibe that came with it. If they didn’t describe the setting as that, we might of thought that the cell wasn’t so bad and the whole time we would read that chapter we wouldn’t feel the things the author wanted us to feel.
It’s not just where the book is at, but it is also the weather and colors that follow. When you think of a sunset with bright orange and pink colors, it can bring you piece, but if you think of a dark thunderstorm it usually makes you feel sadder. In Michael Vey when he was in Idaho, he always said that it was cloudy and dark and that his apartment was small. It made me feel like he was bored and unhappy. That’s what setting does for you.