Waknuk (Davids house)~ This setting is important because this is where David gets whipped and realizes that a lot of people hate people who are not like them. Also, this is where David and Petra leave to get away from Waknuk so they will not be killed. This is also where Aunt Harriet brings her baby to see if Davids mom will give her baby so she can get the babys certificate. The last thing that happened here is Anne kills herself because Alan (her husband) was killed by an unknown killer. The importance of this setting to the plot is because this is where David runs away from Waknuk because the people from Waknuk want to capture him because he is different. This setting is important for character development because this is where David realizes how much people hate people who are not normal.
Forest~ This setting is important for character development because this is where Rosiland becomes tough and David has to be protective. This is important for the plot because this is where David, Rosiland and Petra are running in from the Waknuk people. This setting is also important because this is where Petra learns more about her powers in communicating in thought shapes. Also, this is where the pressure of the people of Waknuk following David, Rosiland, and Petra starts to come into reality.
The Fringes~ This place is important to character development because this is where Rosiland breaks down in front of the Spider-man even though she was tough before. This setting is important to the plot because this is where David meets Sophie again, the Sealand people come rescue the thought-reading people, and where David realizes that this place is more different then he realized. Most of the crucial things that happen in the book, happen in the Fringes. This includes the battle between the Fringe people and the Waknuk people, and when the Sealand people come to rescue the thought-reading people.