Setting of The Novel
The main protagonists in this story is Kayla Reed and Mfumble. The antagonists, consists of Zekeal, Nedra, and Global-1. In the book, Kayla and Mfumble are on the run from the Global Officers, to avoid capture.
On page 227, paragraph 3, the setting is in a dark forest located on a mountain. In this area, Zekeal and Nedra are hunting for Kayla, to bring her to Global- 1. Kayla has decided to hide in small cave, where she lays concealed by the darkness. Also on the 5th paragraph on page 227, it described that Kayla was slowly losing her cautiousness while listening to the crickets and other insects. Again on the last paragraph on page 227, a pair of hands grabs her. She sat up smacking her head against the roof of the cave, meaning that the cave is very low, also the author writes that she grabs at rocks in the cave, Kayla in this scene is showing that she is very desperate, to resist against this outer force.
On Page 143, paragraph 2, Kayla was at home with her drunken mother, when suddenly the fire alarm went off, she charged down the stairs to find out that her mother Ashley Reed was trying to burn the tattoo of her skin. Her sleeve was already on fire, the fire slowly started to spread on to the curtain. The setting in this part of the story is a house, which is going up in flames. The main protagonist Kayla, the fire in the setting, causes Kayla to have a strong determination to save her mother from the fire. Also seeing her mother on fire, she becomes a little frantic. On page 143, Paragraph 4, Kayla screamed “Drop down and Roll!” This shows worry and anxiousness.
On Page 191, paragraph 5, Kayla has been on the run for a long time. She arrives at a cabin where a half eaten chicken is lay uncovered.
She creeps in attempting to steal the poultry, when suddenly to arms pushes a trap door near her feet open, she rushes over to a knife, and grabs it firmly in her hand. Here Kayla is very shocked and scared. She was scared that the person who is pushing the trap door, would arrest her, and her mission to not get a tattoo would be over. Kayla is also extremely shocked, she was not expecting that somebody would still be awake at this late time period.
The setting in the novel heavily effected how Kayla, the main protagonist reacted in the book. Most of the time Kayla was scared and was trying to stay away from Global-1 officers. She started from a normal girl, who was talented in art, to a law breaker who was considered a murderer.