The overall setting in Fan Girl is at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in Nebraska. The University makes me feel like there are new beginnings. I also imagine it to have many buildings and many students walking around, ready for the new school year.
The specific location is in Cath's dorm room. Cath shares a room with her roommate, Reagan. Their room is very small and has two desks, two beds with fan art and posters decorating the walls.
The novels takes place in the beginning of the fall semester, in the year 2011. I imagine it to be a lot like present day and also a lot like right now.
The atmosphere I feel from the University bright and cheerful. But the atmosphere i feel from Cath is confining, lonely and sad.
The setting affects the story by causing Cath to feels lonely. Cath is more of an introvert. The small dorm room gives Cath a place to hide and stay away from people. It also makes Cath feel confined and trapped.