Sometimes Monday just comes way too fast. That is how today has been and I have spent most of the day in catch-up mode. However, I did take a little time revisiting descriptions of setting to see if my characters were coming through. Setting should be more than just a description of place. We should understand how our protagonist feels in the setting and how they relate to it.
In my middle school manuscript it was important that I show how the settings have changed, not physically but through her eyes. Her home is different now, her pink wallpaper doesn't feel the same, school isn't the same, even her clothes feel weird because she has changed that is part of the uneasiness of adolescence.
How do you communicate your setting in terms of your characters, how important do you think it is to show this?