Morning Girl Literary Qualities

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Morning Girl is a brief novel, and seemingly simply told, but in fact it is lyrical and moving and suggests more than it says outright.

Although the novel is named for the female protagonist, Morning Girl shares equal footing with her brother Star Boy.

There are nine brief chapters, five focused on Morning Girl and four on her brother.

Although the final chapter is from Morning Girl's point of view, each of her family members gets nearly equal attention in the chapter, providing an integration of family to suggest the integration of child and adult in the children, and to suggest ironically the coming disintegration of Native culture as the Europeans arrive.

Each chapter is told in the first person, and both Morning Girl and Star Boy have distinct voices. Morning Girl is older, and therefore slightly more articulate about her feelings, and she also thinks more about...

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Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults
Morning Girl from Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
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