Nicholas Sparks (author) Writing Styles in A Bend in the Road

Nicholas Sparks (author)
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Point of View

The novel is written in two points of view. The first point of view is the first person. The narrator is unnamed at the beginning of the novel, but the reader quickly learns that this person is the man responsible for hitting Missy Ryan with his car. Late in the novel, the reader learns that the unnamed narrator is Brian Andrews. The majority of the novel is written in the third person point of view. The narrator shifts from scene to scene, but sticks mainly with Sarah Andrews and Miles Ryan.

The novel is written as though the man who hit Missy Ryan with his car is attempting to write out his story in order to assuage some remaining guilt. The unnamed narrator begins his story with background on Missy Ryan and suggesting that Miles' new relationship with Sarah Andrews has an important impact on Miles'...

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