Linda Sue Park Writing Styles in A Single Shard

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The novel is written in the third-person point of view. The main character, Tree-ear, is the narrating character. Tree-ear tells his tale by sharing his thoughts and emotions with the reader as the events of the plot continuously unfold around him. The point of view of this novel have some aspects of the omniscient with the author allowing the reader to see Tree-ear's thoughts and emotions, but there is also something of the authorial voice in this novel that creates something of a distance between the reader and the narrating character.

The point of view of this novel works well with the plot because it shows the story through the eyes of the main character, a child who is attempting to survive a difficult life by bettering himself and learning a trade. The author allows the reader to develop a level of intimacy with the main...

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