Brittany Cavallaro Writing Styles in A Study in Charlotte

Brittany Cavallaro
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Point of View

This young adult mystery novel is written from the first-person point of view, with Jamie speaking. This particular point of view is an effective choice because James plays the part of the sidekick to the investigative work. Since he is really in the know throughout the novel, the reader is in the dark, learning details bit by bit as Jamie does. Charlotte is the one who actually knows what is going on, so the reader is actually experiencing the action and the emotion of the plot, rather than the details of the investigation.

The short epilogue is written from Charlotte's point of view, which lends a touch of sentimentality and humor to the end of the novel.

Language and Meaning

Since this novel is written for young adults and the main characters are teenagers, the language is not complex. However, the characters are boarding school...

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