Cecily Von Ziegesar Writing Styles in All I Want Is Everything: A Gossip Girl Novel

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Point of View

The novel is written primarily from the third-person and omniscient point of view. This means that the story is recounted from the varied and frequently shifting perspectives of the characters, sometimes within a few pages of one another. A section might begin with focus on Blair, shift to Serena, then to Jenny, then to Nate. This frequent, almost constant movement of perspective reinforces and/or manifests one of the work's central narrative conceits, that ultimately the book is about a circle of people, not necessarily just one (although Blair is, unarguably, the dominant figure IN that circle).

Occasionally throughout the narration, the author interjects a different point of view (aside from the Gossip Girl sections, which come from a different point of view altogether, one that simultaneously comments on the narrative and nudges it forward). This occurs when the narrator inserts commentary on the action, characters...

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