Margaret Peterson Haddix Writing Styles in Among the Brave

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Point of View

The story is presented in the third person from the limited perspective of Trey. This method is likely used by the author as a means of creating suspense. For example, Trey remains behind when Mark is taken to the prison infirmary to have his broken leg set. Trey can only wonder what Mark is doing and whether he is even alive the entire time he's gone. The reader is also left to wonder about Mark's fate. When Mark returns and Trey meets the truck outside the warden's office, he's completely surprised by the actions of Mark and Nedley when Mark takes off with Nedley in the truck. It's later that Trey learns this was carefully planned by Mark and Nedley while they were gone to the infirmary. Trey fully expects to be chased by the Population Police from the prison but Mark reveals he'd caused flats...

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