Lauren Oliver Writing Styles in Before I Fall

Lauren Oliver
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Point of View

The novel is told in first-person limited omniscience narration through Sam's perspective, which means that Sam speaks using "me" and "I" and that the only character whose thoughts the reader has access to are Sam's alone. The reader is held very close to Sam's emotions and thoughts, as these are the most important factors to understanding the novel as a whole. Because the reader is held so close to Sam, the point-of-view is completely reliable. As Sam is struggling to understand what is happening to her, she has no reason to manipulate the circumstances for her own personal gain. Sam's situation - being forced to relive the day of her death seven times - provides the perfect opportunity for the reader's questions to be answered. Whenever the reader is confused about the events in the novel, whether physical or emotional events, Sam asks the same questions...

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