Caragh M. O'Brien Writing Styles in Birthmarked

Caragh M. O'Brien
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Point of View

"Birthmarked" is written in the third person point of view. The man character is Gaia Stone, a sixteen year old midwife who lives in a futuristic world where fresh water is no longer freely available. Gaia and her community are forced to live poor, without electricity or running water, while the people in the Enclave have these luxuries and much more.

The point of view of this novel is the third person point of view. The author has chosen to remain in the mind of only one character, limiting the reader's ability to know the thoughts and feelings of other characters, but her one character is such a strong and complicated young girl that the reader does not miss the mind jumping that often takes place in similar novels. The point of view allows the reader to develop a relationship with the main character and to...

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