Virginia Hamilton Writing Styles in Bluish

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The majority of the novel is written in third-person limited perspective, with "limited" indicating that the action is almost always restricted to Dreenie's own sphere of action. This choice provides a focus for the novel, a restriction to Dreenie's thoughts and feelings. Beyond this third-person narration, several portions of the novel are marked as "Journal", and these passages are presumed to be excerpts from Dreenie's private journal, which she is writing in the first person.

This somewhat disjointed back-and-forth progression gives the reader multiple perspectives on the story, and it also provides a personal and realistic tough (Dreenie's journal) that may resonate with the intended young reader. Dreenie's journal - written with simple vocabulary and sometimes with intentional grammar and usage mistakes - communicates Dreenie's unfiltered and often jumbled thoughts and feelings, and this relative chaos mirrors Dreenie's own ambivalence and confusion about Bluish.

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