Gary Soto Writing Styles in Crazy Weekend: A Novel

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Point of View

Crazy Weekend is told from a third person point of view. This perspective allows the reader to see a wide scope of each situation and all the characters. For example, the reader is introduced to Hector and Mando, two boys from East Los Angeles. The reader receives an outside perspective of these boys including what they look like and how they act. However, when Hector and Mando feel fear or uncertainty, the perspective is close up so the reader can feel they are scared. There are a lot of characters in the book, thus the third person point of view stays omniscient so the reader can gain a wide perspective of each character. This works because it is a book for children in which the characters need a bit of explanation and each situation needs explanation as well.

The story is told through exposition and dialogue...

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