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Point of View

The story is told in first person from Crispin's point of view. The reader gets a direct view into Crispin's thoughts and feelings, but doesn't not necessarily know what any of the other characters are thinking. Sometimes one's impression of people and things might be influenced by Crispin's perception of them. For example, Crispin finds the city amazing, so it is described in great detail with a sense of awe and wonder. By telling the story in this way, the author makes sure that the reader experiences the world and events as Crispin does. One can understand how he reacts because one knows exactly what has happened to him and how it made him feel. One knows how much Bear means to Crispin, and so feel afraid and upset with him when Bear is taken. One can also see how Crispin changes throughout the book, as...

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