Catherine Gilbert Murdock Writing Styles in Dairy Queen

Catherine Gilbert Murdock
This Study Guide consists of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of Dairy Queen.
This section contains 530 words
(approx. 2 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy the Dairy Queen Study Guide

Point of View

Dairy Queen is a first-person narrative recounted by D.J. Readers don't find out until the end that D.J. has supposedly written the book as an English assignment, but it is clear throughout the story that D.J. is the one telling it. It reads much like a diary.

it is important for readers to remember that they are only getting D.J.'s perspective on other people and situations, so they are often either not getting the whole story or are getting only her interpretation of what happened. For instance, she claims she is dumb and unattractive, although it is clear from the other characters' reactions to her that neither claim is true. This perspective also helps readers relate best to D.J., as she is the character most fleshed out and understood.

The first-person narrative is ideal for a coming-of-age story, because it...

(read more)

This section contains 530 words
(approx. 2 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy the Dairy Queen Study Guide
Copyrights
BookRags
Dairy Queen from BookRags. (c)2014 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.