Caroline B. Cooney Writing Styles in Driver's Ed

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The novel is told in third-person point of view. The narrator is omniscient and can jump into the minds of various characters. Mostly, the story is told from the thoughts of the two central characters, Morgan and Remy. By varying the storytelling in this way, Caroline B. Cooney created a story to which either a boy or a girl can relate. Sometimes, the fact that the narrator knows different characters' thoughts adds to the story's excitement. For instance, the reader knows that Nickie considers killing Morgan, although Morgan doesn't know it. When Nickie confronts Morgan in his family's driveway, the reader realizes that the conversation is potentially dangerous before Morgan does. When Morgan and Remy confess to their parents, Cooney intersperses the two scenes. The reader experiences a moment from the Marland's perspective, then the Campbell's, then returns to the Marland's. This technique enables the author...

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