Mary Rodgers Writing Styles in Freaky Friday

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Point of View

The point of view in the novel, Freaky Friday, is first person. The narrator is Annabel, a teenage girl who has switched bodies with her mother. In the final chapter, Annabel has listed a group of questions regarding the narration which is almost like she has moved into a third person narrative by guessing what the reader will want to know now that the story has come to an end.

The choice of first person narration in this novel increases the sense of intimacy between the reader and Annabel while keeping the other characters at an arm's length in order for the reader to see them through the eyes of Annabel. By doing this, the writer allows her readers to discover truths about her other characters at the same time Annabel does. Then, by having Annabel answer questions in the end, it allows the reader to...

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