Robin Wasserman Writing Styles in Girls on Fire: A Novel

Robin Wasserman
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Point of View

Most of the novel is told in alternating first person chapters by Lacey and Dex. Because the girls get to tell their stories in their own voices, they control the narrative. Both girls cast themselves in the role of antagonist, but both girls are proven to be unreliable narrators, and by the end it becomes clear that they are not the heroes they make themselves out to be.

There are some notable exceptions to the first person chapters that Lacey and Dex alternatively narrate. The prologue is told in the second person, a nameless woman narrator speaking to an anonymous woman reader. This second person introduction to the novel serves to force the reader to be an active participant in the novel and to consider her own relationship to girl- and womanhood- both of which will go on to be major themes of the novel...

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