Todd Strasser Writing Styles in Give a Boy a Gun

Todd Strasser
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Point of View

The novel is in the first-person point of view of each of the people involved in the novel. Each person tells his or her own story with a unique perspective. The writing of the novel combines each person's stories to tell the overall story of Brendan, Gary and the school shooting. Each character is looking back and telling the story from the past forward.

The point of view of this novel is an intimate point of view that allows a reader to connect closely with each of the characters in the novel so the reader can see the point of view from the vantage point of all of those that are involved. The reader cares about what happens to each of the characters in the book, even Gary and Brendan, who end up seeking revenge on their peers and tormentors by killing them. The point of...

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