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Point of View

This novel is told from the first person point of view of Austin Szerba. As Austin tells his story he refers to himself as “I” and the group of he, Robby and Shann as “we,” pronouns used in the first person point of view. As the novel is just as much about Austin’s emotional struggles with his sexuality, his religion and his past as it is about the end of the world, it is appropriate the story be told from his point of view. If it were told from the viewpoint of any other character, or by an omniscient narrator, the story would lose its focus on Austin and the importance of his struggles. This point of view helps the reader to closely identify with Austin as he leads them through his life and the struggles he faced.

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