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Jodi Picoult Writing Styles in Harvesting the Heart

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The point of view of this novel switches between first person, with Paige as the narrator and third person with Nicholas as the narrative character. Each character receives equal space in the book, some chapters repeating information given in a prior chapter in order for the reader to see the same scene through the other character's viewpoint. In this way, the reader is always aware of how each character feels about a given situation because the reader has seen it through both viewpoints. This can be redundant at times, but it does give a clearer view of the emotional aspects of the novel for the reader.

Whenever the novel is seen through Paige's first person point of view, the reader gets direct insight into her emotions, her thoughts, and her frame of mind. At times, even this direct insight can be confusing, especially when Paige herself...

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