Rachel Hawkins Writing Styles in Hex Hall

Rachel Hawkins
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Point of View

Hex Hall is written in the first person with the lead character, Sophie Mercer, as the narrator. This technique is appropriate for the novel as it enables the reader to peek into the mind of Sophie and experience everything she experiences, including her private thoughts and feelings.

A first person narrator is omniscient in terms of his/her own thoughts and experiences, but can only offer outside observations regarding the other characters and the situations that occur. Therefore the reader has insights into how Sophie feels about her mother’s failure to be forthcoming about her history, for example, but we cannot tell what her mother thinks or glean insight into her reasoning.

Having Sophie narrate the book also enables the reader to feel a great deal of empathy for the character because we are privy to thoughts that the other characters do not know...

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