Barbara O'Connor Writing Styles in How to Steal a Dog

Barbara O'Connor
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Point of View

Georgina tells her own story in first person, past tense narration. Using this point of view allows the reader to hear Georgina's story in her own words, which makes it feel like a friend telling the story. The first person point of view also allows the reader insight into Georgina's reasoning for stealing the dog. First person point of view demonstrates Georgina's struggle with her decision to steal a dog. Through this, the reader sees Georgina as a desperate but not a bad person. She is a good person who made a desperate, bad choice.

Language and Meaning

The language seems like it was written by a middle school student using casual grammar. Sentence fragments are common and show a stream of consciousness technique. Words printed in italics are meant to be read with emphasis. Double negatives are also scattered throughout the book, capturing a...

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