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Caroline B. Cooney Writing Styles in If the Witness Lied

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Style

Point of View

The novel is written in the third-person point of view, from the perspective of author. The novel swings back and forth between the present and the past. The present represents the time after the deaths of Laura and reed Fountain. The past represents the time leading up to their deaths.

The point of view of this novel is intimate, allowing a reader to connect closely with each of the characters. The book written in this manner allows the reader to get inside the head, thoughts and inner struggles that each of the characters are experiencing as it pertains to the plot. The reader cares what happens to the Fountain children. The point of view also allows the author to inject her own opinions into the narration and to expand on the events taking place around the other characters and the occurrences taking place.

Setting

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