Eve Bunting Writing Styles in Jumping the Nail

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Point of View

The point of view of the book is first person. This point of view is reliable, proven by the fact that the narrator, Dru, reports on the major events of the book, including jumping the Nail. Dru also makes observations of other characters in the first person voice. The point of view is important to the book because a major aspect of the book is the emotional development of the main character, Dru. There could not be the dramatic impact of this development if the reader could not see directly into Dru's private thoughts and most personal fears. Dru also speaks her mind through a heavy amount of dialogue. Her voice is powerful when she speaks to Mike, her boyfriend, because she tells him private thoughts, including her fears.

The story is told mostly through exposition and dialogue. The passages have some description and they are...

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