Rowell, Rainbow Writing Styles in Landline

Rowell, Rainbow
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Point of View

While the novel is written in a third-person point of view, the narration stays very close to Georgie, likely so the narrator cannot "explain" the landline's function. The narrator is not omnipotent, so the narration does not enter the perspective of Neal or the other characters. Further, it does not explain how the landline works. Instead, then, the reader does not know more about what Neal wants or about the function of the landline than Georgie does. In this way, the novel is rooted in Georgie's experiences, though it is not explicitly told from her perspective.

As a narrator, Georgie has a great deal of self-awareness that is elevated even more by present Neal's unwillingness to speak to her. She knows how she presents herself and how others perceive her. Despite knowing that others perceive her in a certain ways, though, she knows the ways...

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