Gary D. Schmidt Writing Styles in Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy

Gary D. Schmidt
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Point of View

The story is told from the third person limited point of view – that is, the storytelling focuses on the experiences, perspectives, thoughts, feelings, and reactions of a single character without exploring those of other characters. It’s important to note, however, that for the first couple of chapters, until Turner and Lizzie meet for the first time, this point of view shifts between the two of them. Approximately three quarters of Chapter One and a half to two thirds of Chapter Two are told from Turner’s point of view, with the remainder of each chapter focusing on Lizzie. As the narrative moves into Chapter Three, however, the shifts in point of view cease, and from then on the story is told from Turner’s perspective alone. This allows the reader to connect more thoroughly and deeply with his journey of transformation, and to identify...

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