Kate DiCamillo Writing Styles in Louisiana's Way Home

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Point of View

The novel is presented through the first-person point of view of Louisiana. As a result, the reader is able to understand the emotional turmoil she goes through firsthand. The acuity is evident when Louisiana learns of Granny's departure and the truth about her own life. Her struggles with her identity are visible immediately, where in another point of view the issue might be diluted. Because Louisiana is the sole narrator, the reader can hear her thoughts and deepest desires as well, including having access to her imagination, where she toils with Pinocchio and the Blue Fairy. Because the reader has unfettered access, Louisiana's emotional resilience, maturity, and her childlike imagination come through strong. The subjective point of view also colors Louisiana's perception on every topic, and the reader is privy to these perspectives. The reader understands Louisiana's anger and struggle with Granny's revelation but never...

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