Alice Sebold Writing Styles in Lucky

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Perspective

The book is presented in first person with a limited view. Because the book is the story of a woman's rape and the impact of that event on her life, family and friends, the first person limited view is the only possible option. The reader's perspective is reliable in that the events happened to her and she seems to relate those without holding back. The book is divided with exposition and dialog. Both are relevant and seem consistent with the time and situation. It seems likely that there are some sections that are taken from court transcripts and police records, though there is additional narrative included in those sections.

Tone

The book is written in an easy-to-read style that flows well. It seems that the overall tone is hopeful though there are periods of despair. While the author obviously endured many trials and rough times, she seems to...

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