Justine Larbalestier Writing Styles in Magic or Madness

Justine Larbalestier
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Magic or Madness is told mainly in first person from Reason's point of view. Reason is the main character of the story, so it is important for the reader to follow what she is doing and thinking. She has had a strange upbringing and so is not like normal teenagers. Telling her parts of the story in first person therefore helps the reader to better understand her and her motivations. Reason's point of view is biased because she has been told stories by her mother and has picked up her mother's paranoia concerning Esmeralda. Reason does not want to see that perhaps her mother is mistaken or crazy, because she is desperate to live with her again. Reason will therefore interpret situations a little differently from how the reader might. Reason is also often a little naive and too trusting, so the reader can see that...

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