Sharon Creech Writing Styles in Moo: A Novel

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Point of View

Moo is told from the point of view of the main character, Reena. She tells the story looking back over the past 10 months of of her life, relating the major changes that have taken place for her family and especially within herself. The tone is very light and the author includes a great deal of conversation between the characters. While the perspective is Reena's, the narrative is in the third person because Reena's story is not only her own. The whole family is on a new adventure. Reena's brother, Luke, is by her side every day experiencing the town, the farm and Mrs. Falala. Therefore, Reena says, "we went to the farm," "she was waiting for us," and "our stares."

However, the author does switch to first person when Reena becomes introspective about her feelings concerning the move and her reactions to meeting new people...

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