Annabel Pitcher Writing Styles in My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece

Annabel Pitcher
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Point of View

The novel is written in the first-person point of view. The narrator of this point of view is Jamie Matthews. Jamie tells his story in a quick and abbreviated narration that gives the impression of a young child telling a story to a trusted friend or adult.

The point of view of this novel allows the reader to develop an intimate relationship with the main character, making the reader care what happens to Jamie. This point of view is restricted to Jamie, however, therefore the reader is restricted to the knowledge that only Jamie has. This can cause something called unreliable narrator in which the narrator gives the reader false information either because he is trying to hide something or because he simply does not understand. In this novel, Jamie is somewhat unreliable because he does not have all the information necessary to tell the reader...

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