Michelle Harrison Writing Styles in One Wish

Michelle Harrison
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Point of View

One Wish is told in the third-person limited point of view following Tanya throughout her journey. This means that the reader only knows what she does, and must learn information from characters like Don and Turpin. Despite this, the author likely chooses this point-of-view because it is personal. The reader feels everything Tanya does and understands her loneliness. They root for her while searching for Ratty, and feel the same betrayal she does when harassed by her guardian fairies or ignored by her mother. This also gives the reader access to the second sight, as the only other characters that have it are Ratty and his father. This provides explanations for the various tricks the fairies play and helps the reader understand what Tanya is going through.

Language and Meaning

While the novel is made for younger readers, there are a variety of deep themes...

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