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Jonathan Kellerman Writing Styles in Over the Edge

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Point of View

Jonathan Kellerman uses the first person point of view in his book Over the Edge. Dr. Alex Delaware is the narrator. There is a great deal of dialogue in the novel. Talking to and interacting with the other characters is how Alex gathers his information about Jamey and other events. He also speculates about others' feelings and motives but does not truly know what they are thinking. Therefore, the reader can infer what is going on using only Dr. Delaware's thoughts and gut reaction to a situation.

Since it is first person, the reader does not have any knowledge that he has not ascertained either from his own investigations or from what others tell him. For example, when Milo tells him of his investigation of the case and the one other clue, this is the first time the reader knows there is another theory as to...

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