Pants on Fire Style
Point of View
"Pants on Fire" is written in the first person point of view. The narrator of the novel is also the main character of the novel, Katie Ellison. The narrator is telling the story as it unfolds, but she also switches back to some past events in her life to provide the reader with some perspective.
The point of view of this novel is an intimate one that allows a reader to connect closely with the main character, who also happens to be the narrator of the story. The point of view also allows the author to inject her own opinions into the narration and to expand on the events taking place to her, the members of her family and the people of the town without having to move out of character or interrupt the flow of the narration. For these reasons, the point of view works well with this novel...