Sara Pennypacker Writing Styles in Pax

Sara Pennypacker
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Point of View

The story is told from the point of view of a limited third person narrator. This third person narrator alternates between the viewpoints of Pax and Peter, with one chapter being told from the viewpoint of Pax and the next chapter being told from the viewpoint of Peter. This point of view is important because it allows the reader to read the stories of both characters even though they are separated and do not know what is happening with the other. Telling only Peter’s story or only Pax’s story would only be telling half the story. The narrator is limited in that he knows the thoughts and emotions of Pax and Peter but none of the other characters. The thoughts and emotions of these other characters are known only through their actions and by what they say.

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