Dave Barry Writing Styles in Peter and the Shadow Thieves

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Peter and the Shadow Thieves is written in the third person and takes place in the immediate past tense as if the events described have just happened. It is narrated from an omniscient point of view, with the characters' thoughts and motivations described for the reader.

Most of the story is told from the point of view of Peter, the main character. Peter is a boy with magical abilities that allow him to fly and stay forever young. His mind is maturing, however, even as his body stays that of a boy, which presents a conflict in his relation to Molly, whom he likes. The story takes Peter out of his familiar setting of Mollusk Island and puts him in the strange surroundings of London where everything is new and where he cannot use his ability to fly. The character must shift his point of view...

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