Beverly Cleary Writing Styles in Ramona Quimby, Age 8

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Ramona Quimby, Age 8 is told in the third person from the point of view of Ramona, a third-grade student who lives with her parents and older sister. The events of the book are interpreted through Ramona's sometimes naive viewpoint as she tries to make sense of the adult world.

Ramona is quick to form opinions of what she sees and hears, and sometimes jumps to incorrect conclusions without knowing the full story. When she overhears her teacher speaking about the incident when Ramona gets egg in her hair, for example, Ramona incorrectly assumes her teacher is calling her a "nuisance." This assumption affects Ramona's choices and behavior as she tries to avoid being a further "nuisance" to her teacher and creates much of the tension in the narrative.

Ramona's point of view is also as a child who is eager to grow up and be treated...

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