Cecily Von Ziegesar Writing Styles in Reckless

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Point of View

In the broadest terms, the narrative of "Reckless" unfolds from the third person point of view, with the author's narrative voice providing commentary and insight on the perspectives, experiences, feelings and insights of each of the main characters. What's interesting and engaging about the book, however, is the way that point of view shifts from character to character. In other words, the narrative is never entirely objective but alternatively subjective, with incidents being described and/or experienced according to the unique perspective of a particular character. While it's an effective and engaging technique throughout the narrative, the most notable and intriguing example of both its boundaries and its benefits is found in Part 9, during Dumbarton Hall's illicit party and the game of "I Never" (see "Objects/Places"). In that section, and as discussed elsewhere in this analysis, the action is observed and narrated from Easy's point...

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