Angie Stanton Writing Styles in Rock and a Hard Place: A Young Adult Novel

Angie Stanton
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Point of View

The novel is written in the third-person omniscient point of view. This novel uses several characters as narrators, including Libby Sawyer, Peter Jamieson, Aunt Marge, Miss Orman, and Karen Jamieson. Using so many different characters to narrate the novel makes this point of view third person omniscient both because of the pronouns used and the switching from character to character.

The point of view of this novel is mildly confusing as the author often moves from character to character with little warning or foreshadowing. However, the use of multiple narrators allows the reader to see several sides of the story, giving the reader a fuller view of the story than they might have if the first person or a non-omniscient third person point of view were used. For this reason, this point of view works well with this plot.

Setting

The novel has multiple settings. The...

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