Rachel Hartman Writing Styles in Seraphina

Rachel Hartman
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Point of View

In Seraphina, the story is told from a first person, limited point of view. Seraphina acts as the narrator, and as such, the point of view is reliable. This is proven by the fact that Seraphina is able to report on events as she witnesses them or as she is told. Though she is privy to her own thoughts and feelings, the thoughts and emotions of other characters remains a secret unless explicitly shared with her and thus passed on to the readers. This point of view is important because it maintains a focus on Seraphina's adventures and her reactions to the danger of her secret being revealed while simultaneously allowing certain aspects of the narrative, such as the mystery of who Imlann uses as a disguise, to remain a surprise.

The distribution of exposition and dialogue in this story is fairly equal. The exposition serves...

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