Kelly Bingham Writing Styles in Shark Girl

Kelly Bingham
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Point of View

The point of view in "Shark Girl" is first person and limited. The point of view is also reliable. Jane Arrowood, the novel's protagonist, serves as the primary narrator, though several entries are letters written to Jane from various individuals concerned about her situation. The fact that the point of view is first person and limited is proven by the fact that Jane is only able to share her own thoughts and feelings in addition to what she witnesses or is told. This is important as it permits the reader to focus on Jane's inner journey as she readjusts to life with only one arm.

The novel is written predominantly using exposition, but there is a significant amount of dialogue scattered throughout the narrative as well. This distribution is important as it allows Jane to remain in a central role while still showing her interactions with...

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