Maggie Stiefvater Writing Styles in Shiver

Maggie Stiefvater
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Point of View

The story is presented in a limited perspective from the alternating view of Sam and Grace. Each chapter is titled with the name of one of these two main characters. The chapter is then presented from the personal perspective of that character. The perspectives are completely limited. For example, Grace doesn't know what Sam is thinking and Sam doesn't know what Grace is thinking. Neither knows the thoughts or even the actions of other characters that are out of their sight at the moment, though there are hints along the way. For example, Grace sees a woman she believes to be Olivia's mother at the hospital but doesn't realize the significance until much later. The reader knows only what Grace knows - that she believes she's seen Olivia's mother at the hospital. The alternating perspective is an effective means of presenting the story. The fact that...

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