Felice Holman Writing Styles in Slake's Limbo

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Point of View

The point of view of the novel is third person. This point of view is reliable, proven by the fact that the narrator knows the actions of the events he reports on and the observations he makes of other people. The point of view is important to the novel because a major aspect of the novel is the emotional growth and development of the main character, Slake. There could not be the dramatic impact of this growth and development if the reader could not see into Slake's thoughts and most personal fears. Slake is a teenage boy who hardly talks, so the point of view gives the reader a deep look into Slake's mind. The point of view is a close third person because Slake deals with intense emotions and he is also an observer.

The story is told mostly through exposition with some dialogue. The...

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