Jodi Picoult Writing Styles in Small Great Things

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Point of View

The book is presented in first person from the different perspectives of Ruth, Kennedy, and Turk. Each of the three characters has a vastly different perspective of the world in general and of the situation involving the death of Davis Bauer.

The varying perspective gives the reader a full look into the minds of each character. Dividing the perspective by chapter means the reader can gets the varying views more fully in the scene. For example, Ruth arrives in the Bauer birthing suite to find Brittany and Turk there with their newborn son. She realizes that Brittany is reluctant to let go of Davis and puts that down to the overly protective attitude of a new mother. She hears Brittany and Turk whispering and can only fear that she might have done something to make them question her skills as a nurse. In a later...

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