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Louis Sachar Writing Styles in Small Steps

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Point of View

The story is told from the third-person and omniscient point of view, exploring the story primarily from the perspective of protagonist Armpit but also diverting occasionally the perspectives and experiences of both Kaira and El Genius. These diversions essentially serve to add to the book's overall sense of suspense, of triggering in the reader a sense of curiosity about what's going to happen when the various narrative lines / subplots intersect (i.e. how are Kaira and Armpit going to meet, what's going to happen when Kaira finds out about El Genius). For the most part, though, the main point of view is Armpit's. The reader experiences events as he does, gets more information about his reactions and feelings than any other characters, and becomes more invested in the outcome of his story than anyone else's.

In terms of the book's overall thematic point of view, all...

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