Torey Hayden Writing Styles in Somebody Else's Kids

Torey Hayden
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Perspective

The book is written in first person from a limited perspective. Because this story is being told by Torey from her first-hand observations, there is really no other method that can be used. Only those things known by Torey at the time are included in the story though the epilogue provides a very brief glimpse into the lives of each of the children over the coming years. Some information outside Torey's immediate vision is included, usually through her quest for information. For example, she learns what happened in Edna Thorson's room that sends Lori into a breakdown from Libby, Lori's sister.

What is difficult about the book is that the reader is left to fill in some gaps, which could be distracting for some readers. For example, Torey explains about Lori's arrival in her room after the breakdown in Edna Thorson's class, including the hours Lori spends under...

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