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Bruce Coville Writing Styles in Song of the Wanderer

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This book is written in a narrative mode, which means the action is explained by a semi-omniscient narrator. The narrator is never named, but they always knows what is going on around Cara. The narrator occasionally tells the reader what Cara is thinking as well, but the narrator never ventures into any of the other characters head. Outside of Cara's inner-monologue, everything else written in this book is either dialogue between characters, or an explanation of what is currently happening. Occasionally an event from the past is mentioned, it usually involved Cara's grandmother Ivy, and is most likely told by Jacques, the Queen, or Grimwald.

The book is told from a very intimate point of view. Cara is obviously the central focus of the book, and the book often remarks on her emotional reaction to things. The narrative is straight forward, telling the story of Cara's...

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