Laini Taylor Writing Styles in Strange the Dreamer

Laini Taylor
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Point of View

Laini Taylor writes Strange the Dreamer in third-person point of view. Most chapters follow one character, usually either Lazlo Strange or Sarai. There are also several chapters that follow Thyon Nero or other supporting characters. When Taylor’s narration follows a character, she limits the perspective to only the thoughts and observations of that particular character. For example, throughout most of the novel Lazlo and Sarai are not in the same place. During the chapters in which the narration follows Lazlo’s limited point of view, Taylor only reveals Lazlo’s actions. Many times Lazlo wonders about what Sarai is doing, but the reader cannot know for sure what Sarai is doing at that time unless there is a chapter that follows Sarai.

This nuanced form of third-person perspective allows Taylor to get the benefit of both limited and omniscient points of view. By dictating...

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