Condie, Ally Writing Styles in Summerlost

Condie, Ally
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Point of View

The novel is written in first-person from the sole perspective of Cedar Lee, a young girl who is still grieving the deaths of her father and brother. The limited perspective means the reader does not know what other characters are thinking unless they reveal those thoughts to Cedar. She sometimes imagines what other people are thinking or feeling, but she cannot be certain. The limited perspective is acceptable to the novel, and allows the author to keep some details secret from the reader, which builds suspense. The two main pieces of information Cedar does not know are what happened to Lisette's ring and who is leaving items on her windowsill. Both mysteries continue until the final chapters of the novel. Cedar does not discover the answers to either question until the final act, meaning the reader does not know until that point. This allows the...

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