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Stephanie S. Tolan Writing Styles in Surviving the Applewhites

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The point of view of this novel is the third person and limited omniscience, but the narration fluctuates between both E.D.'s perspective and Jake's perspective. This point of view is important to the novel so the reader can be given access into both E.D. and Jake's thoughts and emotions. In doing so, the reader learns much more about these two characters and the rising tension between them. The main conflict of the novel occurs between these two characters, and structuring the point-of-view as vacillating between them sides the reader equally with both characters. Neither character is considered the hero and neither is the villain - the reader sees the complexities of both.

The story is told mostly through exposition, with scenes of dialogue. The story is completely filtered through the thoughts and emotions of the point-of-view character - either E.D. or Jake...

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