Gretchen McNeil Writing Styles in Ten

Gretchen McNeil
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Point of View

Ten is told from the third-person point of view from the perspective of Meg Pritchard, a senior at Kamiak High. The use of a tight third person forces the reader to experience the events of the weekend from the perspective of an innocent girl who thinks she will be attending a party. Though Meg is clueless about what the weekend will hold, her keen observation of certain details and truths give the narrator authenticity. It makes sense that someone expecting a weekend of hanging out with friends would not contemplate carefully planned murders occurring. So, in that respect, Meg's role as a fun-seeking, adventurous teen is believable.

Through the use of Meg’s point of view, the narrator tracks clues they inform the reader about the murderer and allow for us to make guesses, while never seeing it. The fact that Meg is charmed by...

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