Rick Yancey Writing Styles in The 5th Wave

Rick Yancey
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Point of View

The point of view of this novel is first person. The author uses first person with each of his narrating characters, using different parts to keep the reader from growing confused by whose mind they happen to be in. Cassie and Ben tell their story through the first person narrative, drawing the reader in closely to the plot and the characters' emotions. Sammy's narration, however, is told through the third person point of view. This suggests that Cassie or Ben is narrating for him.

The point of view of this novel is a unique one that has grown in popularity in recent years. Normally, when an author chooses to use first person point of view, this limits him to only one narrating character. In this novel, however, the author uses several different characters as his narrator, separating their stories into sections to prevent the reader...

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