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Gordon Korman Writing Styles in The Abduction

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Point of View

The point of view is the third-person. While the third-person perspective allows the author to change point of view to show multiple characters' thoughts and feelings about the story's events, it is somewhat restricted in use in Kidnapped: The Abducted. For example, while the readers are easily allowed into the minds and emotions of Meg and her brother Aiden, as well as Agent Harris' to a limited extent, the readers are still not allowed into the thoughts and motivations of the kidnappers.

This third-person viewpoint with restrictions is interesting because of this omission. Instead, the author deliberately keeps the trio of kidnappers away from the reader's ability to easily comprehend. The perspective when dealing with them always comes from Meg's or Aiden's viewpoint, which leaves them as mystery figures.

Suspense is effectively built when some of the third-person perspective is limited in this fashion. It forces...

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