Diana Wynne Jones Writing Styles in The Game

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Point of View

The novel is written in the third-person limited point of view of Hayley Foss. The point of view of this novel allows the reader to connect closely with Hayley through both exposition and her actual thoughts. The reader cares what happens to her.

Setting

The novella is set primarily in the modern times at a family estate in Ireland. The secondary setting is a series of fictional worlds known as the mythosphere. There are two groups of characters. The main characters are a group of children made up of Hayley and her cousins. The supporting group is made up of great aunts and uncles and grandparents. The timeframe is not specifically dated, but references to television programs such as Tom & Jerry, automobiles, and commercial airlines lend it to modern times.

The setting of this novel works well with the plot. The supernatural existence of the mythosphere...

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