Kelly Barnhill Writing Styles in The Girl Who Drank the Moon

Kelly Barnhill
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Point of View

The novel is written in the past-tense, and its narration is in the third person. The narrator is omniscient, and the narrator's focus shifts focus with each chapter. Interspersed chapters, however, come from the first-person point of view of a mother telling her child stories about the Witch that lives in the forest. In one chapter, Luna is the first-person speaker and her subject is Fyrian. Luna tells a story about a girl with no memory and concludes that the story is about her.

Regarding the moral viewpoint of the book, the novel is quite dark, but it is ultimately positive, hopeful, and optimistic. It is a very dark novel with many elements of death and sorrow sprinkled amongst a narrative that aims to deliver the message that hope and knowledge can conquer any evil in the world. While the story has an overall focus...

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