Melissa Albert Writing Styles in The Hazel Wood

Melissa Albert
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Point of View

The point of view is in the first person following Alice. The author uses Alice’s unique voice to telling the reader stories from her past, while keeping the reality of her previous life a mystery. There are two times when Finch tells Alice a story from the Tales from the Hinterlands. Both are told in the third person, but is implied to be exactly what Alice is hearing without her personal feelings being included. The reader learns everything about both worlds through Alice knows nothing about the Hinterlands, just like the reader. Since Alice is honest about her feelings and does not hide anything, she is a reliable narrator. Even during the chapter where she is revealing her fairy tale, Alice tells the reader how the events make her feel, and how she cannot think about anything else. This keeps the reader’s trust...

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