Susan Patron Writing Styles in The Higher Power of Lucky

Susan Patron
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Point of View

"The Higher Power of Lucky," by Susan Patron, is told in the third-person perspective. The reader is allied with the thoughts and feelings of Lucky Trimble, the ten-year-old protagonist of the story. The first few chapters quickly inform the reader of the emotional precipice on which Lucky is precariously balanced. Lucky is burdened with adult-size problems and has far more worries on her mind than a child her age should ever have.

By understanding Lucky's back story - the loss of her mother in an accident and the abandonment of her father because he doesn't want children in his life - it is easy to accept that Lucky would be worried that the legal guardian, Brigitte, whom she has grown to love, will also leave her. Her quick mind assimilates enough intelligence to convince her that Brigitte's return to France and thus her new status of...

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