Writing Styles in The Interestings

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Point of View

The novel is written from the third person point of view of an omniscient narrator. Since the story covers the differing lives of six friends from summer camp, this is the only way the story would have worked. No one character could have told the stories of the others without being biased. In the third person point of view, the narrator is able to tell the story not only as it seems to one, individual character but is able to delve into the thoughts and emotions of each character.

Significantly more of the story is told through exposition than dialogue as the author takes the time to explore characters’ thoughts and emotions about the situations in which they find themselves. It is this exposition that gives the book much of its depth. It is also through these expository passages, which sometimes seem almost like a...

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