Marlys Millhiser Writing Styles in The Mirror

Marlys Millhiser
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Point of View

The novel is written from a third-person omniscient point of view, which allows it to jump to multiple characters' perspectives and even the perspective of the mirror, an inanimate object. This allows the reader to view the main characters' situations even from the perspective of the lesser characters, and helps explain how odd Shay and Brandy behave as each other. For instance, when Corbin muses about Shay forgetting her apron, the point is driven home for the reader about how strange her behavior must seem. The story being told from multiple perspectives also drives the story forward. When the reader is following Rachael, her confusion over her mother's reaction to Jerry Garrett makes complete sense, though the reader understands who he really is. The author's extensive knowledge of the Boulder, Colorado area makes its way into the story, with the characters setting the scene for a...

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