Jeanne DuPrau Writing Styles in The People of Sparks

Jeanne DuPrau
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Point of View

The author employs a shifting point of view throughout the story, sometimes presenting the same events from the points of view of different characters. Much of the story is told from the perspective of the two main characters Doon and Lina; however, some portions are told from the point of view of Torren, a secondary character. The author also includes chapters that are told from a narrative perspective and do not reflect any one character's point of view.

The story opens from the point of view of Torren, a boy from Sparks, who is the first to see the stream of people walking down out of the hills toward the village. The next chapter then shifts to a narrative description of the group of Emberites as they walk wearily across the landscape. Once they have reached the village, the perspective shifts back and forth between the...

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