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D. J. MacHale Writing Styles in The Reality Bug

D. J. MacHale
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Point of View

This story uses two points of view, the single-person and the omniscient third-person. Bobby Pendragon provides his single-person narrative through the journals that he sends to Mark. Bobby tells his version of what happened while in Veelox, and this colors the events with his interpretations of them. When the story shifts to Second Earth, the omniscient third-person point of view kicks in. The reader can consider this voice to be that of the author's, looking down on his characters from a perch close by. He can give details of what Mark and Courtney are thinking and feeling as they go through their scenes. The author can also reveal actions taking place outside the perception of the characters, which in effect gives an all-knowing power to the viewpoint, and this is why it is described as being omniscient. Other advantages of a narrative done in third-person are...

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