Gary Paulsen Writing Styles in The River

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Point of View

The novel is written in the third person point of view. The main character, Brian Robeson, is the main focus of the narration. However, due to some comments made throughout the book, the reader becomes aware that there is also something of an authorial voice, suggesting that the point of view is not just third person omniscient, but more of a third person with the authorial voice.

The point of view of this novel is similar to the previous novel starring the main character, Brian Robeson. The point of view allows the reader to hear Brian's thoughts and emotions, but it also offers hints as to what might happen as the novel continues to progress. At key points in the novel, the author offers his own insights that add tension to the novel and assure the reader that something big is about to happen. This point...

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