Wendelin Van Draanen Writing Styles in The Running Dream

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Point of View

The point-of-view of the novel is the first person. Since its in the first person, the reader can really connect to Jessica, seeing her doubts, insecurities, and her courage firsthand. Jessica is a runner struggling to heal. Since the family is so close, Jessica talks with them and listens to their suggestions and advice. She tries things that she wouldn't generally try such as going back to Hank for a prosthesis. Her willingness to try along with their support, help her achieve her goal of running again.

The author highlights not only the Vicky's dialogue, but also her introspective thoughts. Through this, the reader understands that she isn't always upbeat and lighthearted. She has to really work on being kind to others around her. Jessica finds it hard to let others see her leg and her own inadequacies, but she knows it's all part of the...

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