Chris Crutcher Writing Styles in The Sledding Hill

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Point of View

The novel is written in the first-person point of view, from the perspective of main character, Billy Bartholomew. The novel swings back and forth between the present and the past. The present represents the time Billy's death. The past represents the time leading up to the deaths of Mr. Proffit and Billy.

The point of view of this novel is intimate, allowing a reader to connect closely with two of the main characters, Billy Bartholomew and Eddie Proffit. The book written in this manner allows the reader to get inside Billy and Eddie's heads, thoughts, and inner struggles. The reader cares what happens to the narrator and to Eddie. The point of view also allows the author to inject his own opinions into the narration and to expand on the events taking place around the other characters and the occurrences taking place.

Setting

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