Ann Rule Writing Styles in The Stranger Beside Me

Ann Rule
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Perspective

The point of view of the book is first person narrative because the author tells the story as one of the main characters. The book is nonfiction which means the author tells the story as if she is documenting the real life events without embellishment for literary effect. While the author has access to many facts and outcomes, her perception and feelings are limited to her own, as opposed to a work of fiction where the author can create the feelings and thoughts of her characters to fully form their personalities. Where possible, the author shares the thoughts and feelings of those she encounters or interviews, such as Ted Bundy or Meg Anders, so that the reader has a more authentic view of what those people experience in the course of the story. The author also tries to interject some of the emotions and thoughts of the young...

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