Jodi Picoult Writing Styles in The Tenth Circle

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Point of View

The story is written in the third-person and seems to be from an omniscient view but is actually very limited in perspective. The reader gets one piece of the story at a time and only bits are revealed. The limited pieces of information keep the reader guessing about several aspects of the story line until the end of the book. For example, the reader sees the party and the night of the rape from Trixie's point of view. Trixie's perspective is followed right up to the moments prior to the rape then the reader has a gap of time in which the events are not revealed until later that night when Trixie tells her father she'd been raped. In some ways, the perspective seems more like first person non-fiction stories. An example of this is seen when Trixie tells the emergency room staff that she was...

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