Michelle Hodkin Writing Styles in The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer

Michelle Hodkin
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Point of View

This novel is told in the first-person point of view from the point of view of sixteen-year-old Mara Dyer. Mara tells her story in the past tense. It is preluded by a brief note that makes Mara's story appear to be what she is telling the police, or her family, about her history. The majority of her story covers the time period in which Mara and her family have moved to Florida and the events that happen there. There are sections of the novel that tell about Mara's life prior to the accident at the Tamerlane and the death of her friends.

As this story describes the changes that Mara undergoes, it is appropriate that it be told in the first-person point of view. This keeps the attention focused on Mara, what is happening to her and how she is interpreting these changes. The reader also...

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