Sharon Creech Writing Styles in The Wanderer

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Point of View

The Wanderer is told through two points of view - Sophie's and Cody's although Sophie is undeniably the novel's protagonist. In both cases of narration, seen through the journal entries of the two characters, the story is told through first-person, limited omniscience in past tense. This point-of-view fluctuating narration is important to the novel so the reader can be given access to both Sophie and Cody's thoughts and emotions. In doing so, the reader learns much more about these two characters and the rising tension on the boat. For example, because Sophie hasn't yet accepted that she is adopted and that her birth parents are dead, she never mentions these facts in her own narration. It is only through Cody's narration that the reader learns these important elements of Sophie's character and emotional struggles. The main emotional conflict in the novel surrounds Sophie's struggle to accept...

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