John Marsden (writer) Writing Styles in Tomorrow, When the War Began

John Marsden (writer)
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Point of View

The story is written in first person from Ellie's perspective. This means the story is somewhat limited but the author gets around this by having Ellie relate the stories of what others endure as those stories were told to her. The reader should be aware that because this is presented from Ellie's perspective, there may be points that are not true to the story. As is always the case, a person's perspective is affected by her background and morals. In this case, the story is further impacted by Ellie's memories. For example, she relates specific events days after they happen, which means she may not remember every detail as clearly as she indicates. It's left to the reader to decide if this is the case and whether it's important to the overall story. It should be noted that others of the group read Ellie's account and...

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