Virginia Euwer Wolff Writing Styles in True Believer

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Point of View

True Believer is told in the first-person and limited omniscience narration through LaVaughn's perspective, which means that LaVaughn speaks using "me" and "I" and that the only character whose thoughts the reader has access to are LaVaughn's alone. The reader is held very close to LaVaughn's emotions and thoughts, as these are the most important factors to understanding the novel as a whole. Because the reader is held so close to LaVaughn, the point-of-view is completely reliable. As LaVaughn is struggling to understand what is happening to her, she has no reason to manipulate the circumstances for her own personal gain. LaVaughn's situation - struggling to understand the many relationships in her life, both with friends and family - provides the perfect opportunity for the reader's questions to be answered. Whenever the reader is confused about the events in the novel, whether physical or emotional events...

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