Scott Westerfeld Writing Styles in Uglies

Scott Westerfeld
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The novel is written in the third-person point of view. This novel tells the story completely through the eyes of one character, Tally Youngblood. Tally's thoughts and emotions are presented to the reader throughout the novel, but the novel never moves from Tally's mind into the mind of another character. In this way, the point of view is a limited third person point of view.

The point of view of this novel works well with the plot for several reasons. The point of view of this novel allows the reader to see the plot unfold through the eyes of a young woman who is initially content with conformity and prepared to become a pretty. As the novel continues, this girl soon learns of the rebellion against conformity and slowly comes to her own understanding of society and of an individual's place in it. By telling the...

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