Gordon Korman Writing Styles in Ungifted

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Point of View

The use of point of view in the novel is easily and clearly one of its most intriguing elements. While the events of the narrative unfold in a primarily linear fashion, the point of view from which those events are described shifts constantly, from chapter to chapter. The overall point of view is first person, but in each chapter, that “first person” is different.

The primary narrator is the book’s protagonist, Donovan Curtis. His actions set the plot in motion (as described in the first chapter); his actions and choices define many of the other characters’ actions and transformations in the middle section of the book; his actions motivate and define the book’s climax; and his overall interpretations of / reactions to those events define the perspective of the book’s denouement, or final chapter. His is the point of view from which the...

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