Irene Hunt Writing Styles in Up a Road Slowly

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Point of View

The story is told from the third person limited point of view, which means that the reader can understand the plot line told from Julie's perspective. The reader also has access to Julie's thoughts and feelings and understands the emotions and motivations of the other characters as Julie would be able to ascertain them. This perspective works well for most of the novel, but there are points where the dialogue or thought process is inconsistent for a girl of Julie's age. Unfortunately, the author provides Julie with characteristics that are more mature for a young girl. This leads to a choppy and unrealistic progression of some points in Julie's life. For example, when the young Julie loses her mother, the author writes that Julie must be taken to Aunt Cordelia's house in a sedated state and soon after Julie has almost forgotten her mother and any...

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