Elana K. Arnold Writing Styles in What Girls Are Made of

Elana K. Arnold
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Point of View

The main narrative of the book is written in first-person limited omniscient from Nina's perspective. This point of view gives readers full insight into Nina's internal monologue as well as her thoughts, feelings, and perspective on the story. This allows the character, and the reader, to have a deeper level of reflection on her actions as well as on the events of the book. The break-narrative sections are written in third-person omniscient from an initially anonymous and unknown point of view. About halfway through the book, readers learn that these sections are fictitious stories written by Nina in the third-person. These stories within the story demonstrate how Nina is processing and framing her experiences and her approach to the book's themes as they play out in her life. The use of the third-person allows a degree of distance which leaves room for additional analysis and...

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