Bruce Brooks Writing Styles in What Hearts

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Point of View

The novel is written from the third person point of view. The entire novel is seen through the eyes of Asa, a young man who is struggling to survive despite his mother's difficult illness and his stepfather's distance. There are points in the novel in which the reader becomes aware that Asa is an unreliable narrator because he describes things that could not possibly have happened.

The point of view of this novel is typical of modern novels. The difference in this one is the unreliability of the narrator. Asa describes doing things he could not have done and playing baseball games the reader later realizes he did not play because he never tried out for Little League. These moments of unreliability allow the reader to see how Asa deals with stress and how the illness his mother suffers impacts him. It is a unique point...

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