Paul Fleischman Writing Styles in Whirligig

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Points of View

Every odd numbered chapter, from the first to the ninth, is in the third person. These chapters told from Brent's point of view by a narrator with a limited omniscient view, a narrator who knows Brent's thoughts but is not Brent. There is no information in those chapters that is not known to Brent, and no other thoughts except his. These chapters tell a story about Brent that progresses in time and place in a linear fashion. The other chapters vary in point of view.

The second chapter is about two girls, Steph and Alexandra, who are eighth graders. The chapter consists primarily of a dialogue between the two. Steph is telling the story, however, and she uses the first person in narrative she provides. The story takes place in real time until the end, when Steph reveals, in an epilogue, that the events just described...

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