Joan Lowery Nixon Writing Styles in Whispers from the Dead

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Point of View

The story is in the first-person perspective from Sarah's point of view. The reader sees the story through Sarah's eyes, including her terrifying encounters with the other side. This form allows the reader to follow along with Sarah's every thought, impulse, and reaction. The point of view is important because the story is about Sarah overcoming her fears and learning to believe in herself, and the reader is able to experience her growth firsthand. Especially since the novel is meant for a younger audience, it's important that the ultimate message of the story comes through Sarah's perspective loud and clear.

Since Sarah communicates with Rosa mentally, it's important that the story take place from a first person point of view so we "hear" her conversations. The reader is also able to completely understand Sarah's visions, since she vividly describes them in the first person. This tense...

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