John Christopher and Samuel Youd Writing Styles in The White Mountains

John Christopher and Samuel Youd
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Point of View

The novel is narrated from the first-person point of view by Will Parker, the primary participant in all of the novel's scenes. The narrator is reliable, intelligent, and sympathetic. The narrative is told in a personal and intimate style that allows the reader to vicariously experience a wide range of emotions, including apprehension, exhilaration, fear, and feelings of friendship and affection.

The first-person point of view is particularly suitable to the novel. It makes the narrator sympathetic and accessible. The narrator's inner thoughts and feelings are presented in a frank and believable manner. Although not always flattering, the narrator's actions and thoughts are always honest and clearly presented.

The first-person point of view also allows the plot to develop at a consistent and enjoyable pace. For example, routine actions performed by other characters are noted as happening but not fully described. This rapidly allows necessary plot...

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