Lauren Wolk Writing Styles in Wolf Hollow

Lauren Wolk
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Point of View

Lauren Wolk tells her novel Wolf Hollow in the first-person, reflective narrative mode from the point of view of main character, Annabelle McBride. Annabelle, in the introduction, explains the events the reader is about to learn about occurred to her when she was twelve years old, indicating that Annabelle is relating these events at least some time –perhaps many years –after they have happened. Because of this, the narrator takes on a reflective tone, using phrases such as “The year I turned twelve (pp. 1-2),” and also interrupting the narrative to provide contextual information or to explain herself to present-day readers (such as in Chapter 13 when Annabelle explains her thought process rejecting accusations that had just arisen that Toby had anything to do with Betty’s disappearance). The first-person narrative mode not only allows Wolk to provide important contextual information through Annabelle, but allows the...

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