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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Songs of the Humpback Whale
By Jodi Picoult
end of book
This book is set up due to the point of view. Each chapter is told from a different character's perspective. Overall is is tokd from 5 different people. I think the author did this to let the reader see the thoughts of each character. This affects the plot because the reader knows what each character is going to do before the rest of the characters do. I think this method helped the plot line. The only thing that confused me was that the author told one of the character's views out of order. The author probably had a reason for this, but I thought it was too confusing and it took away from the story.


  1. I find that books written in different perspectives every chapter are interesting and help with character development as well as the plot. It helps because it shows the character's thoughts and actions on a more personal level. Do you like that the book was written in all the character's perspectives?

  2. Did you ever find out why the perspective was told out of order? Was maybe because the author was describing an event in the next chapter, but you needed the other character's perspective before hand so it made sense? I don't think I would like a book that changes perspectives each chapter.


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