Summer Reading Essay

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Summer reading By Sowmya Srinivasan This summer we had to read to books written by AVI, The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle and Crispin the Cross of Lead. Both books have many similarities to each other with the theme point of view etc. But it also had some differences. In the end the author made it an interesting story to both learn and enjoy! For the authors writing style I have three things that I mainly focus they are three aspects the cliffhanger, point of view, and dynamic characters. Cliffhanger- leaves the reader not knowing what will happen next. One example would be in True confessions of Charlotte Doyle. “A sailor,” he said, “chooses the wind that takes the ship from safe port … but winds have a mind of their own.”(pg 221) In the end Charlotte decides to pursue her life as a sailor rather than being a well behaved “lady” as Charlotte calls it. We don’t know if she ever got caught or if she spent the rest of her life in the sea with the crew. Point of View- Avi also uses first person point of view. Point of view is who tells the story. First person is when the story is told through the main character's point of view. This is the narration technique that is used for both The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle and Crispin the Cross of Lead. Charlotte takes the ships voyage in her perspective through her eyes, and we see Crispin day to day struggling trying to get away from Stromford, An example in Crispin the Cross of lead. “Though I saw no light beneath his door _one of the few doors our village boasted- I knocked softly.”(pg

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