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NARRATIVE VOICE

Who is telling the story?

PERSONAL NARRATOR: Ist person


When my parents split up they didnt know what to do with me. My mum wanted me to go and live with her. My dad wanted me to go and live with him. I didnt want to go and live at my mums new place or my dads new place. I wanted to stay living in our old place, Mulberry Cottage, the three of us together.
Wilson, J. (1993) The Suitcase Kid, London: Doubleday

PERSONAL NARRATOR 2nd person


Uses you instead of I or s/he
Heres a good rule to remember about rattlesnakes and scorpions: if you dont bother them, they wont bother you. Usually.
Sachar, L. (1998) Holes, London: Bloomsbury

IMPERSONALNARRATOR: 3rd person


A thousand miles ago, in a country east of the jungle and south of the mountains, there lived a Firework-Maker called Lalchand and his daughter Lila. Lalchands wife had died when Lila was young. The child was a cross little thing always crying and refusing her food
Pullman, P. (1995) The Firework Makers Daughter, London: Doubleday

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