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There Is No Dog

There Is No Dog


by Meg Rosoff

Analysis: Narrator Point of View

Who is the narrator, can she or he read minds, and, more importantly, can we trust her or him?

Third Person (Omniscient)

We know everything that is going on There Is No Dog. There are no secrets, because we can hear everyone's thoughts, see what everyone is doing, and even go into the past! It's like a time machine that's also an omniscience (all-knowing) machine. And so, it's the perfect POV for a book about God because it lets us see everything as if we were God.

Actually, we're pretty sure that Bob can't read Mona's thoughts, so we get to see everything happening from a level above the Gods in this story. Isn't that cool? Now if only we could figure out how to get the weather to react to our emotions…

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