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What is the point of view in The Nickel Boys?

The point of view in The Nickel Boys is third person, which allows for the secret of the novel to be kept from the reader until the end.

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Colson Whitehead's The Nickel Boys is told is third person point of view, which allows for expanded understanding of the various characters within the novel, specifically both Elwood Curtis and Jack Turner, the main characters.

This type of narration is evident from the opening paragraph:

Elwood received the best gift of his life on Christmas Day 1962, even if the ideas it put it in his head were his undoing. Martin...

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