In what ways does Beverly Cleary help readers identify with the viewpoint of Leigh through the device of writing letters and diary entries?

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Letters and diary entries are perhaps the most intimate and direct ways of seeing someone's thoughts and viewpoint. Because they are not narrated, we can better judge the meaning, veracity, and importance of the letters and diary entries. This gives us a direct window on how Leigh communicates with the outside world (the letters) and to himself (the diary entries). We're given an insider's look into his most personal expression.

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