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Overview

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Author

Paula Hawkins

Year Published

2015

Type

Novel

Genre

Mystery

Perspective and Narrator

The Girl on the Train is told from the perspective of three different first-person narrators: Rachel, Megan, and Anna.

Tense

The Girl on the Train is written in the present tense. However, several sections are written in the past tense, presenting flashbacks or recollections of past events.

About the Title

The Girl on the Train refers to Rachel, the main character and narrator, who rides a commuter train between London and Ashbury every morning and evening.

Summary

This study guide and infographic for Paula Hawkins' The Girl on the Train offer summary and analysis on themes, symbols, and other literary devices found in the text. Explore Course Hero's library of literature materials, including documents, Q&A pairs, and flashcards created by students and educators.

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