I've been reading The Writer's Digest Writing Clinic: Expert Help for Improving Your Work, by Kelly Nickell. The book contains the following paragraph. * * * "And you will let me borrow them, won't you mother?" Gail offered Nora her most winning smile. * * * The book claims the above takes place in Gail's POV. I don't really understand why that is. Is it because Gail "offered" Nora so and so? Does the act of offering mean the story is happening from Gail's perspective? Similarly: * * * Nora laughed at Gail's childlike play. * * * The book says the above sentence is in Nora's POV. Again, I'm not really understanding the reason for that. Why is it in Nora's POV just because she laughed? Is it because the sentence states what she's laughing at? Thanks people.