The author uses straightforward language that is easy to understand and enjoyable to read.
As with any good story, he matches appropriate languages to his characters. For example, chapters 11 and 12 reveal the loss of virginity for Able and William. Chapter 11 reveals Abel's first time and several discussions with his friend George about sex. The author chooses to use slang to refer to sexual terms because it best fits the socio-economic background of those two characters. However, in Chapter 12, the educated boys Matthew and William have the same discussion, but it is much more polite.