The story is written in a straight forward style and most readers will find it easy to read. There are a few words that some may not be familiar with such as "phaeton" but meanings are typically explained or easily discerned from the context. Chapters begin with journal entries in varying lengths. According to the story line, the journal entries were written by Jessica during her time in America. These are set apart from the text of the story and have a slightly different tone, making their inclusion believable.
The novel is divided between exposition and conversation. The conversations are informal and believable. These conversations accurately depict what might happen between a young woman with English as an unfamiliar language. There are times when Christina mistakes the meaning of a word or misuses words that causes humorous misunderstandings.
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