Gennifer Choldenko Writing Styles in Al Capone Does My Shirts

Gennifer Choldenko
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The novel is told in a first person point of view. The novel is written as though it is a journal written by Moose Flanagan, the main character of the novel. Moose tells the story of his family's move to Alcatraz and the events that transpire over the following six months. The author never deviates from Moose's point of view, keeping a tight narration with only one narrator.

The point of view of this novel works well with the structure of the novel. While the first person point of view can often restrict the reader's understanding of the plot, this novel is structured in such a way that the reader learns all they need to know from Moose's careful observations. The point of view of this story also works well with the plot of the novel because the only narrator is a twelve-year-old boy, a boy...

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