S. J. Watson Writing Styles in Before I Go to Sleep: A Novel

S. J. Watson
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Point of View

The novel is written in the first person point of view. The first and third parts of the novel take place in the present tense with the main character telling the reader what is happening to and around her as it happens. The second part of the novel is a written journal in which the narrator is writing down her memories, the things that have happened to her, with the intention of reading them herself to keep track of her days and her memories.

The point of view of this novel begins as a typical first person narration, taking the reader along for the same ride the narrator is taking as she wakes in the morning, learns she is an amnesiac, and she struggles to accept her situation and find purpose in her day. The second half of the novel, however, is a curious change of...

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