Meg Wolitzer Writing Styles in Belzhar

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Point of View

This novel is told from the first person point of view of Jamaica “Jam” Gallahue, the main character of the novel. Jam tells her story in the present tense. Because this is a story of the changes that Jam goes through and the insights she learns during her healing process after a boy whom she believed loved her rejected her, there is no other point of view that would have adequately told Jam’s story. Because Jam is telling her experiences in the present tense, she realizes at the same time the reader learns that Reeve is not dead at all but it was instead a trick Jam’s mind had played on her to help her deal with the pain of his rejection. Through her first person point of view Jam is also able to share with her reader the way that Plath’s...

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