Jeff Kinney Writing Styles in Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth

Jeff Kinney
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Point of View

Jeff Kinney tells his novel “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth” in the first-person reflective perspective. The entire novel is composed to resemble a diary, full of written entries and drawings. Because Greg himself is meant to be writing the entries, the perspective is that of first-person. These experiences happened to Greg, and Greg himself is relating them to paper. The reflective aspect of the narration comes from the fact that Greg is writing after the events which he is describing, and so is reflecting on them, recalling them, and thinking back about them as he writes.

Language and Meaning

Jeff Kinney tells his novel “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth” in language that is simple and straightforward. This is done for at least two primary reasons. First, the language used in the novel is reflective of the target audience of...

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