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Carl Deuker Writing Styles in Gym Candy

Carl Deuker
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Point of View

Carl Deuker's novel "Gym Candy" is told in the first-person perspective from the point of view of the main character Mick Johnson. Everything is told through Mick's eyes and from Mick's perspective, as he recounts it from a rehabilitation center where he ultimately ends up by the end of the book.

This is done for primarily two reasons. the novel details Mick's experiences with the use of performance-enhancing drugs. In order to draw the reader in to allow the reader to experience firsthand the pressures Mick deals with as well as the dangers of drug use, Deuker tells the story through Mick's perspective. This gives the reader a personal connection with Mick and allows the reader to understand things firsthand and emotionally the way that Mick himself experiences things emotionally.

This is also emblematic of the plot. Deuker could have told the novel from a third-person...

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