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Jack Gantos Writing Styles in Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key

Jack Gantos
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Point of View

The point of view of this novel is the first-person perspective told through the eyes of Joey Pigza. This point of view is necessary to understand Joey's journey through ADHD and his struggle to regain his life. Without this first-person view of the world, the reader would be unable to really see Joey's state of being and understand why Joey has so many problems in life. This point of view is reliable because only Joey can explain how he feels in certain situations and how he sees things. Since the growth of Joey's character is the most important theme in the novel, this point of view is required. Otherwise, the growth and change in his character and behavior could not be as clearly explained or described. In addition, how Joey sees the support system around him plays a vital role in his recovery, and again, without...

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