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David Levithan Writing Styles in Love Is the Higher Law

David Levithan
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Point of View

Love is a Higher Law is written in the first person singular. What makes the novel slightly unusual is that instead of just one person speaking, the perspective rotates, so that each character has a turn to tell their story with their own voice.

The advantage to the first person singular in this novel is hearing the thoughts behind the sometimes confusing actions. It also adds insight when Peter tells his version of an event and then Jasper tells his version of the exact same event. This demonstrates just how subjective experiences are.

A big advantage to this means of storytelling is that it allows the reader to really get into the head of the person who is sharing their story. Claire's restlessness, Jasper's desire to reach out even though he is unable, and Peter's desire for significance are all revealed as each of the characters...

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