Ann Head Writing Styles in Mr. and Mrs. Bo Jo Jones

Ann Head
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Point of View

MR. AND MRS. BO JONES is told from a first-person perspective, from the point of view of the pregnant teen, July Greher. The story is framed as a "one teen to another" account of teen marriage, provided so perhaps other teens considering marriage or sexual intimacy won't make the same mistakes July did.

Author Ann Head uses a variety of techniques to render a realistic portrayal of a young teen telling her story. July demonstrates contradictory opinions and ambivalent feelings about people and situations. Her friend Rodney is annoying one moment and the life of the party the next, for one example. Another example is July's frequent arguments with Bo Jo, in which rage can turn to regret and sorrow in an instant. Her thought process seems fairly unfiltered; though not approaching a modernist "stream of consciousness," there is nonetheless an attempt to mimic the sometimes...

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