Ally Carter Writing Styles in Only the Good Spy Young

Ally Carter
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Point of View

The story is told from the first person and past tense point of view, essentially as a covert operations report written by protagonist Cammie Morgan in the aftermath of her adventures. The most interesting aspect of this particular narrative point of view is that the language, imagery, and issues upon which she comments are expressed in the voice of a contemporary teenaged young woman. For example, the references to Zach's being a cute boy are almost simultaneously juxtaposed with references to how much danger both Zach and Cammie are either in or could be in as the result of their academic / professional situations. There is also a certain irreverence, a certain reluctance and/or inability to take things seriously that, at times, seems to undermine the relative seriousness of the situations in which Cammie finds herself.

In terms of the book's thematic point of view, there...

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