Point of View
Pandemonium is written in the first person point of view from the perspective of Lena, the novel's heroine. The chapters split into two time periods — "then" and "now." Lena narrates the Now thread with the perspective of also having lived through the Then — in the first person, present tense with lots of flashbacks and reflection. The flashbacks in the Now often precede the Then narrative thread. The Then thread is written in the present tense and with the understanding that at the time of the narration there is no future—so, no allusions to what happens in the Now parts of the chapters.
Lena has a unique perspective from all of the other characters. The other characters are fairly flat and one-dimensional. Lena has believed like most of the people, that getting the procedure is what is best for humanity but she also has been convinced, by Alex,...