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Curtis Sittenfeld Writing Styles in Prep

Curtis Sittenfeld
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Point of View

Lee tells her own story from the first person point of view. This point of view lets the reader get to know Lee very well. The reader knows that Lee is narrating her story from some point after her high school graduation, but Lee's age is when she tells her story is not directly stated. Lee does tell her reader that she has attended both her five and ten year reunions at Ault so it can be inferred that Lee is at least twenty-eight.

A good deal of Lee’s narration is focused on her own thoughts, emotions, and memories. She tells about her interactions with teachers and fellow students and the way she reacts to these interactions. It is interesting that in her descriptions Lee tells the reader about the appearance of many of the people with whom she attends school without giving any...

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