Jade Sharma Writing Styles in Problems

Jade Sharma
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Point of View

The novel primarily relies on a first-person point of view, with Maya as the primary narrator. Relying solely on her, the reader is able to understand the deepest recesses of Maya's mind, her motivations, and emotional spectrum. Though the reader is privy to the completeness of Maya as a person through her narration, the development of other characters is not as complete, since the reader must rely on Maya to provide subjective account of events and characters. However, the narrative jumps on occasion into the second-person point of view, relying on a "you" to deliver the thoughts that are being developed in Maya's mind. The frequency of the second-person increases as the novel comes closer to its conclusion, as the "you" provides an outside perspective for Maya to consider her own life and emotions.

Language and Meaning

Though she has a substance abuse issue, Maya's...

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