Albertalli, Becky Writing Styles in Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

Albertalli, Becky
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Point of View

There are two different points of view that define much of the narration. The majority of the story is told from the first person, present tense point of view of narrator and protagonist Simon, whose narrative voice is defined very much by character, situation, and perspective. It is interesting to note how that voice changes, slightly, every time the narrative shifts into its secondary narrative point of view – the voice that Simon (under the pseudonym “Jacques”) uses when he writes his emails to Blue / Bram, the content of which make up roughly a third of the narrative.

Meanwhile, the narrative has several aspects in common with other narratives that employ this particular point of view. Specifically, the use of both first person and of present tense put the reader at the heart of the action as Simon experiences it and considers it. In other words...

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