Colleen Hoover Writing Styles in Slammed: A Novel

Colleen Hoover
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Point of View

Colleen Hoover tells her novel Slammed from the perspective of main character and principal protagonist, Layken, in the first-person present limited-omniscient narrative. This is done for at least two reasons. The first is that Layken is narrating the events in present tense as they happen, meaning that her perspective is limited by what she knows at the time of her telling. The second, and more important reason, is that the events of the novel are the experiences of Layken's life. These experiences are of such a personal and intimate nature that a first-person narrator is best to relate these events. This also gives an added emotional weight to the novel, allowing narrator and reader to personally connect through personal and private telling.

Setting

Colleen Hoover sets her novel Slammed in the hometown of Julia, Ypsilanti, Michigan. This can be viewed in both a circular, and a...

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