Jerry Spinelli Writing Styles in Smiles to Go

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Point of View

The story is told from the first person and past tense point of view. The perspective is that of protagonist and narrator Will Tuppence who introduces the narrative with a brief prologue that essentially sets up why the rest of the narrative, and the events it portrays, are so important to him. From that point on, the action of the book is placed within the context of the moment in which he discovers that the fundamental truths he comes to believe in in that prologue, about himself and about existence in general, are essentially broken down into nothing. In other words, his narrative point of view is that of a young man struggling to redefine himself after being blindsided by the revelation that a fundamental truth of his identity is, in fact, a misconception.

In terms of the book's thematic point of view, there is the...

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