Peter Cameron (writer) Writing Styles in Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You

Peter Cameron (writer)
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Point of View

The point of view of this novel is first person. The narrator of this novel is James Sveck, a seventeen-year-old boy who is struggling with emotional trauma from what he saw on September 11, 2001. James tells his story both in a linear time line and with several flashbacks that help explain his emotional state to the reader.

The novel is written in the first-person point of view, giving the reader an intimate relationship with the main character of the novel. This intimacy allows the reader to know James in a way that they might not if the novel was written from a different point of view, especially when the reader considers James' anti-social behaviors. At the same time, the point of view allows the reader to know things about James that other character more than likely are not aware of or interested in. For these reasons, the...

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