Jerry Spinelli Writing Styles in Stargirl

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Point of View

The novel is written in first person narrative and Leo Borlock is the narrator. He is telling the story in present tense. The novel is rich with dialogue as well. We learn about other characters through what they say and do, but mostly through Leo's eyes. Two characters seem to take on unusual roles as far as use of language goes. We get a philosophical point of view from Stargirl, as she speaks in riddles much of the time. She encourages others to look more carefully. She makes fun of things that others seem to accept. She is always asking questions of the others that make the reader think as well. She is more playful with language as well. An example of this is when she says the Pledge of Allegiance to "United Turtles of America and to the fruit bats of Borneo, one planet in...

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