Chancellor, Bryn Writing Styles in Sycamore

Chancellor, Bryn
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Point of View

Much of Sycamore is written from the third-person omniscient perspective. A few chapters are written in first person: Chapter 6, “Skates," narrated by Angie; Chapter 9, “Maybe You Already Know," narrated by Iris; Chapter 15, “Outside the Window," written in letter form as narrated by Adam; and Chapter 18, “Say You Saw the World," narrated by Stevie.

The omniscient narration allows for the reader to learn the thoughts of multiple characters throughout the town. The portions of the novel that take place prior to Jess’ disappearance focus on Jess’ experiences and thoughts. The chapters set during the time when Jess’ bones are found take multiple points of view to demonstrate the effects Jess’ disappearance has on the townspeople.

Jess is the subject of objectification. Her interactions with Angie, Adam, and other students at school focus on Jess’ body, appearance, or their attraction and jealousy of her. Jess’ view of...

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