Jeff Kinney Writing Styles in The Getaway (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 12)

Jeff Kinney
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Point of View

The story is told from the point of view of Greg Heffley and, as the title of the series implies, it is written in the style of a diary, with Greg recording the events of his life looking back on what happened to him afterwards. For this reason, the story is told in the past tense. By telling the whole story from the point of view of Greg, without using the point of view of any of the other characters, the author limits the information that the reader finds out about. For example, the reader finds out all about Greg’s fear of flying and his worries about getting eaten by sharks, but there is no information about whether any of the other members of his family are scared of flying or if they have their own worries that are similar to Greg’s. This...

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