Benjamin Alire Saenz Writing Styles in The Inexplicable Logic of My Life

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Point of View

The narrative relies on Sal’s first-person perspective. This is appropriate given the narrative premise that Sal is on a journey that allows him to find his identity and move from being a boy to a man. The point of view works particularly well in that Sam's voice is strong and distinct. It represents his state of mind, allowing readers to follow his growth through his voice. The point of view ties into the theme that growing up involves change by using Sam’s own words to illustrate how he learns to accept change and uncertainty. In addition, the point of view supports the motif of grief and loss because one grows as a person when working through the phases of grief. Thus, style and substance reinforce each other.

At the same time, as this is a narrative intended for young adults, the point of...

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