Gabrielle Zevin Writing Styles in The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry

Gabrielle Zevin
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Point of View

"The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry" is written from a third-person omniscient narrator's point of view. Each character's thoughts and sensibilities are described, as the narrator can be in each character's head and does not have to guess what one is feeling based on outward actions and expressions. For the reader, this allows for a more comprehensive understanding of the story. When the reader can know the inner thoughts and thought processes of each character, their outward actions and expressions tend to make a lot more sense, giving the story fuller meaning and understanding. A.J. makes it clear that he sees his life as a story, one long narrative punctuated by characters and events and specific plot points. The omniscient narrator's point of view lets the reader know all of A.J.'s story.

The tone of the novel suggests that the author...

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