Janet Evanovich Writing Styles in Twelve Sharp

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Point of View

The point of view of this novel is first person. Stephanie Plum, the heroine, is the narrator and the entire novel is seen through her eyes. Stephanie describes the actions around her with a touch of humor, giving everything that takes place a sense of levity. Even when something serious is taking place, such as her own kidnapping or being forced to tape a bomb to her belly, Stephanie describes it in such a way that the reader wants to laugh out loud while reading her descriptions. This makes the novel more humorous than dramatic and makes a dangerous world less intimidating for the reader.

This point of view works because it moves the reader inside Stephanie's head from the first sentence and makes a connection between reader and character. This enables the emotional bond a reader needs in order to care what happens to the...

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