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Jay Asher Writing Styles in What Light

Jay Asher
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Point of View

This story is told in the present tense from the first person point of view. The use of present tense keeps the reader engaged in the story and wondering where it will lead. Sierra and the other characters are experiencing what is happening at the same time that the reader is learning what is happening. Since this is the story of a significant time in Sierra’s life, her first true love as well as the last time her parents will perhaps run their tree lot in California, it is appropriate that Sierra tell her own story. No other character would have the direct access to Sierra’s thoughts and feelings about what is going on around her. The author also wants the reader to focus on Sierra and her experiences. The best way to do this is through the first person point of view...

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