Sonya Sones Writing Styles in What My Mother Doesn't Know

Sonya Sones
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Point of View

Sonya Sones tells her novel "What My Mother Doesn't Know" in the first person limited-omniscient perspective, from the point of view of main character and principal protagonist, Sophie Stein. This is done for several reasons. First, the story being told is Sohhie's, and because it deals primarily with her feelings and emotions about three different boys, who better to tell her story than Sophie? The first person narrative also gives the reader firsthand knowledge and experience of Sophie's emotions on an intimate level, without the bother of a third person narrator between. Additionally, because Sophie is unaware of the feelings of Murphy, and is unaware of the true identity of her masked man, or who Chaz really is, the limited omniscient narrative provides an air of mystery and danger to the novel as well.

Language and Meaning

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