by Paul Zindel
Analysis: Writing Style
The style throughout is carried out with simple sentences that seem like they could have been part of a conversation. John writes:
Now Lorraine can blame all the other things on me, but she was the one who picked out the Pigman's phone number. If you ask me, I think he would have died anyway. (1).
"Now," "she was the one who," "if you ask me" – don't all these sound just like someone talking?