Study Guide

The Pigman Writing Style

By Paul Zindel

Writing Style

Simple, Conversational

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?