The author uses fairly varied sentence lengths in the novel. Imagery is used in the beginning to describe the campus of Devon and continually throughout the more important parts of the story, but during the other parts imagery is not a priority. The author’s dialect seems very proper, but nothing distinct that says he speaks or tries to write in a different form of English. The author kept the first-person point of view constant in the novel; Gene was the only one that says "I" in the story. Sometimes the reader wishes Gene would know more about the thoughts of other characters.