- No flowery language
- No overly emotional statements. Wonderful things, terrible things, everyday things were all handled in the same controlled way
- Everything was stark and stripped bare — just the basics, as far as communication goes
Have you ever read Island of The Blue Dolphins? I noticed some similarities between that book and May B. For example, a girl trapped in a place and trying to survive when everyone else has abandoned her happens in both books and far from only those two. How did you get the idea of doing a survival story in the past?