I'm reading the novel Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief for my literature class and was trying to use the characterisation framework of PAIRS (Physical appearance, Actions, Inner Thought, Reactions of Others and Speech) to understand how Percy is portrayed in Chapter 1.
However, I noticed that he addresses the reader directly at the start of the novel by saying things like "If you're reading this because you think you might be one...." and "Don't say I didn't warn you".
I'm kind of confused as to whether this is considered speech or thought. Since Percy is addressing the reader, could this be considered speech? But since he is writing it down and not saying anything out loud, is it considered his inner thoughts?