Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Guest Post - 3 Books Told From Multiple First-Person Perspectives

*While I'm making my way from the hot California sun to Montana big skies, I've lined up some fabulous guest posters. Please welcome Nam of Nam Writes!

About Me: I am an aspiring young adult fiction writer suffering from delusions of grandeur. The novel I am writing contains multiple first person perspectives so I thought it'd be a good theme to explore. I just just started blogging two weeks ago and still have idea what I'm doing. But I love YA fiction, and that should count for something!

My blog: Nam Writes (and does other mildly interesting things) at

The Future of Us by Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler

Emma and Josh are next-door neighbors and best friends until the night everything changes in November, 1996. Their easy closeness is replaced by awkwardness until Josh's family gets a free AOL CD and Emma installs it on her computer. When they sign on, they are automatically logged into Facebook viewing themselves fifteen years in the future.

Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A.S. King

After her best friend and next-door neighbor Charlie dies, Vera Dietz just wants to be left alone. She wants to forget that Charlie screwed her months before he died; she wants to forget that her mother left her when she was twelve years old; and she just wants to be the kick-ass pizza delivery girl she has become. Except Charlie has other plans for her. The memory of Charlie haunts Vera, forcing her to find out what really happened to Charlie and confront the truth about their relationship and her life.

Two Way Street by Lauren Barnholdt

When Jordan and Courtney were boyfriend and girlfriend, completely and irresistably in love with each other, they planned a cross-country road trip to the college they are both attending. That was before Jordan dumped Courtney for a girl he met on the internet. But the road trip is still on, and the more Courtney tries to pretend she is over Jordan, the more she finds she is definitely not.


  1. Thanks Alison! Just want to add that I loved, loved, loved "Please Ignore Vera Dietz." It is a very creative use of the multiple perspective tool.

  2. Ooh, two-way street is good! I adored that book.


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