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12 Books With Multiple Narrators That Prove Two (Or More) Voices Are Better Than One

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Two’s company but three totally isn’t a crowd when it comes to narrators. Getting to read a story from more than one point of view kind of feels like mind-reading, which, let’s be real, is awesome. Read on for some of our favorite YA books told by more than one character!

 

The Arsonist by Stephanie Oakes

The Arsonist is a riveting novel that follows Molly: daughter of a convicted murderer, Pepper: a Kuwaiti immigrant with epilepsy, and Ava: an East German resistance fighter whose murder at seventeen led to the destruction of the Berlin Wall.

 

Spellbook of the Lost and Found by Moïra Fowley-Doyle

Spellbook of the Lost and Found is a gorgeous, twisty story about things gone missing, things returned from the past, and a group of teenagers, connected in ways they could never have imagined. Told from three perspectives: Olive, Hazel, and Laurel, this book will have you rapidly turning the pages, attempting to unravel the truth.

 

The Young Elites by Marie Lu

Adelina doesn’t know who to trust when it comes to using her powers, and WE don’t know if we can trust Adelina…which gets interesting when we get to see her from the perspectives of other Young Elites. And it only gets murkier in the two books that follow!

 

The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

Cassie thinks she could be the last human on earth after an alien attack, but we learn better when we get to go inside the heads of other survivors. And in The Infinite Sea, we’re granted access into someone’s mind we’ve been dying to know more about!

 

I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson

By diving into the pasts of Noah and his twin sister Jude, it’s clear that sometimes the true feelings of those closest to us can be deeply buried.

 

The Boy Most Likely To by Huntley Fitzpatrick

Tim Mason isn’t known for making the right decisions, and Alice Garrett knows dating her little brother’s best friend isn’t the smart choice…but we get to watch their feelings collide from both perspectives.

 

An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

In a cruel empire, Laia and Elias come from extremely different worlds but they’re more similar than not: both are fighting against all odds for what they want most.

 

Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes

Amidst betrayals, bargains, and battles in Mytica, where a deadly unrest is simmering, the fates of four young people become intertwined. After you’ve finished the series, you can dive into the spinoff A Book of Spirits and Thieves, told from one modern day perspective and one from ancient Mytica!

 

Legend by Marie Lu

In future Los Angeles, the Republic is divided, and we get to experience both sides through the eyes of Day and June, who will change the course of their civilization forever, which we get to follow in Prodigy and Champion

 

Althea & Oliver by Cristina Moracho

 

The way that first love and identity can twist and turn plays out vibrantly through the dual narration of Althea and Oliver in the mix tape, zine culture of the mid 1990′s.

 

Like No Other by Una LaMarche

Devorah and Jackson have spent their lives as neighbors but haven’t met each other until now, and we experience the collision of their worlds from both sides as they begin a forbidden relationship.

 

Nightfall by Jake Halpern and Peter Kujawinski

It helps to have someone with you when you’re left behind in creature-filled darkness, just like it helps to have more than one voice narrate the terrifying tale.

 

 

 

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