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5 Contemporary Books Told From More Than One Character’s Perspective

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We all know there’s always two sides to a story…or maybe three… or maybe four. These books are told in multiple point of views to show all the sides of a story and to show what makes each character different in their thoughts and actions. Read on for a few of our favorites!

 

I Have Lost My Way by Gayle Forman

Around the time that Freya loses her voice while recording her debut album, Harun is making plans to run away from everyone he has ever loved, and Nathaniel is arriving in New York City with a backpack, a desperate plan, and nothing left to lose. In I Have Lost My Way a fateful accident draws these three strangers together, their secrets start to unravel as they begin to understand that the way out of their own loss might just lie in helping the others out of theirs.

 

All We Can Do is Wait by Richard Lawson

In the hours after a bridge collapse rocks their city, a group of Boston teenagers meet in the waiting room of Massachusetts General Hospital. In All We Can Do is Wait, these teens are forced to face the reality of their pasts…and the prospect of very different futures.

 

Lies You Never Told Me by Jennifer Donaldson

Gabe and Elyse both make the mistake of falling for the wrong person, and falling hard. Told in parallel narratives, Lies You Never Told Me, a twisty, shocking story, shows how one bad choice can lead to a spiral of unforeseen consequences that not everyone will survive.

 

I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson

At first, Jude and her twin brother are NoahandJude; inseparable. Years later, they are barely speaking. Something has happened to change the twins in different yet equally devastating ways…The early years are Noah’s to tell; the later years are Jude’s. In I’ll Give You the Sun Noah and Jude each have only half the story, and if they can only find their way back to one another, they’ll have a chance to remake their world.

 

You in the Five Acts by Una LaMarche

At a prestigious New York City performing arts school, five friends connect over one dream of stardom. But for Joy, Diego, Liv, Ethan and Dave, that dream falters under the pressure of second-semester, Senior year. Ambitions shift and change, new emotions rush to the surface, and a sense of urgency pulses between them: Their time together is running out. You in Five Acts is a eulogy for a friendship—the heartbreaks, the betrayals, the inside jokes, the remember-whens. And the tragedy that changed everything.

 

 

 

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