Friday, December 16, 2011
Stranger Than Fiction
Has the name Daisy come back in vogue? The last three out of seven books I've read had Daisy as a main character. And I read a lot--usually 2-5 books a week, depending.
Regarding third-person, I'm not a huge fan. For YA, I prefer first-person because I'm an emotional reader (and writer). That's just my style. I have to feel something. I want to get inside the head of the main character. I want a story to make me cry, laugh, throw things across the room. I want to feel butterflies in my stomach. Teenagers exist on emotion alone. And third-person is just too arms-length for me, although I've ready plenty of books written in third-person that I've enjoyed too. It's just a different feel but it does give the writer the advantage of telling more than one point of view.
Any weird trends in anything you've read or watched lately?