This Or That Thursday: Challenge #44 Points of View

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So every week Rae from the Bookmark Chronicles poses a bookish question. If you want to check out the challenge click the link. I have skipped a couple, but I plan on posting one every Thursday.

THIS WEEK IS: A single character’s perspective or multiple?

I feel like multiple point-of-view books are becoming more popular in the young adult genre, and consequently I read a lot of them.

That being said, in most cases I prefer books with a single perspective. I just feel like sometimes multiple pov books don’t do in-depth characterization. This isn’t as big a problem in single point-of-view stories because all the pages are devoted to one character.

Kind of the third option here, I’ve discovered that a lot of new adult authors have written companion novels—following the events of the first story—in a different character’s perspective. For example, Colleen Hoover’s Hopeless is told through Hope’s point of view, while Losing Hope is told through Holder’s. I actually really enjoy these. Most of which I’ve read are new adult romances, and it’s interesting to see the relationship unfold through both perspectives but like event by event. I get to read all the girl’s thoughts in one book then all the guy’s in the other.

Let me know your answer to this Thursday’s this or that in the comments!

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