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Anyone know of any YA's that have duel Point of View characters that also slip between past and present tense?
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#1 - December 10, 2013, 07:20 AM

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I couldn't think of a book offhand, but after some searching...
Do you mean like Jennifer Donnelly's Revolution which also changes time periods?

Oh..but no sword fights or pistols at 20 paces. Sorry  :werd :grin3
#2 - December 10, 2013, 09:11 AM
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SLIDING ON THE EDGE by C. Lee McKenzie. POV switches between teen girl and her grandmother. Girl's voice is first-person present tense, grandmother's is third-person past tense.
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This is really bad, but I remember a YA book that used dual viewpoints (boy/girl) and past/present. What I don't remember whether is whether the present story line was written in past or present tense. I really liked how everything dovetailed at the end perfectly. But sorry, I don't remember either title or author.

Then there's Moon Over Manifest, which has two historical periods being covered and it's superbly done. One of my favorites.

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13 Reasons Why comes to mind, but it's been so long since I read it that I can't remember the tenses of the povs.  :eh2
#5 - December 10, 2013, 03:32 PM
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This is a good start!
I've read Thirteen reason's, also and had forgotten the Duel-etc.
Thank you! Anyone else??
#6 - December 10, 2013, 05:38 PM

Maybe the Shiver Trilogy books by Maggie Stiefvater?
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MOON OVER MANIFEST is an amazing book that supports multiple storylines in two different periods of times... sigh...such a great read!


THE END OF THE LINE, my debut novel, features past and present tense from the same first person POV MC in short alternating chapters.
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Angela,
The End of the Line is an amazing read as well!

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#9 - December 15, 2013, 08:36 AM

I think If A Tree Falls at Lunchtime by Gennifer Choldenko might be like this. I think it has a dual first/third and may switch tenses as well.
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Great! I'll check it out-Also, maybe I dreamt this, but has anyone heard that editors love this kind of book? Dual POV's? :greatminds
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