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Have any favorites? Especially interested in contemporary where the characters already interact with each other.

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#1 - January 07, 2014, 02:29 PM

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I'm reading Eleanor and Park. It's quite good.
#2 - January 07, 2014, 07:43 PM

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Just read WILD CARDS by Simone Elkeles. Great love-hate relationship between the MCs!
#3 - January 08, 2014, 04:26 AM
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The Scorpio Races, by Maggie Stiefvater
#4 - January 08, 2014, 07:11 AM

I'm reading Eleanor and Park. It's quite good.
Just started reading this one today and I'm liking it! But it's in third person, not first.

I'll be interested to see the recommendations you get, cnotes -- I'm working on a first person dual POV YA right now, too (though not contemporary).
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Thanks! I haven't read those (except E + P) so I will check them out. Bonus points for any that have more than two POV's!
#6 - January 08, 2014, 09:44 AM

Have you read JUMPING OFF SWINGS by Jo Knowles, or INSURGENT and ALLEGIANT by Veronica Roth?


This link might be helpful, too: http://www.shewrites.com/group/writersforyoungadults/forum/topics/1st-person-pov-vs-multiple-2-3-characters-pov-for-your-ya-novel
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Thanks for the link! So helpful. I've actually read Jumping Off Swings and am excited to revisit it. Same with How to Save a Life.
#8 - January 08, 2014, 02:33 PM

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One of the absolute best YA books I've ever read is Life is Funny by E.R. Frank from back in 2000. It features the voices of 11 distinct Brooklyn teen characters.

Here's the PW review to give you a better idea of what it's like:

http://www.publishersweekly.com/978-0-7894-2634-5
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PRETENDERS, by Lisi Harrison is a collection of first-person journals (five of them) -- it's pretty involved, and the characters all interact a lot.  It does have a huge cliffhanger, though.
#10 - January 08, 2014, 05:30 PM
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Jumped, by Rita Williams-Garcia. Three POVs, all first person, contemporary. Quick read, very well-done, was a National Book Award finalist.

Also, Simone Elkeles has several others that are first person double POV besides Wild Cards. I think her whole Perfect Chemistry series is that way...
#11 - January 24, 2014, 10:19 AM
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Jumpers looks great! I'll definitely check it out. Thanks!
#12 - February 05, 2014, 09:21 PM

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Ooops. I mean Jumped!
#13 - February 05, 2014, 09:23 PM

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What Happened to Cass McBride by Gail Giles.
#14 - February 06, 2014, 04:51 AM

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There are old threads that discuss this, including www.scbwi.org/boards/index.php?topic=8787.msg96114. Enter "multiple points of view" in the Search box for several more.
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I second Olmue - The Scorpio Races, by Maggie Stiefvater
It's wonderful.
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Haven't read The Scorpio Races but am definitely adding it after hearing comments here. There's also Tom Leveen's Party, which is lots of view points. Has anyone read his newest, Sick?
#17 - February 11, 2014, 05:42 PM
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