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I was wondering if anyone knew of any MG books that incorporate frame story style? If anyone knows of any please drop the title below! Im hoping to get familiar with the style.  :cheesy
#1 - January 27, 2019, 12:51 PM

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I know you asked about books, but Titanic comes to mind right away. And that movie Inception, which is frame within frame within frame--it was hard keeping track of everything. Oh, and one of my favorites: Amadeus! Another favorite: Slumdog Millionaire.

But books: One Thousand and One Nights, Wizard of Oz, many of the Indian myths are told with a frame (Bhagvad Gita is part of Mahabharat).

I hope this helps. I think you have to have a fantastic storyteller voice to pull this off.
#2 - January 27, 2019, 05:39 PM
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"Wolf Hollow" and "Beyond the Bright Sea" aren't necessarily "story within a story" but they are both stories that we learn (via prologue) have happened in the past. "The Princess Bride" and "Walk Two Moons" should count for frame style though.

"Cloud Atlas" is a frame style, but not MG.
#3 - January 27, 2019, 05:45 PM
« Last Edit: January 27, 2019, 09:17 PM by Tracer_Brendan »

Definitely WALK TWO MOONS, as mentioned above. Another classic example, but not MG, is FRIED GREEN TOMATOES.

#4 - January 28, 2019, 12:16 PM

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 Hello all!

Just now catching up to this post. Thanks for all the help! Looks like I'll be taking a trip to my local library!
#5 - February 05, 2019, 04:58 PM

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