List of the Week: YA with dual / multiple narrators


While reading a story through one point of view is awesome great, it’s refreshing to read a story with multiple narrators. Sometimes one narrator isn’t reliable and sometimes you just really wanna hear about an event from a different perspective. Here are 10 YA novels with dual or multiple narrators.

A World Without You by Beth Revis
Publisher: Razorbill
Release date: July 19 2016
Bo has always had delusions that he can travel through time. So when his parents send him to a school for troubled youth, Bo knows the truth: he’s actually attending a school for kids with “superpowers.”


Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi
Publisher: HarperCollins
Release date: December 4 2012
Aria escapes the protected dome of Reverie when her mother goes missing, risking her life in the outer wasteland to find her. There she meets Perry, who is also looking for somebody, and together, they might be able to survive and find those they’ve lost.


Legend by Marie Lu
Publisher: Putnam Juvenile
Release date: November 29 2011
June is a military prodigy and a member to one of the most elite families in the country. Deep in the slum, Day is the Republic’s most-wanted criminal. There’s no reason for their lives to cross until June’s brother, Metias, is murdered and Day is the prime target. Enraged and alone, June will stop at nothing to avenge her brother’s death, even if it means sinking undercover into the slums herself. However, the closer she gets, the more she realizes how little she knows about her Republic, the secrets behind her brother’s death, and Day himself.

Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys
Publisher: Philomel Books
Release date: February 2 2016
World War II is drawing to a close in East Prussia, and thousands of refugees are on a desperate trek toward freedom. Among them are Joana, Emilia, and Florian en route to the Wilhelm Gustloff.


We Come Apart by Sarah Crossan and Brian Conaghan
Publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens
Release date:  June 13 2017
Just emigrating from Romania, Nicu is trying to find his place in a new place. Jess’s life at home is clouded with violence. What starts as a friendship between the two slowly turns into a romance as the two connect over their pasts and desire for the future.


A Totally Awkward Love Story by Tom Ellen & Lucy Ivison
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Release date: May 3 2016
A dual narrative novel about a boy and girl who must navigate social misunderstandings, the plotting of well-meaning friends, and their own fears about being virgins forever.


Burn for Burn (Burn for Burn #1) by Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Release date: September 18 2012
With beautiful beaches and shops, Jar Island is the perfect island for a summer vacation. But on the island, Kat, Lillia and Mary seek revenge for different reasons. In order to accomplish their vengeful plans, the girls pledge to work together and form an alliance.


How It Went Down by Kekla Magoon
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
Release date: October 21 2014
When Tariq Johnson, a black teen, dies from gunshot wounds by Jack Franklin, the town is in uproar. As the time passes, the account of the incident gets further away from the truth. While everyone has something to say about the incident, no two stories line up. This is what went down.

How to Save a Life by Sara Zarr
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release date: October 18 2011
Jill MacSweeney’s been disconnecting herself from everyone since her dad died, but now her mom wants to adopt a baby. Mandy Kalinowski felt unwanted as a child and now wants a better life for her baby. As the girls’ lives intertwine, both must learn how to let go and hold onto the past and move on into the future.

Gemini Bites by Patrick Ryan
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Release date: March 1 2011
16 year-old fraternal twins Judy and Kyle Renneker are always in competition with one another. Kyle has recently come out to his family and Judy pretends to be someone she isn’t to get what she wants. When a new boy – who may or may not be a vampire, moves in with them, Judy and Kyle both fall for him.

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Alison Ng is your average 21-year-old in love with trying new things (especially if that new thing happens to be food). She attends college in NYC and works in the book publishing industry.

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