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A perspective collection

12 books with surprising narratives

We’re all familiar with first, second and third person, but when it comes to narration, what about an entirely different point of view – like a child, an alien, a tree or a painting? Anythink buyer Jennifer Hendzlik shares some of her favorite titles with surprising perspectives.

1) Mort(e) by Robert Repino
    Perspective: cat

2) The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
    Perspective: an autistic teen

3) The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
    Perspective: an autistic adult

4) The Improbability of Love by Hannah Rothschild
    Perspective: a painting

5) Delicious Foods by James Hannaham
    Perspective: crack cocaine

6) Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion
    Perspective: a zombie

7) Watership Down by Richard Adams
    Perspective: rabbits

8) The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
    Perspective: a dog

9) The Humans by Matt Haig
    Perspective: aliens

10) The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
     Perspective: a dead person

11) Room by Emma Donoghue
    Perspective: a 5-year-old boy

12) American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis
      Perspective: a serial killer

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