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Unreliable Narrators

Previously, I posted my review of the book The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin.  (Click here to read it.)  I really loved this book and looking back over what I read this year, it is one of my favorite books of the year!  One think I really liked was that the narrator, Mara, is unreliable.  We, as readers, don’t really know if what Mara tells us is the truth, or even reality, because of her post traumatic distress syndrome.  That got me interested in what other books have unreliable narrators.  Click here to find a list in our catalog and check out a few highlighted titles below:

Cameron Smith, a disaffected sixteen year-old who, after being diagnosed with Creutzfeld Jakob’s (a.k.a. Mad Cow) disease, sets off on a road trip with a death-obsessed video gaming dwarf he meets in the hospital in an attempt to find a cure.
Micah freely admits that she’s a compulsive liar. Over the years she’s duped her classmates, her teachers, and her parents. But when her boyfriend dies under brutal circumstances, the shock might be enough to set her straight. Or maybe not.
Doug and Andy are unlikely best friends–one a loner obsessed by his model trains, the other a popular student involved in football and theater–who grew up together and share a bond that nothing can sever.
By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on December 16, 2011 Categories: Fiction

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