I first met a very dear friend of mine—a fellow writer, in fact—when she offered to review Family Magic, book one in the Hayle Coven Novels. She admitted shortly after turning to the first page she felt her stomach sink. First person point of view was her least favorite and she almost stopped reading.
Fortunately, she gave Syd and the coven a chance and ended up being one of my most enthusiastic supporters. Not only does she now love young adult, but she’s given up her instinctual bias against first person.
So, tell me—do you have a preference? Does reading first person make your skin crawl or do you have to read as though you are the main character? Or do you hate third person because there is too much opportunity for the writer to hop around from point of view to point of view?
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