I’ve now actually begun to write a draft of one of the chapters in my study of alternating narratives, and so I’m feeling less need to make notes here on the books I’ll be considering–which is why there have been so few entries lately.  I may use the blog occasionally to figure out where I’m going next in the draft, but that’s all. If anyone reading this comes across a novel for children or young adults with alternating narratives, I’d be pleased to hear about it.  I’m working just now on a section about alternating narratives as puzzles, focusing on Diana Wynne Jones’s Merlin Conspiracy,  Melina Marchetta’s On the Jellicoe Road, Kathleen Duey’s Skin Hunger, A.M. Jenkins Beating Heart, Karen Hesse’s Brooklyn Bridge, and Jan Mark’s Hillingdon Fox.

  1. rebecca says:

    The sequel to Skin Hunger will be out on Aug. 4, FYI. It’s called Sacred Secrets and follows the same two threads.

  2. pernodel says:

    Thanks, Rebecca–just ordered it.

  3. Berni says:

    If you are still looking for novels with multiple narratives, you could look at Dawn French’s “A Tiny Bit Marvellous”. Although it isn’t promoted as a YA novel, two of the narratives are written from the perspective of teenagers.

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