Question & AnswersCategory: WritingUnreliable narrator
Susan asked 3 years ago

Hi, Sarah.  How do you feel about unreliable narrators in YA?  I’ve got a couple of ideas for directions my WIP could take, but (being practical here) if an unreliable narrator is harder to sell, I’ll try one of my other ideas first.  Thank you!

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Sarah Davies Staff answered 3 years ago

Hi Susan
I really like an unreliable narrator! Making us wonder, gradually, what is true and what is not! Of course, it all depends on how it’s done, and there’s no doubt you’ve got to pull it off skilfully and for a strong purpose in the plot and its outcome. But sure – if you’ve got a big idea, go for it.
 
Sarah