How it Went Down by Kekla Magoon tells of the shooting of a young back teen by a white male. But it is only told through the voices of those who witnessed the event or who knew the main characters and it is amazing how no 2 accounts are exactly the same. So which one is the truth? What really happened?
The Unfinished Life of Addison Stone by Adele Griffin also involves a death – was it suicide or something else? Addison Stone was a strongly gifted artist who didn’t live by the normal rules and all those whose lives she touched try to figure out her life after her death. Again, there is more than one side to this remarkable life.
Want to Go Private? by Sarah Littman is told in parts – first by the main character, Abby, who hooks up with an incredibly wonderful guy named Luke online. Then her voice disappears abruptly and we hear from surrounding voices: her younger sister, best friend, boyfriend, parents and more. We see there is more to discover about Abby and this situation.
And then, just for light-hearted entertainment, there is the book, A Little Something Different, by Sandy Hall. This is a romance, but the two main characters never have a voice. The whole story is told through other characters, including, but not limited to, a Chinese delivery guy, a professor, a park bench, and a bus driver. It’s just lots of fun, especially the squirrel who is nuts over nuts and the park bench who rates butts – they’re not all created equal!