Here’s the challenge:
- Challenge: Name three books that are told from a different world view, a different perspective, that you have read and enjoyed. Give a one sentence summary of the book, and another sentence that explains how the book shares a unique perspective. The prize books are great examples of this different perspective. In “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time”, the story is told from the perspective of a book who has autism- he sees the world very differently than someone without autism. “A Prayer for Owen Meany” tells the story of Owen Meany- a boy with a entirely unshakeable certainty about the future…he knows his own ultimate fate, and sees things in a whole different light because of it.
And here’s my 3 books:
Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz: the story of a young man that sees dead people and tries to help them. >Odd Thomas is such a quiet, unassuming hero that I find quite inspiring.
The Stranger Beside Me by Ann Rule- nonfiction of account of true crime writer Ann Rule as she discovers her dear friend, Ted Bundy, is a serial killer.
The Host by Stephenie Meyer: The story of invading alien species told by an invader herself. < I’ve read lots of alien invading stories, but the unique perspective of the alien itself was refreshing, and made me think of how our world would look to a gentler, more advanced species.