10 Books from a Child's Perspective
The child's eye view
Some of my favourite adult books are stories told by children. There is something uniquely appealing about the strong, clear voice that drives them, something about the character and setting that draws you in. The voice of a young person is captivating. When that young person has to deal with very adult concerns, the outcome is critical and the action direct. There is no sophisticated filter – what you see is what you get. The mood flits from funny to heart-breaking and back again as the characters come of age.