Reclusive Bilbiophile's "If You Like" theme for the week is: unreliable narrators.
If it's been a while since you sat in English class -- or maybe you dozed off a bit while you were there -- an unreliable narrator is ... a big fat liar.
Okay, maybe that's too harsh. Maybe the narrator just isn't very objective. Or is in denial. Or crazy. Sometimes the narrator will fess up to being untrustworthy at the outset, while other times his or her deceit isn't revealed until the end of the book. That's my favorite -- the Shocking Twist!
Here's my list of YA books with unreliable narrators:
Liar by Justine Larbastelier
The Thief by Megan Whelan Turner
Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
I Am The Cheese by Robert Cormier
After by Amy Efaw
Chime by Frannie Billingsley
Here are some of my favorite movies with unreliable narrators:
The Usual Suspects (1995)
The Sixth Sense (1999)
A Beautiful Mind (2001)
Shutter Island (2010)
Tell me who your favorite unreliable narrators are...