11 Best Books Told From a Child’s Perspective

11 Best Books Told From a Child’s Perspective

Child’s world is so different from an adult’s, it’s fascinating to read about. Here’s a list of 11 best books told from a child’s perspective.

Lily Owens, the child-protagonist of this story is haunted by the memory of the afternoon in which her mom died.

The Secret Life of Bees

This book tells the story of racism in America, from the perspective of a young daughter of a lawyer. The lawyer takes up the case of a black man on trial.

To Kill a Mockingbird

Set in a bucolic village some hours away from London, this magical realist story brings to life a mythical character, Papa Toothwort.

Lanny by Max Porter

This Man Booker Prize winner is the story of a young adolescent with behavioural problems, presumably autism.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time

This is the story of the Partition of India, from the perspective of a young Parsee girl with polio, Lenny who lives in Lahore with her Ayah.

The Ice Candy Man

The wonder of this tender yet eccentric novel is the miniature children’s world Roy creates. Since the story is told from the perspective of two twin kids.

The God of Small Things

This historical fiction recounts the lives of two children on opposite sides of the war – blind Marie Lu in Paris and orphaned tech savvy Werner in Germany.

All the Light We Cannot See

Bond’s moving story places at its centre a young boy separated from his army-man father. He lives with his grandmother at Dehradun.

Once Upon A Monsoon Time

The narrator of this novel is the eleven year Pecola Breedlove. She is a Ohio dwelling girl who prays for her eyes to be blue.

The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

In this wonderful book, a young boy and his mother set out to avenge the perpetrators of a devastating family tragedy.

The Kept by James Scott

This psychological thriller does what very few manage to do – it moves you to tears. Indeed, this is not just a disturbing story, it is a poignant tale of a mother’s love for her son.