Anna Carey’s Blackbird makes use of the second person for the narration. Like a Choose Your Own Adventure, the second person does work as the narrator is making decisions about what to do next. The narrator does not know who she herself is which also makes the second person work here. Unfortunately, the plot is severely lacking and nothing is resolved. There’s a lot of ho-hum daily life stuff going on as the narrator tries to figure out who she is and who is apparently trying to kill her. Despite not knowing anything about herself, she immediately trusts a random boy and goes along with him. Her actions throughout were as frustrating as the book’s ending which was no ending at all, but a lackluster cliffhanger to set up the next book.
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