Fiction with Unusual Narrators

Fiction books with unusual narrators - inanimate objects, characters with unique perspectives, and more.

Updated November 28, 2023
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The book thief
Zusak, Markus
It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still. Liesel Meminger and her younger brother are being taken by their mother to live with a foster family outside Munich. Liesel's father was taken away on the breath of a single,...

Narrated by Death.

Room a novel
Donoghue, Emma, 1969-

Narrated by a 5-year-old boy who is trapped in a room with his mother and knows nothing of the outside world.

The art of racing in the rain [electronic resource] A Novel
Stein, Garth.
Soon to be a major motion picture, this heart-warming and inspirational tale follows Enzo, a loyal family dog, tells the story of his human family, how they nearly fell apart, and what he did to bring them back together. Enzo knows he is different from other dogs: he thinks and feels in...

Narrated by a dog.

The lovely bones
Sebold, Alice
My name was Salmon, like the fish; first name, Susie. I was fourteen when I was murdered on December 6, 1973. In heaven, Susie Salmon can have whatever she wishes for - except what she most wants, which is to be back with the people she loved on earth. In the wake of her murder, Susie watches as her...

Narrated by a girl who was murdered.

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