07/29/2010 11:53 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

In Praise Of The Precocious Child Narrator

I love precocious narrators. Of course the child narrator is not a new construct, but some of the most buzzed-about novels of the 2000s, such as Jonathan Safran Foer's 'Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close' and Marisha Pessl's 'Special Topics in Calamity Physics', have featured memorable young leads.

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