About Male Narrators (POV) & Why We Need More Of Them
I’m not sure if anyone is aware but those that know me might have figured out that male narrators are my absolute favorite! Most of my favorite books ever have a male POV, in fact. I’m not sure why that is, really. Maybe because I relate to them easier than to girls. There’s just something about them that I absolutely adore. Not that female narrators can’t be spectacular because they absolutely can. But male narrators are surprisingly rare, especially in the world of YA. And maybe that’s what makes it so good. I’m not an expert. I just know that I really do love my male narrators. They’re my precious darlings, honestly.
So I absolutely think we need more male narrators. Because not just girls deserve to find themselves in beautiful books. Boys do too! That’s one of the reasons why I write solely from a male POV. My main characters are all guys and I love them to pieces. So I shall forever shout into the void that we need more male main characters for young boys to find themselves in because they deserve that. Give them good role models, someone they can relate to, someone they might want to be friends with. Give them some love. Please?
So since I’ve shouted that male narrators are my favorite, I shall share some of the male MC’s that I love the most. They’re all precious and sweet darlings that just need more hugs and warm blankets and love. But some of them are also sneaky and cunning and witty and too damn sassy for their own good! For your convenience I split them up into three categories.
The sweet and precious
- Solomon from Highly Illogical Behavior
- Dill from The Serpent King
- Simon Spier from Simon VS the Homo Sapiens Agenda
- Ollie & Moritz from Because You’ll Never Meet Me
The smart and cunning
- Henry “Monty” Montague from The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice & Virtue
- Locke Lamora from the Gentleman Bastards series