Text recommendations for a thesis on the child perspective

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Hey all, I'm currently studying English Extension in NSW, Australia, which I believe is similar to A-level English in the UK (I used to be a student there, yet moved recently)I need to present a multi-modal project on exploring the role of the young adult perspective in literature across time. To do this, I need to find a historical text (a novel) that utilises a child perspective as it's the main protagonist, preferably a text with a few detailed ideas, and also two adaptions of that novel (can be contemporary) that utilises aspects of that child perspective (can be a book or film).If anybody has any ideas or recommendations that'd be great.

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Hey all, I'm currently studying English Extension in NSW, Australia, which I believe is similar to A-level English in the UK (I used to be a student there, yet moved recently)I need to present a multi-modal project on exploring the role of the young adult perspective in literature across time. To do this, I need to find a historical text (a novel) that utilises a child perspective as it's the main protagonist, preferably a text with a few detailed ideas, and also two adaptions of that novel (can be contemporary) that utilises aspects of that child perspective (can be a book or film).If anybody has any ideas or recommendations that'd be great.

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Have no idea about the adaptations but here's a few novel suggestions:

Atonement - Ian McEwan
A Chid of the Jago - Arthur Morrison
Boy - James Hanley
The Colour Purple - Alice Walker
Purple Hibiscus - Chimimanda Ngozi Adichie
The Boy in the Stripped Pyjamas - John Boyne
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
Oliver Twist- Charles Dickens.

There's loads!
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Also maybe Catcher in the Rye?
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(Original post by alex.hunt8)
Hey all, I'm currently studying English Extension in NSW, Australia, which I believe is similar to A-level English in the UK (I used to be a student there, yet moved recently)I need to present a multi-modal project on exploring the role of the young adult perspective in literature across time. To do this, I need to find a historical text (a novel) that utilises a child perspective as it's the main protagonist, preferably a text with a few detailed ideas, and also two adaptions of that novel (can be contemporary) that utilises aspects of that child perspective (can be a book or film).If anybody has any ideas or recommendations that'd be great.

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I think "Jane Eyre" would be interesting - there are a number of tv productions and a recent National Theatre stage production. The child perspective is interesting because we see the character develop beyond this. . There is also lots being written about trauma theory at the moment, and that is relevant here too.
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