Don't be in a hurry to possibly get it wrong. No need to rush.
I made a concerted effort not to head hop or jump POVs so, yeah, I believe it truly is 3rd close-limited. My concern was initially sparked by recalling a prior thread on KB about the best POV for YA. Most--and I could be remembering this wrong--weighed in that 1st person limited was typical or preferable. But as you say, if it makes little difference in how the book is received, spend the time on another project.Dalya said:Don't change the POV. It's an enormous job, and likely won't make any difference to how the book does. (If your POV is truly close-limited, then the telling of the story shouldn't change if you do alter the pronoun throughout. If changing it to first-person alters a ton of content, then it's not really close-limited.)
Do a revision, and alter whatever parts you don't love. You CAN vary the narrative distance without changing POV.
Finish it, and put the time you save into a new project.
I've been arguing with myself without a clear winner. I was hoping a clear answer would arise from you disinterested but all-knowing KBers. And I think it has.gljones said:I personally enjoy reading a first person book, however, I've seen some strong negative reactions from readers on this POV. I wonder what % of YA market is in first person? I bet it's pretty small. The no-nonsense business side of me says this is probably not a good idea. The starving artist in me says go for it and who cares what people think.
Have this argument with yourself and see who wins.