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Writing in the second person is always a risk — some people love it, while others find it grating. Some stories with second-person narration grate on me, too; and other pieces resonate with me very strongly. Like you say, it probably comes down to how much you relate to the author’s perspective. I certainly wasn’t trying to represent myself as “the default” — just trying to put the reader in my shoes. Sometimes it works; sometimes it doesn’t.

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