I have been reading a lot lately, and only books told in first person POV. I think that there tends to be a lot of issues with the authors word choices that tend to take me out of a story, and i find myself wondering why they would choose such a word. I'll give you an example of what i'm talking about. I just finished reading I AM NOT A SERIAL KILLER and it is narrated by a fifteen year old. Some of the words which he uses are flitting, jovial, careen, semblance. One of the phrases that got me was when the narrator says "The feeling was peculiar, like a visceral thrill building rapidly to transcendence." The problem that i have with these words / phrases is that i don't think fifteen year olds talk like this, or use these words. Do you think authors do this in an attempt to sound better, or would you consider it a mistake? Am I the only person here who gets annoyed at this? Tell me what you think about unrealistic word choices, and give examples!