Anyone have any thoughts on how to write in first person from the perspective of an 11 year old without the piece sounding like it was written by an 11yo writer? Or know of an example who has successfully written a story for adults from a younger person's POV? My character is a very typical 11yo boy, whose experiences lead him to mature before his time and ultimately commit an atrocity. I want to write from his perspective to allow the reader to experience his transformation, but whatever I write sounds immature and I'm scared of losing my readers. Ideas?