I'm just about to start writing my first novel. I've written many short stories before but I've been sitting on an idea for a while and now that I have time, I thought it would be a good idea to start writing. It is a young adult novel. The novel is about a girl who goes on the run because she is being sentenced for a crime she did not commit. It's also has a slight science-fiction element to it as she can see visions/beings and when she tells the police they think she's crazy. The story is based mainly on the girl (MC). There is only one other main character. The majority of the book (about 3/5) she is by herself, in hiding, and thus does not contain many other character interactions. For me, it seems like it should naturally be written as first person. It would allow the reader to bond with the MC more and gives a larger surprise for plot twists. However many people tell me that first person will make the book worse. That it's too easy and that books should 95% of the time be written in third. I could write the story in third, it just seems like it would be more natural in first and that it would, in fact, be easier to write. In your honest opinion, taking into account the story, which person should I write in?