I would like to know from first hand, how risky is it writing a book with different point of views? Do i risk getting my manuscript rejected without an agent actualy reading it to the end? To make it more specific, I am creating a story of a girl that was born in an underground shelter. She doesnt know, how long she has been there. She doesnt know about the outside world other than the stories her mom would tell her...
Things get even more complicated after her mom passes away and she is left without anyone until she get a message from the outside world. Unfortunately, she can't read. The second chapter starts with a different character that seems to be disconected but its not. Its actualy POV of the mom and the story how they got there and how the gorl was born, but until reaching the end of chapter there's no way to know that. First chapter ends dramaticly, second starts kind of weird making you hate the writer (aka me). Am I risking loosing the interest of the agent before he/she gets the connection?
Dan Brown does something similar, but when being a first time author is it risky making your first book like that?
You can do almost anything you want if you write something you make me want to read.
Most agents will take a look at things that are technically difficult to see if you can pull it off. Automatic rejection tends to be for things like word count: no matter how great your book, 250K isn't something I can sell these days. 35K isn't either.
Most agents don't read past the point they know it's a pass. Thus "reading to the end" isn't the norm. I give a novel 100 pages and if it hasn't sucked me in, most likely it's a pass.
When you see writing advice like "avoid multiple points of view" the unspoken part of that advice is: multiple points of view are very difficult to pull off effectively, and if you're reading writing advice books, maybe you want to start with something that's not as technically difficult.
In other words, even Simone Biles walked before she flew.