Can you use italics in first person if you are showing the main character's inner thoughts even if the main character is also the narrator? I was told by someone if your whole novel is in first person you don't need italics.
I wrote the sentence:
Zion turned the corner into the yard, just then-huffing and puffing real loud. He began pacing in circles. I wondered where he just came from. Did he find Burns? And if so, did Zion and Burns have a fight over the ruined tank?
(the asterisks sentence is in italics)