Coming Of Age

A coming-of-age story is a genre of literature that focuses on the growth of a protagonist from youth to adulthood ("coming of age"). Coming-of-age stories tend to emphasize dialogue or internal monologue over action, and are often set in the past. The subjects of coming-of-age stories are typically males in their mid teens. Themes of maturation, acculturation, loss of innocence, wisdom or acumen, and worldliness are often present.

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The Family We Make (Finding Family, #2)
Names Can Never Hurt Me
Loveblood
Trusting Love
Dollbaby
Like No Other
Before You (Before & After, #1)
Get What You Need
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Magic America
Spring, Bax & Butterflies
A Million Truths

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