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.

Labyrinth Lost (Brooklyn Brujas, #1)
The Memory of Things
The Lesser Bohemians
Phantom Limbs
The Risen
The Last True Love Story
It Looks Like This
Where We Left Off (Middle of Somewhere, #3)
The Best Man
The Other Boy
I Am Drums
Into You
Pictures of You  (‘90s Coming of Age, #1)
All the Ugly and Wonderful Things
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children, #1)
All the Light We Cannot See
The Girls
A Monster Calls
The Fault in Our Stars
The Silent Waters (Elements, #3)
Eleanor & Park
Everything, Everything
We Were Liars
Beard Science (Winston Brothers, #3)
The Ocean at the End of the Lane
Everything I Never Told You
Go Set a Watchman (To Kill A Mockingbird #2)
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper LeeThe Outsiders by S.E. HintonThe Catcher in the Rye by J.D. SalingerLittle Women by Louisa May AlcottPride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Best Coming of Age Stories
900 books — 1,076 voters
Magic America by C.E. MedfordBroken Point by Donna K. ChildreeStarlet's Web by Carla J. HannaOnce Upon a Road Trip by Angela N. BlountThe Conditions of Love by Dale M. Kushner
Coming of Age Booklist
58 books — 65 voters

Something Like Summer by Jay BellSam Dorsey And His Sixteen Candles by Perie WolfordGives Light by Rose ChristoSock it to Me, Santa! by Madison  ParkerPlay Me, I'm Yours by Madison  Parker
Best M/M Young Love
180 books — 178 voters
Magic America by C.E. MedfordAre You There God? It's Me, Margaret by Judy BlumeThe Outsiders by S.E. HintonForever by Judy BlumeFast Times at Ridgemont High by Cameron Crowe
We're the Kids in America
10 books — 22 voters

The Fault in Our Stars by John GreenThe Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen ChboskyLooking for Alaska by John GreenThe Book Thief by Markus ZusakSpeak by Laurie Halse Anderson
YA Realistic Fiction
309 books — 433 voters

The Perks of Being a Wallflower
The Catcher in the Rye
To Kill a Mockingbird
The Fault in Our Stars
Looking for Alaska
Eleanor & Park
The Outsiders
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
The Secret Life of Bees
The Book Thief
Tell the Wolves I'm Home

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I caught his hand. “What do you want me to do?” Leaning down, he kissed the pulse beating on my neck just above the damaged skin. “Tomorrow, I need you to die.
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Well, can you tell her that?" He looked down at his feet. "I will. I will." Guy-speak for, "I plan to keep avoiding her until she gives up.
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