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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Joe & Tate
Man of the Match
Caught in the Crossfire
Hear Me Now
Torn
Love and Other Foreign Words
Life by Committee
One Man Guy
The End of Always: A Novel
Boys Like You
The Hollow Ground
Infinitely (Infinitely, #1)

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