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.

Girl at War
Kissing in America
Making Pretty
The Trouble with Half a Moon
Hyacinth Girls: A Novel
Catch and Release (Catch, #2)
SuperMutant Magic Academy
The Merit Birds
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda
Finding Paris
Carry the Ocean (The Roosevelt, #1)
When We Were Animals
Boring Girls
The Mountain Story


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    Red Queen (Red Queen, #1)
    We Were Liars
    An Ember in the Ashes (An Ember in the Ashes, #1)
    The Goldfinch
    To All the Boys I've Loved Before (To All the Boys I've Loved Before, #1)
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    Coming of Age Books for Adult Readers
    93 books — 180 voters
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    48 books — 35 voters
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    76 books — 72 voters

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    Looking for Alaska
    The Fault in Our Stars
    Eleanor & Park
    Paper Towns
    A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
    The Outsiders
    The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
    Divergent (Divergent, #1)
    The Giver (The Giver, #1)
    The Book Thief
    The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
    Tell the Wolves I'm Home
    Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)

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