Adolescence

Adolescence (from Latin adolescere, meaning "to grow up") is a transitional stage of physical and psychological human development that generally occurs during the period from puberty to legal adulthood (age of majority).

The period of adolescence is most closely associated with the teenage years, though its physical, psychological and cultural expressions may begin earlier and end later. For example, although puberty has been historically associated with the onset of adolescent development,it now typically begins prior to the teenage years and there has been a normative shift of it occurring in
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The Perks of Being a Wallflower
The Catcher in the Rye
Thirteen Reasons Why
The Goldfinch
Go Ask Alice
Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter, #5)
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter, #4)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7)
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter, #6)
Twilight (The Twilight Saga, #1)
The Secret Life of Bees
The Virgin Suicides
The Fault in Our Stars
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