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 or have adults looking back into the past. The subjects of coming-of-age stories are typically males in their mid teens, although sometimes females are the protagonists. Themes of maturation, acculturation, loss of innocence, wisdom and/or acumen, and worldliness are often present. Coming-of-age is a theme that fits multiple genres.

Summer of Salt
Little Do We Know
The Myth of Perpetual Summer
Fat Girl on a Plane
Not the Girls You're Looking For
The Summer List
Final Draft
The Summer of Us
The History of Jane Doe
How To Be Famous
Learning to Breathe
Everything I Know About You
Wild Blues
What Should Be Wild
Little Fires Everywhere
The Great Alone
The Hate U Give
Turtles All the Way Down
Everything I Never Told You
Beartown (Beartown, #1)
The Immortalists
Everything, Everything
Always and Forever, Lara Jean (To All the Boys I've Loved Before, #3)
Sing, Unburied, Sing
The Accidentals
The Book of Essie
Us Against You (Beartown, #2)
The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen ChboskyThe Outsiders by S.E. HintonThe Catcher in the Rye by J.D. SalingerHarry Potter und der Stein der Weisen by J.K. RowlingTuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt
Great Coming of Age books
80 books — 62 voters
Annie on My Mind by Nancy GardenKeeping You a Secret by Julie Anne PetersThe Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. DanforthAsh by Malinda LoHer Name in the Sky by Kelly Quindlen
Lesbian teen fiction
401 books — 577 voters

Keeping the Moon by Sarah DessenA Theory of Expanded Love by Caitlin HicksHaunted Tree by Scott Robert SchellerThe Rise of the Phoenix by Mason SabreThirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
My Leisurely Summer Reading List
96 books — 38 voters

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

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