Coming of Age Stories

Remember when you were a kid exploring your home town, thinking that creatures roamed the countryside, and magic was all around you. This list is an exploration of those books that will both scare you and have you remembering growing up through those idyllic days of summer.
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608 books · 567 voters · list created July 5th, 2008 by Bruce (votes) .
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Comments (showing 1-8 of 8) (8 new)

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message 1: by Lynne (new)

Lynne Lowe I can't believe that Shadow of the Wind (2001) by Carlos Ruiz Zafón, is missing from this. It is one of the best coming of age stories I've ever read.


message 2: by Leslie (new)

Leslie The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is on this list twice - as #2 and as #189


message 3: by Valerie (new)

Valerie Durable Goods by Elizabeth Berg


Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) Removed Isn't It Pretty To Think So?. Spam. Not teenage/coming of age fiction.


message 5: by Lobstergirl (new)

Lobstergirl I'm going to guess "The Clay Lion" at #5 is spam.


message 6: by Lobstergirl (new)

Lobstergirl Tess of the D'Urbervilles is coming-of-age? Who knew.


message 7: by Lobstergirl (last edited Oct 14, 2014 09:08PM) (new)

Lobstergirl The Invisible Man is coming-of-age?

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer??


message 8: by Erin ☕ *Proud Book Hoarder* (last edited Mar 07, 2016 06:16AM) (new)

Erin ☕ *Proud Book Hoarder* I think some people confuse coming-of-age with regular children and young adult. The list is definitely subjective.


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