Coming Of Age Books

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. ...more

How Not to Fall in Love
See You In Boston (CU Hockey, #5.5)
The Sisters Sweet
Win Me Something
Blue-Skinned Gods
Huda F Are You?
The Reckless Kind
A Face for Picasso: Coming of Age with Crouzon Syndrome
When We Were Them
The Art of Running Away
Killer Content
Piece by Piece: The Story of Nisrin's Hijab
Sway With Me
The Year I Stopped Trying
Normal People
Where the Crawdads Sing
The Lincoln Highway
The Paper Palace
Conversations with Friends
The Great Alone
The Last House on the Street
When We Believed in Mermaids
The Orphan Collector
West with Giraffes
My Dark Vanessa
The Dutch House
Fiona and Jane
The Fault in Our Stars by John GreenThe Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen ChboskyLooking for Alaska by John GreenSpeak by Laurie Halse AndersonThe Book Thief by Markus Zusak
YA Realistic Fiction
531 books — 553 voters
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire SáenzSimon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky AlbertalliCarry On by Rainbow RowellThe Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen ChboskyWill Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green
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To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper LeeThe Catcher in the Rye by J.D. SalingerThe Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark TwainThe Outsiders by S.E. HintonThe Giver by Lois Lowry
Coming of Age Stories
713 books — 724 voters
Little Women by Louisa May AlcottCirce by Madeline MillerJane Eyre by Charlotte BrontëThe Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen ChboskyAnne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
Popsugar 2020 - A Bildungsroman
172 books — 246 voters

The Catcher in the Rye
To Kill a Mockingbird
The Fault in Our Stars
Looking for Alaska
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe (Aristotle and Dante, #1)
The Outsiders
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Eleanor & Park
Paper Towns
Where the Crawdads Sing
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
Little Women
The Giver (The Giver, #1)
Anne of Green Gables (Anne of Green Gables, #1)

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