Coming Of Age Book ListsThe gods are fallen and all safety gone. The confusing, difficult, and exciting journey from child to adult is one that provides authors with endless material. We've put together a list of what we consider to be the very best coming-of-age novels and books about growing up. Finding himself cut off from the only life he has ever wanted, he sets out for Mexico with his friend Lacey Rawlins. Befriending a third boy on the way, they find a country beyond their imagining: barren and beautiful, rugged yet cruelly civilized; a place where dreams are paid for in blood.
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DeAngelis picks her favorite coming-of-age novels that you probably haven't read. I like to say that I write supernatural stories because I get enough real life in real life, although the titles on this list aren't exclusively fantasy. Good fiction of any genre offers us a psychological boost: for when we see fictional people growing into themselves to meet the seemingly-impossible challenges thrust upon them whether by magic or ordinary circumstance , we feel better prepared to handle our own. This process is particularly critical during adolescence, though even in my thirties I'm still learning from and feeling inspired by my favorite protagonists, and I imagine I always will be. The Magic Toyshop by Angela Carter — I read Angela Carter the way I savor a gourmet meal: slowly and with gratitude, because pretty much every line is exquisite.
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Sometimes the main character is just so real, you can see your younger self in their personality. So, attention adults adulting, and kids and teens adulting—you are not alone.
In a year when escaping into books felt as crucial as being educated by them, these were the 25 most necessary reads we got our hands on. Add to Bag. I cannot wait for her sophomore novel to hit the shelves, or the THUG adaptation to hit the big screen. Turtles All the Way Down , by John Green Turtles came in on a wave of concentrated hype, with just a handful of months elapsing between its announcement and its release. Scarlett Dragna is the abused daughter of a brutal man living on an island in a distant world. The sisters have always longed to attend Caraval, a floating annual game in which participants navigate a fantastical arena in pursuit of a supernatural prize.