Book Review: What They Always Tell Us

An interesting young adult’s novel focusing on the family life and rite-of-passage experiences of two brothers who live in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
Mary Renault Fire From Heaven

Fire from Heaven: A Book Review

"Fire from Heaven" is a book filled with wisdom about life and gives a lot of food for thought to its readers, young and old alike.
The Top 5 Coming of Age Books for Girls

The Top 5 Coming of Age Books for Girls

Coming of age books for girls are somewhat interesting in that they look not at the physical aspects of the shift between girlhood to womanhood, but at the mental gears that have to be shifted. There are some great books that cover this area; these are the Top 5.

The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13¾

A joyful reading experience from cover to cover, The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 ¾ gets's highest recommendation.
The Diary of a Wimpy Kid The Last Straw

The Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw

The audio book called "The Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw", is an unabridged recording of the third book from the best-selling series from Jeff Kinney. This audio book is really filled with humorous coming of age stories and is highly recommend to the readers of

A Book Review: Me and You by Niccolo Ammaniti

Set in Italy, this is a story about an introverted 14 year old boy from Rome who has troubles fitting in.

Book Review: The Misfits by James Howe

An engaging story about four middle school students and getting to know each other's unique traits, quirks, and personalities.
Among the Hidden

Among the Hidden by Margaret Peterson Haddix

A Coming-of-Age novel by Margaret Peterson with a story set in a dystopian future.

Bamboo People: A Book Review

Bamboo People offers an intimate peek into the Coming-of-Age experiences of two teenagers who experience the horrors of the civil war in Burma.

Where the Boys Are: Cinemas of Masculinity and Youth

"Where The Boys Are: Cinemas Of Masculinity And Youth : Contemporary Approaches to Film and Television Book Review at

I’ll Get There. It Better Be Worth the Trip

Published in 1969 and considered controversial in its day, this book is a Coming-of-Age novel that describes the horrid experiences of losing someone you love and then having to adjust to a completely new environment.

The Lost Boy Dave Pelzer

The Lost Boy

The Lost Boy is an account of the experiences that shaped the personality of author Dave Pelzer, as he tries to make sense of his past and its reflection on his present and future.The book is a prime example of a coming of age novel, detailing the struggles of a young boy trying to find himself and believe, for once, that he is a regular kid - not an " it " - but a human person.