A lucky Child

Book Review: A Lucky Child by Thomas Buergenthal

A memoir of one young boy’s victory over the unimaginable cruelties, the starvation and brutality of the Nazi concentration camps.

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.

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.

Book review: Scar Island by Dan Gemeinhart

A dark and compelling Coming-of-Age adventure with a fast paced and engaging narrative. Recommended!

Alex Ko: From Iowa to Broadway, My Billy Elliot Story — A Book Review

It wasn’t just a good idea for Alex Ko to write this book about his incredible journey to the Broadway stage; it was absolutely necessary for him to tell his story to the world.

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 theskykid.com.
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 theskykid.com.

A Child Called ‘It’

Survival - that's his main goal. But is survival feasible when you are "no one" to your family and you are not considered a person but an "it" ?
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 TheSkykid.com's highest recommendation.
Man without a face

The Man Without a Face: A Book Review

A beautifully crafted portrayal of a boy's rite-of-passage experience during a summer in the 1970's as he prepares to take a school entrance exam.

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.

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Felix (2007)

12-year-old Felix (Max Wrobel) has been chatting online with a girl from his city for quite a while. Yet even though they live nearby,...

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Introducing up and coming musician Daniel Porter -- a 14 year old (at the time of this writing) guitar player and singer.