During an outing on the river , young James (Chris Cleary Miles) and his perspective adoptive father , Graham Holt (William Hurt) , become better acquainted in Warner Bros`s emotional drama, Second Best.

David Cook: A Retrospective

A reflection on two novels of David Cook that focus on childhood, adolescent development and intergenerational relationships.
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.

Neverland by Douglas Clegg

A Coming-of-Age novel told from a child's perspective, Neverland is filled with intriguing insights about the world that surrounds us.

A book review : Greyhound by Steffan Piper

Twelve-year-old Sebastian Ranes finds himself alone on a Greyhound bus on a coast-to-coast journey across the United States. A Coming-of-Age novel that is much more.
A Fine Dark Line by Joe R. Lansdale

A Fine Dark Line by Joe R. Lansdale

The spirit of the 1950s -- its movies, music, comics and books --comes to life from the pages of A Fine Dark Line.

Little brother

Little brother a novel by Cory Doctorow about the freedom of expression and privacy rights reviewed by SkyKid at theskykid.com
Avoidance review


”Avoidance is about love and choice and responsibility and community and other things that affect every human, and I tried to write it with the widest possible audience in mind.”

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.
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.

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn – An audio book review

Everyone likes coming of age novels. And while there are many titles to choose from, one can never commit a mistake if the choice lies with a classical title such as Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. This is a review of the audio book version of this great American classic, narrated by Elijah Wood.

Book review: Scar Island by Dan Gemeinhart

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