You don’t need to be in high school to appreciate these coming of age books celebrating young adults. From falling in love to finding yourself- these are the best books about growing up!
Do you love coming-of-age stories as much as me? When I was a kid, I loved the discoveries made by my favorite literary characters, especially as they transformed their viewpoints on the world.
In many ways, reading stories that look so different from mine felt escapist. Growing up in a conservative faith and small town, books expanded a worldview that didn’t always inhabit my own.
Now coming-of-age stories serve a different purpose.
They remind me of being a kid again. If you want to relive those coming-of-age moments and feel like a kid again this week’s podcast and booklist filled with 13 stories on growing up are for you.
Today on the podcast, we are sharing a few of our favorites along with some trivia on a few of these backlist books we all love. The show notes are in a separate post today.
Listen to the full episode below and subscribe to the Book Gang podcast for more episodes like this one.
As promised, I wanted to expand beyond our show and bring 13 more stories that I think you will love. I’ve also included a short list of classics to check out if you want to continue your journey through the decades.
13 Coming of Age Books That Any Adult Will Love
Not enough? Try These Coming of Age Classics!
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros
Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
What coming of age stories do you recommend?
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