Literature > Coming of Age

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    To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

A gripping, heart-wrenching, and wholly remarkable tale of coming-of-age in a South poisoned by virulent prejudice, it views a world of great beauty and savage inequities through the eyes of a young girl, as her father--a crusading local lawyer--risks everything to defend a black man unjustly accused of a terrible crime.

Year: 1960
Genre: Coming of AgeLiteratureSouthern Gothic

    The Diamond Age by Neal Stephenson

Decades into our future, a stone's throw from the ancient city of Shanghai, a brilliant nanotechnologist named John Percival Hackworth has just broken the rigorous moral code of his tribe, the powerful neo-Victorians. He's made an illicit copy of a state-of-the-art interactive device called A Young Ladys Illustrated Primer. Unfortunately for Hackworth, his smuggled copy has fallen into the wrong hands.

Year: 1995
Genre: Coming of AgePost-CyberpunkStolen Goods

    The Fortress of Solitude by Jonathan Lethem

A vividly told story of Dylan Ebdus growing up white and motherless in downtown Brooklyn in the 1970s. In a neighborhood where the entertainments include muggings along with games of stoopball, Dylan has one friend, a black teenager, also motherless, named Mingus Rude. Lethem creates an overwhelmingly rich and emotionally gripping canvas of race and class, superheros, gentrification, funk, hip-hop, graffiti tagging, loyalty, and memory.

Year: 2003
Genre: Coming of Age

 

 

Titles

Want ItGot ItRead ItYearTitle

1811Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen Coming of Age
1861Great Expectations by Charles Dickens Coming of Age, England
1954The Star Beast by Robert A. Heinlein Action & Adventure SF, Coming of Age, Heinlein's Juveniles
1957Citizen of the Galaxy by Robert A. Heinlein Action & Adventure SF, Coming of Age, Heinlein's Juveniles
1957The Temple of Gold by William Goldman Coming of Age
1958Crazy in Berlin by Thomas Berger Coming of Age, WWII: Post-War, Carlo Reinhart, Berlin
1960Old Ramon by Jack Schaefer Coming of Age
1960To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee Coming of Age, Literature, Southern Gothic
1965The Last Picture Show by Larry McMurtry Coming of Age, Duane Moore, Texas
1965The Warriors by Sol Yurick Coming of Age, Crime Fiction, New York City
1970To The Bright and Shining Sun by James Lee Burke Coming of Age, Suspense
1985Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card Coming of Age, Military SF, Enders Quartet
1986It by Stephen King Coming of Age, Horror
1988Story of My Life by Jay McInerney Coming of Age
1989A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving Coming of Age
1995The Diamond Age by Neal Stephenson Coming of Age, Post-Cyberpunk, Stolen Goods
Or, a Young Lady's Illustrated Primer
1999Ender's Shadow by Orson Scott Card Coming of Age, Military SF, Shadow Saga
2001Number9dream by David Mitchell Coming of Age, Family Secrets
2001Wish You Well by David Baldacci Coming of Age
2003Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom by Cory Doctorow Coming of Age, Post-Cyberpunk
2003The Fortress of Solitude by Jonathan Lethem Coming of Age, New York City
2012Calico Joe by John Grisham Coming of Age, Baseball
2013Joyland by Stephen King Coming of Age, Thriller
2015Armada by Ernest Cline Action & Adventure SF, Coming of Age
2021Later by Stephen King Coming of Age, Crime Fiction, Horror, Whats New, New York City
2021Sooley by John Grisham Coming of Age, Basketball, Whats New

 

 

 


 

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