Reviews by Tag: coming of age

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A Separate Peace by John Knowles

A Separate Peace

By John Knowles
3
Rated by
Mariam S.
Nov 10, 2022

A Separate Peace is the coming-of-age chronicle of young Gene Forrester, a studious
and introverted student of Devon, an elite boys’ boarding school. His roommate is a popular,
adventurous, risk-taking athlete: Finny. With their participation in World War II just around the
corner, they savor these last days of boyhood, climbing trees and going to beaches and having
snowball fights. But in the background of their friendship a dark rivalry and jealousy lurks, and

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The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

The Catcher in the Rye

By J.D. Salinger
2
Rated by
AN
Nov 7, 2022

The Catcher in the Rye is a fictional novel written by J.D. Salinger. This novel
is about a 16 year old named Holden Caufield. He gets expelled from his prep
boarding school. He is confused about how to make a way in the world. He feels
as if it is his against the world, as he struggles with his past and present, as well
as future. His parents play a major role in what he thinks about himself. He also
has many friends and girlfriends that impact him. He thinks many people are

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The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

By Stephen Chbosky
4
Rated by
Mariam S.
Oct 21, 2022

The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a powerful coming-of-age book told as a series of
letters from freshman in high school Charlie. He’s endured difficult experiences, and he feels
distant from his peers but yearning to participate. Through Charlie, Chbosky gives a stunning
account of the experiences of anxiety, awkwardness, and depression. He also demonstrates the
propensity of life to change and to improve, and the beauty of relationships. After Charlie begins

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The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros

The House on Mango Street

By Sandra Cisneros
3
Rated by
AN
Sep 15, 2022

The House on Mango Street is a fiction novel written by Sandra Cisneros.
This novel is about Esperanza Cordero, who shares her feelings and life with the
readers through vignettes. She talks about her struggles due to the
neighborhood she is from, and the lives of people in that time, and that status.
The neighborhood she lives in is disliked by her and many others, causing her to
feel ashamed of her life. She shares her life with her parents, siblings, and friends

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The Outsiders

The Outsiders

2
Rated by
Victoria O.
Jul 24, 2022

The Outsiders by Francis Ford Coppola is a classic coming-of-age movie. In this movie,
Ponyboy finds himself caught up in the middle of a few too many conflicts. Ponyboy is a
greaser, and being a greaser isn’t easy. He knows he can depend on his brothers, Darry and
Sodapop, and the gang. He also knows not to trust the socs. When Ponyboy’s friend, Johnny,
kills a soc in self-defense, the two boys are forced to go on the run with the help of Dally. Being

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The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

The Outsiders

By S.E. Hinton
3
Rated by
Victoria O.
Jul 14, 2022

The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton is a classic coming-of-age novel. In this book, Ponyboy finds himself caught
up in the middle of a few too many conflicts. Ponyboy is a greaser, and being a greaser isn’t easy. He
knows he can depend on his brothers and the gang and not to trust the socs. When Ponyboy’s friend,
Johnny, kills a soc in self-defense, the two boys are forced to run. Being a greaser means the police

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The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

By Stephen Chbosky
5
Rated by
Nihanth D.
Jun 25, 2022

There’s a certain stage in life where an individual starts to experience things that they’ve never seen before. Bodies change, brains develop, passions emerge, and new friendships are made. At the edge of all the chaos is Charlie, a boy who has just entered the strange world of high school. The Perks of Being a Wallflower follows Charlie’s expedition through the awkward teenage years, as he battles the fight between living his life and running away from it.

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The Giver by Lois Lowry

The Giver

By Lois Lowry
3
Rated by
Nihanth D.
Jun 23, 2022

The Giver is a science-fiction book by Lois Lowry and is set in a futuristic society free of crime and sadness. At the age of 12, the young children of this society will be assigned jobs that they will train for and perform for the rest of their lives.  One of these children is a boy named Jonas, who is assigned the isolated job of training under the Giver, a respected yet mysterious man.

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The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han

The Summer I Turned Pretty

By Jenny Han
3
Rated by
Saraphina
Jun 23, 2022

To Belly, everything good and magical happens during the summer. During the summer she stays in a beach house in the town of Cousins with her mom, brother, Susannah, and most importantly Jeremiah and Conrad. They’re the boys Belly has known since her very first summer in Cousins and she’s experienced almost everything with them. However, this summer everything keeps changing, and the more everything changes, the more it all ends up just the way it should’ve been all along.

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