12 Coming of Age Novels for Teens

Today I wanted to take a little break from all the makeup and fashion posts and share with you guys a little reading material. As you might already know I do a lot of book reviews and so here's a list of some Young Adult Titles all about growing up. Although these books are meant for teens, they aren't the only ones reading them. 


The Perks of Being a Wallflower
by Stephen Chbosky
A novel that will make you think, wonder and wish. A beautifully written coming of age story, Charlie struggles to find his place in the world, his mind riddled and anguished by the loss of a close friend and favorite aunt.

Fahrenheit 451
by Ray Bradbury
 In a futuristic totalitarian world where books are banned and television is in absolute dominion. The leaders of this world have ordered “firemen” to banish the books for good in a twist where their job requires them to start fires instead of stopping them. One such fireman starts to see the value of the world of words.

The Fault in Our Stars
by John Green
This is the story of Hazel, who suffers from terminal cancer. This is the final chapter of her life. Hazel then meets Augustus Waters at the Cancer Kid Support Group and her life is overturned into a beautiful, tumultuous series of events.

Looking for Alaska
by John Green
A poignant tale of a Sixteen-year-old whose life is obstructed by a fatal car crash. Amidst teenage normalcy in a preparatory school in Alabama, the crash brings about a shift and the search for answers about life, death and everything in between.
The Book Thief
by Markus Zusak
This is the story of Liesel, a brave tenacious young German girl who uses her talents of storytelling and book-stealing to help her family during World War II, along with the Jewish man that they were hiding. Death relates the story of how a young girl touched the life of so many around her, in the most precarious of ways.
The Outsiders
by S.E. Hinton
This tale brims with empathic understanding of kids and their class struggles. The book talks of Ponyboy, from the wrong side of the tracks and his interaction with the upper-class Socs which leads to an epic hustle between the two gangs.
Anne of Green Gables series
by L.M. Montgomery
A beautiful collection of 8 novels, a brother-sister duo send for an orphan to run their farm, but when the orphan arrives, he happens to be a girl who with her pleasantly perky spirit finds a special place in their hearts.

Thirteen Reasons Why
by Jay Asher
High school student Clay Jenkins is shocked to find 13 cassette tapes in the mail recorded by his friend Hannah who committed suicide. He spends an entire night walking across their town, slowly uncovering the events leading up to her death.

 Divergent series
by Veronica Roth

In a futuristic world where teens are placed in one of five predetermined factions that will define them for the rest of their life, 16 year old Beatrice Prior finds herself to be an anomaly that doesn’t fit in just one group. In her effort to hide her true identity, she discovers the actual imperfections of the world she lives in.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
by Mark Haddon
Christopher is an extremely gifted, autistic boy who immerses himself in the investigation of his neighbor’s dog’s death. While on this journey, he discovers secrets about his mother and slowly overcomes his fear of personal interaction.

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series
by Ann Brashares
Bridget, Lena, Tibby and Carmen are inseparable and the best of friends. During their first summer apart, each of them embark on their own journeys and are intertwined by this magical pair of jeans that seem to fit them all perfectly. They are bound by the jeans, their friendship and the lessons in life that they learn.

by Jerry Spinelli
The evils of popularity are brought to light in this book as it portrays the unconventional, unique Susan “Stargirl” Caraway, who dresses and acts differently which completely sets her apart. This is a beautiful coming of age story where confidence in non- conformity can lead to beautiful outcomes.

Books can often shape your mind, affecting the way you think and make you see the world in a different light. These coming of age books do just that, they change your perspective on life and open your eyes to a whole new world through a few magical pages.

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