|Knitted's Book Lists|
|Coming-of-Age Books (8 titles)
All the good coming of age books I know of. The Perks of being a Wallflower IS /DEFINITELY/ the best of these kinds.
by Shusterman, Neal.
Abortion is made illegal, but instead, when you turn 13, your parents have 5 years to decide if you should be "unwound" or not. Unwinding is the process in which, for example, the cut off your hand and graft it to someone else who loses their own hand in a car crash. Story about 2 kids who are running away from it. And another kid who wants to run to it. posted Jan 2, 2011 at 9:39PM
|The lovely bones |
by Sebold, Alice.
Girl grows up in the afterlife, since she was murdered by a neighbor at 14. Learns to let go of her left-behind family. posted Jan 2, 2011 at 9:37PM
|To kill a mockingbird |
by Lee, Harper.
Don't really know much about this book, but I thought it'd be a great add. posted Jan 2, 2011 at 9:37PM
|The secret garden |
by DuBose, Martha Hailey.
I usually don't like "ye olde" books, but is really an exception. Please, just try it. It doesn't talk about sex, or drugs, or any of those things. It's just a dry, ugly little girl finally realizing the world doesn't revolve around her, thanks to 2 boys. posted Jan 2, 2011 at 9:36PM
by Dahl, Roald
A cute little book about a misunderstand genius child. posted Jan 2, 2011 at 9:35PM