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All the good coming of age books I know of. The Perks of being a Wallflower IS /DEFINITELY/ the best of these kinds.   Print this list Print this list
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Cover Art: The perks of being a wallflower /
The perks of being a wallflower
Chbosky, Stephen.
Told by the perspective of a boy, Charlie, who struggles in fitting in since he's an introvert, and a wallflower. Talks about sex, rape, molestation, drugs, smoking, etc.
Teen Fiction CHBOSKY
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Cover Art: Matilda /
Matilda
Dahl, Roald
A cute little book about a misunderstand genius child.
Children's Fiction DAHL
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Cover Art: The secret garden /
The secret garden
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.
Children's Fiction DUBOSE
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Cover Art: To kill a mockingbird /
To kill a mockingbird
Lee, Harper.
Don't really know much about this book, but I thought it'd be a great add.
Adult Fiction LEE
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Cover Art: Bloom /
Bloom
Scott, Elizabeth, 1972-
Teen Fiction SCOTT
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Cover Art: The lovely bones /
The lovely bones
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.
Adult Fiction SEBOLD
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Cover Art: Unwind /
Unwind
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.
Teen Fiction SHUSTER
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Cover Art: The story of Lucy Gault /
The story of Lucy Gault
Trevor, William, 1928-
A girl's parents decide to leave Ireland, but 9-year-old Lucy Gault doesn't want to, so she pretends she went missing. She leaves her clothes by the ocean, and her parents assume she drowned, and move to start a new life. Lucy soon realizes what she has done is wrong, and lives with the guilt for the rest of her life.
Adult Fiction TREVOR
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