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What's Buzzworthy? Coming-of-Age Novels

What's Buzzworthy? Coming-of-Age Novels

Perhaps this genre of literature might have been more appropriate in the spring when everything was growing and changing, but summertime is great for coming-of-age novels as well. These novels are popular because they're so universal — everyone knows what it's like to suddenly feel hurried out of childhood and into the awkward new stages of becoming an adult.

Some of these books speak to us more than others, however, so tell me which ones you've found funniest, most interesting or most touching. For me this genre immediately makes me think of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, a book I must have read five or six times.

For this week's Buzzworthy challenge, just use Buzzsugar's cool bookmarking tool to bookmark your own favorites and tag them with the phrase coming of age novels (no hyphens!).

I'll post some readers' picks here next week. You can also now make a list of your picks. Here are mine:

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To find out how to create a Buzzworthy bookmark,

Don't worry: TeamSugar makes it easy to bookmark and capture anything on the Web that you consider "Buzzworthy." If you already have a "That's Fab" button on your browser's tool bar, you can use that to bookmark your Buzzworthy items. If you don't have the TeamSugar bookmarking button on your toolbar, you can learn how to get it by watching this video.

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LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 8 years
and I second The Bell Jar. LOVE IT!
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 8 years
The Awakening is pretty good! Really love Jane Eyre. And Oh, Beverly Cleary and Judy Blume. So good!
hepsmom hepsmom 8 years
Last summer I read both To Kill a Mockingbird and Catcher in the Rye. Both are unbelievable. Speak is devastating, but excellent. Also a coming of age that skews a little older is I Am Charlotte Simmons. I read Great Expectations as a sophomore or junior in high school and it TOTALLY changed my life. Love it!
partysugar partysugar 8 years
Girl was one of my favorite books in high school. My sister and I and all our friends read it obsessively.
bigestivediscuit bigestivediscuit 8 years
I just watched "To Kill A Mockingbird" (only for the second time) today with Gregory Peck and remembered how much I loved the book AND the movie! Atticus Finch is the epitome of a hero. Catcher in the Rye was my favorite coming-of-age novel and I quite liked Plath's "The Bell Jar" as well.
steen steen 8 years
I added my favorites. (Which got added to the list!)
rothchild rothchild 8 years
I never read A Tree Grows in Brooklyn till I was an adult and I absolutely adored it. I also love To Kill a Mockingbird and Little Women.
CestLaVie CestLaVie 8 years
"Ode to Billy Joe"
Pink_Lipstick Pink_Lipstick 8 years
I LOVE "To Kill a Mockingbird".
beingtazim beingtazim 8 years
I put up a few of my favorites. I think i may put up some others too. we'll see.
JLew1982 JLew1982 8 years
I second all those mentioned above me!
WhatTheFrockBlog WhatTheFrockBlog 8 years
Three of my favorite novels are already on that list - To Kill a Mockingbird, The Bell Jar, and Catcher in the Rye.
JessNess JessNess 8 years
I loved To Kill a Mockingbird and Bell Jar
cg2003 cg2003 8 years
omg i loved loved loved a tree grows in brooklyn when i read it in highschool
swwonder swwonder 8 years
Mine are up. But I think somehow they got added onto your list Buzz, sorry. :oops:
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