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Lithub.com's 50 Greatest Coming-Of-Age Novels

A coming-of-age story is a genre of literature that focuses on the growth of a protagonist from youth to adulthood. - Wikipedia
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We the Animals (Justin Torres)
We the Animals (Justin Torres)
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Call Me by Your Name (André Aciman)
Call Me by Your Name (André Aciman)
3
Middlesex (Jeffrey Eugenides)
Middlesex (Jeffrey Eugenides)
4
Geek Love (Katherine Dunn)
Geek Love (Katherine Dunn)
5
Black Swan Green (David Mitchell)
Black Swan Green (David Mitchell)
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The Lover (Marguerite Duras)
The Lover (Marguerite Duras)
7
Autobiography of Red (Anne Carson)
Autobiography of Red (Anne Carson)
8
We Have Always Lived in the Castle
We Have Always Lived in the Castle
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9
To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)
To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)
10
Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit
Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit
11
The Catcher in the Rye (J.D. Salinger)
The Catcher in the Rye (J.D. Salinger)
12
Sag Harbour (Colson Whitehead)
Sag Harbour (Colson Whitehead)
13
My Education (Susan Choi)
My Education (Susan Choi)
14
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (Betty Smith)
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (Betty Smith)
15
Infinite Jest (David Foster Wallace)
Infinite Jest (David Foster Wallace)
16
Go Tell It on the Mountain (James Baldwin)
Go Tell It on the Mountain (James Baldwin)
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Bastard Out of Carolina (Dorothy Allison)
Bastard Out of Carolina (Dorothy Allison)
18
The Bell Jar (Sylvia Plath)
The Bell Jar (Sylvia Plath)
19
The Last Illusion (Porochista Khakpour)
The Last Illusion (Porochista Khakpour)
20
Jane Eyre
Jane Eyre
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21
On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous (Ocean Vuong)
On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous (Ocean Vuong)
22
The House on Mango Street (Sandra Cisneros)
The House on Mango Street (Sandra Cisneros)
23
Purple Hibiscus (Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie)
Purple Hibiscus (Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie)
24
Sweet Days of Discipline (Fleur Jaeggy)
Sweet Days of Discipline (Fleur Jaeggy)
25
Great Expectations (Charles Dickens)
Great Expectations (Charles Dickens)
26
How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents (Julia Alvarez)
How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents (Julia Alvarez)
27
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Mark Twain)
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Mark Twain)
28
Invisible Man (Ralph Ellison)
Invisible Man (Ralph Ellison)
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The Adventures of Augie March (Saul Bellow)
The Adventures of Augie March (Saul Bellow)
30
Their Eyes Were Watching God
Their Eyes Were Watching God
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Portnoy's Complaint (Philip Roth)
Portnoy's Complaint (Philip Roth)
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The Baron in the Trees
The Baron in the Trees
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33
Song of Solomon (Toni Morrison)
Song of Solomon (Toni Morrison)
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Blood Meridian (Cormac McCarthy)
Blood Meridian (Cormac McCarthy)
35
A Separate Peace (John Knowles)
A Separate Peace (John Knowles)
36
Breath, Eyes, Memory (Edwidge Danticat)
Breath, Eyes, Memory (Edwidge Danticat)
37
Oreo (Fran Ross)
Oreo (Fran Ross)
38
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
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The Last Samurai (Helen Dewitt)
The Last Samurai (Helen Dewitt)
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My Brilliant Friend
My Brilliant Friend
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