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Subject: Coming of age stories
Date Posted: 10/7/2008 8:10 PM ET
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These are my are my favorite genre and I have read all I can find, including the new  book The Tomato Girl which I will realease soon. Please help me find other, less known ones..I am just  on a kick right now and I can't get past it.

 

                                                                 Kathy

 

 

 

Date Posted: 10/9/2008 8:58 AM ET
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Have you read The Stones of Summer?  I picked it up recently but haven't read it yet...but I've heard great things about it!

Date Posted: 10/9/2008 9:30 AM ET
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Here's an extensive list for you:

http://www.chasingray.com/archives/2007/03/everybodys_favorite_comingofag.html

 

Date Posted: 10/9/2008 12:15 PM ET
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Kathy, I just posted about a book in the thread "Good Drama or Scandal" (or something like that-it was above this thread around lunchtime) about a marvelous book called "Windchill Summer" by Norris Church Mailer.  Check that post out, check the book out, see what you think!  I loved the book and recommend it ALL the time. 

Date Posted: 10/9/2008 12:56 PM ET
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A Tree Grows in Brooklyn is my all-time favorite coming of age story.

Date Posted: 10/9/2008 1:46 PM ET
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i used to be really into this genre when i was a kid. you can't go wrong with the classics like catcher in the rye, a seperate peace, and the chocolate war. i also enjoyed hairstyles of the damned, smack, and the mtv books (don't ask). 

Date Posted: 10/9/2008 6:55 PM ET
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2 new ones:

The Book of Lost Things

http://yourehistory.wordpress.com/2008/10/06/historical-fiction-the-book-of-lost-things-by-john-connelly/

 

Coraline

http://www.amazon.com/review/R2SC04DM6OPWLS/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

Date Posted: 10/9/2008 8:14 PM ET
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Also, The Perks of Being a Wallflower.  Great read!