5 Must-Read Coming of Age Novels

23 Jun 2023

5 Must-Read Coming of Age Novels

Get ready to embark on a journey of youth, passion, and finding oneself with these new and essential young adult coming-of-age books. Happy Reading!

In One Life and Out Another

by J Mercer

Release Date: May 16, 2023

In One Life and Out Another will appeal to fans of E.Lockhart, John Green, and Jandy Nelson, as well as readers who enjoyed the sliding door premise of Maybe In Another Life by Taylor Jenkins Reid. Told in alternating chapters, this story looks at whether the person changes the life, or the life changes the person.

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The Battle For Sam Jacinto: Marshall Morris Joins the Marines

by Robert John DeLuca

Release Date: April 13, 2023

The Battle of Sam Jacinto is written in a style certain to provoke amusement among young adult readers. It also explores life lessons about misplaced racial prejudice, and the frailty of romance, all in a historical context.

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Rubi Ramos’s Recipe for Success

by Jessica Parra

Release Date: May 16, 2023

A joyful novel of first romance, new possibilities, and the chance to define yourself, Rubi Ramos’s Recipe for Success will find its way into your heart.

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To Shape a Dragon’s Breath

by Moniquill Blackgoose

Release Date: May 9, 2023

Anequs and her dragon may be coming of age, but they’re also coming to power, and that brings an important realization: the world needs changing—and they might just be the ones to do it.

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Imogen, Obviously

by Becky Albertalli

Release Date: May 2, 2023

With humor and insight, #1 New York Times bestseller Becky Albertalli explores the nuances of sexuality, identity, and friendship in this timely new novel.

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