Coming of Age
Book Club - Coming of Age - Bildungsroman
Choose 1 of the Book Club novels. All have the common theme of "Coming of Age" or Growing Up.
Pieces of Literature
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Tough Girl Book
Tiffany Templeton is tough. She dresses exclusively in black, buys leather jackets that are several sizes too big, and never backs down from a fight. She's known in her tiny Montana town as Tough Tiff, and after her shoplifting arrest and a stint in a reform school, the nickname is here to stay.
But when she comes back home, Tiffany may not be the same old Tough Tiff that everybody remembers. Her life is different now: her mother keeps her on an even shorter leash than before, she meets with a probation officer once a month, and she's still grieving her father's recent death.
As Tiffany navigates her new life and learns who she wants to be, she must also contend with an overbearing best friend, the geriatric cast of a high-maintenance drama production, her first boyfriend, and a town full of eccentric neighbors--not to mention a dark secret she's been keeping about why the ex-football coach left town.
The Award-Winning Book
The Best Friends Book
*American classic and great bestseller for over thirty years, A Separate Peace is timeless in its description of adolescence during a period when the entire country was losing its innocence to World War II.
* A coming-of-age novel by Mexican-American writer, Sandra Cisneros, published in 1984.
The Buck Town Book
*A thoughtful, complex and moving story about loss and discovery of identity, love and the ability to change and the restorative powers of nature.
The Catcher in the Rye
The book shows two days in the life of 16-year-old Holden Caulfield after he has been expelled from prep school. Confused and disillusioned, Holden searches for truth and rails against the “phoniness” of the adult world. Holden is struggling to find his place in the world.
Historical Fiction book
In 1964 South Carolina, 14-year-old Lily Own is haunted by the memory of her late mother. To escape her lonely life and troubled relationship with her father T-Ray, Lily flees with Rosaleen, her caregiver and friend, to a South Carolina town that holds the secret to her mother's past.