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Bildungsroman


A bildungsroman is a novel that shows a young protagonist's journey toward adulthood. (You've been there; you know how that felt.) By the end of the novel, the hero has learned a little about herself and the world around her — and in the very best examples, the reader has experienced a change, as well.

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I Capture the Castle
I Capture the Castle
by Dodie Smith
Staff Pick
An utter delight. This enchanting tale has long been a favorite of mine. It has just been reissued to coincide with the soon to be released movie version. Set in 1930s England, this story of young love beguiles with moated castles, moonlight swims, high... (read more)

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Other Voices, Other Rooms
Other Voices, Other Rooms
by Truman Capote
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Published when Truman Capote was only twenty-three years old, Other Voices, Other Rooms is a literary touchstone of the mid-twentieth century. In this semiautobiographical coming-of-age novel, thirteen-year-old Joel Knox, after losing his mother, is sent... (read more)

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Go Tell It on the Mountain (53 Edition)
Go Tell It on the Mountain (53 Edition)
by James A. Baldwin
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Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best novels of all time "Mountain," Baldwin said, "is the book I had to write if I was ever going to write anything else." Go Tell It On The Mountain, first published in 1953, is Baldwin's first major work,... (read more)

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Twelve
Twelve
by Nick McDonell
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Sold to fourteen publishers around the world and receiving tremendous critical acclaim, Twelve was one of the most significant literary debuts of the year. A chilling novel of urban adolescence, it appeared on The Boston Globe, San Francisco Chronicle... (read more)

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The Secret Life of Bees
The Secret Life of Bees
by Sue Monk Kidd
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It's summer in Kentucky, the low ceiling of August pressing down on Charmaine Peake and the town of East Winder. Charmaine and her mother get along better with a room between them, but they've been forced by circumstances to relocate to a tiny trailer by... (read more)

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The Lovely Bones: Deluxe Edition
The Lovely Bones: Deluxe Edition
by Alice Sebold
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By the time The Lovely Bones landed on bookstore shelves it had become the most highly anticipated book of the season. Then came the astonishingly enthusiastic critical response. Within two months, a million copies were in print. Still, readers... (read more)

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Famous All Over Town
Famous All Over Town
by Danny Santiago
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A Mexican-American boy has a rough time on the Los Angeles streets, but is determined to make a better life for himself.... (read more)

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The Miracle Life of Edgar Mint
The Miracle Life of Edgar Mint
by Brady Udall
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If I could tell you only one thing about my life it would be this: when I was seven years old the mailman ran over my head. As formative events go, nothing else comes close. With these words Edgar Mint, half-Apache and mostly orphaned, makes his... (read more)

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The Member of the Wedding
The Member of the Wedding
by Carson Mccullers
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