Finding meaning or otherwise in life as a young man

A Listmania! list by Richard Tibbett (Grantham, Lincs United Kingdom)
 
Youth
1.  Youth by J M Coetzee
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  "Encapsulates the whole meaning of this list.. when a boy meets the real world and is faced with the difficult and often awkward challenge of becoming a man."
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The Outsider (Penguin Modern Classics)
2.  The Outsider (Penguin Modern Classics) by Albert Camus
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  "Explores the concept of existentialism and accepting ultimately that the world is what it is and you are what you are."
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The Catcher in the Rye
3.  The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
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  "A true classic: need I say more? The story of a boy who feels alienated from a world he sees as immoral and corrupt. Angst-ridden, emotional story you will instantly either love or hate."
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The Alchemist: A Fable About Following Your Dream
4.  The Alchemist: A Fable About Following Your Dream by Paulo Coelho
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  "Beautiful story of a boys journey to manhood along a spiritual and profound path of self-learning and discovery."
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Brave New World (Flamingo modern classics)
5.  Brave New World (Flamingo modern classics) by Aldous Huxley
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  "Brave New World is an exploration of the idea of a future 'perfect' society set in the future. Of course, perfection is never universally agreed by all and utopia is but a dream..."
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The Virgin Suicides
6.  The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides
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  "How can I do this book justice in just few words? Pain you can feel, love you can hold, infatuation, lust, secrets, mystery, misery spiced with true moments of happiness. Read it."
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