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Ten novels about growing up

Dr. Kenneth W. Douglas "drkennydouglas"
 
Five Miles From Outer Hope
Five Miles From Outer Hope
"The narrator is given a remarkable voice: once heard, never forgotten! Classic Nicola Barker. (Get the one with the centipede on the cover.)"
The Dive from Clausen's Pier (Vintage Contemporaries)
The Dive from Clausen's Pier (Vintage Contemporaries)
"A shocking accident forces a rather cloistered young woman into maturity. Not the "single issue" book you might expect, but subtle & complex."
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (Penguin Popular Classics)
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (Penguin Popular Classics)
"Love it or loathe it, this is the Ur-text of male adolescence..."
Pilgrimage One: v. 1 (VMC)
Pilgrimage One: v. 1 (VMC)
"Neglected Modernist classic; not nearly as heavy going as I would have expected."
Fish Can Sing (Panther)
Fish Can Sing (Panther)
"Touchingly offbeat tale of a young lad growing up in Iceland"
Frankie and Stankie
Frankie and Stankie
"Trapido handles thorny issues (such as growing up white in S. Africa under apartheid) with her usual deceptively light touch. Great stuff."
Love in Idleness
Love in Idleness
"Another unforgettable central character. Remarkably honest & surprisingly sexy, though on the face of it nothing much happens..."
The Virgin in the Garden
The Virgin in the Garden
"The first of four novels concerning the life of young Frederica, who starts off here as a precociously bright but socially inept schoolgirl..."
Bright Angel Time
Bright Angel Time
"When the adults start behaving like kids, a child might have to grow up quickly."
The Tenants Of Moonbloom (New York Review Books Classics)
The Tenants Of Moonbloom (New York Review Books Classics)
"The great thing about growing up is that it can be done at any age! The awakening of a late developer..."