coming-of-age


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coming-of-age

Describing something, such as a book or film, that focuses on a character's maturation to adulthood. Her coming-of-age novel focuses on a child born into poverty who goes on to be a Harvard graduate.
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The movie, backed by Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani's Excel Entertainment, is reportedly a coming-of-age story based on the lives of street rappers in Mumbai.
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Chips, To Sir With Love, and Dead Poets Society, Alan Bennett's sparkling coming-of-age comedy about eight working- and middle-class students prepping for their university exams asks whether learning is meant to prepare us for life or success.
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Black-and-white artwork by Paul Zima enhances this absorbing coming-of-age saga.
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