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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Iris' own coming-of-age birthday was left unmarked, and after her dismissal from private school, the family opted to move to another part of Brooklyn where they could also join a new church.
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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While traditional YA deals with coming-of-age, sexuality and relationships, fans of NA argue that coming-of-age is still the realm of the twenty-plus experience.
Ramos has written a realistic, gritty, and witty coming-of-age story that focuses on not only Skinny's growth, but the growth of all the characters.
In your opening letter, you mentioned that "Anonymous" in the letters section "argues that we love coming-of-age novels because we read them when we ourselves were coming of age ...
Like most coming-of-age celebrations, the event may be big or small, and more- or less-focused on religion.
A Place at the Table reads like a Greek tragedy as well as a case study in the coming-of-age of Evangelical scholarship.
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.
Very highly recommended reading and an appropriate addition to academic and community library American Biography collections, "I Have America Surrounded" is a compelling, informed, and informative biography of one of the key figures in the 'hippie' cultural movement that stamped the baby boomer coming-of-age experience on and off the college campus.
This is more a character exploration and coming-of-age tale than a sports saga, but Flint's narration and the wonderfully witty and realistic dialogue between him and his friends make it an especially engaging read.
Black-and-white artwork by Paul Zima enhances this absorbing coming-of-age saga.
Though these issues are explored in the film, the result is actually a set of wonderfully funny, uplifting, and campy coming-of-age stories rather than a serious religious diatribe.
Plenty Porter by Brandon Noonan is a nicely scripted coming-of-age novel about the youngest daughter a poor sharecropping family from rural Illinois.
Deftly written by the talented author Virginia Hamilton (whose Children's Literature awards include the Hans Christian Andersen Medal, the Newberry Medal, and the Coretta Scott King Award), Time Pieces: The Book Of Times is an audiobook coming-of-age story for young people.