Folly Of Youth

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No doubt about it: growing pains can hurt pretty bad, as these books about coming-of-age demonstrate. Oh well. We don’t stay young forever.
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    Midland, Texas 1957. Troy is a fifth grader growing up under the ominous and overhanging cloud of the dust bowl, McCarthyism and racism. At the centre of this storm is the respected veteran, and school principal, Raymond “Flyboy” Seaker together with the unintended consequences of good intentions.
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    The infatuated teenaged son of a murdered millionaire fights the cause for the police’s prime suspect, and his first love, Kitty Norris.
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    Born in jail to a convict mother, raised in a workhouse and now seeking a new life as a servant to a Victorian scientist, Cora Burns tries to comprehend where her inner violence began. Was it in the womb or was it in the world?
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    What if mythical creatures really existed? It’s 1819. A French explorer and his assistant have discovered a cave in the Russian wilderness. Inside are children with animal traits...or are they animals with human traits? And what can he do to protect them?
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    Growing up in a mansion with an absent mother and distant father, Danny Conroy and his sister Maeve develop an unbreakable bond. But when their father brings home Andrea a dark fairytale begins…
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    This interconnected collection of cultural essays chronicles what it’s like to come of age in an era of self-obsession, self-delusion and shameless self-promotion.
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    Eighteen-year-old Deya is an orphaned Arab-American who dreams of college. But her grandmother Fareeda has other plans: Deya’s future lies in marriage to the right man. Thanks to a tip-off from a mysterious, familiar-looking woman, Deya is about to learn some shocking truths about her family which make her question everything she knows…
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    Caught in the captivating yet dangerous allure of her eccentric father, a young Deborah Lott learned how to have fun but also how to fear contamination and infection from the wider world. This coming of age memoir explores how, with the help of Moby Dick and a journey into sexual pleasure, the author narrowly avoided sharing her father’s plummeting descent into deep psychosis.
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    Four friends fresh out of university on a trip around Thailand. Sun, sea, sand...and something seriously wrong. For school teacher Holly, it should have been paradise but it turned into hell.
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    In this Victorian bildungsroman, John Halifax is an orphan determined to make a success of himself through honest hard work. Apprenticed by the tanner Abel Flecher, John is befriended by Abel’s invalid son who narrates John’s rising fortunes in business and in love, through the Industrial Revolution.
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    When thirteen-year-old Elliot starts school in the Borderlands, he embarks on a four-year survival mission through friendship, falling in love, fitness training...and fewer mermaids than he expected.
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    Mik has skated on thin ice his entire life. Forced out of his aunt’s home in icy, northern Sweden, Mik journeys through forests, train lines, rapids and waterfalls on a mission to find his home at last.
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    Banjo Grease is about life and death in a mill town where at each epiphany and rite of passage, the narrator yields a ration of innocence. When exchanging naivete for worldliness, what is lost in denying one's past?
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    A handicapped boy's unique perspective on the world offers a truly heartwarming tale of a search for spirituality.
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    A kid who thinks he's grown up discovers he's still got a lot to learn.
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    Sex, booze, and Vegas. A heady mix for anyone — let alone a 14-year-old youth.
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    A brave teen plays detective when a series of break-ins put his neighbourhood on edge. But who's really responsible for the crimes?
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    Tragedy at home and in the mountains of Chang Mai bring 16 year old Valentine into contact with a world she's not quite ready for.
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    Nice kid… shame about the murderous tendencies.
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    Go big or go home. Now he has his new bike, Mitch has his eyes firmly set on another prize…
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