Emma Noyes’s Lists Her Favorite Coming of Age Books

Emma Noyes has wanted to be an author since she was six. Growing up outside Chicago, she studied literature and history at Harvard. She’s published various books that include topics such as mermaids and love. She likes books that are coming of age, and because her new book is under that topic, she wanted to share her favorite reads on the subject herself.

The books listed below are exciting and meant to provoke you into thinking and experiencing some introspection. As a bonus, they can be great for mood readers.

Talking At Night By Claire Daverley

When most people think of coming of age, they think of teenagers; this book doesn’t disappoint. Lyrically written, it’s a love story about two teenagers in high school but continues beyond that. Rosie is vastly different from Will. However, though they have nothing in common, they can’t help but be drawn to each other like moths to a flame.

Talking at Night by Claire Daverley Coming of Age books
Talking at Night: A Novel by Claire Daverley

They find that they drift apart but always come back together no matter the odds. Over the years spanned in the book, we watch them learn about themselves, each other, and the world around them. Readers should be happy because while the characters are on an intense journey of life, love, loss, and more, the book ends with a happily ever after.

Normal People by Sally Rooney

Normal People by Sally Rooney

Normal People is a book that will put you on an emotional journey (the story has made people cry) that ensures you won’t be able to put it down. The book has also allowed people to see themselves in a new light and learn things they may not have expected. Because of this, people find themselves reading it repeatedly.

The book has a way of getting into your spirit and letting you see yourself more profoundly, which means it’s not going anywhere because of its message. It’s an excellent book for all reading levels.

Coming Of Age Stories

When you enjoy a coming-of-age novel, the best part is that not all of the stories are on a teenage level. Coming of age can encompass any age. When you hit eighteen, you’re considered an adult, but remember that there are people in their thirties who don’t feel like adults.

These stories resonate with them just as much as someone younger. That makes both books a great choice when you want to check out the genre.

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