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Coming of age story (WdC's birthday edition)
For the monthly reading challenge

~Welcome to Writing.Com Reading Challenge (Birthday Edition)~

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Little mouse is so little that he can read only one book per month but he is not so little in terms of reading choices anymore. In fact, this year, the little mouse has come of age and he is inviting you to his birthday-reading party. Like many great readers, he
cannot wait to recommend you some of his favorite coming-of-age books and make you a lifelong fan of those.

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Little mouse rules


*Mouse* Activity runs from September 1st until September the 30th
*Mouse* Please sign up in the forum by stating which book(s) from the list are you going to read
*Mouse* You MUST choose 1 book from the reading list provided below, read and review it within a month of September
*Mouse* You can read and review more than one book from the list but this won't affect the prizes given at the end
*Mouse* All books need to be reviewed as WdC Product Review (see "Angel Product Reviews to know how)
*Mouse* Make sure to check out if books are available on Amazon because you need the book's listing ID from there
*Mouse* You don't need to post review on Amazon in order to participate in this activity
*Mouse* No other type of reviews will be accepted since I want to make this a complete WdC experience

*Bullet* I WON'T accept 1 sentence in every field as a complete review that says nothing (i.e. I really liked this book, I will check out other books by this author, this is my favorite book so far, and similar. You have to be detailed so that I can know that you've actually read a book






Little mouse prizes
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Little mouse was feeling generous this year so he decided to go extra mile for you and create his own signature MB. He promised to give it away to everyone who completes his birthday reading challenge successfully. And, of course, you will also receive his gratitude and love when you become a lifelong fan of a book(s) he recommended to you at his 21st birthday party.





Little mouse reading list


This year Writing.Com is celebrating its 21st birthday and the little mouse thought the best way to celebrate the 21st birthday is to throw a party where everyone will get to read 1 (or more) coming-of-age books. But, before the party starts, he wanted to clarify what the 'coming-of-age' book genre means.

In genre studies, a coming-of-age story is a genre of literature, theatre, film, and video that focuses on the psychological and moral growth of a protagonist from youth to adulthood in which character change is important.

*Mouse*The list of coming-of-age books to choose from*Mouse*


1. "We the Animals" by Justin Torres
2. "Call Me By Your Name" by André Aciman
3. "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee
4. "We Have Always Lived in the Castle" by Shirley Jackson
5. "Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit" by Jeanette Winterson
6. "The Catcher in the Rye" by J. D. Salinger
7. "Bastard Out of Carolina" by Dorothy Allison
8. "The Bell Jar" by Sylvia Plath
9. "Jane Eyre" by Charlotte Brontë
10. "Purple Hibiscus" by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
11. "David Copperfield" by Charles Dickens
12. "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" by Mark Twain
13. "The Baron in the Trees" by Italo Calvino
14. "The Last Samurai" by Helen DeWitt
15. "Midnight’s Children" by Salman Rushdie
16. "Never Let Me Go" by Kazuo Ishiguro
17. "It" by Stephen King
18. "The Hate U Give" by Angie Thomas
19. "The Outsiders" by S. E. Hinton
20. "Little Women" by Louisa May Alcott
21. "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" by Stephen Chbosky
22. "The Kite Runner" by Khaled Hosseini
23. "The Virgin Suicides" by Jeffrey Eugenides
24. "Anne of Green Gables" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
25. "The Fault in Our Stars" by John Green
26. "Where the Crawdads Sing" by Delia Owens
27. "The Secret Garden" by Frances Hodgson Burnett
28. "The Book Thief" by Markus Zusak
29. "A Prayer for Owen Meany" by John Irving
30. "The Graveyard Book" by Neil Gaiman
31. "Middlesex" by Jeffrey Eugenides
32. "White Teeth" by Zadie Smith
33. "Emma" by Jane Austen
34. "The Alchemist" by Paulo Coelho
35. "The Goldfinch" by Donna Tartt
36. "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" by Mark Haddon
37. "Atonement" by Ian McEwan
38. "A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man" by James Joyce
39. "I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings" by Dr. Maya Angelou
40. "The House on Mango Street" by Sandra Cisneros
41. "Ballet Shoes" by Noel Streatfeild
42. "A Wrinkle in Time" by Madeleine L'Engle
43. "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" by Douglas Adams
44. "Sag Harbor" by Colson Whitehead
45. "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn" by Betty Smith
46. "Go Tell It on the Mountain" by James Baldwin
47. "The Last Illusion" by Porochista Khakpour
48. "Purple Hibiscus" by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
49. "No-No Boy" by John Okada
50. "Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret" by Judy Blume







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Congratulations on your new "My Heart To Yours" merit badge for your group,  [Link To Item #1984225] ! Thank you for supporting the Writing.Com community with your inspirations, participation and activities. We appreciate it! -SMs Merit Badge in Golden Book Award
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Congratulations on your new merit badge! Thank you for supporting the Writing.Com community with your inspirations, participation and activities. We sincerely appreciate it! -SMs

Even though the little mouse considers reading to be the best gift he can get for his birthday, he won't turn down any gifts you might bring with you to the birthday party *Bigsmile*.


*Mouse* Any donation of 30k GPs will be rewarded with a generic MB of your choice.
*Mouse* Any donation of 50k GPs will be rewarded with From My Heart to Yours MB.
*Mouse* Any donation of 100k or more will be rewarded with Golden Book Award MB.




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