Anyone who’s seen Bo Burnham’s Eighth Grade is all too familiar with its uncanny ability to recall all the fear, embarrassment, confusion, and hordes of other emotions from a time in life I think we’d all choose to conveniently forget. But Eighth Grade also reminds us that adolescence makes us who we are—somewhere in between the growing pains, we learn what we want to stand for and who we want to be. And for better or worse, the experiences we have during our teens often go down as the most vivid and formative of our lives. All of this is exactly why I love coming-of-age novels. If you, too, love stepping back into the fiery depths of young adulthood, these four novels are perfect choices.
Read the full review of THE AGE OF MIRACLES.
“THE AGE OF MIRACLES was so frightening because the apocalypse begins as an annoyance, like a lipstick that has melted. Walker’s greatest device is that the end of the world comes incrementally, almost casually, and each turned page winds the reader just a little more tightly.”