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Coming of age



Now Is Not The Time To Panic

November 21, 2022

At first glance, it feels like a simple, concise story but it has all these ramifications. The audiobook has a personal note about how it’s…


Catherine Called Birdy

October 12, 2022

Lena Dunham has done it. She doesn’t always do it, but this is set in 1290. Every actor is throwing 1000 miles per hour. It’s…


Gold Diggers

April 14, 2021

You'll think it's just another coming-of-age story but then you realize there's more magic in this epic tale. All the while, it's refreshing and funny.


The Fortunate Ones

January 13, 2021

It's about a Nashville private school and the liberating but corrosive effect of money. For those who loved A Secret History and/or A Separate Peace



September 23, 2020

This should not work. Adults playing kids with other kids as actors should be creepy, but it works. And it's hilarious.


Transcendent Kingdom

September 2, 2020

The themes are heavy but you will not want to stop reading. Yaa's writing is immersive in every way.


Never Have I Ever

April 29, 2020

Devi's navigating the classic trope of teen nerd finding love with a hot teen. Or will she? The comedy in the midst of grief is…


Little Women

January 8, 2020

I thought I had all I need with the 1994 film adaptation. But Florence Pugh wasn't born yet.


Anne with an E

October 2, 2019

Sweet and poignant while retaining a texture of realism.



June 26, 2019

Olivia Wilde directs a prodigy of a movie starring mutual revelations Kaitlyn Dever and Beanie Feldstein. It's like if Superbad was more thoughtful and polished.