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Coming of age

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Host

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.

Jamie

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

Knox

PEN15

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.

Jamie

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.

Jamie

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…

Jamie

Little Women

January 8, 2020

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

Jamie

Anne with an E

October 2, 2019

Sweet and poignant while retaining a texture of realism.

Knox

Booksmart

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.

Knox

Eighth Grade

August 8, 2018

Elsie Kate Fisher is captivating as this universal yet time-specific tale of middle school and its heartwrenching moments.

Jamie

The Female Persuasion

May 30, 2018

Meg Wolitzer is a gift to writing and this electric story about female friendship and ambition should be in the pantheon of relationship stories.

Knox