amazon.ca

Thousands of Canadian-authored kids and YA books

Coming Of Age

Showing 1-10 of 148 books

rated!
rated!

Lies My Memory Told Me

by Sacha Wunsch
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 13 to 100
  • Grade: 8 to 17
tagged: thrillers & suspense, parents, coming of age

From thrilling debut voice Sacha Wunsch comes a heart-stopping psychological mystery in a world where memories can be shared—and one girl can’t trust any of them.
Enhanced Memory changed everything. By sharing someone else’s memory, you can experience anything and everything with no risk at all: learn any skill instantly, travel the world fro …

rated!
rated!

Both Sides Now

by Peyton Thomas
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 14 to 100
  • Grade: 9 to 17
tagged: lgbt, coming of age

Gilmore Girls meets Red, White and Royal Blue in this witty and warm-hearted novel about a trans teen finding his place in the world.

There are just two things keeping Finch Kelly from a full-blown case of high-school senioritis: a) the agony of waiting to learn whether he's gotten off the deferral list to Georgetown, the school of his nerdy politic …

rated!
rated!

Facing the Sun

by Janice Lynn Mather
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook Hardcover
  • age: 14 to 99
  • Grade: 9 to 17
tagged: coming of age, class differences, friendship

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants meets The Education of Margot Sanchez in this Caribbean-set “heartwarming and sincere” (Kirkus Reviews) story about four friends who experience unexpected changes in their lives during the summer when a hotel developer purchases their community’s beloved beach.

Change is coming to Pinder Street…
Eve is …

rated!
rated!

Tremendous Things

by Susin Nielsen
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 12 to 100
  • Grade: 7 to 17
tagged: friendship, coming of age

From Governor General's Literary Award--winning author Susin Nielsen comes a funny and heartfelt story about learning how to rise above your most embarrassing moment with humor, best friends and a killer triangle solo.

We all have moments that define us. For the comically clueless Wilbur, his moment happened on the first day of middle school, when s …

rated!
rated!

My Life Ongoing, by C.S. Cobb

by Candas Jane Dorsey
edition: Paperback
  • age: 14 to 21
  • Grade: 9 to 16
tagged: lgbt, coming of age

Corey Cobb was born intersex, but because Corey's father and stepmother didn't make a big deal of it, it isn't until Corey's dad dies suddenly and Corey is back with a disapproving mother that making a gender choice becomes an issue. Corey is now legally old enough to refuse medical intervention--but not old enough to prevent "choosing not to choos …

rated!
rated!

He Must Like You

by Danielle Younge-Ullman
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 14 to 100
  • Grade: 9 to 17
tagged: coming of age, dating & sex, girls & women

An authentic, angry, and surprisingly funny and romantic novel about sexual harassment, from the award-winning author of Everything Beautiful Is Not Ruined.

Libby's having a rough senior year. Her older brother absconded with his college money and is bartending on a Greek island. Her dad just told her she's got to pay for college herself, and he's e …

rated!
rated!

Green Glass Ghosts

by Rae Spoon, illustrated by Gem Hall
edition: Paperback
  • age: 14 to 100
  • Grade: 9 to 17
tagged: lgbt, self-esteem & self-reliance, coming of age

From writer and musician Rae Spoon: a rollicking yet introspective young adult adventure about screwing up, finding yourself, and forging a new life on your own.

At age nineteen in the year 2000, the queer narrator of Green Glass Ghosts steps off a bus on Granville Street in downtown Vancouver, a city where the faceless condo towers of the wealthy l …

rated!
rated!

Like Home

by Louisa Onomé
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 13 to 100
  • Grade: 8 to 17
tagged: prejudice & racism, coming of age, friendship

A poignant and incandescent debut that explores the bonds of community and what it really means to change

Chinelo—or Nelo, as her best friend, Kate, calls her—is all about her neighbourhood, Ginger East. She loves its chill vibe, its ride-or-die sense of community and the memories she has of growing up there. Ginger East isn’t what it used to …

rated!
rated!

Cowboys Don't Quit

by Marilyn Halvorson
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 100
  • Grade: 7 to 17
tagged: coming of age

In Cowboys Don't Cry, Shane and dad finally settled in to a new life on a ranch in Deer Valley, Alberta. They'd been through some rough times after Shane's mother died in a car accident and his father was drinking too much. But all that was behind them and they were getting along fine together. Or so Shane thought.
Now, in Cowboys Don't Quit, his …

Show editions