Things in Print Thursday :: coming of age novels.

15 Oct

List here.

  1. The Secret Garden (Frances Hodgson Burnett): white female heterosexual protagonist.
  2. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time (Mark Haddon): white male neuroatypical heterosexual protagonist.
  3. Hatchet (Gary Paulsen): white male heterosexual protagonist.
  4. The Giver (Lois Lowry): white male heterosexual protagonist.
  5. Romeo and Juliet (William Shakespeare): white male and female heterosexual protagonists.
  6. Norwegian Wood (Haruki Murakami): Japanese male heterosexual protagonist.
  7. Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit (Jeannette Winterson): white female homosexual protagonist.
  8. Please Don’t Come Back From The Moon (Dean Bakopoulos): white male heterosexual protagonist.
  9. All the Light We Cannot See (Anthony Doerr): white female blind heterosexual protagonist.
  10. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (C.S. Lewis): white male and female heterosexual protagonists.
  11. A Portrait of the Artist as A Young Man (James Joyce): white male heterosexual protagonist.
  12. Blue is the Warmest Color (Julie Maroh): white female homosexual protagonist.
  13. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (Betty Smith): white female heterosexual protagonist.
  14. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Mark Twain): white male heterosexual protagonist.
  15. Anne of Green Gables (L.M. Montgomery): white female heterosexual protagonist.
  16. All the Pretty Horses (Cormac McCarthy): white male heterosexual protagonist.
  17. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (Junot Diaz): Dominican male heterosexual protagonist.
  18. The City of Ember (Jeanne DuPrau): white female heterosexual protagonist.
  19. Dandelion Wine (Ray Bradbury): white male heterosexual protagonist.
  20. Fuckness (Anderson Prunty): white male heterosexual protagonist.
  21. American Dervish (Ayad Akhtar): Pakistani-American male heterosexual protagonist.
  22. The Catcher in the Rye (J.D. Salinger): white male heterosexual protagonist.
  23. Ender’s Game (Orson Scott Card): white male heterosexual protagonist.
  24. It’s Kind of a Funny Story (Ned Vizzini): white male heterosexual protagonist.
  25. Go Tell It on the Mountain (James Baldwin): African-American male potentially queer protagonist.
  26. Middlesex (Jeffery Euginedes): Greek-American intersex queer protagonist.
  27. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (J.K. Rowling): white male heterosexual protagonist.
  28. Holes (Louis Sachar): white male heterosexual protagonist.
  29. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (Maya Angelou): black female heterosexual protagonist.
  30. Little Women (Louisa May Alcott): white female heterosexual protagonist.
  31. Never Let Me Go (Kazuo Ishiguro): white female heterosexual protagonist.
  32. Speak (Laurie Halse Anderson): white female probably PTSD heterosexual protagonist.
  33. The Outsiders (SE Hinton): white male heterosexual protagonist.
  34. The Last Days of California (Mary Miller): white female heterosexual protagonist.
  35. Parable of the Sower (Octavia E. Butler): black female heterosexual protagonist.
  36. The Perks of Being a Wallflower (Stephen Chbosky): white male probably PTSD heterosexual protagonist.
  37. Peter and Wendy (J.M. Barrie): white male heterosexual protagonist.
  38. The Bell Jar (Sylvia Plath): white female clinically depressed heterosexual protagoist.
  39. A Separate Peace (John Knowles): white male heterosexual protagonist.
  40. Running With Scissors (Augusten Burrows): white male homosexual protagonist.
  41. Stardust (Neil Gaiman): white male heterosexual protagonist.
  42. Stargirl (Jerry Spinelli): white male heterosexual protagonist.
  43. This Boy’s Life (Tobias Wolff): white male heterosexual protagonist.
  44. To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee): white female heterosexual protagonist.
  45. The Neverending Story (Michael Ende): white male heterosexual protagonist.
  46. Lord of the Flies (William Golding): white male heterosexual protagonist.
  47. The Truth About Forever (Sarah Dessen): white female heterosexual protagonist.
  48. Looking for Alaska (John Green): white male heterosexual protagonist.
  49. Orphan Train (Christina Baker Kline): Penobscot Indian female heterosexual protagonist.
  50. Eleanor and Park (Rainbow Rowell): white female heterosexual protagonist.

As usual.

–your fangirl heroine.

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