Top 7 Coming-of-Age Novels with Kit

Teddy and Kit kick off Two Roads Month* by ranking the top 7 coming-of-age novels ever written. Topics include the adult/teen relationship genre, the twincest genre, and the origin of Kit and Teddy’s favorite angsty/inspirational teenage catchphrase, “You hear that world? We’re bigger than you!!!”   

*Two Roads Month = a month-long on-air celebration of Teddy’s new YA novel, Two Roads From Here, out from Simon & Schuster this June 20th. Order your copy now!   


Honorable mention: Adam by Ariel Schrag, The Moves Make the Man by Bruce Brooks, Battle Royale by Koushun Takami, and The Prince of Tides by Pat Conroy

7. Election by Tom Perrotta
6. Black Swan Green by David Mitchell (also Skippy Dies by Paul Murray)
5. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
4. The Chosen by Chaim Potok
3. The Last Picture Show by Larry McMurtry
2. IT by Stephen King
1. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee


Honorable mention: A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle and Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

7. The Secret History by Donna Tartt
6. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
5. Wingshooters by Nina Revoyr
4. Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami
3. The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth
2. The Grisha Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo
1. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith