Coming of age stories are my favorite and I know I am not alone. These stories take place in a time when a person is starting to become a fully formed thing. A time where you are learning how to think for yourselves, how to view the world around you. It's a time of introspection and wondering how others see you. You are discovering your own body, your sexuality, your creativity.
It can also be a horrible time full of pain and confusion and feelings of being totally and completely lost. But I think that's the beauty in these stories: the discovery and the pain and freedom that you don’t even understand you have.