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If You Like... New Adult

What happens when the characters stop being teenagers, but are not quite adults? New Adult books have older protagonists (often college-aged) and are at a point in their lives where transition is the key word. Try these if you want a coming-of-age story in which characters are crossing over into adulthood.

(Located in Adult Fiction unless indicated)

The Elementals
by Francesca Lia Block

Something Like Normal
by Trish Doller  YA FIC DOLLER

Star Crossed
by Jennifer Echols


by Sophie Flack  YA FIC FLACK

Where She Went
by Gayle Forman (YA FIC FORMAN)

Someday, Someday, Maybe
by Lauren Graham

by Colleen Hoover  YA FIC HOOVER

Twelve Long Months
by Brian Malloy  YA FIC MALLOY

One Week Girlfriend
by Monica Murphy

The Edge of Never
by J.A. Redmerski

The Secret of Ella and Micha
by Jessica Sorensen

by Tammara Webber



Blankets: An Illustrated Novel
by Craig Thompson  741.5 THO

Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic
by Alison Bechdel  741.5092 BEC


More Titles to Try

The Night Gwen Stacy Died
by Sarah Bruni

The Language of Flowers

by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

These Days Are Ours
by Michelle Haimoff

Kiss Me First
by Lottie Moggach

Hollywood Strip
by Shamron Moore

Me Before You
by JoJo Moyes

These Girls
by Sarah Pekkanen

An Uncommon Education
by Elizabeth Percer

The Kissing List
by Stephanie Reents

Iris Has Free Time
by Iris Smyles

Rogue Touch
by Christine Woodward


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