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Book Review: What Cathy Saw and other stories

A highly original, well-written collection of four whimsical, yet often intense, short stories.

Among the Hidden by Margaret Peterson Haddix

A Coming-of-Age novel by Margaret Peterson with a story set in a dystopian future.

David Cook: A Retrospective

A reflection on two novels of David Cook that focus on childhood, adolescent development and intergenerational relationships.

The Amulet: A Book Review

An easy-to-read, skillfully written adventure that questions values from a child's point of view. It has you not wanting it to end.

Book Review: A Lucky Child by Thomas Buergenthal

A memoir of one young boy’s victory over the unimaginable cruelties, the starvation and brutality of the Nazi concentration camps.

The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13¾

A joyful reading experience from cover to cover, The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 ¾ gets TheSkykid.com's highest recommendation.

Book Review: What They Always Tell Us

An interesting young adult’s novel focusing on the family life and rite-of-passage experiences of two brothers who live in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

Fire from Heaven: A Book Review

"Fire from Heaven" is a book filled with wisdom about life and gives a lot of food for thought to its readers, young and old alike.

The Man Without a Face: A Book Review

A beautifully crafted portrayal of a boy's rite-of-passage experience during a summer in the 1970's as he prepares to take a school entrance exam.

How High Should Boys Sing?: A Book Review

As the author states: "This is not a book about church music. It is about boys singing". An study about the uniqueness of treble voices.

The Fort: A Book Review

Three 12-year-old boys spend long summer days hanging out in a treehouse fort in the woods playing war games as boys do -- until they witness a kidnapping.

Bamboo People: A Book Review

Bamboo People offers an intimate peek into the Coming-of-Age experiences of two teenagers who experience the horrors of the civil war in Burma.

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Book Review: The Misfits by James Howe

An engaging story about four middle school students and getting to know each other's unique traits, quirks, and personalities.

Lost in Yonkers (1993)

The story of the peculiar experiences of two young teen brothers who were sent to stay with their stern German grandmother and childlike aunt in Yonkers, New York in the summer of 1942.

A Book Review: Me and You by Niccolo Ammaniti

Set in Italy, this is a story about an introverted 14 year old boy from Rome who has troubles fitting in.

Boarding School (2018)

While initially this film appears to be a Coming-of-Age psychodrama, it shapes into something completely different once the story starts developing.

Just Like Dad (1995)

An easy going family-friendly flick that turns into a perfect choice for a laid back Sunday afternoon.