Enter to Win a Box of Coming of Age Stories

Can’t get enough coming of age stories? Five grand prize winners will also receive three bonus books from our friends at GiftLit, where they believe good books make great gifts and have a team of experts who compile gift boxes for readers of all ages and genres accordingly!

The Sunlight Pilgrims by Jenni Fagan – It’s November of 2020, and the world is freezing over. Each day colder than the last. There’s snow in Israel, the Thames is overflowing, and an iceberg separated from the Fjords in Norway is expected to drift just off the coast of Scotland. Grieving and ready to build life anew, Dylan heads north to bury his mother’s and grandmother’s ashes on the Scottish islands where they once lived.

Losing It by Emma Rathbone – For readers of Rainbow Rowell and Maria Semple, and filled with offbeat characters and subtle, wry humor, Losing It is about the primal fear that you just. might. never. meet. anyone. It’s about desiring something with the kind of obsessive fervor that almost guarantees you won’t get it, and it’s about the decisions—and non-decisions—we make that can end up shaping a life.

Local Girls by Caroline Zancan – The first person to break your heart isn’t always your boyfriend. Sometimes it’s your best friend.

Spaceman by Mike Massimino – Massimino’s childhood space dreams were born the day Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon, but his journey to realizing those dreams was as unlikely as it is captivating.

Jonathan Unleashed by Meg Rosoff – A charming, hilarious novel about a young New Yorker’s search for happiness and the two dogs who help him find it.

How to Set a Fire and Why by Jesse Ball – A teenage girl. A shattering loss. An obsession with a secret arson club. This is the story of a girl who has nothing and will burn anything.

How to Be a Person in the World by Heather Havrilesky – The author of the weekly advice column Ask Polly, featured in New York magazine’s The Cut, is here to guide you through the “what if’s” and “I don’t knows” of modern life with the signature wisdom and tough love her readers have come to expect.

Surprise Me by Deena Goldstone – an unconventional love story about two writers who see more in each other than they see in themselves, and how that faith transforms them.

Californium by R. Dean Johnson – It’s late summer 1982 when the Houghton family moves to Yorba Linda, California—the self-anointed “Land of Gracious Living.” Fourteen year-old Reece is trying his best to believe his family has come to California for the opportunities it affords and not to outrun a shared family secret, but he’s beginning to realize that even his heroes have flaws, everybody lies, and starting a band may be his only chance at salvation.

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This sweepstakes ended at 11:59 P.M. (Eastern Time) on August 24, 2016.

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