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    A book on Leaving Home

    Discussion in 'Book Discussion' started by Jonathan22, Jul 4, 2011.

    Hi, I wonder if anyone knows of any really good novels about a character leaving home. I am not looking for something about an adventure or something extraordinary happening, more a book on the general experience of it. I don't know of any books that focus on the emotional side of this and was wondering if anyone knows of one?

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    The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger, is kinda like that, but the main character is more staying away from home, rather than actually leaving.
     
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    Norwegian Wood is another good one.
     
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    Thanks, I'll take a look at the latter, I've read The Catcher In The Rye, it's a very good read.
    Well, if there's not much response I can only assume there's not a lot of books out there that cover this specific topic, which is only good for what I'm planning to write!
     
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    "Prep" is about a girl who goes to a boarding school (kind of like a going to college experience) on scholarship. It's a great read, but a chick lit, and you're a guy....
     
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    Looking For Alaska and An Abundance of Katherines by John Green.

    Both are good, albeit a bit dry.

    And although I haven't this particular series, I believe it partly deals with what you are looking for: The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares.
     
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    Oh and also for older reads:

    Great Expectations by Charles Dickens and A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce
     
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    The Grapes of Wrath by Steinbeck
     

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