#Bookadayuk Day 17: Favorite Coming of Age Book

Middlesex - Jeffrey Eugenides

There are so many great coming-of-age stories to choose from, but I have to go with Eugenides' Middlesex. It explores not just the growth of an individual, but also has the grand scale of a multi-generational family epic. The unusual nature of Calliope/Cal's journey of self-discovery makes it unique in many ways, but does not keep it from also examining the universal themes of growing up and figuring out your identity. I was so overwhelmed by the book when I read it, I've never been able to write a proper review.