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What is a coming-of-age story?

Coming-of-age story

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In genre studies, a coming-of-age story is a genre of literature and film that focuses on the growth of a protagonist from youth to adulthood ("coming of age"). Coming-of-age stories tend to emphasize dialogue or internal monologue over action, and are often set in the past. The subjects of coming-of-age stories are typically teenagers.[1]

[1]Benyahia, Sarah Casey; Gaffney, Freddie; White, John (2006). As Film Studies: The Essential Introduction. Essentials Series. Taylor & Francis. ISBN 0-415-39311-6. Retrieved 5 May 2011.

My note:  Question:  Does We the Animals emphasize dialogue or internal monologue, as the Wikipedia definition, based upon film study, says?   Is it a novel of personal development and maturation?  What do your own further research and thinking suggest?

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