Making the transition from childhood to adulthood can be a crazy challenge — almost like crossing a portal to a scary new world, or traveling to a new planet. So thank goodness for science fiction and fantasy books! Which book did you read, that helped you make the leap to adulthood in one piece?

Please include a picture, book cover, piece of artwork or other visual representation of your chosen book. And please mention the title, author, and why it helped you. Thanks!

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Top image: A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin. There are so many, really. But this one is like a manual of how to grow up and take responsibility for yourself. And it’s a great, great book. Italian book cover art by Silvia Fusetti.


Contact the author at charliejane@io9.com.

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