Many of the most controversial young adult books portray young people on the cusp of maturity. Such books are often controversial for their frank depictions of issues of sexuality, personal identity, and more. ""Coming-of-Age Fiction"" contains entries on some of the most popular and often-challenged books in America. Coverage includes: ""The Alice"" books by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor; ""A Day No Pigs Would Die"" by Robert Newton Peck; ""The Goosebumps"" books by R.L. Stine; ""Then Again, Maybe I Won't"" by Judy Blume; ""We All Fall Down"" by Robert Cormier and many more.
Steven Otfinoski has been writing for more than three decades. He is the author of Nineteenth-Century Writers in the American Profiles series, Great Black Writers, African Americans in the Performing Arts, Latinos in the Arts, and many other books for Facts On File and Chelsea House.