Adolescence is a very hard time for people to go through, and many young students find solace in knowing other people are going through the same experiences. For some students, the only place they find this comfort and companionship is in young adult novels. The novel Sexy by Joyce Carol Oates is a place where adolescents can find a young man who is going through hard times and struggling to discover who he is and fit in with his peer group. This coming of age story is recommended to readers from ages twelve to eighteen according to Horn Book Guide (Oates, 2005, p 3).
By: Joyce Carol Oates