What makes "That Was Then, This Is Now" a coming of age novel?

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Bryon and Mark are both teenagers whose lives drastically change after a series of unfortunate, tragic events. At the beginning of the novel, Bryon and Mark are both carefree boys who have fun getting into trouble and messing around. Bryon is slightly more mature than Mark at the beginning of the story because Mark has no regard for authority whatsoever....

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