Fiction Nation: Dust to Dust

by Allana Luta When I think of transitions, I immediately thought of Bildungsroman, the literary world’s fancy term for a coming-of-age story. The Catcher in the Rye and the Harry Potter series are just two modern examples of this genre. But what I want to talk about is a series that’s critically acclaimed but I feel is not as popular as it should be: Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials. His Dark Materials is likely known among book lovers but I want it to be as widely common a read as Harry Potter or The Hunger Games or even the frickin’ Bible….