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Swiss Chocolate
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 139,690. Language: American English. Published: April 16, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Life in a Swiss boarding school is idyllic for Drew Smith. Captivated by the beauty of the Swiss Alps, he is also in love with the girl of his dreams, Alexandra Cavalletti, a young aristocrat from Rome. His world is ripped apart when he and Alexandra are expelled from school after being caught making love in the woods one night. Drew goes home to a broken family, and all that he has come to expec
Stories for Amanda
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 121,740. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2013 by Amanda Todd Foundation. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Amanda Todd wanted to share her story with other kids and let them know they should never be punished for who they are. AmandaToddLegacy.org reaches out to kids in need, and provides resources for finding help. 100% of the proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated toward that vision. 16 bestselling authors offer a new story or scene from their most popular series for this worthy cause.
Getting By
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 110,640. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
John, dumpster-diving adolescent loner—and proud of it!—, is appalled when his mother comes home with a baby girl but no formula or diapers. With the help of the only two adults he trusts, John raises his sister, defies his ruthless grandfather, conceals his own inner wolf, goes to school, makes money, inherits money, and fears change. Will he try to embrace it?—and Alexandra, his only friend?
Freedom Bird
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 113,980. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
THREE YOUNG SOLDIERS, home from the Vietnam War, discover themselves and their future in San Francisco during the "Summer Of Love."
Wells Without Water
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 114,090. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
(5.00 from 8 reviews)
Ruth Clayton has a dangerous secret to keep. Living in an all-white town in Alabama at a time of charged racial emotions, she is pregnant—and the baby is half black. "Wells Without Water" chronicles the coming of age of Ruth’s son, Theodore Clayton, and the one boy in town who dares to befriend him.
Vision Speak
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 103,270. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2010. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
In "Vision Speak", a young woman holds the key to a wondrous new path for humanity - but can she overcome a dark force intent on devastation? ".... a great read! I couldn't put it down.  ... this book keeps you on your toes from the beginning to the end." “...one of the best novels -- of any kind -- that I've read in some time.."
Carry Me Away
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 105,540. Language: American English. Published: August 14, 2013 by Evolved Publishing LLC. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Evolved Publishing presents "Carry Me Away" by Robb Grindstaff. As he did with "Hannah's Voice," Grindstaff has captured the unique voice and soul of girl facing extraordinary circumstances, this one struggling with the almost unthinkable at such a young age - her own mortality. LITERARY FICTION
All The Hippies Are Dead
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 102,370. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2011 by Spore Press. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A coming of age novel like no other. Alex's life was bland, carefree, and safe; working for a medium-sized San Francisco newspaper, until one night it went all wrong. A chance meeting with a girl at a party, a single night of excess, and suddenly Alex's life spiraled out of control. Hooked on heroin and a girl he couldn't shake, Alex battles to find himself and the life he had so quickly lost.
Attraction and Repulsion
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 116,340. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
The setting is Paris. The agenda is merrymaking. The unexpected is two people falling in love and fighting for the right to love, as an ex-friend of the woman becomes insanely jealous, and clinically insane, and does his best to keep them apart. A love and adventure story--with a large cast of colorful characters--that takes place in the parks, cemeteries, streets, and on the rooftops of Paris.
Bridge Ices Before Road by S. Rose
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 163,620. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Bildungsroman/Literary Fiction: The year is 1970. In a blue-collar suburb of Boston, two eleven year-old Catholic girls struggle to come of age in a culture still very much dominated by men. Told in the first person voice of a young girl, the novel explores familial upheavals surrounding race relations and the changing roles of women, as well as the far reaching damage done by a pedophile priest.
American Fraternity Man
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Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 187,890. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2013 by Beating Windward Press. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Charles Washington, a college grad brimming with energy and idealism and promise, is swept up in the Compassion Boom. At the height of the financial meltdown, he spurns the prescribed job market to take a job with a not-for-profit, sacrificing salary for the selfless mission of his first post-college employer. Charles is out to save the world – the world of fraternities!
Where Wolves Dream
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 308,650. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
is a novel that tells a story of Salam, an American-Iraqi man. He sets a sail on a journey in 2003 from Chicago to his homeland in Iraq to seek a closure with his past. He listens to the stories of his friends, the Wolves, as Barrya, a mysterious gypsy woman, tell him what happened to his friends and the people of Balluria over the past 50 years. It is fiction with true stories at the sametime.
Our Lady of the Lowriders
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 161,480. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2010. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Roger Donnelly's best friend says that Jesus and the Virgin Mary have started talking to him. Jesse Montoya is Roger's all-time best pal, and he swears he's having visions and can work miracles. Roger has stood by Jesse since the first grade, but as time passes and Jesse insists his mysticism is real, Roger reluctantly gets dragged into Jesse's weird world of Catholic dreams and maybe-miracles.
Hoodie
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 107,870. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues
(3.83 from 6 reviews)
Ben (aka Hoodie) is a contemporary anti-hero, struggling to retain his integrity in a world of shifting values. His escapades provide a blend of up-to-date realism, dream-like escapism and gritty hard-hitting action, all while navigating a magical mystery tour of his mind.
Forbidden
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 210,520. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Forbidden is set on the French-Creole island of Saint Helen in a society whose past is rooted in the horrors of slavery, and where social status is determined by the colour of your skin. Christian Joseph, a mulatto born out of wedlock, discovers his father has left his plantation to Christian’s mother. This causes controversy and turmoil in the lives of all those associated with the estate.
All that you can leave behind
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 106,810. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2010. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Literary
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
To 13 year old Sage, the Caribbean island he just moved to with his apathetic mother might as well be deserted. Away from the turmoil of his old life in California, he is now left to deal with a past of abuse, but finds he holds his own key to happiness inside. More than a story of redemption, it tells of the innate human drive for life and love, a quest for happiness on which all of us embark.
Bitterness (An African Novel from Zambia)
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 113,190. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2011 by Mondial. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
This is one of the most realistic and passionate contemporary novels (Julius Chongo Award 2006 for Best Creative Writing) about the life of young people in today's Africa, written by Malama Katulwende, a Zambian poet, novelist, and intellectual. It depicts the political struggle of Zambia's students, and the hope and despair of the book's main character.
Beep! Beyond the Frogpond and Back
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 157,400. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2013 by Plowshare Media. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues
We've all wondered what we would do if we could live our lives over again, knowing what we know now. It's easy to imagine, but the actual result might be far different than we may think, or wish.... Down and out, Bob B. Pilhaus, known to his friends as "Beep" or "BP", makes a deal with a strange woman he meets that he lives to regret—an unforgettable trip through a chilling karmic time-trap.
Caught in the Winds
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 126,130. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Religious
A new student at an evangelical college comes-of-age by encountering his deepest aspirations. Explore the world of conservative Christianity as Morrie Schiller’s love-life filters through a mix of philosophy and religion. Time was when he only wanted to meet a Christian girl and settle down as an ordinary church-goer. However, the Socratic dictum: Know Thyself seems to be his sacred calling.
The Wrong Outfit
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 143,850. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2013 by Gate 17. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
The Wrong Outfit is a powerful novel about a boy called Adam Nedman, who grows up through the 1970s and 80s and is greatly affected by both football and Punk Rock. Perhaps Adam was just in the wrong place at the wrong time? From home life to football terrace. Through school days to punk chaos. Perhaps there had never been any doubt? Adam was in the wrong outfit.