Fiction » Literature » Coming of age

Me, Johnny, and The Babe
Price: Free! Words: 68,570. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Sports, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
This is the story of two 12-year-old best friends growing up on the mean streets of Philadelphia. It chronicles their friendship and tells the remarkable, untold true story of how Babe Ruth came to their local parish to play in one incredible baseball game. That September day in 1923 would forever change the lives of these two friends.
Playing the 'Son' Card
Price: Free! Words: 31,530. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Troy lost his father at age 9. Ever since then, he’s been steadily losing confidence in himself and his ability to make his way in the world. Troy is increasingly the target of bullies at school and he’s just hanging on. He hates school and socializing has become torture. Now age 12, he has one chance to change his life and start new. Will he meet the challenge or will he remain a victim?
Midheaven
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 88,200. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2010 by Hickey's Books. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Literary, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
In the early 1970's, high school senior Jodi McGee turns from drugs and boys to Christ, but soon thereafter falls for her English teacher. As a result, tragedies test her will, her faith, and her sanity. Finalist for the Ernest Hemingway Award for best first-published novel. "The pace, clarity and assurance of Midheaven made it a pleasure to read." Anne Tyler
Scholarship
Price: Free! Words: 102,880. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
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The Rocks Preparatory School for Boys lived in its own world. 140 odd boys and 16 teaching staff inhabited the school, mostly isolated from the outside world not just by the boundaries but also by the society they formed for themselves. Like all communities, most conformed, but some did not. A story of friendship and loss at a 1960s boarding school.
A Hero Grows in Brooklyn
Price: Free! Words: 48,990. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
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A Hero Grows in Brooklyn is a thrilling novel about Steve Marino, a junior high student seeking respect. Should he take after his violent father whose actions have flung his family into poverty? Or can he discover another way? Amidst swirling emotions, suddenly Steve discovers he must face the Skull Bones, a knife slashing gang. Armed only with courage, he takes on the challenge of his life.
Shadows in the Darkness
Price: Free! Words: 5,110. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
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When Jake goes fishing with his father and some friends, things don't turn out quite the way he thought they might.
Not Today, But Someday
Series: Emi Lost & Found, Prequel . Price: Free! Words: 52,440. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
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In December of 1994, Emi Hennigan discovered her father's infidelity. It was in that same month that Nate Wilson's first girlfriend broke up with him. Both heartbroken and jaded in their own ways, Emi and Nate became fast friends. This is how their story began.
Once, We Were Stolen
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 110,910. Language: Canadian English. Published: January 6, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Once, Violet and Ben Wrigley were stolen. The siblings discover what it takes to find love in desolation, to seek beauty in everyday ugliness, and to battle emotions for a man they struggle to hate. As their time together passes, the Wrigleys learn that their keeper is as much a captive as they are, and wonder if the three of them will ever break free.
Lonesome Serenity
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,930. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
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I am alone. Or am I? Surely no one has felt this alone. Surely no one has lived my pain. If only you could understand my sick muse like I do. Yet maybe if I show this small piece, you too can feel it. Tell me, am I alone?
The Offer
Price: Free! Words: 3,950. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
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A young boy on the cusp of adolescence is conflicted when suddenly propositioned by the young girl he has a crush on. He quickly discovers an uncomfortable truth that has soured the young girl's attitude towards the opposite sex, one that drives him to make an offer of his own, hoping to make a difference in her life.
Seeing Scarlet Volume One: Passages of Youth
Series: Seeing Scarlet, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,880. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Family, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
(Character ages: 8-12) Three short stories about coming of age: "Waves", "Winter's Garden" and "Fishing for Kisses". Were you ever a tomboy? Did you wish you could change your position in the family? Did you have your heart broken at early age by your best friend? Then you can relate to Scarlet. Escape to Narragansett, Rhode Island and enjoy some fresh new shorts, this summer!
Pelican Smile
Price: Free! Words: 1,100. Language: Australian English. Published: March 10, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
When Penny Leighton's father dies a huge hole is left in her heart, and it is a hole she has fallen into deeply. She becomes preoccupied with the need to know where his remains have been scattered. Desperate to set her father's haunting spirit free she, instead, discovers how to set herself free—to forgive
Angels Versus Virgins
Price: Free! Words: 4,590. Language: British English. Published: February 2, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
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A young man with a mission: to get himself killed, to subvert the established order in the name of the one true faith. What can come between him and the virgins he has been promised, if not the Angels in his heart? Dark humour lightens this tale of teenage longing taken to the extreme.
A Family Legacy: The Watson Works
Price: Free! Words: 52,840. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
(5.00 from 1 review)
Another tragedy has struck the Watson family and now the only thing left is the family business. Connor, the younger of the teen brothers, must try to make the tough decisions that will keep things going. Can Connor deal with his profound loss and prevent a similar tragedy when he has the chance? Can he find happiness and make a new family? Join Connor in this story of adventure and courage.
Abused - A Daughter's Story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,080. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Child abuse
(5.00 from 1 review)
Emily Miller knew her life was about to change forever the day her mother said, "I'm pregnant." She'd hear those words again and again--and with every pregnancy Emily's father changed from bad to worse. For years the Miller family suffered through his rages. It took a terrible loss for the family to regroup, and all the love Emily can muster to save her siblings.
Outrunning Crazy
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 92,400. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
(5.00 from 1 review)
Tammy Babcock’s life is like a bad country and western song. The men have left. The dog has died. And people keep getting born again. No matter where you go you can't outrun crazy.
From The Dead
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 93,460. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Inspirational
(5.00 from 1 review)
When Jesse Barlow escaped to Hollywood, he hungered for fame-but eleven years of failure result in a drug-induced suicide attempt. Revived at death's door, Jesse returns to his hometown to make amends. But Jesse's commitment becomes a baptism by fire when his secret son's illness calls for a sacrifice-one that could cost Jesse the very life he regained. A story of mercy, hope and second chances.
Note to Self
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 46,930. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
A story about an average guy and the girls who made him. Tim Newman's spent most of his life trying to understand the opposite sex to no avail. From childhood crushes to random one-nighters, surely there's a way to learn from his mistakes so that the next one doesn't get away? Indeed, every guy out there can learn a thing or two from Tim's encounters - no matter how awkward or embarrassing.
Balada Supravietuitorului a lui Sam cel Roman
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 23,430. Language: Romanian. Published: February 7, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
(5.00 from 1 review)
27 de povesti ale unui american naufragiat in Romania de cativa ani de zile
Struggles of a Country boy
Price: Free! Words: 73,180. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Adventure » General
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This is the fictionalized story of the author's growing up years during the 1950s. It is the story of a troubled boy, a dysfunctional family and how the boy learned to cope with the adversities life threw at him. It was the time when it was generally thought the ideal way to raise a boy was to live in the country, give him a dog, a .22 rifle and let him roam the open fields and woods.