Fiction » Literature » Coming of age

The Youth & Young Loves of Oliver Wade: Stories
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 82,440. Language: American English. Published: June 6, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
(5.00 from 1 review)
Ollie Wade navigates fifteen years of boys and heartache in this collection of short stories.
The Scribe's Daughter
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 118,990. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
(5.00 from 1 review)
Usurped foreign thrones, vengeful noblemen, hardship, trauma and danger… Is information about Kassia’s past, about the mysteries of her family’s history, reward enough to face a future she doesn’t want? Only an unyielding inner strength will help her survive, and only then will she discover that contrary to her prior beliefs, she is not defined by external things, that she is worthy to be loved.
Tornado Gift
Price: Free! Words: 2,130. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
(5.00 from 1 review)
A short story, about 2000 words. Strange is when a passing tornado drops an antique Westinghouse refrigerator in the backyard of your trailer. Stranger still is what is inside when Dad opens it, and what the contents mean for two rambunctious boys who often pay too little attention to their surroundings.
The Accidental Siren
Price: Free! Words: 86,820. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
(4.93 from 14 reviews)
Mara Lynn is the most beautiful girl in the world. James Parker is the ordinary boy who discovers her power. The Accidental Siren is a twisted fairytale about young love, growing up, and the frightening potential of infinite beauty.
Something Like Winter
Series: Something Like..., Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 129,550. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
(4.83 from 6 reviews)
When Tim meets recklessly brave Benjamin Bentley, a whole new world opens up to him—love, sex, warmth…home. Certain that society won’t understand what they have together, Tim struggles to protect their relationship. As his lies push Ben away, Tim learns that the greatest enemy can come from within. Something Like Winter is the companion novel to Something Like Summer.
Now They Call Me Gunner
Price: Free! Words: 90,880. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
(4.82 from 11 reviews)
In the summer of '71, between high school and university, Phil takes a job as a short-order cook in his home town in upstate New York. When the waitress's ex-husband is murdered, the police suspect Randal, a Viet Nam vet who is the head cook. To help Randal prove his innocence, Phil is dragged into the world of outlaw motorcycle gangs and drug dealers.
Melody and the Pier to Forever: Book One
Series: Melody and the Pier to Forever. Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 314,070. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
(4.80 from 10 reviews)
The Pier goes on ... forever. Epic battles at sea, an undead soul-eating villain, the unbreakable bonds of friendship and love, and the courageous heroes who are called upon to rescue a doomed world ... This is just a taste of what awaits you in the pages of the epic fantasy saga Melody and the Pier to Forever. [For young adults and up.]
Besserwisser: A Novel (The Know-It-Alls)
Price: Free! Words: 70,500. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
(4.75 from 4 reviews)
Munich, 1990: American expat slacker Gordy Ford poses as a top Hitler scholar, all to impress a girl. Stuck in his scam, Gordy soon thinks he's stumbled onto a shocking historical discovery that's made him the target of a wannabe Neo-Nazi and shady Russian mafia. There's comedy, satire, and a rowdy plot. Everyone's an impostor, and all get exposed despite their best efforts.
The End of the Circus
Price: Free! Words: 2,910. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
(4.75 from 4 reviews)
Boy meets girl after dark, at the conclusion of the circus... for a rendezvous both bitter and sweet.
Tales From A Tiny Thai Table
Price: Free! Words: 7,170. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Literature » Literary
(4.75 from 4 reviews)
The night before the morning after. Can this small Thai restaurant be the setting to a monumental moment in four peoples lives? Each person has their own story and an entire life ahead of them. But is something about to happen that will change their lives forever? These four young twenty-something’s aren’t aware, but their futures hang in the balance.
Price: Free! Words: 165,050. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
(4.75 from 4 reviews)
Summer is a time for love, sorrow, joy and pain – but mostly, it is a time for change. Summer is the season from which all memories flow. For Maggie and Peter, the summer of 1968 is one that changed their lives forever. For Jenny and Tom, the summer of 1979 is the one that will be remembered most. Two couples - one married the other childhood friends - separated by years, but inexorably linked.
When Summer Lingers
Price: Free! Words: 2,290. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
(4.75 from 4 reviews)
Dahna is quite comfortable in her role as an outcast. Her favorite activities are painting her nails and hanging out on the beach. An observation by the quirky Carr leads to an endearing friendship between two unlikely people. Note: This short story was first featured in Summer Shorts II: Best Kept Secrets by Durham Editing and E-books.
Know Not Why: A Novel
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 112,650. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Gay & Lesbian, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
(4.71 from 7 reviews)
Howie gets a job at a hokey arts ‘n crafts store to meet girls. Instead, he meets Arthur. Sure, Arthur is smart and charming and has distractingly magnificent eyelashes, but there’s no getting away from one troublesome fact: he’s a dude. And Howie, who’s spent the past twenty-two years being strictly unexceptional, isn’t about to shake up his whole (mediocre) existence now. ... Right?
Benjamin and Mariah
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 1,890. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2011 by Glair Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
A sweet story about a man and his most unusual friend.
Price: Free! Words: 3,860. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
Epi Martin was an intelligent young girl on the cusp of becoming a mature woman. She enjoyed the nearly unquestioning trust of her mother and the devoted attention of Alfredo, the young man whom she loved and who in turn was entirely taken with her special charms. The future seemed safe and quite certain, until one day of irrevocable change. A short story. (May be unsuitable for some readers.)
The Hands of God
Series: Women of Power, Book 2. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 67,820. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
(4.63 from 8 reviews)
How Would You Live If You Lost Your Hands? Could you feed yourself? Clean yourself? What about opening a door? How would you dress yourself, or tie your shoes? Would everyone you ever loved consider you a freak? A monster? Pamela Ruka knows the answers to these questions, and more. When she was six years old, she lost her hands in the accident that claimed her mother’s life.
EyeLeash: A Blog Novel (teenage memoir)
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 65,700. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
(4.50 from 6 reviews)
Jade Ashton is a sassy virgin. In her blog, she vents about "fitting in" a superficial world. Suddenly all logic flies out the window when she meets Novan: the former geek, who's morphed into a delicious songwriter-musician. EyeLeash captures self-discovery in the 2000s, and showcases the intricate drama in two youths' relentless search for themselves--and what's really in their hearts.
The Jensens
Price: Free! Words: 1,440. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
(4.50 from 4 reviews)
A young girl finds an inspiring book at a garage sale where an older man is selling the things of his recently deceased wife. A short story.
Would You Remember ME
Series: Short Stories by Lynette Ferreira. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,070. Language: British English. Published: June 10, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues
(4.50 from 4 reviews)
Suicide is the third leading cause of death among adolescents and teenagers. In this short story, the writer is fifteen years old, contemplating suicide. In her darkest hour she writes a letter.
Severed Hearts
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,480. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2011 by Publishing by Rebecca J. Vickery. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Christian » Romance
(4.50 from 4 reviews)
Julie Blanton's dream is realized when shy Johnny Michaels all but professes his love. But, when he enlists two days later without so much as a goodbye, her world crashes. Johnny has loved Julie since high school. But before he can muster the courage to ask for a real date, he overhears words that cut to the core. Humiliation drives him to make a rash decision. Will it cost him Julie's love?