Fiction » Literature » Coming of age

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.
Scar Jewelry
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 87,710. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
(5.00 from 5 reviews)
What do we really know about our parents or the ways they shape us? For twins Deirdre and Langston, 20, the answer is: not enough. With their father long dead, and their mother now in a coma, they realize they don't even know whom to notify. In fact, they understand almost nothing about their mother. They delve into her life and uncover secrets that revise the past and transform the future.
Suicide City, A Love Story
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 75,640. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2013. Category: Fiction » Drama » American
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
A coming of age tale with a dark side. Sick of feeding stinking pigs and fed up with her mother’s controlling ways, sixteen-year-old August Bailey leaves the farm to find freedom and adventure in the city. She falls in love with seventeen-year-old Reese, a street kid and former heroin addict struggling against addiction. To what lengths will she go to prove her love? And at what cost?
How to Become Famous in High School
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Series: The Braithewaite Pentalogy, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 77,210. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Drama
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
When innocent dreams and selfish schemes collide and the line between them becomes blurred... When every good thing you've worked for has been turned to dust... Few can stand up under all that... Could you?
Midheaven
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 88,200. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2010 by Hickey's Books. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Literary
(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
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Price: Free! Words: 102,880. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2011. Category: 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.
Once, We Were Stolen
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 110,910. Language: Canadian English. Published: January 6, 2013. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
(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.
A Family Legacy: The Watson Works
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Price: Free! Words: 52,840. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2009. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
(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.
Outrunning Crazy
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 92,400. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2010. Category: 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.
Struggles of a Country boy
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Price: Free! Words: 73,180. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
(5.00 from 1 review)
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.
Honor and Lies
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 62,030. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
(5.00 from 1 review)
When 14-year-old Sissy discovers she's not simply the dark skinned friend of the Davis family, she's devastated. The truth destroys everything she's ever known about herself.
House of Rejects
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 94,500. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2011 by Kidneymountain Publishing. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
(5.00 from 1 review)
House of Rejects is a funny coming of age novel about an eccentric family trying to save its house from foreclosure.
The Rivalry
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Price: Free! Words: 72,420. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
(5.00 from 1 review)
The Rivalry is the inspirational story of a typical high school student who becomes memorable once he steps on the basketball court. Pete Berman’s on-court wizardry also fuels his confidence in both social and scholastic settings. The story gives the reader insight into the mind of a teenager, and all of the complex and often primitive emotions of the high school experience.
Chasing Grace: A Novel of Odd Redemption
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 118,280. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Visionary & metaphysical
(5.00 from 1 review)
Cathy Callahan runs away at age ten to escape her mother’s abuse and find God. After thirty years of funny, brutal, uplifting adventures, she finds unexpected grace in the last place she thinks to look. This is a raw, humorous look at spiritual coming of age, at unconventional ways to heal deep emotional wounds, and at finding greater purpose in surprising places despite desperate odds.
Butterfly Jar
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 70,070. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2012. Category: Fiction » African American fiction » Urban life
(5.00 from 1 review)
With all the rhythm, poetry, and pain of a Black girl's childhood in South Central LA, Jalondra Davis tells the story of Tanis Sutton, who dreams of having happy parents, straight hair, and an ice-cream colored house on the west side of town. In this coming-of-age story set against the backdrop of the LA 92 riots, Tanis struggles with first boyfriends, schoolyard cliques, and family secrets.
The Forty Watt Flowers
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 91,180. Language: American English. Published: August 1, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
(5.00 from 1 review)
All Trisha wants to do is create something meaningful. Since she's living in Athens, Georgia, she finds four other women and The Forty Watt Flowers are formed. From the jock atmosphere of the garage where they rehearse to the beer-soaked bars where they gig, five young women struggle to find sanity in the mess of notes they try to play and the hiccups of their lives.
In Our Midst
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Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 92,640. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
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Stanton, Indiana, in 1990, is a town in which people love their kids, joke with their mayor, attend church, and support the Wood Carving Festival. But, one boy is growing up with a secret that he unknowingly shares with another son of the community, a soldier in the Korean War who died the day he came home.
Love in the A Shau
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 155,920. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » USA
(5.00 from 1 review)
Blue collar charity case Daniel faces certain failure at an elite men's college and waning attention from his new wealthy girlfriend Colleen. Daniel volunteers for the army and struggles to get out of South Vietnam's A Shau Valley alive while Colleen loses respect for her silver spoon. Daniel and Colleen fight society's prejudices to find themselves and more in the turbulent culture of the 1960s.
Amazed by her Grace, Book II
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Price: Free! Words: 117,440. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
(5.00 from 1 review)
For anyone who’s ever had a crush on a teacher comes the story of Tracy, a shy and abused teen from the projects who suddenly finds herself in a posh private school, and Grace, the revered and aloof coach who offers the girl a chance to join the school's inner circle of privileged athletes. What Tracy doesn't know about the beautiful Miss Grace is that not everything that glitters is gold.
The Drifters
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 82,850. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Literary
(5.00 from 1 review)
The morning after her high school graduation, a suburbanite finds her plans for the future threatened by a careless but egregious crime. Instead of heading off for a university experience with all her friends, she enters the bizarre purgatory that is community college, where a trio of aimless but talented artists and musicians take her under their wing.