Fiction » Literature » Coming of age

Bobby Slater's World
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 84,030. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Summer, 1964 and for thirteen-year-old Bobby Slater, one of those rich summer kids up on Baker Lake, it’s idyllic - swimming, fishing, baseball, hiking the mountains around the lake, camping on the islands, but what Bobby wants is a girlfriend. Be careful what you wish for, Bobby.
Grandpa & Henry
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Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 34,500. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
After his grandfather falls ill, an orphan boy must learn how to fend for himself in a strange city.
Lucky Now and Zen
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 44,170. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2011 by Olo Books. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama
Luke Gallagher rules the world as the luckiest guy on the planet. Well, not literally. But he gets the grades, the girls, and the goals ever since he rubbed the belly of the Laughing Buddha statue in Chinatown. His luck drops in the crapper on the first day of university. Now Luke's got to shovel his way out and maybe, just maybe, find true love...plus a little Zen Buddhism and real magic.
Shortcut
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,350. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Lacey decides to warn Catrine that she's in danger from Will Brennerman, even though she's risking her own uncertain social status in eighth grade. She'll do it even though she doesn't even like Catrine, or the pack of serious losers Catrine has gathered around her ...
Scholarship
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Price: Free! Words: 102,880. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
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.
War Game
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,650. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Jo and Lije were secret friends, talking at night from their windows across three feet of alley. It wasn't a big secret, their friendship. It was a little secret, something pleasant, but not really important. Until all the kids in the neighborhood joined forces to play a war game. Jo's war game.
The Great Shark Hunt
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Price: Free! Words: 5,960. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
As if battling a fifteen-foot Great White Shark off the coast of Northern California wasn't enough, Jack McClure must fend off his marine biologist friend who is hitting on the girl of his dreams. Will Jack find his voice in time to land the shark and the girl?
The Valor Road
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 94,840. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » War
Lauren O’Day and Lloyd Foster represent the oldest surviving students of Harrison Traditional School (HST). The school and the nearby town of Schonefield, Montana are unlucky enough to find themselves in a double cross scheme of an unidentified foreign bloc’s attempt to both ingratiate themselves to their new economic partner - The United States - while eliminating those conservative elements.
Cousin Tina Disappears
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 40,470. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2011 by Hesitation Press. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Cousin Tina Disappears is a convoluted story about an isolated family living in a small, American town. Tina’s cousin, a long-time guest in their home, describes her murder, an infestation of flies, the humiliation of selling shoddy Christmas cards, a failed attempt to enlist in the Army, and his role in the disposal of Tina’s body.
Birch Hills at World's End
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 60,690. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2011 by Vagabondage Press LLC. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama
Birch Hills at World’s End begins between Detroit and nowhere, in 1999, when high school senior Josh Reilly senses an apocalypse approaching. A web of domestic strife, romantic rivalry, and millennial anxiety challenges two boys to stand together as their youth comes apart. Columbine... Y2K... can friendships survive the end of the world?
Spider and I: The Story of a Boy and His Vampire
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,680. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Jack wants nothing more than a normal life after his parents' untimely deaths. He bounces from foster home to foster home, haunted at each stop by a monster he thinks of only as "the shadow man". As Jack grows older, he learns "the shadow man" isn't the only monster in his life...
All the Courses Run (An Equine Tale)
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 63,750. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
When Anna Grant enters the world of show jumping, her dreams are crushed by a sinister man who brings out the darkness in her own soul.
How I Come to Know
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,200. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Ten-year old Rex can’t contain his curiosity about grown-up ways. After stumbling upon his married aunt engaged in a backseat ‘wrestling match’ with a man not her husband, he innocently shares the information with another family member and quickly ‘comes to know’ that being too inquisitive can be downright risky, not to mention embarrassing.
The Connexion of Khayaddi Cura
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Price: Free! Words: 1,980. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
One day, Draxar and Gracie Cura decided to try for one last child. What they hatched is a male they named Khayaddi Khospir. They decided to raise this child themselves, instead of a foreign crown. They really did this because they had to hide him and they did successfully for many years until he came of age and decided that did until he came of age and wanted to face them himself.
The Slope of Kongwa Hill: A Boy's Tale of Africa
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 154,130. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2011 by Agio Publishing House. Category: Nonfiction » History » Africa
Based on the author's memoirs, this novel picks up his story when, at age 9, as a result of his parents moving to East Africa, Tony finds himself bound for Kongwa School in January 1952. Located just south of the Maasai Steppe where was to be found every manner of game, exotic bird life, insects and reptiles, Kongwa provided a harsh if adventure-filled location in which to be educated and grow.
Never Smooth: Stafford's Hands
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,420. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Literary
Stafford's hands were made for poetry, not all this.
The Last Finn
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,680. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Two farm boys growing up along the banks of the Ohio River is the setting for this riveting coming-of-age tale of an idyllic life with dark undertones.
Expectations
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 46,320. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
A young boy grows up during the difficult days of the Great Depression, where he faces many problems and choices that conflict with his perception of what he and other people might normally EXPECT.
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.
True Friends
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 47,770. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
It’s fall, 1983. David Chalmers hangs with a group of science-fiction fans. Alison Hughes runs with the popular crowd. Events cause David and Alison to consider the meaning of friendship and how strong their bonds to their "friends" will be after high school.