Books tagged: coming of age stories

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The Haunted Igloo
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Series: North Wind Tales: Arctic Trilogy · Children (ages 9-12). Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 49,780. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2010. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » People & Places / Polar Regions
For someone afraid of the dark, living in the Arctic is a severe test of courage. Ten-year-old Jean-Paul struggles to hide his fear and adjust to life in the NWT, where he is taunted by a group of Inuit boys because of his lameness caused by a birth defect. Forced imprisonment in a "haunted" igloo proves to be one of the most severe challenges to face Jean-Paul in the harsh Arctic environment.
The Freel of Streel: Part One in the Narrative of John of Origin
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Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 65,650. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2010. Category: Fiction » Literature » Visionary & metaphysical
It is always advisable, when you are a conman, to make sure that the town that you're about to try to con does not have a land such as Streel hidden within it. For if it does, you may find yourself trying to escape your mind in an incomprehensible land with a left-handed scribe, being forced to deal with lexically picky ants, Kweengs, and the Freel on your journey through your fears, God and love.
Claustrum: Part Two in the Narrative of John of Origin
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Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 61,290. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Visionary & metaphysical
Claustrum, a superhero with a strange power, the ability to control people with strange, elegiac mixtures of words, seemingly randomly shows up in the city of Dioma, not knowing where he came from or why he is there. The city is then beleaguered by the cruel villain Sine Animus, who is immune to Claustrum's powers over words. Claustrum flees the city and is forced to seek his own personal truth.
Crossing 13: Memoir of a Father's Suicide
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 20,680. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
"Crossing 13" is a coming-of-age story about a thirteen-year-old girl whose life is instantly altered after the suicide death of her father. An award-winning story that will open your eyes, break your heart and touch your soul!
Unconditional
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 66,740. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Gay & Lesbian
A small town filled with prying eyes. A high school that tolerates bullying and violence. Parents who cannot handle news of their child being different. These are the three most volatile components of any teen struggling to find their way and the mixture brews more trouble than most can imagine.
John's Dead
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,040. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2012. Category: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
"John's Dead" conveys a ten-year-old boy's coming-of-age moment in the midst of the John Lennon assassination.
At the Ditch in the Center of the Universe
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Price: Free! Words: 7,250. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2012 by Geraldine Glodek. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
It's 1959. Tim Giovannini, whose family made it out of the mines and factories of Pennsylvania, wants nothing to do with kids whose parents still come home with dirty hands. He has a chance to go to the Buddy Holly concert in Iowa with Hal Jones, the laces of whose sneakers Tim does not feel fit to loose. Hal can't stomach Tim, but a ride to Iowa in Tim's dad's car is his only way to get there
Cuckoo Funeral, Magique, The Odd Job: Three Short Stories
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,420. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
In "Cuckoo Funeral", a Korean-American teen knows her mother is the keeper of a secret, but she cannot pry it from her. In "Magique", a man wants his wife to partner with him in his greatest dream - to be a full-time magician - but she thinks magic is a stupid hobby. He gives her one last chance to support him. In "The Odd Job", an old man offers a vagrant woman a job scraping paint off his house.