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The Johnny Moss Room by Ellen Kesend
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 80,270. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Women's fiction » General(5.00 from 1 review)
It takes a lot of guts to be Merv Moss's daughter and even more to love him. In this dramedy about the complicated bonds between fathers and daughters,17-year-old budding film genius Lilo Moss struggles to touch the grace and forgiveness that will lead her to come to terms with her outrageous ex-comic dad before it's too late. Set in 1960s New York and Miami, when all the world was changing.
Know Not Why: A Novel by Hannah Johnson
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?
The Minister's Daughter (Book 4 in The Sovereign Series) by Jennifer Wixson
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 100,310. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
After a tragic loss a young woman grudgingly returns to her hometown of Sovereign, Maine and finds the life -- and love-- for which she's searched across the globe.
Barefoot in the City of Broken Dreams by Brent Hartinger
Series: Russel Middlebrook: The Futon Years, Book 2. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 66,520. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Russel Middlebrook, gay and 24, has moved to Los Angeles with his boyfriend to try to make it as a screenwriter. But working in Hollywood isn't anything like it is in the movies, and Russel grows increasingly desperate to learn the secret to Tinseltown success. A "new adult" companion novel to 2014's The Thing I Didn't Know I Didn't Know, by the author of the gay teen classic, Geography Club.
Once, We Were Stolen by Courtney Symons
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.
Amazed by her Grace, Book III by Janet Walker
Price: $4.00 USD. Words: 95,960. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2012. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Contemporary woman, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age(4.00 from 1 review)
APRIL 2015 EDITION! For any teacher who’s ever had a student pet comes the story of Grace, the admired P.E. teacher and coach whose wall of fascinating aloofness and privacy begins to fall when she meets the shy, disarming, gifted student athlete Tracy. What the beautiful Miss Grace doesn't want Tracy to find out is that not everything that glitters in Grace's life is gold.
Something Like Winter by Jay Bell
Series: Something Like..., Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 129,570. 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.
The Thing I Didn't Know I Didn't Know by Brent Hartinger
Series: Russel Middlebrook: The Futon Years, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 62,470. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age(4.00 from 2 reviews)
Twenty-three-year-old Russel Middlebrook searches for the secret to gay life and love in trendy Seattle. A "new adult" novel by the author of the gay teen classic, Geography Club.
Sydney's Song by Ia Uaro
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 88,200. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
An undefeatable Sydney girl. An itinerant musician, Boston’s former child prodigy. Two lost souls brought together by the 2000 Sydney Olympics and thrown into a roller-coaster of their very own personal Olympics. Set in Sydney and Boston where heartbreaks are juxtaposed humour, this Humor Finalist of Readers Favorite's International Book Award is a love story no reader will ever forget.
Reflections: A Story of Friendship by Jeff Hopkins
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 61,370. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2016 by MoshPit Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
It is the 25th April 1919 and Captain Christopher Murphy has been invited back to his old school, Guildale College, to deliver an address in the first year of peace after The Great War. When he arrives at East Guildale railway station, which is adjacent to the school, a flood of memories come rushing back. He now knows what he must say and walks to the school to deliver his address.
Homeward Bound by Roger Garth
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 96,090. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Christian » General
Paul, aged out of foster care, makes a successful career on his own. But he wants more - a caring family & friends, to make a difference. A life mentor finds and guides him in deeper self-insight... and a family network. But Paul battles repeated religious rejection. Is church a waste of time? Can Christians be trusted & caring? Paul's far from convinced... and further from feeling 'at home'.
Mays Landing by J.C. Mercer
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 93,540. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Parkhill Mays is a medical school dropout who meets a professional "lab rat" in the emergency room after an unsuccessful suicide attempt, who introduces him to the dark world of selling his body to science as a paid participant in clinical trials. Mays finds love and redemption as he searches for a place between his new underground existence and the "topside" world he left behind.
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