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Sugar Town by Robert Nicholls
Price: Free! Words: 218,750. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime, Fiction » Coming of age(5.00 from 2 reviews)
A family is decimated in the aftermath of a terrible crime and no voice is raised in protest. Can a town that prides itself on its sense of community survive without the promise of justice? In Sugar Town, a teen-aged girl, an epileptic boy, an alcoholic murderer and a spirit-seeking outsider, drawn together by a curiously enabling piece of space debris, show the way to redemption.
A Song for Julia by Charles Sheehan-Miles
Series: Thompson Sisters, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 117,530. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2012 by Cincinnatus Press. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Coming of age
Crank Wilson left his South Boston home at sixteen to start a punk band and burn out his rage at the world. Julia Thompson left a secret behind in Beijing that exploded into scandal in Washington, DC, threatening her father's career and dominating her family's life.When Julia and Crank meet at an anti-war protest, the connection between them is so powerful it threatens to tear everything apart.
Melody and the Pier to Forever: Book One by Shawn Michel de Montaigne
Series: Melody and the Pier to Forever. Price: Free! Words: 313,090. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » 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.]
Being Emma by Jeanne Harrell
Series: Rancher, 4. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 57,920. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Western, Fiction » Coming of age
Deputy Janie Johnson is an independent and headstrong young woman. The last thing on her mind is getting tangled up with some man. Being a deputy keeps her busy, as does training for the state archery tournament in Las Vegas. But Janie's life is turned upside down as family friend, Craig Ferguson, and then well driller, Mike Church, both cast their attentions her way.
Spacecraft by Benjamin Broke
Price: Free! Words: 76,960. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
This is not a book -it’s a scam. It’s the story of Nick, a seventeen year old weed-smoking, acid-eating, suburban nihilist dropout who accidentally stumbles across an idea that is truly revolutionary. In this text you will find arguments against art, money, sobriety, religion, education, and the rule of law.
The Wrong Side of the Tracks: A Coming-Age-Story of First Love and True Friendship - Book 1 by Mike Wells
Series: The Wrong Side of the Tracks. Price: Free! Words: 35,080. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Thriller and Suspense, Fiction » Coming of age
14 year old Stephen soon finds himself in love with Kristine, one of the prettiest girls in his class. Kristine appears to like him, too, but Stephen learns she "belongs" to a big, mean football player who's three years older. Despite warnings from his best friend, Stephen moves ahead anyway. Will Stephen allow himself to be shoved into the background, or will he win the girl he truly loves?
Riding the River (The Westerners, Book One) by Jeanne Harrell
Series: The Westerners. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 57,640. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Western, Fiction » Coming of age(4.00 from 1 review)
Sarah Hughes loves old Western movies. Her favorite is Big Country with Gregory Peck. She decides to spruce up her life by vacationing at a horse and cattle ranch like Peck did. She meets cowboy Matt Garth and they help drive a herd of horses to a pasture in the wilderness. He's a country boy and she's a city girl, but there's a real spark here. Is it possible this is a new start for her?
EyeLeash: A Blog Novel (teenage memoir) by Jess C Scott
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 65,700. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues, Fiction » 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 by Emily Ann Ward
Price: Free! Words: 1,440. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2010. Categories: Fiction » 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.
The Mysteries, A Novel of Ancient Eleusis by David Sheppard
Price: Free! Words: 132,180. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Ancient, Fiction » Coming of age
Available for the first time complete in one volume. Previously published in two volumes as Daughter of Darkness and The Dadouchos. In 480 BC, fifteen-year-old Melaina's biggest worry, she thinks, is wishing to follow Artemis and remain virgin when her mother and grandfather want her to marry and became a priestess. But when the Persians invade, the gods themselves have plans for Melaina.
Jesse's Girl by Alex Exley
Price: Free! Words: 14,030. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Coming of age
Jesse spends far more time fantasizing about girls than interacting with them in real life. When a girl in his chemistry class catches his imagination, he’s determined to do something about it. In between his schoolwork, hanging out with friends, and an unusual part-time job, he musters the courage to talk to her. But his newfound infatuation has a past he hadn’t counted on.
Sons and Brothers in Seattle by Wilson James
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 73,160. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure(5.00 from 1 review)
Cameron Connors is a young father trying to deal with a mother who has treated her sons terribly. He’s managed to get his own two young sons away from his mother, but now needs to rescue Brendan, his younger brother. He has a very risky plan to challenge his parents for custody of Brendan. The stakes are high, and Cameron might just lose custody of his own two sons. *Extra chapters from sequel.
Six, Maybe Seven by Katie George
Price: Free! Words: 85,730. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Coming of age
Young college grad Emma Richmond finds herself a bridesmaid in six weddings over the course of sixth months. While battling her new job as a casting director’s assistant’s assistant, Emma travels to six different venues along California’s coast and beyond. On the way, Emma begins a relationship with a Hollywood actor who may teach her that there is more to life than falling in love.
Arcadian Daze : Xavier Savage in Monarchsland (little stories from a big world) by Anthony W Blake
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 140,330. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
Xavier Savage's progress to understanding life. A satirical, serious, and whimsical telling of episodes in the childhood of Xavier Savage, citizen of Monarchsland, a semi-fictional state of Australia, as he strategises a fail-safe way to avoid the eternal fires of hell, and at puberty, finds love, and loses it, just before a vital fact of life is made very clear to him.
Know Not Why: A Novel by Hannah Johnson
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 112,650. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Gay & Lesbian, Fiction » 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?
Confessional by Roman Theodore Brandt
Price: Free! Words: 1,670. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Coming of age(2.00 from 1 review)
The night I drove Roger home from a party was the night I had to relive all of my childhood mistakes.
Slow to Grow by Lonny Cyrelle
Price: Free! Words: 78,960. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age
Laced with self deprecating humor and laced with a healthy dose of pathos, the novel, Slow to Grow, follows Lloyd Kulligan as he matures (slowly) over the course of 25 years from a lonely sex starved teenager to a middle aged married man (and still sex starved.
A Hero Grows in Brooklyn by Jeffrey Rubin
Price: Free! Words: 48,990. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age(5.00 from 2 reviews)
A Hero Grows in Brooklyn is a thrilling novel about Steve Marino, a junior high student seeking respect. Should he take after his violent father whose actions have flung his family into poverty? Or can he discover another way? Amidst swirling emotions, suddenly Steve discovers he must face the Skull Bones, a knife slashing gang. Armed only with courage, he takes on the challenge of his life.
Lawrence by Jon Sindell
Price: Free! Words: 4,300. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General, Fiction » Coming of age
A simple youth takes a stand for animals and gays. Note: Jon began writing the novelization of this tale in December, 2012 and is 70,000 words into the project, i.e., 85 - 90% through a first draft, as of October 5, 2013.
Falling (Bits and Pieces, Book 1) by Shirley Miranda
Price: Free! Words: 125,100. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama(5.00 from 1 review)
How would the course of your life change if someone new sat next to you? Meet Liz. She’s sixteen, the daughter of immigrant parents, doesn’t fit in at home and hides in plain sight in school. She’s an outsider until she’s rescued by an unlikely friendship that changes her life.