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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.
Arcadian Daze : Xavier Savage in Monarchsland (little stories from a big world) by Anthony W Blake
You set the price! 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.
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.
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 » 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?
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.
The Wishing Star by Christopher Southers
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 18,230. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age(5.00 from 3 reviews)
The night teenagers Brandon and Salina sneak out to meet and make a promise to come together again at ‘their spot’ every five years, it forges a bond stronger than either of them could ever imagine. As the world moves on and the affection behind their complicated relationship grows deeper, and they find themselves pulled toward decisions that will change their lives forever.
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.
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.
The Story Trail by Deborah Weetman
Price: Free! Words: 1,710. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Romance » Historical
In the gallant world of ball gowns and society parties, a young woman questions her life. Does she really have to succumb to the pressure of expectation or can she soar free, achieving her dreams? An unexpected meeting rocks her world and she carries the effects of this through the passage of time.
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.
This Totally Scary True Story About When My Aunt Died by Theodore Kohan
Price: Free! Words: 9,090. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age
In this short story, Sonia, 12 years old, travels by herself from the US, where she resides, to Chile to spend her summer vacation (it's winter in Chile, though) with her grandparents. She's looking forward to having a great time, but is confronted with the stark reality that one of her aunts is dying.
The Butterfly Effect by Scott Semegran
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,530. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Coming of age(4.00 from 1 review)
A father watches his daughters lovingly care for a squirmy gang of caterpillars. When they morph into butterflies, the girls witness the true meaning of life... unfortunately. A short story by Scott Semegran.
One Day in Summer by Garry Grierson
Price: Free! Words: 3,520. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age(3.00 from 1 review)
Aran is a time-traveller who keeps returning to the same place and time over and over again, dragging his best friend, Navaya, with him. Navaya is getting jaded by the constant trips to the same place, and she has a secret to protect.
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 » 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.
Harajuku (+) by S. Michael Choi
Price: Free! Words: 54,830. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Literature » Literary(3.00 from 1 review)
Ritchie Ufuo, recent graduate of a Pennsylvania university, moves to Tokyo where he runs into the champagne-and-cocaine Soren Soutern. The louche, high-spending, high-octane group of Japan expats introduce a new world to him, but at what cost and to what outcome? Japan around the turn of the century, with ecstasy and cocaine flowing, and the future apparently limitless...
I Unlove You by Matthew Turner
Price: Free! Words: 80,960. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Romance » New adult
My name is Ausdylan Elvis Ashford, a twenty-two-year-old who leads a rather perfect life. With a steady job straight out of university, a charismatic best friend I’m in a band with, and a girlfriend I’ve loved since the moment I first gazed upon, I couldn’t ask for more. Until my perfect girlfriend, B, changed both of our lives forever.
Robert's Ride by Wilson James
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 35,910. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure, Fiction » Coming of age
Born in a small town in rural Georgia, Robert is placed in a foster home after being orphaned at five. After too long, he is finally one of the lucky ones. He struggles to make sure his new adoptive mother likes him and wants to keep him, in spite of the fact that she really has no idea what to do with a child. Robert desperately tries to figure out to read her and please her. Can it work out?
The Last Summer by James M. Weil
Price: Free! Words: 3,120. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age
A nostalgic look at a high school summer romance from the point of view of an abused young man, whose upbringing prevents him from expressing his true feelings to the young girl he loves with all his heart. A painful, touching story of what happens to us when all we know is abuse and neglect.
The Bad, The Good and Two Fly Fishing Women, and a Life-Changing Day on a River by Randy Kadish
Price: Free! Words: 11,880. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age(3.15 from 13 reviews)
When Amanda's mother deserts her to be with a new man, Amanda is hurt. She loses faith in the world, especially when her loving grandmother is diagnosed with cancer. Amanda struggles to find answers, and then on the banks of the Junction River she, along with Shana, her adopted dog, and Vernon, a grieving alcoholic, experience an unexpected, terrifying event that helps her learn to forgive.
A Chicken in the Outhouse by Andy Wilkinson
Price: Free! Words: 1,090. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays, Fiction » Coming of age(4.33 from 3 reviews)
Opp, Alabama, in 1937, was a boring place in the summer for a ten year old boy. Opp was short for Opportunity, a sad contradiction for a town that never developed beyond a series of small farms and ranches. But it was fertile ground for a kid with imagination and time on his hands, and young Billy Stacy had an abundance of both. And it would soon land him in trouble.