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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.
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.
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.
Downfall by S.D. Wasley
Series: The Incorruptibles, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 71,460. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Coming of age
Furtive meetings in an underground chamber … Latin words carved into a stone wall … intense desire … and a secret so elusive she’ll do almost anything to bust it open. Until now, Frankie never believed in grand passions—but that’s not the only one of her beliefs about to implode right before her eyes. A young adult paranormal romance series.
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.
He Got Back His Wife by Hiranya Borah
Price: Free! Words: 2,990. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: February 28, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Romance » Clean & wholesome(5.00 from 3 reviews)
They have to marry each other due to some pressing compulsions. Then the story unfolds! The story has romance and realization.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Something Like Winter by Jay Bell
Series: Something Like..., Book 3. 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.
The Wishing Star by Christopher Southers
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 18,240. 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.
A Perfect Mess by Zoe Dawson
Series: Hope Parish Novels, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 69,690. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Coming of age
I know what you did last summer. Aubree Walker, the perfect girl most likely to succeed, is sure there’s only one person who knows what she did.
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: Free! Words: 3,840. 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.