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The Cruise of the Jest by Jon Adams
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 79,940. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age
The Cruise of the Jest is the story of a sixteen-year-old boy whose father tells him to sail a 35-foot boat from San Francisco to Hawaii. The boy refuses and instead tries to hide by sailing down the coast of California. But his father follows him, chasing him farther west, until eventually the boy sails alone around the world.
STOLEN IN PARIS: The Lost Chronicles of Young Ernest Hemingway: Wilderness Escape; Running from Turdface, Game Warden by David Wyant
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,280. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Coming of age
Ernest Hemingway and his sister make to the forest for what is expected to be an experimental trip: Can you stun a deer by simply glancing the bullet off it's skull? The inquisitive minds find something in the woods that they were not expecting!
Drive by Jon Edgell
You set the price! Words: 2,060. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Coming of age(4.00 from 3 reviews)
"Drive carefully, there’s a frost again tonight.” A short story from the prize winning author of "Resolution". A teenager asks his domineering father if he can borrow the car with dramatic consequences. "Drive is an edgy flash fiction contemporary family life story with a dash of mystery and a conclusion that lingers in your thoughts long after you’ve read ‘The End’." MDG
A Funeral for an Owl by Jane Davis
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 102,670. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Urban
Twenty years of change, One person who cares What kind of a boy would it take to convince two high school teachers to risk their careers?
Babysitting Socrates by Carl Damhesel
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 34,820. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Coming of age(5.00 from 3 reviews)
In a time of change and turmoil in late sixties America, a boy discovers love and choices. Love of a girl, love of his friends and his world.
Klockupproret by Bert Ola Gustavsson
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 70,780. Language: Swedish. Published: February 8, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Historical » General
När höstterminen börjar hittar tolvårige Ingel Hansson och hans kamrat Peder Svartling två paket dynamit. Med detta fantastiska fynd börjar ett skolår som inte blir något annat likt. Klockupproret ger en levande bild av vardagen i ett gruvsamhälle i Bergslagen på 1960-talet. Och kampen om hackordningen bland de unga är lika grym då som nu. Klockupproret utkom första gången 1997.
The Drifters by Nathan Nix
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 82,840. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Literary(5.00 from 1 review)
The morning after her high school graduation, a suburbanite finds her plans for the future threatened by a careless but egregious crime. Instead of heading off for a university experience with all her friends, she enters the bizarre purgatory that is community college, where a trio of aimless but talented artists and musicians take her under their wing.
The Daisy Field by Amy Sutton
Price: $7.49 USD. Words: 76,570. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age
An elderly woman, Lily, befriends a young foster child, Presley, as he tends an urban garden in the alleyway between her senior care facility and his housing project, across the street from Chicago's Cabrini-Green. Lily secures Presley a job at her home and soon the boy has a newly-extended family that cares about him and comes to his aid when crime escalates and tragedy ensues.
The Day the Music Died by Gabe Gott
Price: Free! Words: 1,700. Language: American English. Published: July 5, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Literature » Literary(4.00 from 2 reviews)
Sam, a college freshman, is taking a shower, getting ready for class, when he finds out about the attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.
La bonne mort by Charles Maurras
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 9,700. Language: French. Published: September 27, 2012 by Editions de L'Herne. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Religious
Maurras soulève dans cette nouvelle des thèmes universels : la religion et à travers elle le doute religieux ainsi que la question du mal sur laquelle chacun de nous s’interroge avec plus ou moins de scandale et d’anxiété. Préface de Boris Cyrulnik.
Gold in the Days of Summer: A Novella by Susan Pogorzelski
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 29,850. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Historical, Fiction » Coming of age
A coming-of-age story of a girl struggling to navigate the crossroads of her youth during the summer of 1979, 12-year-old Annie is desperate to find a sense of meaning in an ever-changing world. As the summer days pass, Annie turns to an unlikely confidant: a reclusive young veteran at war with his own past.
Page-Turner by Nick Rossi
Price: Free! Words: 96,360. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age
The humdrum life of Darcy Platt soon changes and the bookstore of her dreams becomes a portal to a place of magic where she finds herself relishing in a life of apparent simplicity. But there is something lurking beneath the glossy surface and all is not as it seems to be. And she soon finds out she isn't the only one keeping secrets.
Fire Boy by Elvira Drake
Price: Free! Words: 5,430. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological, Fiction » Coming of age
Fire Boy is a short story about Jeremy Scott, a thirteen-year-old, bed-wetting pyromaniac with a grim home life and an awkward social life. What can become of such a sad creature?
Once Upon A Summer Long Ago by Doug Lewars
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 99,880. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Coming of age
In the early 1960s, when the term ‘personal computer’ was still an oxymoron, young people still managed to survive, grow up and even have fun in the process. Meet Greg, Jennifer, Ellen and Carol and join them in stories of fun and friendship as they explore a world of opportunity that seemed to stretch to eternity.
Heartbreak by Skye Warren
Price: Free! Words: 10,570. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2016 by Skye Warren. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Thriller and Suspense
"It's a tale of survival, sacrifice and love between two teenagers with an uncertain future." - The Book Sirens Some wounds never heal… She's stuck in another foster home. He's the new boy with a bad reputation. Falling in love in the wrong place and the wrong time never felt so good.
Last Fair Deal by Casey Mensing
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 64,040. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age
Last Fair Deal, the sordid tale of the McCarty family, is a cinematic work of contemporary fiction that combines elements of pop mythology, neo-noir, and American pulp fiction.
Indian Summer by Daniel Rider
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 74,560. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
What do you do when your best friend comes back from the Peace Corps crazy? When he declares that he loves Indian movies and is suddenly talking in an Indian accent? When he wants to drive you across the country to meet an Indian girl he is madly in love with, and then, halfway across that country, in the middle of nowhere, he starts getting in fights, dancing and singing with windmills?
The Bass Player by Jim Reilly
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 28,660. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Nonfiction » Music » Jazz
The Bass Player is a novella about truth, lies, expectations, disillusionment, exploitation and how a young musician found his voice in spite of all that. Written by a musician but not for musicians, the story weaves its way around fact and fiction, drawing readers into a world where music can set you free but just as easily bring you crashing down.
The Time Sphere by A.E Albert
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 91,210. Language: American English. Published: August 7, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical(4.00 from 1 review)
Billy has lived in a group home his entire life. But his world is forever changed when he meets a mysterious stranger. Billy must now journey through time, fighting his way to the future. As he learns to use his wits and together with new found friends, he finds the strength to meet the challenges set before him. However, Billy soon discovers that his greatest challenge to face is himself.
Two Sisters Times Two by Jeffrey Anderson
Price: Free! Words: 104,630. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age
What happens when you take two sisters stuck in middle age and join them with two sisters struggling to enter adulthood and stir them all together in the cauldron of life's trials? This novel picks up the story of Brooke and Leah Fulcher now in their fifties and adds Jodie and Penni, Brooke's daughters, to their mix, creating emotional entanglements beyond the sum of those parts.