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Fated Family by Michelle Devon
Price: $1.39 USD. Words: 17,970. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Inspirational
Luck seems in short supply for homeless runaway Joanna. Living in a shed with no electricity or running water, she’s cold, hungry, dirty, and desperate. She's not desperate enough to go back to the angry fists, boots, or whatever else Carlos might throw at her; and not desperate enough to go back to a mother who never really wanted her and barely acknowledges she exists.
Page-Turner by Nick Rossi
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 96,360. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » 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.
Touched by Darlene Campbell
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 78,180. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2013 by Martin Sisters Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Seventeen year-old Frankie Keilman doesn't see the world quite like everyone else in his community. Gifted with uncanny artistic ability, Frankie has heard stories of a boy who was once "sent off" because he saw what no one else could see, because he was "touched." Fearing that he is also touched, Frankie seeks to hide his gifts and is successful in doing so until he encounters Ellie McThacker.
Rockin' The Bronx by Larry Kirwan
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 101,290. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2012 and represented by Dystel and Goderich Literary Management. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Literature » Biographical
The Bronx is burning in 1980-82. John Lennon is being stalked, Bobby Sands is dying, the Reagan Revolution has begun and AIDS is about to be identified. Sean arrives from Ireland searching for his girlfriend, Mary. He finds a lot more than he's looking for, including Danny McCorley, a hard-hitting, book-loving, construction worker with a shadowy past in the Irish Republican movement and a secret.
The Secret Miss Rabbit Kept by Robin Cain
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 95,580. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » Feminist, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
At age sixteen, Sophie takes a difficult job at a nursing home. An introduction to Mable Rabbit, the 75-year-old woman who refuses to speak, motivates her to stay. Determined to break Miss Rabbit’s silence, Sophie gets more than she bargained for when an unexpected gift propels her on a journey through Miss Rabbit’s ugly past and brings her face-to-face with truths she never expected to find.
Pleiades: Seven Stories of Unhurried Solitude by Lilli Blackmore
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,770. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Covering the years 2001-2009 and roughly 1000 miles, the seven short stories of Pleiades swim between present and past, reality and dreams, tracing the quiet life of a solitary girl named Mara.
Wokokon by Douglas Nordfors
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 92,560. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
This novel is a unique coming of age story. It traces the path of a young man struggling to come to terms with how to use his mind, and for what purpose. This struggle, subtly comic, hypnotic, and poignant by turns, is set on the island of Ocracoke (Wokokon was the Indian name) in North Carolina, where the young man moves to after dropping out of college, and partly involves local history.
Beyond Doubt (Beyond Love Series #2) by Karice Bolton
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 83,580. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Brandy Rhodes is about to enter law school and everything is going according to plan. Until she meets him—the one man in the universe who’s off limits—her best friend’s brother, Aaron. Brandy knows enough to stay away from him, but as the pull becomes impossible to ignore, secrets and lies become part of Brandy’s way of life.
The Summer of Our Discontent by Jacquel Chrissy May
Series: The Green Hill Mystery Manor, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 68,730. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Shara Shinnok is a boring girl from the cool state of California. When her family uproots itself and moves to the tiny city of Harrison Creek, Oregon, Shara is sure that her life will remain the same. But when she discovers that her cousin Tanya has disappeared and she meets her cousin's friends, Shara finds out things about Tanya that she never knew and must save her friends from a cruel stalker.
Chet: Strength Beyond Our Own by Larry Murray
Series: Chet, Book 2. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 183,590. Language: American English. Published: September 16, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Family
At 14, David Saunders’ father walks out, leaving him to look after his mother and sister. A terrible accident takes his mentor, leaving nothing but Chet, an old ’64 Chevy pickup David doesn’t even know how to drive. Destitute, David and his family must hold things together in the face of the most brutal Idaho winter in the past hundred years. Can Chet deliver one more desperately needed miracle?
The Last Class by Jason Drake
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 80,680. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2014 by Black Rose Writing. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Without conventional parental figures in each of their lives, four children face the many hardships of living in a small desert town. A chubby red-headed boy, Neil, doesn't have any friends and his family is even worse. His love interest, Sally, is engaged in a lifestyle that features sex and drugs.
The Sad Day by Tim Girard
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,480. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
When Cowboy came into their lives bombs fell. Enduring the war two little boys sought refuge in their action figures while desperately trying to avoid the pitfalls of the war.
Finishing Kick by Paul Duffau
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 92,120. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
A humorous peek inside one girl’s dream to guide her team to the winner’s podium, Finishing Kick takes an inspirational look into girls cross country. Callie finds herself holding the keys to the nuthouse when she agrees to be team captain of the cross country squad. She cares so much and tries so hard, you can't help but cheer her on as Callie and the team challenge powerhouse Fairchild Academy.
Pan by David McThomas
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 36,250. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Inspirational
Named after a character in one of the book's four short stories, Pan contains: A Ball Rolling, Determination, Rocket, and Without Its Finish, Before I Slept.
Red for Blood by H. K. Kyle
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 57,580. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
The one man who knows everything is finally ready to talk in Red for Blood the revealing action packed second book in the Redeye Project Trilogy. The threads of this political conspiracy thriller begin to unwind as shocking truths are revealed. A young woman's quest to understand her origins and better yet leave them behind turns into the adventure of a lifetime.
Not Even A Cat (To Hold On To) by Susan Fell Evans
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 83,730. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Contemporary YA fiction, Not Evan A Cat (To Hold On To) is a story of first love that isn't quite what it seems, with the perils of being an orphan and a diabetic thrown in for extra fun ....
The Changing Seasons by PT Dilloway
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 81,090. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2012 by Planet 99 Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Because of a tragic birth defect, Floyd Jensen has steered clear of love. Then he runs into the beautiful Abby and his entire life changes. Over four seasons, Floyd will discover both the joy and the heartache of love.
The Not-So-Holy Bible by Pete Nicely
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 69,130. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Fourteen-year old Claude Tillson is tired of waiting for his mother to sober up and move them out of his miserable grandparents’ house. After deciding that only he can fix everything, he asks his grandfather for help. What he gets instead destroys his faith and sends him and his mother on the run. The Not-So-Holy Bible is the story of how the truth can set you free. But first it breaks your heart.