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Unplugged by Michael Agelasto
Price: Free! Words: 157,200. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
What might Holden Caulfield be like if he lived in the 21st Century media-infested environment? What if he does something so naughty that his parents severely punish him by taking away all his electronic devices? "Unplugged" takes place in contemporary Durham, North Carolina, and follows a few weeks in the life of a 17-year-old, Sterling Eumorfopoulos, a Mensa-registered genius.
Amazed by her Grace, Book II by Janet Walker
Price: Free! Words: 118,430. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » African American fiction » Contemporary woman(5.00 from 1 review)
APRIL 2015 EDITION! For anyone who’s ever had a crush on a teacher comes the story of Tracy, a shy and abused teen from the projects who suddenly finds herself in a posh private school, and Grace, the coach who offers the girl a chance to join the school's inner circle of privileged athletes. What Tracy doesn't know about the beautiful Miss Grace is that not everything that glitters is gold.
Scholarship by Ian John Copeland
Price: Free! Words: 102,880. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age(5.00 from 2 reviews)
The Rocks Preparatory School for Boys lived in its own world. 140 odd boys and 16 teaching staff inhabited the school, mostly isolated from the outside world not just by the boundaries but also by the society they formed for themselves. Like all communities, most conformed, but some did not. A story of friendship and loss at a 1960s boarding school.
Enchantment (The Channie Series Book One) by Charlotte Abel
Series: Channie, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 109,510. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal(4.35 from 20 reviews)
A lovable teenage mage and a BMX racer with a killer smile are frustrated by the chastity spell her parents cast to “protect her virtue.” So when they learn a blood-stained, magical book could break the curse, lust overrules logic. They ignore the warning signs of dark magic and unleash a malevolent force with the power to destroy everything they love … including each other.
Summer by Michelle Zoetemeyer
Price: Free! Words: 165,050. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age(4.75 from 4 reviews)
Summer is a time for love, sorrow, joy and pain – but mostly, it is a time for change. Summer is the season from which all memories flow. For Maggie and Peter, the summer of 1968 is one that changed their lives forever. For Jenny and Tom, the summer of 1979 is the one that will be remembered most. Two couples - one married the other childhood friends - separated by years, but inexorably linked.
Therapeutic Window by Steve Low
Price: Free! Words: 112,300. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
A story about a medical family that spans the years from the 1950s to the present. Written from the viewpoint of a son, we witness his and his sibling's life changes as they grapple with the generation gap between themselves and their over bearing father. Other themes explored are romantic and family love, extramarital relationships, medical ethics and hierarchical work relationships.
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 » Literature » 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: 314,060. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Literature » 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.]
Sugar Town by Robert Nicholls
Price: Free! Words: 218,750. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age(5.00 from 1 review)
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.
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 » Literature » 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.
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 » Literature » 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.
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 » Literature » 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?
Falling (Bits and Pieces, Book 1) by Shirley Miranda
Price: Free! Words: 125,100. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » 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.
Something Like Winter by Jay Bell
Series: Something Like..., Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 129,550. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Literature » 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.
Aurius by Catherine Fitzsimmons
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 126,260. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2010 by Brain Lag. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
What starts as a young man's adventure of a lifetime soon becomes the most humbling experience he's ever had. Fighting for his very life, fighting fate, trying to grasp the foreign aspects of a strangely familiar land, and taking on a quest that will affect the entire world are just the beginning. And as months pass, he starts to long for something he never expected--home.
Life of the Party by Christine Anderson
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 188,080. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age(4.22 from 9 reviews)
The moment Mackenzie Taylor first sees Grey Lewis on stage, the wide-eyed teenager falls instantly in love. Though warned by her best friend Riley to stay away, she can't resist Grey's charm and talent, or the undeniable chemistry they share. Just as tempting as Grey's body--the aspiring rock star's ample drug supply. Before long, Mackenzie's addiction is all she has left.
The Revised Kama Sutra: A Novel by Richard Crasta
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 125,370. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
A Confederacy of Dunces meets Catcher in the Rye in this comic novel about a boy growing up Catholic in India, freeing himself from brainwashing by priests and nuns, and hitching himself to an American Dream. The Dream is interrupted by a grueling campaign against his virginity; the novel was described as Kurt Vonnegut as "very funny," and was published in ten countries and seven languages.
Stories for Amanda by Kelly Elliott, Kahlen Aymes Books, Inc, Michelle A. Valentine, Jessica Prince, Karina Halle, Nina Lane, Madeline Sheehan, Karen Avivi, Alexa Nazzaro, & Raine Miller
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 121,740. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2013 by Amanda Todd Foundation. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Amanda Todd wanted to share her story with other kids and let them know they should never be punished for who they are. AmandaToddLegacy.org reaches out to kids in need, and provides resources for finding help. 100% of the proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated toward that vision. 16 bestselling authors offer a new story or scene from their most popular series for this worthy cause.
Itchy Donner by Doug Lambeth
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 105,040. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Itchy Donner is a rashy eleven-year-old growing up fatherless in a dying backwoods Idaho timber town. He's obsessed with the past, since Itchy’s the great-great-great grandson of Tamsen Donner, the famous matriarch of the Donner Party. When Red Donner, his blustery vagabond logger father, reappears in his life, Itchy will be pulled into a past he dreams of and a present he can't understand.
The Harvest of Reason by Rhea Harmsen
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 107,370. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » African American fiction » Romance(4.50 from 2 reviews)
African American Ph.D. student Maddie Hawkins loves science, but the world of academia is a minefield of sexism, racism and egoism. Blue-eyed graduate student John Pitts is a cocky genius, an individualist and a lady’s man; everything Maddie disapproves of. Yet the heart leads you where reason would forbid, "and when the fire of love is ablaze" it burns "to ashes the harvest of reason."