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The Roman and the Runaway by A. J. Braithwaite
Series: Hawley Lodge stories, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 42,010. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Family, Fiction » Coming of age(3.50 from 6 reviews)
Having a good family friend as your headmaster might sound ideal, but for Luke Brownlow it just makes life even more complicated...
Unplugged by Michael Agelasto
Price: Free! Words: 157,200. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2011. Categories: Fiction » 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.
A Family Legacy: The Watson Works by Wilson James
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 52,840. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure, Fiction » Coming of age(5.00 from 1 review)
Another tragedy has struck the Watson family and now the only thing left is the family business. Connor, the younger of the teen brothers, must try to make the tough decisions that will keep things going. Can Connor deal with his profound loss and prevent a similar tragedy when he has the chance? Can he find happiness and make a new family? Join Connor in this story of adventure and courage.
Amazed by her Grace, Book II by Janet Walker
Price: Free! Words: 118,430. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2012. Categories: Fiction » 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 » 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 » 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.
Playing the 'Son' Card by Wilson James
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 31,530. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure, Fiction » Coming of age(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Troy lost his father at age 9. Ever since then, he’s been steadily losing confidence in himself and his ability to make his way in the world. Troy is increasingly the target of bullies at school and he’s just hanging on. He hates school and socializing has become torture. Now age 12, he has one chance to change his life and start new. Will he meet the challenge or will he remain a victim?
Lost in Me by Lexi Ryan
Series: Here and Now, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 65,230. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Coming of age(3.00 from 1 review)
When an injury leaves Hanna Thompson without her last year of memories, her life seems perfect—right down to an engagement ring from Max Hallowell, her life-long crush. Does she have the life she always wanted or is it a façade propped up by secrets she doesn’t know she has? She needs answers, but the only person who has them is Nate Crane, the sexy rocker who wants her for himself.
Struggles of a Country boy by Herb Blanchard
Price: Free! Words: 73,180. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Adventure » General(5.00 from 1 review)
This is the fictionalized story of the author's growing up years during the 1950s. It is the story of a troubled boy, a dysfunctional family and how the boy learned to cope with the adversities life threw at him. It was the time when it was generally thought the ideal way to raise a boy was to live in the country, give him a dog, a .22 rifle and let him roam the open fields and woods.
Drums: a Novel by Brad Henderson
Price: Free! Words: 58,150. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Coming of age(4.00 from 1 review)
Told from a drummer's point of view, Drums: a Novel chronicles a small-time 80s rock band's run at making it big-time. The story moves from San Luis Obispo to Lake Tahoe, where the band chases the ultimate gig. Drums celebrates those musicians who achieve commercial success, as well as the 99.99% who give it their all, only to fall short from attaining mega record deals and glitz-glam fame.
Now They Call Me Gunner by Thom Whalen
Price: Free! Words: 90,880. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Coming of age(4.82 from 11 reviews)
In the summer of '71, between high school and university, Phil takes a job as a short-order cook in his home town in upstate New York. When the waitress's ex-husband is murdered, the police suspect Randal, a Viet Nam vet who is the head cook. To help Randal prove his innocence, Phil is dragged into the world of outlaw motorcycle gangs and drug dealers.
Running Wide Open by Lisa Nowak
Series: Full Throttle, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 96,620. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2011 by Webfoot Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Humor(4.00 from 1 review)
When 15-year-old Cody gets shipped off to live with his uncle, Race, he's sure he'll be in for the same disappointment and abuse he's gotten from every other adult in his life. The last thing he expects is for Race and his speedway buddies to become the family he's always longed for. But can Cody get a handle on his super-charged temper before it messes up his last chance to get his life on track?
Not Today, But Someday by Lori L. Otto
Series: Emi Lost & Found, Prequel . Price: Free! Words: 52,440. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance(5.00 from 2 reviews)
In December of 1994, Emi Hennigan discovered her father's infidelity. It was in that same month that Nate Wilson's first girlfriend broke up with him. Both heartbroken and jaded in their own ways, Emi and Nate became fast friends. This is how their story began.
Therapeutic Window by Steve Low
Price: Free! Words: 112,300. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2013. Categories: Fiction » 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.
The Accidental Siren by Jake Vander Ark
Price: Free! Words: 86,800. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Coming of age(4.93 from 14 reviews)
Mara Lynn is the most beautiful girl in the world. James Parker is the ordinary boy who discovers her power. The Accidental Siren is a twisted fairytale about young love, growing up, and the frightening potential of infinite beauty.
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 » 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.
Sugar Town by Robert Nicholls
Price: Free! Words: 218,750. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime, Fiction » Coming of age(5.00 from 2 reviews)
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.
Melody and the Pier to Forever: Book One by Shawn Michel de Montaigne
Series: Melody and the Pier to Forever. Price: $6.95 USD. Words: 313,160. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » 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.]
Spacecraft by Benjamin Broke
Price: Free! Words: 77,330. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
This is not a book -it’s a scam. It’s the story of Nick, a seventeen year old weed-smoking, acid-eating, suburban nihilist dropout who accidentally stumbles across an idea that is truly revolutionary. In this text you will find arguments against art, money, sobriety, religion, education, and the rule of law.
EyeLeash: A Blog Novel (teenage memoir) by Jess C Scott
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 65,700. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues, Fiction » Coming of age(4.50 from 6 reviews)
Jade Ashton is a sassy virgin. In her blog, she vents about "fitting in" a superficial world. Suddenly all logic flies out the window when she meets Novan: the former geek, who's morphed into a delicious songwriter-musician. EyeLeash captures self-discovery in the 2000s, and showcases the intricate drama in two youths' relentless search for themselves--and what's really in their hearts.
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