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Scar Jewelry by Sue Perry
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 87,710. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Literature » Literary(5.00 from 7 reviews)
What do we really know about our parents or the ways they shape us? For twins Deirdre and Langston, 20, the answer is: not enough. With their father long dead, and their mother now in a coma, they realize they don't even know whom to notify. In fact, they understand almost nothing about their mother. They delve into her life and uncover secrets that revise the past and transform the future.
Me, Johnny, and The Babe by Mark Wirtshafter
Price: Free! Words: 68,570. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Sports, Fiction » Coming of age(5.00 from 4 reviews)
This is the story of two 12-year-old best friends growing up on the mean streets of Philadelphia. It chronicles their friendship and tells the remarkable, untold true story of how Babe Ruth came to their local parish to play in one incredible baseball game. That September day in 1923 would forever change the lives of these two friends.
The Johnny Moss Room by Ellen Kesend
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 80,270. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Women's fiction » General(5.00 from 3 reviews)
It takes a lot of guts to be Merv Moss's daughter and even more to love him. In this dramedy about the complicated bonds between fathers and daughters,17-year-old budding film genius Lilo Moss struggles to touch the grace and forgiveness that will lead her to come to terms with her outrageous ex-comic dad before it's too late. Set in 1960s New York and Miami, when all the world was changing.
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.
Not Today, But Someday by Lori L. Otto
Series: Emi Lost & Found, Prequel . Price: Free! Words: 56,420. 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.
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.
The Battle of Neuschwanstein by Ludvig Solvang
Series: Cyberspace Is Real World. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 50,210. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Coming of age(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Bazan lives both in Real World and in cyberspace. There are strange things both places, among them; girls. He builds the magnificent castle Neuschwanstein for the annual Spring Games. Bazan and his tribe have to fight for their kingdom. During the game, he gets to know the mysterious Lady Mer.
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.
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.
Honor and Lies by Mary Beth Lee
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 62,030. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age(5.00 from 1 review)
When 14-year-old Sissy discovers she's not simply the dark skinned friend of the Davis family, she's devastated. The truth destroys everything she's ever known about herself.
Chasing Grace: A Novel of Odd Redemption by Carol Costello
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 118,280. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical, Fiction » Coming of age(5.00 from 1 review)
Cathy Callahan runs away at age ten to escape her mother’s abuse and find God. After thirty years of funny, brutal, uplifting adventures, she finds unexpected grace in the last place she thinks to look. This is a raw, humorous look at spiritual coming of age, at unconventional ways to heal deep emotional wounds, and at finding greater purpose in surprising places despite desperate odds.
Love in the A Shau by Denis J. LaComb
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 155,920. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Coming of age(5.00 from 1 review)
Blue collar charity case Daniel faces certain failure at an elite men's college and waning attention from his new wealthy girlfriend Colleen. Daniel volunteers for the army and struggles to get out of South Vietnam's A Shau Valley alive while Colleen loses respect for her silver spoon. Daniel and Colleen fight society's prejudices to find themselves and more in the turbulent culture of the 1960s.
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.
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.
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.
Scared of My Own Shadow by Dan Beatty
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 65,860. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American(5.00 from 1 review)
Lowell Hyde battles many obstacles in his young life: a brain injury, debilitating fears, loneliness—but most of all, extreme survivor guilt. It should have been him, not his mother, who died on the day of his birth. Lowell knows this… And his father won’t let him forget. Despite all this, Lowell is determined to create a lasting legacy that honors his beloved mother.
Fate, Friendship and Grace by Vernon Coxwell
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 53,380. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General, Fiction » Coming of age(5.00 from 1 review)
A fictional journey that is truly an American adventure story. Unlikely friends challenged through fate discover personal faith. A romantic coming of age story that reminds us of the lasting value of friendship and our enduring search for grace.
Good Intentions by Aya Walksfar
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 108,000. Language: American English. Published: June 4, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age(5.00 from 1 review)
Bev Ransom has a secret. Her family has a secret, too. When her father dies, Rene Lawson, Bev's employer, is there for Bev. Then one day, Bev goes to work and by evening Rene is dead. Strange people show up at Rene's funeral. It's easier to delve into the mystery surrounding Rene than to deal with her own secrets until she finds that no one is who they claim to be. Who can Bev trust?
Shaking the Tree by Keith R. Rees
Price: Free! Words: 61,700. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Coming of age(5.00 from 1 review)
Shaking the Tree is the comical, yet dramatic coming-of-age tale of a young boy, Nicholas Havens, who makes a life-long friend in a straight-talking African American laborer named Sooter, while growing up in the hard life of a rural farming community.
Circuits of the Wind (Volume 1) by Michael Stutz
Price: Free! Words: 81,060. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2015 by Confiteor Media. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Coming of age(5.00 from 1 review)
Volume 1 of Circuits of the Wind, an ambitious literary coming-of-age novel in three volumes, follows a young Raymond from his '70s childhood to the home computers and bulletin boards of the '80s, where he leads a double life as a wanderer of the wires. But when even his virtual best friend unplugs, Raymond might have to leave it, too—because isn't real life supposed to be offline?
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