Fiction » Literature » Coming of age

Wells Without Water
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 114,090. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 8 reviews)
Ruth Clayton has a dangerous secret to keep. Living in an all-white town in Alabama at a time of charged racial emotions, she is pregnant—and the baby is half black. "Wells Without Water" chronicles the coming of age of Ruth’s son, Theodore Clayton, and the one boy in town who dares to befriend him.
Flesh & Blood
Price: Free! Words: 6,970. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
(5.00 from 7 reviews)
Jessie had no idea that there would be a lot of "taking care" in the next few months. When neighbors show up on the farm dazed and bloody, Jessie and his Pa do their best to help their friends, but soon find that there is no way to help those that are already dead.
Scar Jewelry
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 87,710. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 6 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.
Fair Price
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,240. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
This ebook contains two (unrelated) short stories: 1. "Fair Price" -- Young Kian has no memory of his parents, and his markings are different from those of other men in the tribe. Who is he? What mystery is concealed in his past? 2. "Writers Are Crazy And This Proves It" -- you'll have to read it to find out what it's about! :)
The Tent
Price: Free! Words: 1,990. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
A young photographer gets a glimpse of an unfamiliar world. 1900 words
Small Town Glory
Price: Free! Words: 29,240. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
With a video camera in his hand and the haunting images in his head of a friend being pulled from an icy river, Eli sets off to film a documentary and, in the process, unearths harrowing truths about life in a small town.
Slocomb's Pond
Price: Free! Words: 11,150. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
Slocomb's Pond has a bad reputation. Some people have returned from it with tales of hideous creatures living beneath its placid waters. Others have not returned at all. This is the story of four boys who, one winter night, decide to tempt Fate at Slocomb's Pond, and who are caught most unaware when Fate takes them up on their wager.
The Wishing Star
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 16,130. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
The night teenagers Brandon and Salina sneak out to meet and make a promise to come together again at ‘their spot’ every five years, it forges a bond stronger than either of them could ever imagine. As the world moves on and the affection behind their complicated relationship grows deeper, and they find themselves pulled toward decisions that will change their lives forever.
Tattoos, Barracuda Teeth, & a Lady Who Talked to Worms
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 38,330. Language: American English. Published: November 26, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Boys & Men, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
If you’re lucky, if you were paying attention, the discoveries of childhood stay with you forever. Especially, when you did it best—watching, listening, taking risks, out on your own, with no one to hold your hand. Ten-year-old Dan spends three days all but alone, a greenhorn from the moment he leaves a dark path for the blinding sunlit waters of a lake. His story is a child’s story for us all.
Pelican Smile
Price: Free! Words: 1,100. Language: Australian English. Published: March 10, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
When Penny Leighton's father dies a huge hole is left in her heart, and it is a hole she has fallen into deeply. She becomes preoccupied with the need to know where his remains have been scattered. Desperate to set her father's haunting spirit free she, instead, discovers how to set herself free—to forgive
Babysitting Socrates
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 34,820. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Literature » 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.
Me, Johnny, and The Babe
Price: Free! Words: 68,570. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Sports, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
(5.00 from 3 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.
Playing the 'Son' Card
Price: Free! Words: 31,530. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure, Fiction » Literature » 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?
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 88,200. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2010 by Hickey's Books. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
In the early 1970's, high school senior Jodi McGee turns from drugs and boys to Christ, but soon thereafter falls for her English teacher. As a result, tragedies test her will, her faith, and her sanity. Finalist for the Ernest Hemingway Award for best first-published novel. "The pace, clarity and assurance of Midheaven made it a pleasure to read." Anne Tyler
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.
A Hero Grows in Brooklyn
Price: Free! Words: 48,990. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
A Hero Grows in Brooklyn is a thrilling novel about Steve Marino, a junior high student seeking respect. Should he take after his violent father whose actions have flung his family into poverty? Or can he discover another way? Amidst swirling emotions, suddenly Steve discovers he must face the Skull Bones, a knife slashing gang. Armed only with courage, he takes on the challenge of his life.
Shadows in the Darkness
Price: Free! Words: 5,110. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
When Jake goes fishing with his father and some friends, things don't turn out quite the way he thought they might.
Once, We Were Stolen
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 110,910. Language: Canadian English. Published: January 6, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Once, Violet and Ben Wrigley were stolen. The siblings discover what it takes to find love in desolation, to seek beauty in everyday ugliness, and to battle emotions for a man they struggle to hate. As their time together passes, the Wrigleys learn that their keeper is as much a captive as they are, and wonder if the three of them will ever break free.
Sugar Town
Price: Free! Words: 218,750. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime, Fiction » Literature » 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.
Lonesome Serenity
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,930. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
I am alone. Or am I? Surely no one has felt this alone. Surely no one has lived my pain. If only you could understand my sick muse like I do. Yet maybe if I show this small piece, you too can feel it. Tell me, am I alone?