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Tattoos, Barracuda Teeth, & a Lady Who Talked to Worms by Tom Dunham
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 38,330. Language: American English. Published: November 26, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Boys & Men, Fiction » 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.
Babysitting Socrates by Carl Damhesel
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 34,820. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » 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.
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.
Not in Futility by Kate E Brown
Price: Free! Words: 2,000. Language: Australian English. Published: October 16, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Coming of age(5.00 from 3 reviews)
"...happy snaps, confirming one after another, that pregnancy and parenthood is beautiful, fateful and, ultimately, easy." Modern-day living promotes choice, but what happens when your body contradicts your decisions? As Lauren and Daniel commit to growing their family, they quickly learn that nothing about conception is easy.
The Choice by Hiranya Borah
Price: Free! Words: 2,340. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: January 24, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Divya had to take a decision to marry either Abhinav or Sameer. One of them is handsome and lover of Divya. Finally, Divya took a decision. You may like her decision or you may not like the decision. However, Divya took a decision which was best for her; not necessarily best for anyone else. What was her decision?
The Feels by Jamaak Morris
Price: Free! Words: 3,660. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Inspirational(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Three of Jamaak Morris’s many short stories that involve love, determination, strength, and forgiveness. The different protagonist in the different stories found the courage to do what is needed of them.
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?
Changing Stripes by Danielle Nicole Bienvenu
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,650. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama(5.00 from 2 reviews)
An abstract piece on racism, Bienvenu showcases a White girl and an Hispanic boy parted by the waters of racism. They are torn apart by the world around them and left to face the harsh truth that the world doesn't see people for who they are, only the color of their skin.
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.
A Hero Grows in Brooklyn by Jeffrey Rubin
Price: Free! Words: 48,990. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2012. Categories: Fiction » 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.
Not Today, But Someday by Lori L. Otto
Series: Emi Lost & Found, Prequel . Price: Free! Words: 52,460. 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.
Once, We Were Stolen by Courtney Symons
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 110,910. Language: Canadian English. Published: January 6, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » 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 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.
Lonesome Serenity by Hannah Mo
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,930. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs, Fiction » 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?
Seeing Scarlet Volume One: Passages of Youth by Eileen Slovak
Series: Seeing Scarlet, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,880. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Family, Fiction » Coming of age(5.00 from 2 reviews)
(Character ages: 8-12) Three short stories about coming of age: "Waves", "Winter's Garden" and "Fishing for Kisses". Were you ever a tomboy? Did you wish you could change your position in the family? Did you have your heart broken at early age by your best friend? Then you can relate to Scarlet. Escape to Narragansett, Rhode Island and enjoy some fresh new shorts, this summer!
Angels Versus Virgins by Bryan Murphy
Price: Free! Words: 4,590. Language: British English. Published: February 2, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Coming of age(5.00 from 2 reviews)
A young man with a mission: to get himself killed, to subvert the established order in the name of the one true faith. What can come between him and the virgins he has been promised, if not the Angels in his heart? Dark humour lightens this tale of teenage longing taken to the extreme.
The Battle of Neuschwanstein by Ludvig Solvang
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 50,030. 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.
All the Stars in the Sky by Roman Theodore Brandt
Price: Free! Words: 10,060. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Coming of age(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Mom always told us to stay out of the woods behind the house. There was something final about the way she said it, like she had been there her whole life. She didn't always say a lot to us growing up. Sure, sometimes you couldn't shut her up, but she spent a lot of time just standing at one window or another, staring out at the woods behind the house.
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.