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A Plank in Reason by Adam Alonzi
Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 74,890. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age
A Plank in Reason is a comical Postmodern bildungsroman that chronicles the adventures and misadventures of the irreverent Anthony Allende. A coming of age work that examines the dissolution and reconstruction of a young man's psyche amidst the overwhelming absurdity of the modern world, A Plank in Reason examines the experience of growing up in a society devoid of objective standards and values.
The Legend of Gerald Arthur McGuinness by MojoFiction
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 90,080. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
The Legend of Gerald Arthur McGuinness follows the title character from birth to high school and beyond, as he tries to figure out how life can be so funny, confusing, and heartbreaking, all at the same time.
Ready Reference Treatise: Bless Me, Ultima by Raja Sharma
Series: Ready Reference Treatises, Book 72 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 94. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 10,880. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Coming of age
“Bless Me, Ultima” by Rudolfo Anaya was first published in 1972. It is considered to be one of the most widely read and critically acclaimed novel in the Chicano literary canon.
Finding Verity by Faith Friese Whitehead
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 89,410. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays
How much loss can one man survive? A moving story about a boy's survival and search for truth. At 13, Puck is abandoned. Ten years later, he rescues an old woman from an assault. As their friendship develops, Puck reveals his troubled past, as well as a longing to reconnect with a homeless man who lived in the tunnels under New York City. Verity means truth. Follow Puck as he learns his truth.
Taken by Bernard Fancher
Price: Free! Words: 3,860. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Coming of age(4.67 from 3 reviews)
Epi Martin was an intelligent young girl on the cusp of becoming a mature woman. She enjoyed the nearly unquestioning trust of her mother and the devoted attention of Alfredo, the young man whom she loved and who in turn was entirely taken with her special charms. The future seemed safe and quite certain, until one day of irrevocable change. A short story. (May be unsuitable for some readers.)
Tim Portland and the Reunion Photos by Fraser Elsdon
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,560. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age
Tim Portland doesn't fit in. He's got an ambitious spirit and a big heart, but hasn't yet found his place in the social order of Coleman High. All that's about to change. Tim is organizing photography for the school's 75th Reunion. If he can manage to pull off the photos perfectly, navigate his first love, and keep his competitive friend Kelsey at bay, Tim will finally have his chance to shine.
Paragens by Luis Filipe Alves
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 41,540. Language: Portuguese. Published: January 29, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age
Liberdade não é rebeldia, independência não é isolamento. Erros são lições, para quem os comete e para quem os vê cometidos. E quando a vida nos pára, precisamos de quem nos empurre no sentido certo. Paragens: Um drama familiar em busca de uma família. Escrito em 2006 e revisto a fundo ao longo de 2012, esta é a versão definitiva do primeiro livro de Luís Filipe Alves.
The Watch by Moonbeam McQueen
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,220. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Literature » Literary(5.00 from 1 review)
Eleven-year-old Angel is trying to maneuver her increasingly messy childhood. Her mother's husband hunting, the nuns at school are mean; there's a steady stream of potential new step-parents. There's also her father, Ray. He's an awful parent, but Angel holds out hope that he'll change. The hope grows stronger when he hints of buying her a special gift, one that could transform her entire life.
Onward by Bart Bultman
Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 111,260. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Onward is the dramatic story of James, a recent college graduate, who, seeking one last uninhibited stint, returns to his regular summer job, waiting tables in a tourist town. Subtle, yet simplistic prose, tells of a journey for personal truth and identity, tested by work—the burdened time of dinner rushes, arduous customers, and head nodding with delighted smiles; and play—midday relaxing at the
Tales From The Sea by Eddie Gubbins
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 102,460. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General, Fiction » Coming of age
Tales from the Sea is a semi-autobiographical novel based on my life at sea between 1957 and 1969. In its pages the reader will meet the characters with whom I sailed and their antics. They will experience nights ashore and visit through my eyes exotic places. Read about the different ships, old and new as they plough across the oceans carrying the products of the world Throughout there is the sea
Pocket Piece Cameo by Robert Costelloe
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 83,590. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Coming of age
Can and love Survive a treachery perfectly fashioned to destroy it? Pocket Piece Cameo is a coming of age love story of awakening, betrayal, trial, and ultimate renewal.
Five Rows Back: A Short Story by Dan Kolbet
Price: Free! Words: 2,450. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age(4.00 from 3 reviews)
Melissa doesn't have friends. Her OCD and constant counting has made her an outcast in school. So, when she finds the man who forcefully took away her innocence, she seeks revenge the only way she knows how. Praise for "Five Rows Back" - Top 12 Finish, The Inlander Short Fiction Contest 2012, Theme: The End
Kool Brother Rat by Jon Sindell
Price: Free! Words: 5,770. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
In this fast, funny tale, a thirteen–year–old boy in the Wonder Years era searches for cool. Can he live up to his big brother's rep? Tastes a little like Stand By Me, A Christmas Story, and The Wonder Years. Previously published in The Write Side Up.
Eat. You'll feel better. by Georgiann Baldino
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,160. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Family, Fiction » Coming of age
World War II memories define Mrs. Drazner’s life. A loving husband, Henri, helped her live through the mayhem, but now she’s a widow, struggling to get by alone. A school girl living upstairs in Mrs. D’s building faces problems of her own. Bullies make Betsy’s life unbearable, and she contemplates suicide—but then Mrs. D offers Betsy a way to survive.
Snow Globe (Riverside Tale) by B. P. Crouse
You set the price! Words: 2,220. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Coming of age
2100 words. Fletcher Callow has experienced more than his share of misery. He takes solace in detective novels and his personal perspective on Riverside. He desires to be the hero of his story and to kiss the girl in the end. Now the only question is if she is real or a figment.
Willow by S. L. Marks
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 22,690. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Coming of age
1974. Two boys from very different backgrounds are brought together under extraordinary circumstances to discover something within themselves that is forbidden. A la Brokeback Mountain.
Basecamp Rail by Nick Peat
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 81,620. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Adventure » Travel
Having just graduated university, Wyatt Meisner embarks on an adventure across Canada bound for Haida Gwaii, on the northwest coast of British Columbia. Accompanied by his two closest friends, Billy Kidd and Malcolm Browne, they realize early on that the only way to do the trip with any poetic justice, is to do it on the train.
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.
Moot Points and Pithy Remarks by Jean Stites
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 60,500. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Coming of age
Fun, games, and mysterious strangers come together in this tale of the world’s first time traveler and his fantastic mission to preserve the future by triggering events in the past.
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.