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What They Left Behind by Karen Teagarden
Price: Free! Words: 121,090. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
Ben and Gennie Perrin, orphaned twins, are abused and abandoned by their brother. Luckily, they are adopted by a young couple and raised in San Francisco. Years later, while trying to bring their parents to California, they uncover something so unexpected it turns their world upside down. Will they reconcile with their past or will it leave them shattered like their city after the earthquake?
A Funeral for an Owl by Jane Davis
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 102,670. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Literature » Urban
Twenty years of change, One person who cares What kind of a boy would it take to convince two high school teachers to risk their careers?
Church Group by Michael Brightside
Price: Free! Words: 115,670. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure
A new home. A new school. A new best mate. Things are going pretty well for Luke Keane. But as teenage kicks veer into the hedonistic world of alcohol, drugs and partying things begin to spiral out of control. So how far is too far? And can you ever really know until it's too late?
Gang Of Losers by Chris Lynton
Price: Free! Words: 102,270. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Gang of Losers is a heartfelt and offbeat novel about 16 year-old Theo Hanlon's efforts to make it as a musician and form a band. Set in the summer of 1983, the novel captures the excitement of growing up and experiencing the intoxicating lure of music, sex, alcohol and independence for the first time.
Forgiven by Geoff Lawson
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 104,210. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
Richard meets the love of his life, before leaving New Zealand to fight the Boers, but once in South Africa he becomes part of a team to hunt down a notorious anarchist and is drawn down a trail of misadventure and murder that is left unresolved; until he must protect a beautiful woman and meets his nemesis face to face. Forgiven is set in the English colonies of New Zealand and South Africa .
Bridge Ices Before Road by S. Rose by S. Rose
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 163,620. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Bildungsroman/Literary Fiction: The year is 1970. In a blue-collar suburb of Boston, two eleven year-old Catholic girls struggle to come of age in a culture still very much dominated by men. Told in the first person voice of a young girl, the novel explores familial upheavals surrounding race relations and the changing roles of women, as well as the far reaching damage done by a pedophile priest.
Good Intentions by Aya Walksfar
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 108,000. Language: American English. Published: June 4, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » 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?
Waiting For Tomorrow by Hannah Brown
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 114,940. Language: British English. Published: February 15, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Brenda Wilson is a baby -boomer, living with her parents, on a desolate Northern English estate where they have been rehoused after the war.The family's journey out of this environment is told against the background of the great social changes of the post-war years.
The Garbage House by Orrin Styro
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 105,550. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Jake's a twenty-year-old drop-out living in his mother's hoarded house. Without ambition and surrounded by garbage, his future looks bleak. When his troubled, underage girlfriend becomes pregnant with his child, he sees it as a second chance. His dreams are dashed when Jezera wants an abortion, but he's not taking no for an answer...
Duplicity's Daughter by Naomi Stephan
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 120,160. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
For fast track professor Renate Seiler, a grant to Berlin was not the fait accompli she expected. When she discovers letters among her mother’s effects that point to her father’s Nazi past, Renate decides to investigate. But attraction to a charismatic chanteuse in West Berlin, and a charming East German scientist captivate her. At each turn of the road, Renate’s path becomes more perilous.
The Wrong Outfit by Al Gregg
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 143,850. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2013 by Gate 17. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Nonfiction » Music » Punk
The Wrong Outfit is a powerful novel about a boy called Adam Nedman, who grows up through the 1970s and 80s and is greatly affected by both football and Punk Rock. Perhaps Adam was just in the wrong place at the wrong time? From home life to football terrace. Through school days to punk chaos. Perhaps there had never been any doubt? Adam was in the wrong outfit.
Stories for Amanda by Kelly Elliott, Kahlen Aymes Books, Inc, Michelle A. Valentine, Jessica Prince, Karina Halle, Nina Lane, Madeline Sheehan, Karen Avivi, Alexa Nazzaro, & Raine Miller
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 121,740. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2013 by Amanda Todd Foundation. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Amanda Todd wanted to share her story with other kids and let them know they should never be punished for who they are. AmandaToddLegacy.org reaches out to kids in need, and provides resources for finding help. 100% of the proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated toward that vision. 16 bestselling authors offer a new story or scene from their most popular series for this worthy cause.
Summer by Michelle Zoetemeyer
Price: Free! Words: 165,050. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age(4.75 from 4 reviews)
Summer is a time for love, sorrow, joy and pain – but mostly, it is a time for change. Summer is the season from which all memories flow. For Maggie and Peter, the summer of 1968 is one that changed their lives forever. For Jenny and Tom, the summer of 1979 is the one that will be remembered most. Two couples - one married the other childhood friends - separated by years, but inexorably linked.
Seasons of Darkness by Belinda G. Buchanan
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 119,480. Language: American English. Published: August 23, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Ethan Harrington's innocence was lost seven years ago when his mother took her own life. Left alone with his controlling and abusive father in an isolated farmhouse, he struggles to live among the shattered remains of a family that was never functional to begin with.
The Thickening Water by Ashley Sandeman
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 103,650. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Murder is not what you think. After discovering a barn filled with money four teenage friends are faced with a decision that changes their lives. And so begins a haunting chain of events that tests the limits of their friendship, leading them to kill their school teacher and unearth their village's dark secrets.
The Great Tartakovsky by Joe Franklin
Price: $2.49 USD. Words: 106,110. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Shortly after the death of his mother, twenty-three-year-old Milo T. Featherstone rides his bicycle from Iowa to San Francisco to confront his mythological father, The Great Tartakovsky. While there his wholesome qualities quickly endear him to a stable of friends who operate in a world infinitely larger and more mysterious than anything he’d ever imagined.
Therapeutic Window by Steve Low
Price: Free! Words: 112,300. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » 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.
Of Empires Vapid and Grand by Dean Marden
Price: Free! Words: 174,500. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: May 15, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » War & military, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Chosen to partake in an unknown government initiative, Cawdor High's graduating students are quick to find their old rivalries playing out on a scale grander than any one of them could have imagined. Given control of fourteen ancient civilisations within an immense virtual world, the group must engage their foes and protect their allies through leveraging all the powers of human history.
Swiss Chocolate by James M. Weil
Price: Free! Words: 139,690. Language: American English. Published: April 16, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Life in a Swiss boarding school is idyllic for Drew Smith. Captivated by the beauty of the Swiss Alps, he is also in love with the girl of his dreams, Alexandra Cavalletti, a young aristocrat from Rome. His world is ripped apart when he and Alexandra are expelled from school after being caught making love in the woods one night. Drew goes home to a broken family, and all that he has come to expec
Linkshopping by K E Nelson
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 100,940. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
In this coming-of-age book, Mark Davis tells his own story: that of a misunderstood, struggling fourteen year old who finds himself sparked by a vacationing Swedish girl after only a brief introduction. Days after she returns to Linköping, Sweden, he feels compelled to run away from home to see if he can find her. It's an adventure built on little more than a hunch and big hopes.
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