Fiction » Literature » Coming of age

Three from the Stones
Price: Free! Words: 20,770. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
(5.00 from 1 review)
At the heart of a walled city, three youth struggle to carve a place for themselves amid a cold and alienating society, drawing on their dreams and the legends of their childhood to make sense of their own life and purpose. For one of them, deciphering the meaning of a mysterious song may unlock the answer.
Katu
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,200. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Colonial America, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
In the shadow of British and Hessian forces, life goes on for young patriot Joshua and his Native American grandfather, Katu, whose only concern seems to be his tattered old fishing net. Raised to abide his elders, Joshua reluctantly aides the mysterious curmudgeon with his repairs and in so doing gets to know the man he only thought he knew. A man full of surprises.
The Fallen Footwear
Price: Free! Words: 19,150. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Love is many things. But when it's caught in a vicious dating cycle, it can become both exciting and painful. Eventually it finds its stride, and the couple who experiences it will develop a lasting harmony. But until that's found, love ends up in a washing machine, tossing and turning until it either cleanses or fades. This is the story of Gary's wash cycle with Nikki, the girl of his dreams.
Monograms, Cookies & Cigars
Price: Free! Words: 4,120. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
A chance encounter in a man-made pond drain between an injured teen and the girl of his dreams.
Gutter Child
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 32,890. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
For the first eighteen years of his life, Jimmy Grogan has led a blissful existence of sweet ignorance. But on the day he leaves for college, he discovers a family secret that could upend every piece of cozy perfection he knows. Now he must solve the most unsettling mystery of his life: Has his family been living a lie?
Zippywings 2015: A Short Story Collection
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 171,850. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
A 2015 collection of short stories, novelettes, and novellas that run the gamut of themes from economic wrestling, to love and loss, to therapy, to professionalism, and more. It's a full platter of genres and story ideas that should keep readers busy for days.
The Skin of Water
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 54,510. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
Empowerment is just a word...until you live it. Lisel Martinez is not a rough-&-tumble kind of girl, so what is someone more interested in books and plants than having a hot social life doing out on the most dangerous streets in San Francisco? Is there really anything someone without a home can do to stay safe in a place that's anything but?! (Available in trade, mass market, & e-editions.)
The World Disappears: A Novel
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 57,960. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Visionary & metaphysical, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Is your imagination worth $1 million? Struggling to complete his life’s work, a Japanese video game inventor turns to a piano prodigy for help, setting off a quixotic course of events that could end the world. The World Disappears is a coming-of-age story about friendship, loss, and the power of the imagination.
Dwaze spiegelbeelden
Price: Free! Words: 47,280. Language: Dutch. Published: February 4, 2016 by KollectiefMaksimaal. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Wanneer een tweeling op jonge leeftijd van elkaar gescheiden wordt, zijn ze op hun telepathische krachten aangewezen om contact te houden. Dat loopt behoorlijk fout. Jef Louisa Versmissen beschrijft de wereld van adolescenten in een wilde rush van bier, sigaretten en woeste wijven.
Calmer Girls
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 76,130. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2016 by The Zharmae Publishing Press. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
After moving to a new city, sixteen-year-old Samantha Cross meets a boy with beautiful brown eyes—eyes that focus on her sister, Veronica. As Samantha falls in love with her sister’s boyfriend, one thing becomes clear: One of the Cross sisters is in for a broken heart.
A Private Place
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 57,920. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Thriller and Suspense, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Abbie Hart feels like a fish out of water when she arrives at Miss Katherine's School for Girls. She soon finds herself in a sticky situation when she discovers she is sharing a room with two stepsisters who vehemently despise each other. Will Abbie escape being in the middle of a murderous rivalry that puts her life in danger or will her roommates' final confrontation also destroy her?
What They Left Behind
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?
Sacrifice - A Short Story
Price: Free! Words: 11,410. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Luua of Toor is expecting a spectacular marriage with her one and only now that she's of age, until the Elder busts the news that she's actually the village's sacrifice.
Letter to My Fifteen-Year-Old Self
Price: Free! Words: 1,650. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Literary
The narrator writes a letter to her younger self, giving her some much-needed advice about a boy.
The Hunt for the Dragon Master
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 51,980. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Bazan and his gang turns parts of the town into a Goth City in Augmented Reality. It is a birthday present for Schwarzen. During a virtual concert, a dragon destroys the town and kill most of the avatars. The kids must neutralize the Dragon Master, who are threatening their life in cyberspace.
The Courage of Others
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 74,600. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2016 by Open Books. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
The true nature of each person is deeper than one’s skin, and the courage to confront depravity is often learned through the ‘courage of others’.
Gym Class
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,470. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2016 by Ilori Press Books LLC. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues
Straight A student Gerald Morgan doesn’t want to ruin his grade point average with an F in gym class. So the out of shape teen asks the top runner at his high school for help. And soon discovers what she’s really running from. A short story for anyone who’s felt like giving up.
Worthy
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 56,220. Language: American English. Published: December 31, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Historical » USA
Seventeen-year-old Worthy lives in a house full of secrets. In the summer of 1946, a murder changes everything. Her plans to get out of Hogan’s Creek suddenly become tied up in a reckless yet exciting pursuit of truth and ultimately justice. She’ll nearly lose her life, but along the way she finds love, hope, and the truth about her family in unlikely places.
The Krampus on Chestnut Street: A Novella
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 37,910. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
The author sits back on his therapist’s chaise lounge and tells the story of his childhood encounter with a Krampus. This monster, well known in Alpine folklore, is a beast of great strength and ferocious temper whose mission is to punish bad children. The author reveals why he deserved to be targeted for such punishment in a story that is guaranteed to terrify.
The Johnny Moss Room
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 80,270. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
(5.00 from 2 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.