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Leviathan's War by Lee Laughead
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 80,310. Language: American English. Published: June 6, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
After surviving a car crash, Rock Island, Illinois teenager Levi Strauss undergoes an unprecedented and unexplainable change: His body cannot be damaged, and he has nearly limitless supernatural strength and endurance. Resolving to become the world's first superhero, he puts on a ski mask and heads to Chicago to fight crime on the streets while conversing with his family back home.
The Grindstone by Don Maker
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 95,170. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Historical » USA
Growing up can be hard. Add emotional and learning disabilities in an unsympathetic, small Arizona town in the 1950s, and it’s a real grind. Tommy Lerner’s family is very supportive, but they have their own challenges of poverty and a mixed marriage. Then there is Frank Lerner’s deep, dark secret …. Success against the odds requires courage, determination and faith. And love – lots of love.
Miffed and Peeved in the U.K. by Neil S. Reddy
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 38,300. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2016 by Weasel Press. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age
This is a parody of Hunter S. Thompson's Fear and Loathing. In 1987, Shaggy ventures off to discover what lies at the heart of the British disease during Thatcher’s right wing reign.
Horses for Sale, a Miranda and Starlight Story by Janet Muirhead Hill
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 47,620. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2016 by Raven Publishing of Montana. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Literary, Fiction » Coming of age
Will sixteen-year-old Miranda Stevens make it as a horse rancher while struggling with the demands of high school, the tragedies of life, and affairs of the heart? She's giving it her best shot, but she's not above making bad decisions and reaping the consequences.
To My Daughter, Book One by Shaina Richmond
Price: Free! Words: 57,310. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Coming of age
Susie, of Shaina Richmond's "Safe With Me" series, writes a journal to her soon-to-be-born daughter. Susie was fifteen years old when her mother passed away. Five years later, she learned that her paternity was a lie. Motivated by the recent loss of a friend, Susie starts a journal with the hope that, in the unfortunate case of her own untimely passing, her precious daughter will know her truth.
Salute (A Patriotic Short Story) by Mark S. R. Peterson
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,470. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age
COREY LITTLE doesn’t have many friends his own age. Instead, his best friend, HAROLD PHELPS, is a white-haired old man and World War II veteran who sparks a new love of life through fishing.
Literature Help: A Child Called "It" by Students' Academy
Series: A Quick Guide · Study Guides: English Literature. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,220. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2016 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Coming of age
His troubles would not have ended if a teacher at school had not informed the police about the predicament of the child. He was later sent to live in a foster home, away from his mother’s atrocities.
The Muse: Coming of Age in 1968 by DH Parsons
Price: $7.95 USD. Words: 147,640. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2016 by Bliss-Parsons Institute. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age
True Love, True Art, True Inspiration. 1968 was a time of change and turmoil for the world, and for a young man awakening to his Life and to his Art. With a little help from his friends, mentors, and lovers, he just might make it. Follow DH as he finds the confidence and inspiration to take the next step. Discover the adventures, aspirations, and fantasies of a young man Coming of Age in 1968.
The Canyon House by Janice Gilbertson
Price: $4.97 USD. Words: 83,680. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2016 by Pen-L Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Family
WILLA Award finalist 2017! Even the most beautiful summer can turn dark and cold in a moment. For nine-year-old tomboy Poppy, moving to the wilderness of the canyon and a ramshackle house was a dream come true. But as temperatures dropped and the dark clouds rolled over the canyon, she couldn't have foreseen the secrets that should have been shared or the life-and-death events that would unfold.
Two Sisters Times Two by Jeffrey Anderson
Price: Free! Words: 104,630. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age
What happens when you take two sisters stuck in middle age and join them with two sisters struggling to enter adulthood and stir them all together in the cauldron of life's trials? This novel picks up the story of Brooke and Leah Fulcher now in their fifties and adds Jodie and Penni, Brooke's daughters, to their mix, creating emotional entanglements beyond the sum of those parts.
Mr Luigi's Binoculars by Antoine Bello
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,870. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire, Fiction » Coming of age
A young card player from Missouri is hired to help the world champion retain his title against the Russian rising star of the game.
Fleeing the Sharks: A Cuban Family Story by Linda Hardister Rodriguez
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 44,060. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
On January 8, 1959, Fidel Castro leads his forces through the streets of Havana. Thousands of Cubans cheer him on and dream of a better life. No one is more excited than 14-year-old Francisco. He makes his way through the crowd to come face-to-face with his new hero. A short 20 months later, Francisco fears for his life and must leave his family, country and culture.
Reflections: A Story of Friendship by Jeff Hopkins
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 61,370. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2016 by MoshPit Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » Coming of age
It is the 25th April 1919 and Captain Christopher Murphy has been invited back to his old school, Guildale College, to deliver an address in the first year of peace after The Great War. When he arrives at East Guildale railway station, which is adjacent to the school, a flood of memories come rushing back. He now knows what he must say and walks to the school to deliver his address.
Revenge of the Rats by Michael Allender
Series: The Life and Times of Bindigo and Abbie Joules, Book 9. Price: Free! Words: 3,480. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Humor, Fiction » Coming of age
Abbie's brother, Bendigo, and his friend, Lydel, are partly responsible for dump ground rats invading Ben's family chicken coup. Ben hatches a plan to use the rats themselves to act as the instruments of their own demise. The plan, although effective, proves far more costly than expected.
Tupelo Honey by Lis Anna-Langston
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 63,700. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age
A humorous, unconventional family yarn about a young girl navigating a hardscrabble upbringing in northern Mississippi. Meet Tupelo Honey. She divinely lays out the framework and quirky intricacies of growing up in a house only “slightly better than an orphanage,” A loveable, engaging, original voice, Tupelo brightens this accomplished tale of dysfunction. ~ Publishers Weekly
The One: A Short Story by Teresa Lo
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,860. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Literature » Literary
In "The One," a recent college graduate delays entering the real world by forming a drug and sex-fueled relationship with "The One," a boy her age who is nothing what he seems.
Floating Paper Strips by Meyari McFarland
Series: Infinite Horizons. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,590. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2016 by MDR Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Coming of age
Efe's body betrayed her. Daily. She couldn't walk, couldn't run, couldn't do all the things a page should do, no matter how hard she tried. That was just the way it was. Until Father Abijah decided that the way it was wasn't good enough. Then a whole new Path opened up to Efe and her future bloomed like a lily emerging from the pond.
Billy in the Lowground by Sumner Wilson
Price: $3.97 USD. Words: 50,000. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2016 by Pen-L Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General, Fiction » Coming of age
The vast blue sky. The endless flow of pristine waters. The days of summer that seem to have no end. All this belongs to Scotlin Bright as he gallops from one adventure to the next with no thought of tomorrow. Tomorrow is for grown-ups. Today belongs to Scotlin. But his happiness is harshly interrupted when Scotlin learns he must soon leave the river to take his place working his father's farm.
Levittown by Manheim Wagner
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 27,650. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues
A story of a young nonconformist growing up in America’s second planned housing community, Levittown portrays life in the late 1970s with a sardonic eye trained on the country’s time-honored traditions and questionable preoccupations. Set against a backdrop of classic rock, NASCAR and elementary school life, Levittown is the tale of a young boy named Michael trying to find himself.
Gaijin, Vol. I by Umi 宇美
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 83,850. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age
Jade Leigh doesn't even know you, but he probably hates you already. He never wanted to move here in the first place, so what does he care if people don't like him? Unfortunately, his bad attitude matters way more than Jade wants to admit, and the neighborhood delinquent is about to enlighten him.