- African American fiction
- Alternative history
- Children’s books
- Coming of age
- Cultural & ethnic themes
- Fairy tales
- Gay & lesbian fiction
- Graphic novels & comics
- Humor & comedy
- Literary collections
- Mystery & detective
- Plays & Screenplays
- Science fiction
- Themes & motifs
- Thriller & suspense
- Transgressional fiction
- Visionary & metaphysical
- Women's fiction
- Young adult or teen
- Antiques & Collectibles
- Art, Architecture, Photography
- Business & Economics
- Career Guides
- Children's Books
- Comics (nonfictional)
- Computers and Internet
- Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits
- Education and Study Guides
- Engineering, trades, and technology
- Gay and Lesbian
- General reference
- Health, wellbeing, & medicine
- Home and Garden
- Language Instruction
- Literary criticism
- New Age
- Politics and Current Affairs
- Relationships and Family
- Religion and Spirituality
- Science and Nature
- Sex and Relationships
- Social Science
- Sports & outdoor recreation
- True Crime
I Tried to Tell You but You Wouldn't Listen by Cindy Matias
Price: Free! Words: 2,180. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age(5.00 from 1 review)
This is a short story I wrote inspired by some of the things recently going on in my life and some of my thoughts. I recently had problems opening up to anyone and the whole situation was frustrating everyone. I talked to my doctor about it and she suggested therapy. That's where the whole idea of this story came from, even though I never got therapy myself. Enjoy.
After the Race by Michael B Jones
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 143,430. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays, Fiction » Coming of age
After the Race recounts the unraveling of the family Reed. and the raw, serpentine trails blazed by the father-son pair of Wayne—an Army Special Forces veteran whose reckless pursuit of contentment propels the story—and Charles—a gifted runner whose effortless successes on the track contrast his struggles everywhere else. A father-son drama in the tradition of The Great Santini.
Pelican Smile by Wendy Beach
Price: Free! Words: 1,100. Language: Australian English. Published: March 10, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age(5.00 from 4 reviews)
When Penny Leighton's father dies a huge hole is left in her heart, and it is a hole she has fallen into deeply. She becomes preoccupied with the need to know where his remains have been scattered. Desperate to set her father's haunting spirit free she, instead, discovers how to set herself free—to forgive
Promises by Carolyn Roosth
Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 68,360. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age
Promises is the story of a young girl’s struggle to define herself according to the ideals of success and education taught by her parents. Helen’s journey is fraught with unexpected tragedies and desertions. She makes promises as a way of bargaining to deal with her guilt and grief. Helen learns to depend on family, friends, and her singing ability to achieve her goals.
Children of the Canyon by David Kukoff
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 77,220. Language: American English. Published: March 1, 2014 by Rebel ePublishers. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age
Children of the Canyon tells the story of David, a boy growing up in LA’s fabled Laurel Canyon neighborhood as the 1960s counterculture is coming to an end.
Sobel's Skin by Bonnie Loshbaugh
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 41,630. Language: American English. Published: February 28, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Coming of age
When the spirits call, you must answer. When the spirits called Sobel, she ran away. Things have been going badly ever since. But when the mountain next to her village begins spewing ash and fire, Sobel can no longer avoid the spirit world. Big Raven has big plans for a little girl from the Salmon Tribe, and they start in the hot heart of a volcano.
No One's Watching by Sandy Green
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 82,440. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2014 by Clean Reads. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance, Fiction » Coming of age
At summer dance camp, Kitri isn't chosen for a ballet role at the end-of-camp performance but for an Irish dance duet, a form of dance her mother hates. Soon Kitri realizes she’s falling in love with everything about Irish dance, including her partner Blake. Kitri has to decide whether to crush her mom’s hopes or tie a Celtic knot to her new passion and hang on.
Once Bad Intentions by Monique Dixon
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 114,810. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays
Once Bad Intentions is a coming of age urban love story of triumph and redemption. The inspirational story of a young girl’s journey to defeat her past, the violent characteristics she had become prone to, and succeed in the world of fashion photography.
Biflocka: A Novel by Kevin Klix
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 66,210. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age
A teenage boy, Clyde Clark, goes through his father's suicide, his mother's abuse, his befriended drug dealers, an adoption by his principle, whom is a botanist, and a drug that becomes larger than life inside the city of West Palm Beach, Florida. A fresh, new voice by award-winning artist Kevin Klix.
Still Air by Sean Monaghan
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,520. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2014 by Triple V Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Coming of age
Ben Easton's bringing his new son and girlfriend halfway around the world to meet his father and his father's new girlfriend. Naturally Ben's half-crazed mother is going to crash the party. A New Zealand literary story by Sean Monaghan, author of "Fog".
Waiting For Tomorrow by Hannah Brown
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 114,940. Language: British English. Published: February 15, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » 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 Bird Children (Book One of the Phoenix Realm) by Karen Nilsen
Series: The Phoenix Realm, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 226,840. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Coming of age
Avreal of Landers just knows there is something wrong with her, despite her family's protests to the contrary. She has no navel, and she loses her voice on occasion, sometimes unable to talk for months at a time. Her older brother Dominic, a young warlock struggling with his own demons, remembers what his sister doesn't: that she hatched out of an egg and spent her infancy as a bird . . .
Hiding in the Weave by William Bayer
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 102,390. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2014 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Literature » Literary
New York Times best-selling crime fiction writer, William Bayer, breaks new ground with this novel, a coming-of-age/psychological mystery. Hiding in the Weave is a novel for adults about the strivings of youth. . . love, passion, art, art-making, growing up and letting go. It takes the traditional coming-of-age boarding school novel into fascinating new territory.
Elle s'appelait Sonia Verjik by Dominique Lebel
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 48,840. Language: French. Published: February 8, 2014 by Éditions Hélène Jacob. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Coming of age
Sonia Verjik a passé sa vie à fuir tout ce qui pouvait entraver sa liberté : son pays, les hommes qui l’ont aimée, l’idée même de la maternité. Et s’ils se mettent à trois pour parler d’elle, c’est parce qu’elle a laissé derrière elle des zones d’ombre sur lesquelles chacun tentera de porter son propre éclairage, avec plus ou moins de bienveillance et d’honnêteté.
Cadomin: the Adventures of Billy Boy by Charles Wood
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 78,160. Language: Canadian English. Published: January 31, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age
Cadomin is the fantastic story of a young boy's search for his stolen bike and his mother. Billy and his mother live in a ghost town in the foothills of the Rocky mountains. When his beloved bike goes missing, he leaves his mom and goes in search of it. He returns after being unable to find his bike only to find that his mom has also disappeared. He ventures into the mountains in search of her.
Life of Cards by Anthony Wrytt
Price: Free! Words: 25,990. Language: American English. Published: January 31, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational, Fiction » Coming of age
A young man named Anthony Holmes sacrifices everything for the lifestyle of his dreams only to find that his "perfect" life not only lacks any kind of joy or meaning but is also fragile and unstable like a tall house of cards. Can he find true happiness?
With My Own Eyes by Amber St. Clare
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 22,690. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Inspirational
It may be the big city of Chicago but in it consists of two very different souls on different path in life. Tate Carson may just be a 12 year old kid but after one fateful glance on a cold January morning will change in the size of his world forever.
Snipe Hunting by Gemma Drazin
Price: Free! Words: 2,220. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2014 by Chardonian Press. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Coming of age(4.50 from 2 reviews)
George's new friends take him snipe hunting. Despite the late hour and the older boys harassment, George sticks with the journey, A journey that isn't what any of them expect.
Dorothy Before the Twister by Pat Sewell
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,570. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Coming of age
A coming-of-age story about a girl who is growing up in the predominant company of adults during the Dust Bowl period.