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Summer of Frogs by Dawn White
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,340. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age
During a hot, lazy summer in Georgia, 16-year-old Trixie sorts through the complexity of her parents' marriage, jealousy towards her adorable kid sister, and ambivalence about the religion she inherited. From a generation before texting and social media, Trixie relies on her best friend and partner-in-mischief, her vivid imagination, and her love of nature. For Trixie, it is the summer of frogs.
The Black Place Inside by Troy McCombs
Price: Free! Words: 1,710. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age(5.00 from 1 review)
After a massive earthquake ravages the world, one man becomes trapped underground in his car. Darkness, lonliness, and isolation become his only friends. If that wasn't bad enough, his own sanity begins to waver away, as well. Over time, he begins to reflect on his life and learns some very valuable lessons. Can they help him escape the black place inside?
Heart on a String by Susan Soares
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 59,130. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2014 by Clean Reads. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance, Fiction » Coming of age
After a great loss, a girl realizes the value of letting someone in and not letting her grief destroy her, but after lying about her past, how will she face up to it?
Chasing Fireflies by Sara Kutsko
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 70,660. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Inspirational
After Violet Bowen attempts to commit suicide, she finds herself in a strange new world. Desperate to get home again, she embarks on a journey that questions everything she thought she knew about herself. And finds answers she never knew she needed.
Good Intentions by Aya Walksfar
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 108,000. Language: American English. Published: June 4, 2014. Categories: Fiction » 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?
Fall To You by Lexi Ryan
Series: Here and Now, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 63,690. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Coming of age
In book 2 of the Here and Now series, a spin-off of Lexi Ryan's New York Times and USA Today bestselling New Hope series, Hanna Thompson finds herself torn between the man who stole her heart and wants to let her go and the man who broke her heart and wants to be her future.
The Merry-Go-Round Man by John B. Rosenman
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 83,910. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2014 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Do you believe you can shape your future, determine your destiny? One spring day in 1954, three sixth grade boys make a bet: the one who can climb first to the top of a small green merry-go-round outside their school will be “Champ for life!” For the rest of his days he’ll be “on Easy Street!” A coming-of-age novel about temptation, perseverance & redemption.
The Other Boy by Allie Cresswell
Series: The Lost Boys Quartet, Book 2. Price: $3.41 USD. Words: 49,370. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age
Matt's father has run off with another woman; a woman with a son who will surely usurp Matt's place in his Dad's affections. Matt joins an anarchic gang of lawless lads as he wrestles with his anguish over his father’s defection, and, worse still, his bitter envy of the other boy in his father’s life. Then the other boy is lost in a raging river. Part Two of The Lost Boys Quartet.
Chased Dreams by Lacey Weatherford & Chase Walden
Series: Chase Walker, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 68,740. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Coming of age
Dreams of the future, dreams of love and happiness, dreams of being able to move on and get past the heartache that still resides in his soul, Chase Walker believes things are finally starting to look up. But are they really?
There Goes The Neighbourhood And Other Short Stories by Jeff Roulston
Price: Free! Words: 6,170. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » African American fiction » Urban life
A collection of three brand new short stories about characters young, old and in between. They are sons, brothers and fathers; good people, but they are human, and therefore flawed and ultimately misunderstood.
Darla Decker Hates to Wait by Jessica McHugh
Series: Darla Decker Diaries, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 56,120. Language: American English. Published: May 14, 2014 by Evolved Publishing LLC. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Family, Fiction » Coming of age
Games of flashlight tag, and the crazy cat lady roaming Shiloh Farms in a “demon bus,” serve as distractions during her parents’ quarrels and her anxiety about show choir auditions. Yet the more Darla waits for her adulthood to begin, the more she learns that summoning patience won’t be the hardest part of being eleven. A frank and funny look at the path to adulthood. [Young Adult - 13 and Up]
Puppy Memoirs: The Life of Peanut Short Story Series by Matthew Snider
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,120. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals, Fiction » Coming of age
All dogs wish to have a place in the world. One dog strives to learn his from day one. The story of PEANUT follows the fictional life of a German Shepherd, from his first memory until the very end. The first volume, fall in love with the Peanut as he learns the ropes of everyday life.
The Preacher's Boy by Terry Pringle
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 87,010. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Coming of age
Michael Page has trouble with the two most important relationships in his life -- with his minister-father and his girlfriend who wants to sing rock and roll. His attempts to work them out brought widespread recognition to a book with as much humor as conflict. The New York Times named it a “Notable Book of the Year” as well as the “first ever Southern Baptist sex comedy.”
Comeback Road: A Rock and Roll Adventure by Nolan Whyte
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 66,290. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Coming of age
Comeback Road is loaded with beers, bars, and guitars. Terry is a washed-up rock musician looking to get his career back on track. He finds a few young players to back him up, and in no time he's in a van, crossing the continent on a tour full of drinking, fighting, falling in love, and breaking up bands. A hilarious look at the hard-luck heroes of rock, Comeback Road is endlessly entertaining.
Swing by Philip Beard
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 85,100. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2014 and represented by Dystel and Goderich Literary Management. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Sports
John Kostka is three feet tall but larger than life, moving through the world on gloved hands and powerful arms as if on a set of parallel bars. Henry Graham is a ten year-old boy whose father has just left home for good. All they seem to have in common is their love of the 1971 Pittsburgh Pirates, but that is enough to begin a life-long friendship that enables both men to heal old wounds.
Candles by Robert E Vonne
Price: Free! Words: 3,640. Language: Canadian English. Published: April 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational, Fiction » Coming of age
What makes a person's opinions and insights valuable to society? It might not be the vision from the top, such as from presidents and billionaires. The outsider sees where the herd is going, and what beliefs are leading it there. In general, there are no outsiders as potentially valuable as the disabled; in these two stories, the inspiring visions of two young mentally ill people are displayed.
News Flash by Liz Botts
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 52,450. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2014 by Clean Reads. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance, Fiction » Coming of age
My name is Allison Jones, I’m a high school senior, and I have an awesome internship at a local news station. I’m a half credit short from graduating, and my guidance counselor is making me take a special events planning class that’s really just a glorified prom committee. I think I’m screwing up my relationship with my best friend Jake, and this could be the story of a lifetime.
Special Girl by K.B. Stevens
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,710. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Coming of age
Jerry's life takes a bizarre turn when he's dumped by his girlfriend and gets accosted by Betty, the curvy young woman who lives in the apartment across the hall. A humorous tale that readers have called, "Laugh out loud funny", "Heartbreaking", and "Ultimately satisfying." Note: this is the PG-13 version of "Special Girl Needs Sexing"
Road to Eternity: Cynthia "Cropduster" Purdue by Christy Summerland
Series: The Eternity Series. Price: Free! Words: 17,500. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age
It is 2042, two years before the events of Eternity, and Cynthia Purdue is living in the clubhouse of a notorious motorcycle club in North Platte, Nebraska. Two years removed from the loss of the last of her family, she is struggling to find her direction and has become rather complacent in her position as the somewhat unwanted house guest of the Red Platte Crew MC.
Orange Buffalo by Grayson Queen
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 78,710. Language: American English. Published: April 17, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
Everything you want can be yours, if it actually exists. The reality of dreams is that they can be blinding. To hunt the orange buffalo is to quest for something that isn't even possible. An irreverent telling of a journey to achieve, fail, give up, stand up, and figure it all out a little too late.