Fiction » Literature » Coming of age

My Indian Queen
By J.M. Moris
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 33,170. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
0.5 star(4.50 from 2 reviews)
One guy. One girl. One magical summer. Both of them on the verge of adulthood, both of them hopelessly lost. He loves her, his fiery Indian queen, but does she feel the same? And what will happen when summer wanes into fall?
Know Not Why: A Novel
By Hannah Johnson
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 112,650. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Gay & Lesbian
0.75 star(4.71 from 7 reviews)
Howie gets a job at a hokey arts ‘n crafts store to meet girls. Instead, he meets Arthur. Sure, Arthur is smart and charming and has distractingly magnificent eyelashes, but there’s no getting away from one troublesome fact: he’s a dude. And Howie, who’s spent the past twenty-two years being strictly unexceptional, isn’t about to shake up his whole (mediocre) existence now. ... Right?
A Child Out Of Alcatraz
By Tara Ison
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 77,930. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2012 by Foreverland Press. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
“Searingly original, brutal, unique. Tara Ison is unquestionably an important new voice in American fiction.” —Carolyn See, author of The Handyman “A fascinating and wonderfully evocative first novel about life on Alcatraz – seen through the eyes of a little girl growing up on the Rock in the 1950s. A compelling story, richly evoking a time and place.” —Kirkus Reviews
Summer Rain
By Jon Konrath
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 221,040. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
John Conner has lost his girlfriend, his job, a scholarship, and has been kicked out of college. Instead of retreating back to his parents’ basement and a life of mediocrity and factory labor, he decides to stay the summer in the college town of Bloomington, Indiana.
Some Lessons In Gaelic
By McCawley Grange
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 119,030. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2012 by Amolibros. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
When an eleven-year-old English boy arrives in Southern Ireland, walking on his hands and quoting Shakespeare, the natives begin to treat him with suspicion. The town he finds himself in is a small mid-century (1950) maelstrom of snobbery, nationalism, sexual repression and quaint quintessential Irish intolerance, presided over by a clergy, discharging duties of guidance and tutelage.
Dinky's Demise
By Kelli Jae Baeli
Price: Free! Words: 1,630. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
She was fearless and he wanted to be fearless.
Writer Rob Strangle Explains Why Ace Cola Sucks
By Cliff Stone
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,710. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2012 by Dunkerron Press. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Forced to defend his position on Ace Cola, ninth-grader Rob Stangle hands off the task to his alter ego, the imaginary author Cliff Stone. Cliff will stop at nothing to get at the truth, barreling headlong toward a confrontation that will shake the foundation of Rob's world, tearing loose on a meta-fictional voyage of discovery into the heart of a strange mystery Rob doesn't dare face alone.
At the Ditch in the Center of the Universe
By Geraldine Glodek
Price: Free! Words: 7,250. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2012 by Geraldine Glodek. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
It's 1959. Tim Giovannini, whose family made it out of the mines and factories of Pennsylvania, wants nothing to do with kids whose parents still come home with dirty hands. He has a chance to go to the Buddy Holly concert in Iowa with Hal Jones, the laces of whose sneakers Tim does not feel fit to loose. Hal can't stomach Tim, but a ride to Iowa in Tim's dad's car is his only way to get there
Die Tiefschläger
By Peter Fladl Martinez
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 34,210. Language: German. Published: April 9, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Kriminalkomödie über einen Frühpensionisten, den Mann der seinen Job bekommen hat, die Sekretärin und so manche andere...
The Bastard Year
By Richard Zuras
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 38,400. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2012 by Brandylane Publishers. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
This debut novel tells the story of a boy’s final year of childhood and a family’s near disintegration. When Zain’s father is fired from the CIA in March of 1980, it creates a tremor that threatens to upend the family’s precarious balance. Zain’s awakening to a world riddled with cracks and his adolescent attempts to mend them are the stuff from which young men, and great stories, are made.
Rory and Tusker
By Nandita Basu
Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 10,300. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2012. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Stories in Verse
It's a story about an unlikely friendship between a lion and an elephant. Destiny tears the two friends apart. This story is about their journey they take to find each other. In the process they discover themselves. This is story about friendship and loyalty. It's about finding the friend that we are all looking for. It's about finding the friend that is hidden in all of us.
The Swimming Away
By F. Simon Grant
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 21,460. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Meek and Artemis :oR: The Swimming Away, part 1 of the Living Needle trilogy, is the story of a first love that might bring about the apocalypse. Artemis, the rebellious girl in search of significance, finds the rules of the world rewritten when she meets Meek, the quiet & powerful boy who urges Artemis to face the mystery of her dead mother, but their discovery may bring an end to everything.
Growing up Wired
By David Wallace Fleming
Price: $3.46 USD. Words: 71,160. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
(4.00 from 1 review)
How will romantic relationships withstand technology's offer of instant gratification? Growing up Wired - technology's dirty secrets - questioned and challenged.
Squirrel Eyes
By Scott S. Phillips
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 65,420. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2012. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Alvin Bandy, movie nut and would-be filmmaker, is alone in Hollywood after his girlfriend dumps him. He hatches a drunken plan to course-correct his life: travel to his hometown of Albuquerque to seek out his first girlfriend, Kelli, and do what he never did before: have sex with her. Kelli won't be had so easily, and gives Alvin a challenge that could either be his undoing or his salvation...
What Grows By Moonlight
By Jerome Francis Lusa
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,140. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2012. Category: Fiction » Romance » Short stories
Oh that Love was always symmetrical, always reciprocated, always came in pairs. Alas it is not always these things, and when it is not it can spawn a most agonizing and enduring pain, that of unrequited Love. What Grows By Moonlight is a short story that tells of one man's struggle to overcome an unrequited love.
Lunch in Brooklyn
By Rebecca Moore
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 51,210. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Literary
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Originally serialized in Sassy magazine, this is the full version of the story many readers have been waiting to finish since 1994. If you are an eighth grader, this book will make you glad to know other people have been there. If you are a former eighth grader, you’ll enjoy the trip.
What Eats Us
By Jason Boyd
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 25,670. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A tiger terrorizes a Stone Age town. Young boys Dori and Git must leap forward centuries in thought and craft a bow and arrow or they'll be eaten next. Brandon, a graffiti artist, trades his cans for money from an art project. Robert, his new tutor, risks his career to give them back. These two tales mingle across centuries, trading dirt for concrete, but end the same -- with a beast and a bow.
Adult World
By Christopher Scott Grimaldi
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 64,480. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Literary
On his eighteenth birthday, Brian Hartman takes a job at Adult World, a pornographic specialty store, and over several months before graduating high school not only receives quite an extra-curricular education, but also discovers that not all of the people in his life are who he thought they were - including his own mother.
Slow to Grow
By Lonny Cyrelle
Price: Free! Words: 78,960. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Laced with self deprecating humor and laced with a healthy dose of pathos, the novel, Slow to Grow, follows Lloyd Kulligan as he matures (slowly) over the course of 25 years from a lonely sex starved teenager to a middle aged married man (and still sex starved.
Too Old To Play
By David Todd
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,470. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Thirteen year old Danny Tompkins must deal with his mother's death, but on the day of the funeral people keep coming to his house, and seem to be partying. As he retreated to his bedroom, he couldn't understand why those adults behaved as they did, or why his younger cousins just kept playing. So he "hid" and fumed. Years later, the adult Daniel relives those memories, and writes about them.