Fiction » Literature » Coming of age

A Hero Grows in Brooklyn
By Jeffrey Rubin
Price: Free! Words: 48,990. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
A Hero Grows in Brooklyn is a thrilling novel about Steve Marino, a junior high student seeking respect. Should he take after his violent father whose actions have flung his family into poverty? Or can he discover another way? Amidst swirling emotions, suddenly Steve discovers he must face the Skull Bones, a knife slashing gang. Armed only with courage, he takes on the challenge of his life.
To Be Ordinary
By Jon Paul Olivier
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 87,590. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2012. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Archie attended college as far away from his father as he could go. He wanted to be ordinary like his friends. His father was pushing him to be who he was born to be. When he meets Erica, two worlds collide as Archie struggles to reconcile who he wants to be with who he should be. When the time comes, can he make the right choice? What will Erica choose?
A Dish Best Served
By J. Richard Singleton
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,890. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2012. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
He was a nice young man, eager to enter high school with his whole life ahead of him as he approached the closing days of junior high--until the most popular girl in school, Dina Rigby, sets him up for a public act of sexual humiliation. Vowing revenge, he concocts an increasingly elaborate plan for revenge, ultimately reaching its crescendo towards high school graduation.
Kiss The Sky
By DC Gallin
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 106,440. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2012. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
This is London in the heady nineties. The world is waking up to the tribal tom toms of repetitive beats, much to the dislike of the authorities, which violently try to clamp down on the abundant creativity and unity emanating from the speaker stacks. Together, three girls are hijacked into this subversive scene for better and for worse…
The Quarry
By Don Shogren
Price: Free! Words: 3,790. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Literary
(5.00 from 1 review)
Forty years ago, forty feet in the air, a quandary ... and a good friend.
The Deflowering of Rhona Lipshitz
By Lisa Lieberman Doctor
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 71,200. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2012 by Elderberry Press, Inc.. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Rhona Lipshitz of Queens, New York is eleven days away from becoming Mrs. Stuart Martin Weiner. The Temple has been booked, gowns have been fitted and beauty parlor appointments made. With no way out, Rhona gamely counts down the days to the dreaded event...and finds herself falling madly, hopelessly in love with a wonderful man. Too bad it's not Stuie.
A Bird of the Air: Act 1
By James Archer
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 20,750. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
George Malone could be any man on any day (or woman for that matter), but in this particular tale, he is himself, navigating the chance, circumstance, and suffering he encounters as best he can. George Malone shifts, and reshapes, and changes- sometimes even for the good.
The Gamekeeper
By Brian Parker
Price: Free! Words: 1,260. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2012 by MoshPit Publishing. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
In this short story by Brian Parker, a young boy learns one of life's lessons, a lesson that he will carry with him for life.
The Eminence of Bardon Roket
By Jonathan Garrett
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 82,610. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2012. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
Bardon Roket, a twelve year old genius, determine that any dream worth dreaming might as well be a big one. To this end, he decides that it's his life goal to conquer the world. Only doing it all it once is bound to fail, he's got to start small. So what's a small start for Bardon Roket? Why, a lemonade stand, of course. From there, it's just a few short steps to mayor of the entire city!
Klockupproret
By Bert Ola Gustavsson
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 70,800. Language: Swedish. Published: February 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
När höstterminen börjar hittar tolvårige Ingel Hansson och hans kamrat Peder Svartling två paket dynamit. Med detta fantastiska fynd börjar ett skolår som inte blir något annat likt. Klockupproret ger en levande bild av vardagen i ett gruvsamhälle i Bergslagen på 1960-talet. Och kampen om hackordningen bland de unga är lika grym då som nu. Klockupproret utkom första gången 1997.
Sacrifices
By AM Kirkby
Price: Free! Words: 3,510. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Ancient
In the Etruscan city of Cisra, the boy Karkana sacrifices his prize possession to help a prisoner of war. But the true implications of his act won't be felt till years later.
Bewitching Earth
By Lorraine Ray
Price: Free! Words: 7,240. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Love for the world, and its many beautiful niches, heals a young girl's heartache after a short affair with an older man.
Recollections of an Italian Gentleman
By Stendhal
Price: $2.20 USD. Words: 11,060. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2012 by Fario. Category: Fiction » Literary collections » European / French
"Recollections of an Italian Gentleman" is a tale of a young man turned collaborator in a Rome occupied by French troops and then annexed to Napoleon's empire. The young collaborator recalls the events that marked these turbulent days, among them the abduction of the Pope by the French--His Holiness fiddled with his snuffbox during the entire operation--and the execution of the bandit Spatolino.
Face in the Water (A Short Story)
By Charles Sheehan-Miles
Price: Free! Words: 3,020. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Jerusalem, 1989: After his best friend dies of a drug overdose, a Georgia Tech student walks away from his life, eventually winding up in the ancient and narrow streets of Jerusalem during the first Palestinian Intifada. An early short story written by Charles Sheehan-Miles, author of the surprise indie bestseller Republic: A Novel of America's Future.
Migiro de halfbloed
By Patrick Brannigan
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,210. Language: Dutch. Published: January 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Net als iedere jongen moet Migiro zware beproevingen ondergaan om een krijger te worden. Maar Migiro is een halfbloed zonder vrienden. Spannend verhaal over volwassen worden, discriminatie en moed. Winnaar themaverhaal Pure Fantasy Magazine 19.
Uncover
By Amanda Linehan
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 40,260. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Thriller and Suspense
Marissa wants to put this all behind her. Her best friend has been killed in a car accident, and her death has left more questions than answers. When a friend mentions a lost object that could bring some closure, Marissa reluctantly agrees to help search for it, but finds herself trapped in the dark, making all the wrong moves. Can she find her way out of the darkness?
Anybody's Dog
By Jerome Francis Lusa
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,470. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Sometimes we don't fully understand a friendship until long after it is over. This short story posthumously explores such a relationship between a boy and a unique dog, but it could be about any friendship with an unusual or peculiar being.
Original Son
By Bernie Lincicome
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 79,640. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Life is black and white in Perry, Ohio.
The Domino Effect
By Andrew Cotto
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 62,160. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
A humorous and heartfelt story about growing up and growing wise, The Domino Effect is the story of Danny Rorro, a charismatic kid from Queens poisoned by the past.
The Queenslander
By Robert Macklin
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 119,790. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2012 by BWM Books. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Palmer Lingard is The Queenslander. Palmer Lingard grew up in a quiet respectable suburb, in the Brisbane of the 1950s. He is emerging from the sunny, secure world of childhood into the vulnerability of adolescent self-consciousness, romanticism, and insistent, baffling sexuality; a charmed time, when fantasy and reality can magically overlap, and hideously clash;