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The Shape of a Name by Annie Reed
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,310. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2013 by Thunder Valley Press. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Coming of age
Spanning forty years, “The Shape of a Name” follows Anoosheh, a little girl orphaned during the war in Afghanistan. Rescued from a refugee camp, she discovers a passion for learning at a school for handicapped children. Determined to help other impoverished children succeed, Anooshesh’s teaching methods bring her in conflict with the oppressive regime of her country.
The Twenty Bushel Racer by Barry Pearson
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 14,350. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age
A boy deceives his embittered father, but a magnificent horse helps to heal the rift. A small-town teenager discovers his attachment to the people and place where he lives. A man considers himself a coward, but musters the courage to stand up against a pair of would-be assassins. Two men from the same town meet unexpectedly, and and unveil a truth about a girl they loved when they were teens.
The End Of Summer by Dell Sweet
Series: Recommended reads. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,140. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2013 by independAntwriters Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure, Fiction » Coming of age
The summer of 1969 was winding down. The warm air held a smell 13 year old Bobby Weston couldn't quite identify but nevertheless acquainted with going back to school. An end of summer smell, he decided. Or maybe an end of summer feeling. He couldn't make up his mind, and it really didn't matter, as soon enough summer would be gone and he'd be back in school. He had permission to go camping today.
Finding Arun by Marisha Pink
Series: Living Lies Literary Fiction. Price: Free! Words: 96,150. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Coming of age
Nineteen-year-old Aaron Rutherford is already reeling from the loss of his mother, when the unexpected revelation of a dark secret from her past changes his world forever. As the tangled web of lies unfolds and uncertainty takes over, a startling chain of events are set in motion that will see Aaron make the journey of a lifetime to discover not only who he really is, but who he wants to be.
The Naked World by PT Dilloway
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 59,340. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2013 by Planet 99 Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Forty years ago, Henry Barton played a superhero known as the Grey Knight on television. Rotting away forgotten in a retirement home, Henry's mind finally snaps and he becomes the hero he played so long ago. Now as Henry battles imagined evils on the streets of a small California town, it's up to his faithful sidekick to save Henry--and himself.
Do You Want Total War? by Darren Kilfara
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 113,900. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Nonfiction » History » Modern / General
Sean Lansbury is a typical high school student with an atypical hobby: he plays "Totaler Krieg", a boardgame simulating World War II in Europe. As he meditates on history and juggles his hobby with normal life in school, he falls in love with a girl in his European History class and discovers who he is, what history means to him, and the extent to which you really can revisit and rewrite the past.
Jesus In Cowboy Boots by William Robert Carey
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 72,300. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Chick Lit
Eccentric and humorous, "Jesus In Cowboy Boots" is the story of an imaginative teenager living in a mystical community on a deserted drive-in movie lot along the Texas/Oklahoma border. Burdened by a poor environment, a neglectful mother, a stunted younger brother, and dangerous neighborhood lowlifes, she struggles to realize her potential and find deliverance from the world she was born into.
The Glow by Dan Bryan
Price: Free! Words: 25,030. Language: American English. Published: September 22, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Travel, Fiction » Coming of age(5.00 from 1 review)
It's 2004 in America and Quentin Ross does not elect to visit Chile with his new girlfriend for spring break. Instead he finds himself criss-crossing the country with his roommate and with fellow travelers of various persuasions. However, it is through Olivia Dupree that Quentin might wonder about the narrowness of his own perspective in this novella with picaresque and coming-of-age elements.
The Cross and the Black-Episode III by Luwa Wande
Series: The Cross and the Black, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,430. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays
Claude is adjusting to the life of a student, but Sabrine comes by way of trouble. Claude must choose between his conscience and a comfortable life amongst demons. How now is he to choose between the Cross and the Black? This is the third installment of the exciting The Cross and the Black Series. Please see my author profile for the first book.
A Clever Girls Growth Chart by Roman Dee Hellwigi
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 82,610. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Coming of age
It's the late 1970s & Marquita is a one way street. But J.R. Jessup has an amazing mental compass that connects her to everyone & points dead ahead towards the future. She's funny, clever, & just like a hearty wildflower, blooms effortlessly with a little help from Mother Nature. It's a ride that's been 13 years in the making & unconventionally driven home with loving hands on the wheel.
Vergiss nicht zu atmen by Charles Sheehan-Miles
Series: Thompson-Sisters, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 77,030. Language: German. Published: September 20, 2013 by Cincinnatus Press. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Coming of age
Alex Thompsons Leben folgt einem Plan. Als Studentin an der Columbia-Universität konzentriert sie sich auf ihre Noten, ihr Leben und ihre Zukunft. Das Letzte, das sie brauchen kann, ist den Mann wieder zu treffen, der ihr das Herz gebrochen hat.
Chrysalis by Rose Francis
Series: Dangerous Secrets. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 90,970. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2013 by Poison Arrow Publishing. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Contemporary woman, Fiction » Coming of age
Chrysalis explores love and forgiveness as the paths of four young people from different worlds--two wealthy, white brothers and a pair of middle-class minority best friends--collide. It is the second book in the Dangerous Secrets series: unrelated new adult BWWM love stories involving secrets that can derail or destroy important relationships, personal characters, or entire lives.
Broken Family Portrait by David Lightfoot
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 290,310. Language: Canadian English. Published: September 12, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Educational
Robin Callbeck, a young man who was born with serious Cerebral Palsy, lives through family dysfunction and bullying in his childhood in order to be a successful radio personality. However, after he is successful, he sees more of the same in his own family and society, especially when one nephew is born severely retarded, and the spanking debate threatens to divide the family.
Morse Code for Cats by Tom Conyers
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 92,990. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General
Coming of age … coming out. When Sam exchanges the country for the city on the eve of a new millennium, a wonderful world of possibility opens up: sex ... drugs ... sport. But when that world collapses, Sam must re-examine his every decision to finally become 'good at life.' Contemporary ... insightful ... raw ... Morse Code for Cats is funny at times and at times intensely moving.
Trevanian's Leap by M. A. McRae
Series: The Penwinnard Stories, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 35,850. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues, Fiction » Coming of age
Frank has been at Penwinnard Boys' Home for four months. But now he is facing new challenges - a new school, a new place to live, and he would lose the friends he'd made at Penwinnard. He'd never really had friends before...
The Wishing Star by Christopher Southers
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 18,240. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age(5.00 from 3 reviews)
The night teenagers Brandon and Salina sneak out to meet and make a promise to come together again at ‘their spot’ every five years, it forges a bond stronger than either of them could ever imagine. As the world moves on and the affection behind their complicated relationship grows deeper, and they find themselves pulled toward decisions that will change their lives forever.
Satan Like Spam by Nicole Garber
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 131,130. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2013 by Yellowplume Press. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Coming of age
Alex told Rae that he was sent to earth to keep her safe…to protect her. There's no question that his presence was a gift from God, a miracle. Alex’s strength has healed Rae time and time again, but is he strong enough to heal her heart? Is his love enough to fill the emptiness that Rae has been hiding for years?
Wokokon by Douglas Nordfors
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 92,560. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age
This novel is a unique coming of age story. It traces the path of a young man struggling to come to terms with how to use his mind, and for what purpose. This struggle, subtly comic, hypnotic, and poignant by turns, is set on the island of Ocracoke (Wokokon was the Indian name) in North Carolina, where the young man moves to after dropping out of college, and partly involves local history.
Arcadia by Mandana Towhidy
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 51,870. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Chick Lit
Populated by rockers, Deadheads, misfits, skinheads, Goths, surfers, preppies, cheerleaders, and jocks, ARCADIA by Mandana Towhidy is a Fast Times at Ridgemont High for the Metal years. And in the world of Hollywood where more is all you need, Ronnie discovers happiness in Metal and friends and learning to see through the games and the "perfect-ness" of it all. Long Hair Rocks...Again!
Getting By by Kathleen Buckley
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 110,640. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age
John, dumpster-diving adolescent loner—and proud of it!—, is appalled when his mother comes home with a baby girl but no formula or diapers. With the help of the only two adults he trusts, John raises his sister, defies his ruthless grandfather, conceals his own inner wolf, goes to school, makes money, inherits money, and fears change. Will he try to embrace it?—and Alexandra, his only friend?