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Giant by Aga Maksimowska
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 63,500. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Historical » General
How do you fit in in a new country when you’re a “giant freak,” you don’t speak the language and bizarre things are happening to your motherland as well as to your body? In a candid and peculiar voice, Aga Maksimowska tells the story of an eleven-year-old girl in an adult’s body whose coming of age in a Poland undergoing a revolution is interrupted by a sudden and cruel move to Canada.
Midnight Baseball by Bob Pajich
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,130. Language: American English. Published: April 7, 2013 by Mendicant Bookworks. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Coming of age(5.00 from 1 review)
Brilliantly showcasing one of the lone, remaining adolescent rites-of-passage -- a boy's first beer -- "Midnight Baseball" chronicles a fathers-and-sons fishing trip that quickly devolves into cards and drunken revelry. Mendicant Bookworks presents literary short fiction by Bob Pajich.
Best Friends by Ottilie Weber
Price: Free! Words: 4,000. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Literary(4.00 from 1 review)
Travel through Jordan and Michelle's friendship. Jordan has just moved back to her hometown with her daughter and she reflects on major points on her friendship with Michelle.
Lonesome Serenity by Hannah Mo
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,930. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs, Fiction » Coming of age(5.00 from 2 reviews)
I am alone. Or am I? Surely no one has felt this alone. Surely no one has lived my pain. If only you could understand my sick muse like I do. Yet maybe if I show this small piece, you too can feel it. Tell me, am I alone?
The Diamond Party by Ethan Collins
Price: $4.89 USD. Words: 56,460. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2013 by Church Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age
A single father struggles to raise his family in a modern Mobocracy. Read how four corners of a square rotate to become the sharp points of a diamond and discover how deadly high school relationships can be.
The Graveyard by James Eddy
Series: Diamonds, #7. Price: Free! Words: 2,870. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » European, Fiction » Coming of age
For years Colin Abbott has put his life on hold, living only for his elderly mother. With her gone he is alone, adrift in a world he doesn’t fully understand. On one sunny summer day he sets off from his mother’s grave, and attempts to take control, to learn to enjoy his life and maybe even learn to love again.
Growing Up Wilder by Melissa Newman
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 86,250. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2013 by Martin Sisters Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age
Dancy Wilder and her sister Marla are navigating childhood successfully in spite of their father’s crazy romantic encounters ~ a spiritualistic grass-smoking hippie, a double-D cup kleptomaniac known over the CB airwaves as Hot Ginger, and an olive-skinned Greek goddess, just to name a few.
Child Bride by Rita Michaels
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 46,000. Language: American English. Published: March 28, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Coming of age
Aisha is a young girl forcefully married to a wealthy forty-year old man. The poverty in her family is heightened by the drought in her country. Daily, she visits her mother’s dry farmland, praying for rain to fall and moisten the soil. She knows all hope is lost.
McAlister's Way by Richard Marman
Series: The McAlister Line. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 74,060. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2013 by Abela Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Coming of age
By his fifteenth birthday, Danny McAlister in on the run. He has escaped from a draconian boarding school after seriously injuring the principal. His flight takes him through Northern Queensland to the New Guinea Highlands where he searches for his father, lost while fighting the Japanese on the Kokoda Track.
Linkshopping by K E Nelson
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 100,940. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
In this coming-of-age book, Mark Davis tells his own story: that of a misunderstood, struggling fourteen year old who finds himself sparked by a vacationing Swedish girl after only a brief introduction. Days after she returns to Linköping, Sweden, he feels compelled to run away from home to see if he can find her. It's an adventure built on little more than a hunch and big hopes.
The Accidental Terrorist by S. P. Harris
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 77,080. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy, Fiction » Coming of age
Judge Saxon is a 19-year-old disgruntled terrorist who can't escape from the violent cell his father enlisted him in. When the leader claims that God has chosen Judge to set off a nuke in a crowded city, Judge sees his chance for freedom. With the bomb in his backpack, Judge begins a life as a roadie for a rock band. When his past catches up to him, Judge learns how hard it is to escape his past.
See You Next Tuesday by Blake Martin
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 20,640. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
A collection of depressing short stories and poetry that will probably make you laugh. The content deals with everything from delusions of granduer to botched suicides to falling in love again.
The Days of a King by Phil Skaggs Jr.
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,740. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Literature » Literary
A weird, cross-country coming of age story. Adam lets things happen to him. He's never been one to go out and do something. But he's had enough of that. He decides to start heading West and with each step, the journey gets stranger and stranger.
A Little Fire by C. G. Walker
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 96,910. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Romance » General
A compelling and personal story, with a definite voice. Careers are a joke and jobs are cutting back hours. Everything is pointless. What makes it all the worse is that for some people everything is basking in sunlight. Sometimes a light does come along, and from the darkness, with a little fire, you find a new path and maybe one together until the light goes out.
Kinderkin - A Short Story by Christopher Malatesta
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,820. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Coming of age
Kinderkin is what you get when you mash up concepts from Walt Whitman and The Adjustment Bureau, sprinkled with some Plato's Symposium into an original story. Enjoy! If you have ever felt like a lost soul, read Kinderkin!
Secrets by John Duncklee
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 41,470. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2013 by Publishing by Rebecca J. Vickery. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Romance » General
~A man pushed too far~Uncontrollable rage~Secrets~ Determined to become a concert pianist, Michael struggles against drunken parents, finances, lost love, and bad odds. But there is only so much a young man can take before he snaps. Judith works at a bordello and is on the dessert menu. She also was once pushed too far. Michael's music draws her to him. Can they overcome their tormenting secrets?
Killing Time by Sharon Woods
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 134,160. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2013 by Wings ePress, Inc.. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age
Growing up in a small town wasn’t easy for Angelica ‘Jelly’ Ryan. She feels pressure to leave her father’s home after graduating from high school but she can’t decide what to do with the rest of her life. After the death of a good friend, falling in love seemed easy. Soon Jelly’s worries concerning her future are over…or so she thought. They were only beginning.