Fiction » Literature » Coming of age

Waking Up Naked On My Mother's Grave
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 41,430. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2011 by Hesitation Press. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Before you get too excited, despite its title, “Waking Up Naked on My Mother’s Grave” isn’t a horror book. It’s just a short, surreal, coming-of-age novel about a young man who travels to Washington, D.C., seeking his fortune. In no time at all, he’s working for a contractor and living with a somniphobiac girlfriend.
His Teen Dream
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 53,070. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
This realistic coming of age tale of nostalgia, conflicting emotions, attending a new school, budding romance, friendship, teenage abuse, and dealing with it will resonate with teenage and young adult readers.
Kitchi's Courage
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 5,220. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Family
(5.00 from 1 review)
Kitchi, a fledgling osprey, is afraid of the water and therefore, cannot fish for himself. An inspirational story about finding courage through appreciation of joy and beauty, family bonds, and understanding of the life force in us all.
Wake
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 65,520. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Life’s a bit complicated for Adam Turner, who’s been dating a drop-dead-gorgeous blonde while developing undeniable feelings for a lifelong friend. But just when it all begins to make perfect sense, Adam discovers that all is not what it seems. Somewhere in Wake County, evil is lurking. And on Adam’s 18th birthday, he finds himself flirting with death to protect the one woman he truly loves.
Anita's Rescue
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Series: Chaos, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 70,990. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
A desperate teen runaway, danger and rescue on the high seas, even a little courtroom drama follows Rebecca, Tony, Tina and Chaos on their summer adventure aboard the yacht Kalliste. Tony pulls little Anita out of the dark waters of the Atlantic, but in the end, who really rescues who? A Chaos Novel - Book 2
King Jimmy
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Price: Free! Words: 3,570. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues
(5.00 from 1 review)
Boys and girls begin a dangerous game in a school yard one cold winter's day. (Short fiction)
The Class Menagerie II
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 81,500. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Twenty-six stories written by college students in a fiction workshop class at the University of South Carolina, plus one by the professor.
Bobby Slater's World
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 84,030. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Summer, 1964 and for thirteen-year-old Bobby Slater, one of those rich summer kids up on Baker Lake, it’s idyllic - swimming, fishing, baseball, hiking the mountains around the lake, camping on the islands, but what Bobby wants is a girlfriend. Be careful what you wish for, Bobby.
Grandpa & Henry
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Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 34,500. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
After his grandfather falls ill, an orphan boy must learn how to fend for himself in a strange city.
Lucky Now and Zen
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 44,170. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2011 by Olo Books. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama
Luke Gallagher rules the world as the luckiest guy on the planet. Well, not literally. But he gets the grades, the girls, and the goals ever since he rubbed the belly of the Laughing Buddha statue in Chinatown. His luck drops in the crapper on the first day of university. Now Luke's got to shovel his way out and maybe, just maybe, find true love...plus a little Zen Buddhism and real magic.
Shortcut
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,350. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Lacey decides to warn Catrine that she's in danger from Will Brennerman, even though she's risking her own uncertain social status in eighth grade. She'll do it even though she doesn't even like Catrine, or the pack of serious losers Catrine has gathered around her ...
Scholarship
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Price: Free! Words: 102,880. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
The Rocks Preparatory School for Boys lived in its own world. 140 odd boys and 16 teaching staff inhabited the school, mostly isolated from the outside world not just by the boundaries but also by the society they formed for themselves. Like all communities, most conformed, but some did not. A story of friendship and loss at a 1960s boarding school.
War Game
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,650. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Jo and Lije were secret friends, talking at night from their windows across three feet of alley. It wasn't a big secret, their friendship. It was a little secret, something pleasant, but not really important. Until all the kids in the neighborhood joined forces to play a war game. Jo's war game.
The Great Shark Hunt
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Price: Free! Words: 5,960. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
As if battling a fifteen-foot Great White Shark off the coast of Northern California wasn't enough, Jack McClure must fend off his marine biologist friend who is hitting on the girl of his dreams. Will Jack find his voice in time to land the shark and the girl?
The Valor Road
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 94,840. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » War
Lauren O’Day and Lloyd Foster represent the oldest surviving students of Harrison Traditional School (HST). The school and the nearby town of Schonefield, Montana are unlucky enough to find themselves in a double cross scheme of an unidentified foreign bloc’s attempt to both ingratiate themselves to their new economic partner - The United States - while eliminating those conservative elements.
Cousin Tina Disappears
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 40,470. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2011 by Hesitation Press. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Cousin Tina Disappears is a convoluted story about an isolated family living in a small, American town. Tina’s cousin, a long-time guest in their home, describes her murder, an infestation of flies, the humiliation of selling shoddy Christmas cards, a failed attempt to enlist in the Army, and his role in the disposal of Tina’s body.
Birch Hills at World's End
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 60,690. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2011 by Vagabondage Press LLC. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama
Birch Hills at World’s End begins between Detroit and nowhere, in 1999, when high school senior Josh Reilly senses an apocalypse approaching. A web of domestic strife, romantic rivalry, and millennial anxiety challenges two boys to stand together as their youth comes apart. Columbine... Y2K... can friendships survive the end of the world?
Spider and I: The Story of a Boy and His Vampire
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,680. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Jack wants nothing more than a normal life after his parents' untimely deaths. He bounces from foster home to foster home, haunted at each stop by a monster he thinks of only as "the shadow man". As Jack grows older, he learns "the shadow man" isn't the only monster in his life...
All the Courses Run (An Equine Tale)
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 63,750. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
When Anna Grant enters the world of show jumping, her dreams are crushed by a sinister man who brings out the darkness in her own soul.
How I Come to Know
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,200. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Ten-year old Rex can’t contain his curiosity about grown-up ways. After stumbling upon his married aunt engaged in a backseat ‘wrestling match’ with a man not her husband, he innocently shares the information with another family member and quickly ‘comes to know’ that being too inquisitive can be downright risky, not to mention embarrassing.