Coming-of-age stories, books, poems, and more

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The Booksie Classic House

The Invisible String Saga tells the story of Jude Jaxton, and Noah Buckingham, two students who get the unique opportunity to attend one of the best Art Schools from New York City. An incredible ride begins as the two boys meet, and their worlds get turned upside down. (In this… Read More
Tall, Overweight, And Socially Inept (TOASI) is as honest a depiction of childhood, adolescence, and young adulthood as I could possibly make it. This story was written partly in real-time, partly looking back after years of introspective reflection. TOASI charts the life of Oscar Blomqvist from the suburbs of Stockholm… Read More

Short Story / Historical Fiction

February 10, 2021

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The Booksie Classic House

A short story on the strength of the individual spirit to endure. Read More
Lured by the pitch - All marriages are made in heaven but some are delayed on earth: We endeavor to hasten them all - Priya goes to Renuka Marriage Bureau. Scanning the prospects, when she spotted Venu, whom she slighted long ago, she rushes to him to bring about a… Read More
Alex, an unsinkable, self-deprecating optimist, a polymath and contrarian, an escapee from the most tyrannical regime on Earth, comes to America in search of his lost love and freedom. He’s always fighting; from the brutal Chechen at home to the Christian fundamentalists in America. He’s the ultimate wanderer. He never… Read More

Poem / Young Adult

December 15, 2020

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The Booksie Classic House

Written after a long semester Read More
First chapter of the book "The Rest of Vincent Black" Read More
Everyone has a beginning and an end. The best part of my life started around the middle, though I’ve had my fair share of trials and tribulations through the many poor decisions I’ve made. In each mistake there is a lesson to learn, an opportunity to grow through humility, and… Read More

Book / Young Adult

September 29, 2020

It's Chy's last year in secondary school and her potential last year of school she'll take. She understands that life in the real world isn't going to be easy, but she wants to live a customary life. On the contrary to what most people may believe being the most mainstream… Read More
High School angst seen through the eyes of two unlikely friends, Ash and Jordan. " The best years of their lives." Read More
Madison, the daughter of a crime boss, hailing from the country of Ter. Max, dashing, philanthropic business magnate with questionable morality, who bought a city in Ignitia, the country in which he resides. Emma, orphaned and raised by the wilds of her home country, Aquin. Sam, a normal kid, troubled… Read More
What would follow if, in 1969, a young man barely out of teens went to Berlin and fell in love with a beautiful East Berlin girl? . . . And the girl was, in reality, a communist agent, working as a honeypot for the Stasi, East Germany’s notorious secret police?… Read More
A mysterious yet friendly older gentleman - Signor Beinardo - instills the love of stories in a young man in Italy, but not everyone approves of Beinardo's potentially corrupting influence. Read More
Come the Moment: A collection of Intimate coming-of-age short stories about people you think you know. With a famous person obliquely revealed through every story, Come the Moment gives you a glimpse of the human face behind the legend. But can you see them? Can you unravel the truth? Dreamers,… Read More
Alone and lost in the mountains with his six-year-old sister, fifteen-year-old Zach Walker is faced with the task of keeping them alive while finding help for their parents who have been kidnapped. To make matters worse, Zach is being followed by a man set on killing him and another whose… Read More

Book / Young Adult

May 23, 2020

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The Booksie Classic House

A Maiden, a king, and an officer; each with their own secret. One is haunted by the black shroud that covers her mind. One is haunted by the burden of a nation and the iron rule of his mother. One is haunted by his station. All will be haunted by… Read More

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The Booksie Classic House

Rebecca Weatherhead, PhD, has arrived in the Atacama Desert on a mission to observe a total eclipse of the sun. Her personal mission, during this journey to such a remote place, is to review the choices that seem to be making her life less than it should be. Even though… Read More
honey decides to reconnect with her past loves in an attempt to seek closure and compile memories for her writing portfolio. what she gets though, is way more than she bargained for. Read More
A story of a boy who feels lost after the death of his loved ones, he begins to feel like it his fault after more he cares about die around him. Read More

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The Booksie Classic House

Beaming with thoughts of grandeur, what will one man do to prove himself worthy of the lifestyle he dreams of, and how far until his ambition takes him before the past catches up. On the run from a past he is ready to disown, Tony is determined to be the… Read More
This is the story Lourdes, who was a girl on the verge of entering the adult world in the 19th century. She is a privileged child from a very rich family. Her parent's ambition is that she will get married to the right person and be a good wife. The… Read More

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The Amanda Ashley House

smoke drink run, an appalachian coming of age story. born into rural poverty and surrounded by addiction audum learns to be invisible to survive. when audum discovers the truth about her past she's faced with falling into addiction or confronting her own life. audum endures life with her abusive mother,… Read More
A transgender girl learns to accept herself through watching and assimilating to the "perfect" family next door. Read More
You wake. Everyone is gone. It takes silence to find yourself. Read More
Alam Zawar grew up in a picturesque valley with forests and rivers set to the backdrop of snowcapped peaks. It was the kind of place that didn't change with time, where old traditions held dominant and were content to be left behind by the rest of the world. What happens… Read More

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The Booksie Classic House

A coming of age story set in the turbulent 1960's Read More

Short Story / Young Adult

November 21, 2019

Reads: 290

Comments: 6

Shelves: 1

The Booksie Classic House

Longing to escape the suburbs, young goth Jim Scarpelli dreams of the day he can move to Chicago. Yet as an unemployed college-dropout, opportunities are slim. Then he meets Barb, an older artist whose hoity-toity background underscores just how plebian his own his. Sparks fly, but Jim fears to admit… Read More
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