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

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An absurdist millenial coming-of-age story. Read More

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The Booksie Classic House

A coming of age story set in the turbulent 1960's Read More
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
Porky Baycann meets a celebrity and gains an influential friend. To buy PORKY BAYCANN and Tank's 4 other books - PALOMINO (a WWII historical fiction novel and companion to Porky Baycann), COOKIE JOHNSON (his Vietnam historical fiction novel about a young man who wants to be a cook in the… Read More

Book / Fantasy

November 05, 2019

Like most 15-year-old boys, tending sheep and shoveling shit holds little interest to Tanor. He thinks of nothing but escaping his dull and boring life. Tanor, along with his friends, soon find themselves neck deep in trouble after disguising an angry skunk as the bride’s black cat for a wedding… Read More
This is a coming of age/romance story. It follows two individuals a boy Keith, and a girl Kiara who live in a world like our own, but this world exists in an alternate universe. Starting the story as preteens this is the story of how they grow up, fall in… Read More

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The Booksie Classic House

Adam has to face loneliness as summer nears its end. Read More

Featured Review by Robert Helliger

"A touching, moving, and well written story." Read More

A mother asks her young son to write about his dream of being a major league baseball pitcher. This is the prologue for the recently released novel, Switch-Pitcher. 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
Her mother cares only for money, her dad is no where to be seen, and she has been diagnosed with major depressive disorder with psychotic features. Will she let her struggles get the best of her or will she take matters into her own hands? 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

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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
Elisabeth returns home after a prolonged stay at finishing school to find her mother at death's door. Her mother confides her with a secret. Elisabeth is a magic user and must learn to wield her power to protect herself from a coven of witches who would seek to use her… Read More
Elisabeth and her brother, Edvard, flee over the mountains. Their stepmother's magic is in hot pursuit. In an attempt to force Elisabeth to return and become a pawn in the witches game of power, Olivia transforms Edvard into a creature of the forest and uses a mind-link she created with… Read More
Dee and Jack have traveled to Arkansas in an epic blizzard, mourned a National Disaster and been gifted an 'aircraft carrier'. And that's just the first few days of their life in Arkansas. They learn quickly that the life of a police officer in a sleepy little southern town is… Read More
The story is set in Present day but also 2017. The story is mainly about a dancer called Emma. She finds out she’s got Lung cancer and moves away from her closet friends for a year. When she returns home no one know why but Emma has secret that she… Read More
Don't let the numerical order fool you—no one ever moves from denial to acceptance in five easy steps. Sometimes, before you can concede, you're forced to test extremes. “I know you're mad, and probably hurt, but that's on me. I did what I had to do, son. This business is… Read More
Joseph Beck has lived most of his life with the nickname, "Apeman." Bullied by his father and classmates, he creates a powerful world of art and imagination. Can he find success with his art and even love? Read More
Growing up and growing vastly incapable of making an impression in his small highland hamlet, ailbe leaves The Settle in search adventure... in search of kings... in search of The Ledge. Read More
Just added a few chapters and details to existing chapters, This will be the final version before I publish on Kindle. I hope everyone enjoys reading it as much as I did writing it!!! Ever wondered if there is really such a thing as a soulmate? Jack and Dee discover… Read More
This fictional coming of age tale, follows a nomadic girl and her adventures with her un-medicated mentally ill mother post Woodstock. She navigates her life in new environments, and meets influential people along the way. She finds herself struggling with her journey to womanhood, while trying to accept her mother… Read More

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"WHAT a peculiar, original and thought-provoking story of hippy-time childhood, Victoria, and told in such a sweet, innocent way! Was this an acc..." Read More

she took herself away too soon at sixteen could’ve given a single try to what she was but it wasn’t her call a tattoo of a finger around her face i must’ve looked for her five times, maybe more she said she wanted everyone to see her middle finger she… Read More
Verner Brooks always had dreams of becoming a Royal Knight of Allendale. He enrolled in his town's chapter of a military sword school, where the kingdom selects talented candidates to become Squires, and eventually ascend to Knighthood. For two years Verner trained in the ways of the Arknives Sword,… Read More
Beledine isn't like other humans. She's a mage, the most powerful type of magic-wielder a mortal can be, and a dragon speaker. She was brought up by her bondmate, Ghokarian, who has raised her for the past decade. Ghokarian isn't like other dragons. He willingly cut himself off from the… Read More
A young girl, enamored with her grandmother's skill of seeing auras, befriends Ovid--a Classicist's son and lover of the ocean's waves. I am planning on making this the beginning to a full length novel and would appreciate feedback! Read More
after two years of the royal college of medicine in cork, ir, harris gibraltar is dispatched to the south america rain-forest to rescue a tribe befallen by illnesses. here is his first time away from the familiarity of the uk and thousands of miles away from home where being a… Read More
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