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

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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. Although… Read More
This book follows the life of a girl named Cathleen, or preferably "cat", Cat wasn't great with social interactions and found herself in murky water after a night of drinking. Those events lead her to a new school with flash backs to her old life. She meets Trey and… Read More
A semi-auto biographical account of an experience that happened to me as a young man. I lived in Saudi Arabia and had many experiences there. This was one of them. I have fictionalized many of the aspects of this story to protect identities. It explores Arab and Muslim culture… Read More
Horace muses on his middle school adventures and ponders the nuances of adolescence and coming of age in suburbia in the 80s. Read More
To say that 2014 was the best year of my life would be unfair to years 1998 through to 2013, and all the years that followed. But it was certainly the most memorable. The tragedy of 2014 is that we were all so young, and youth is only enjoyed… 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

Poem / Poetry

April 16, 2018

Reads: 0

Shelves: 1

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Poem / Poetry

April 16, 2018

Reads: 7

Shelves: 2

The Booksie Classic House

In Zalevan, a world of magic and wonder and dragons, a little girl called Faith takes her first steps. A girl who is not a girl. A girl who was supposed to be a person not a puppet. A girl who was supposed to be perfect. As she struggles… Read More
Nicolette Sinclair has absolutely no clue that she is a famous fictional character in another dimension. But when Edgar Dare, an extreme Nicolette fan comes to her dimension to save her life, everything changes. Read More
A rock band group of high school graduates from Milwaukee, Wisconsin decide to travel across the country for the summer in an effort to stay together as both friends and a band. Their trip soon leads them to a small town in rural Indiana that nobody believes exists. Will… Read More
A Caucasian boy who was raised by an African American family goes on a journey to find his birth parents and learn about who he is and where he comes from. Read More
She's young and she's cowardly. Hiding from the truth is what she knows best, protecting herself from happiness and a world of facing her demons. The people around her eventually pick up on this and take her on a journey of self discovery and self acceptance, but does she… Read More

Miscellaneous / Fantasy

December 14, 2017

Reads: 21

Shelves: 1

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a short story about a young boy who just wants to be a respected knight. Read More

Reads: 106

Comments: 5

Shelves: 2

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Ah youth..a new adventure around every corner. Read More
A quick preview of me attempting to write. Young Stevie Hayden, the narrator of this story, is a young girl still trying to find herself and places her self-worth in things that are not constant. Follow in her journey of self-discovery. Read More

Book / Fantasy

September 19, 2017

Reads: 31

Shelves: 1

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Hypnagogia: the experience of the transitional state from wakefulness to sleep Read More

Book / Young Adult

September 12, 2017

Reads: 1285

Comments: 4

Shelves: 5

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Three powerful kingdoms. An alliance which has lasted for centuries. An uneasy truce brokered in blood... What would happen if it all fell apart? All ties which bind must someday divide. Thus began the Destiny of Thorns. Read More
Coming-of-age tale of Kellan Latsis, a good looking, tough, and hot-headed 27-year-old man, who convinces his great-uncle to go away with him on vacation to an all-inclusive resort in Cuba in pursuit of a girl he’d seen in a shared picture. But whilst there, Kellan is forced to face the… Read More

Reads: 394

Shelves: 1

The Booksie Classic House

'Love Letters' are the UK's hottest boy band, adored by their growing pre-teen fan-base and milked for every penny their popularity can earn. A freak accident at a concert sees their star member, Oliver, torn limb from limb by his devoted fans, but when the fans tire of their grisly… Read More
Set in rural America during the mid 20th century, this story centers on the relationship between two childhood friends as they learn the bittersweet meaning of friendship, love, and family. Read More

Reads: 472

Comments: 4

Shelves: 2

The Ziegler Reads House

A girl on the eve of her eighth grade graduation recalls all of her memories of growing up with her best friend. Read More
In a world of anthropomorphic animals, a his small family can evade the watchful eyes of the mob for only so long. Far from the shining, model city of Mammalia, the animal citizens of the small town of Merly give into their savage natures much more freely while law enforcement… Read More

Reads: 129

Shelves: 1

The Booksie Classic House

This is an epistolary memoire about a love affair fifty years ago starting in 1967. My first love was perfect in every way and I had lost my young fourteen year old heart to her. "Ink and paper like old photographs fade with time but the stirrings of the heart… Read More
Elana Black has the power to make herself fictional. But when she decides to start saving all the people in books and TV shows who die just for the sake of advancing the plot, she quickly learns that she's not the only one with her powers. All Elana wants to… Read More

Reads: 731

Comments: 1

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In the spring of 2005, a recent American college graduate wastes away his days in Madrid, Spain, where he's escaped the reality of his life back home under the guise of an English-teaching gig. Unfortunately, a penchant for avoidance, thoughtless spending, and partying causes him to lose standing within the… Read More
It was a top confidential secret for girls. Just for girls. And never did they imagine a boy would know it,inside and out. And what's next?Chaos of course and feelings undiscovered will reveal. Read More
1963...a year where life's lessons impact a seventeen year olds world. Read More

Book / Science Fiction

February 23, 2017

Reads: 995

Comments: 1

Shelves: 1

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Humans now live in paradise. Utopia is perfect, everyone is safe and happy and immortal. On Standard all children are raised ready to go out and explore the worlds when they come of age. Liss and her friends Rill and Damon are just about to turn nineteen and leave home.… Read More

Book / Young Adult

February 21, 2017

Reads: 158

Comments: 1

Shelves: 2

The A LGBTQ+ Library House

Andey Lochart enters his junior year of high school, pursuing a completely new life, new friends, a new name, and the current issue of his anxiety: a new gender. This is the story of his adventure in finding security, unconditional love, and friendship. He learns through this coming of age… Read More
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