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

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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 that leads to success and even love. But secrets from his past come back to haunt him. Can he reveal them in order… 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

Poem / Fantasy

March 28, 2019

Reads: 73

Comments: 1

The Booksie Classic House

This poem is about a little angel named Amanaki and his life from young child to adult. Growing up can be hard. Read More
You just launched a satellite into space without a rocket. You invented a computer algorithm that writes novels. You just entered Harvard University on a full scholarship after completing high school in two years. Not bad for a 12-year-old kid. Leonardo changed his name from William to Leonardo to honor… Read More
Eden Gondla has autism. She isn't good at social skills and has trouble reading people's emotions. In such a state, she still has big dreams. This is a coming of age story about self-discovery and feelings. Read More
If the boy's ghost was not real, why did people keep seeing him? This is the true story of the early entertainment capital of the USA gone to rot in the 1960's. This is the true story of a boy who died in a fire there and drove away every… 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
“The Crystal Clipper” is the fairy Tale adventure, for this is how we all begin to deal with life - by daydreaming fantastic ways to deal with life’s problems. For David, the princess imprisoned in the tower, the monsters, the deceptions and Temptations in the Prism Palace represent the conflicts… 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
In the coast of the Lenian Sea, a young guard dreams of becoming a great Paladin and possibly find his lost Father, however his bravery falters and he fears he will not be ready to embark on such a dangerous Journey... The first chapter of the Monthly Updated "Paladins Tale". Read More
A continuation of the first part as Harris Gibraltar goes back to college for his second year of medical school. He is about to realise the full extent of his abilities and unveil the secrets of family and friends. Read More
In the 1980's, Harris Gibraltar discovers that he is a part of a race that is normally looked down upon by the world but at the same time, finds that he can heal anyone of anything short of death. To cover this fact up, he must go to medical school… Read More
Noah, True Love Never Dies, is a precious coming of age story about Tiffany Mitchell, a young girl who is looking for love. We're thrilled to travel with Tiffany on her journey. How many of you remember your first ever kiss? Did you ever fall in love at the most… Read More
Horace recounts his eighth grade adventures as he comes of age in Southern California suburbia. Read More
Henry Lawson is a little boy who lives in a parallel universe where printing hasn't been invented. So they write their books by hand. He and his mum are excited when his school principles books him in for a reading at the War Memerial Theatre in a world with Hand… Read More
as part of ms. nash's creative writing class, we we're required to publish a narrative. for my piece, i've decided to publish a narrative that imitates dinty moore's "son of mr greens jeans." Read More

Poem / Poetry

November 25, 2018

Reads: 82

Comments: 2

Shelves: 1

The Booksie Classic House

Essay / Memoir

November 25, 2018

Reads: 136

Comments: 1

The Booksie Classic House

My Father and I spend some time together. We both see each other in new ways. Read More
“And Jacob served seven years for Rachel; and they seemed unto him but a few days, for the love he had to her….” - The Book of Genesis (King James Version) Read More
A Chinese-born-American high schooler desperately searches for a good-bye gift for his girlfriend before he moves to China. It's a coming-of-age story about the meaning of love. Read More

Book / Fantasy

September 01, 2018

Reads: 508

Comments: 2

The Animalia House

The time draws near for Princess Sara. It is time for her to begin her journey across the kingdom she is destined to rule over. the journey will be long, but she will be protected by five of the greatest Warriors and mages that Animalia has produced. Her strength,… Read More
You've now heard Jake's story - we now turn to see what Marcus has to say about his day. Find out about the bizarre dynamic between Jake's group and Marcus' group, find out the extremes to which they drive their insanity; most importantly, find out how the stories intertwine… 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
A boy's journey from losing everything he ever had to gaining more than life itself by having a will to look at life in different aspects which everyone should try to see. Read More
Here is a collection of stories involving situations and conflict faced by teens and young adults. Read More
'Other Folk's Business' is a collection of six short stories about, well - other people’s business . The stories are real and tell the tales of things I encountered growing up. The subject households in these stories are from different social classes, and all depict bits and pieces of… Read More
For fans of The Atlantis Gene, The Hunger Games, and Red Rising, this high-suspense, action-filled, sci-fi novel continues the story of a teenager from the outback who finds himself fighting for his survival. In a race against time, now he learns it's not only his life but the existence… Read More
This series is based on the real-life experiences of my most recent graduation trip. Each episode (day's account) is told through three different lenses, with varying personalities and social groups of the narrator. On Day 1 of Jake's Story, the narrator (Jake) describes the emotional rollercoaster experienced by members… Read More
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