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

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The Booksie Classic House

DeKalb City....This is the place where everything started. DeKalb City is located within the Western Nations; It is the capital of the Western Nations. DeKalb City is the most richest city within the Western Nations, and was built probably a decade ago. DeKalb City has an extremely low crime rate,… Read More

Book / Young Adult

September 12, 2017

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Comments: 4

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The Booksie Classic House

<p> 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. </p> 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&#8230; Read More

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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&#8230; 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

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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&#8230; Read More
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&#8230; 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&#8230; Read More

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The Booksie Classic House

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&#8230; 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

Book / Science Fiction

February 23, 2017

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The Booksie Classic House

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.&#8230; Read More

Book / Young Adult

February 21, 2017

Reads: 100

Comments: 1

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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&#8230; Read More

Short Story / Literary Fiction

February 20, 2017

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The Booksie Classic House

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Book / Non-Fiction

January 26, 2017

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Shelves: 1

The Booksie Classic House

Ciro is a young stray who was found by Luka whom brought him home without a second thought. As Ciro thought he would finally have a home and family, he meets Shadow a hybrid like him who was a stray before. As he get use to his new life and&#8230; Read More

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The Review Chain House

A twelve year old chronicles the latest battle in his lifelong war with a peculiar neighbor, loses faith in the authority of his teenage brother, and becomes complicit in the unraveling of his moral system. Read More

Book / Romance

January 19, 2017

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The Booksie Classic House

Grace yearns for her place in this world. Raelynn has achieved success but still feels something is missing. Long buried secrets, determination and friends who are more like family weave a tale that find two women finding love and connection. Read More
A coming-of-age tale about a young man who returns home from his first year away at college to find that the only thing that's changed in his hometown is himself. His ensuing existential crisis is highlighted when his girlfriend breaks up with him for his twin brother, whom he does&#8230; Read More

Book / Young Adult

December 01, 2016

Reads: 89

Shelves: 1

The Booksie Classic House

Raphael is, in his own words, simply floating in life. He's never had a sense of belonging or permanency in his life, and he doesn't make a big deal out of it. Or at least he tries really hard at it. Read More

Book / Other

November 27, 2016

Reads: 3703

Comments: 34

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The Booksie Classic House

this is a story set in a pit village in the 1970's. the main character is an eleven year old lad. but some chapters concentrate on his family, including his alcoholic dad. each chapter reads as a story in its own right, but it's best to read them in order.&#8230; Read More

Short Story / Humor

November 16, 2016

Reads: 130

Shelves: 1

The Booksie Classic House

Lionel, a great story teller, thoroughly entertained sports at hunting & fishing camps over many decades. Recalling these tales still brings chuckles to the undersigned author. Deer Lionel is a story that Lionel told about himself as a youth. It is as priceless as it is short. Read More
Micheal went up on his trailer house, to help and fix his father's antenna in the rain. So the bastard could watch his game without any trouble. Strange he is using duct tape, he knows that doesn't stick well with water, right? Read More

Short Story / Young Adult

November 02, 2016

Reads: 192

Comments: 1

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The Booksie Classic House

Two unlikely friends take up a thrill-seeking sport to escape their problems and end up learning so much more about themselves and life in the proccess. Read More

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The Booksie Classic House

Tommy, a high school freshman in an old English boarding school, a kid trying to lay low and flow with the current. Fitting in isn't that easy. Will romantic escapades ensue if it means compromising his position of being one of the crowd? He befriends an old grouchy professor who&#8230; Read More
Subic Bay The Philippines 1977 Young sailors fall in love loose their minds their money and sometimes their wives back home. The pleasures, the pain, the adventures. Based on a true story. Read More

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The Booksie Classic House

In all horrors of Hell. My strength not to sell. Sorrow as to grind. But I am no longer blind. By my word, the fun! Looking at the sun! Though it's wrong in mind. It's right for my kind. A bullet to the face. A strike at the base. For&#8230; Read More
Everyone in Town hates Ashton. They'll tell you, "He's disgusting!" or "What a freak!" or "His pa didn't pull out soon enough on that one!" with all the confidence in the universe. They'll say they despise him because "he just doesn't belong, you know?" And in a way, they're right.&#8230; Read More

Poem / Young Adult

September 18, 2016

Reads: 84

Shelves: 2

The Booksie Classic House

There's pleasure and pain in commencing one part of your life to transit into another, but in the end, life goes on, whether we want it, or not, but you will leave your prints behind and you let go of one thing to gain something else.... Read More

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The Booksie Classic House

This is chapter 1 of a novel that does not live in the Harry Potter world, yet runs tangential to it. The crux of the story: A young girl visits Universal Studios and has a puzzling experience. She begins to question the reality of her own world and explores the&#8230; Read More
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