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

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Horace muses on his middle school adventures and ponders the nuances of adolescence and coming of age in suburbia in the 80s. 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
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: 143

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
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… Read More
Julia Withers a clinically depressed and cynical college student tries to navigate her mental health journey and sexual identity. Read More

Reads: 1521

Comments: 17

Shelves: 7

The Booksie Classic House

Axeon is a newly created God sent to Earth to find his own way. It doesn't take long for this new God to gain some friends and even some followers as he tries his best to build his own faith and learn about humanity. His adventure truly begins when… 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
Astronomers meeting with bad accidents all around the globe had a secret they wanted you to know... Teams of hired assassins are on the loose, governments go into lockdown, and along with a global economic collapse a third world war is about to erupt. On top of the manmade… 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
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

Poem / Poetry

April 16, 2018

Reads: 66

Shelves: 1

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

Reads: 194

Comments: 5

Shelves: 1

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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

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

Book / Young Adult

September 12, 2017

Reads: 2036

Comments: 4

Shelves: 4

The Booksie Classic House

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
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