Tag Archives: Coming of Age

Featured coming of age books including family life, first loves, aspirations, and new experiences fiction books!

The Fell

In an unspecified time and location, an unnamed boy is living what he feels to be an idyllic life in the faded and peeling Lido where his father is a lifeguard.

He idolises his father–never more so than when he saves the life of a suicidal man–and he comes to believe that heroism is all.

The arrest of his sister Lilly later that summer brings the halcyon days to an abrupt end, and his family is torn apart, with Lilly sent to jail and the boy sent to a boarding house for dysfunctional boys, far away from his home–The Fell. Continue reading

Waiting for Evening to Come

This book is about the friendship that develops between a young white boy and an elderly African American man in rural Indiana in the 1950s.

In rural Indiana in the 1950s, an elderly African American man befriends a young white boy whose father is openly racist and who is determined to put the friendship to an end, even if that means exhibiting violence toward his son and the elderly man. Continue reading

The Summer of Guinevere

Paulie Passero, underachiever, high school junior, wants the courage to talk to a girl.

A road trip from Chicago to rural Pennsylvania doesn’t interest him until his father emphasizes the need for a second driver. Why must they go? Paulie’s dying grandmother disowned her son twenty years ago, and fences must be mended. Unprepared for Smalltown USA, Paulie is bored at first but notices a girl in the back of a passing pickup and is immediately enamored.

Guinevere Thompson lives just down the road from Paulie’s grandparents. She wants nothing to do with him. It’s not that she doesn’t like him; Continue reading

The Forgotten Note: Book I Adventures of The Para Club Gang

A thriller tale of San Franciscan students who discover an old, hidden note from a Nazi soldier in Paris.

Young and beautiful Annette Kings tries to have a normal college life until the day she buys a vintage suitcase which is mysteriously connected with her haunting dreams. What Annette uncovers leads her thirteen-year-old nephew Ivan, and his buddies into a dangerous journey throughout Europe. What did the note say? Who were these lovers? Two brilliant stories are weaved into one, as the past comes into the present, in this historical fiction of fantasy, romance, and terror. Continue reading

Hometown: The Puget Sound Kids of the 1990s

In the 1990s, a troubled young man growing up in the Pacific Northwest and outlying points of Seattle, WA struggles to find out who he is and as a result, suffers many predicaments in his life.

He endures quite the self inflicted struggle through poor decision-making with consideration to his choice of friends, in this coming of age story. Continue reading

Eve 2.0: The Ultimate Gaming Experience (The Gamer Series Book 1)

Just when Gwen thought she could beat any video game hands down, her boyfriend goes and gets her stuck in a top-secret government simulator named Eve 2.0.

Being trapped within a couple of her favorite video games doesn’t seem so bad at first, but as time becomes a factor and the A.I. program begins to get smarter, Gwen soon realizes that winning or losing isn’t just about pride anymore; it’s about making it out alive. Continue reading

The Psychic Son

Like a typical teenager, Dominic Gambino struggles with love, bullies, and social awkwardness. But he’s anything but typical when he begins having premonitions of tragic events.

After he reveals his sixth-sense to his police officer father, the two devise a plan to use his visions to stop criminals and hit the streets as a crime-fighting duo.

Searching for answers as to why he’s developed psychic abilities, Dominic discovers Continue reading