Tag Archives: Coming of Age

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

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

Thunderstruck: #1 in the 47 Floor Series (47th Floor Series)

 Thunderstruck: #1 in the 47 Floor Series (47th Floor Series) A lost game of rock/paper/scissors. A boy forever changed.

After losing a bet to his best friend, Arlo leaves his home in Central Services Tower for the first time for a rally held by the student-led Resistance movement. Injured in a Services’ police force raid, Arlo discovers the truth about him and the other children living in the tower; all semblance of safety is gone and he‪ can’t‬ return to the life he knew. With help from his friends, new and old, and a kindred outcast named Imma, he must choose between a dismal but certain future as an enhanced soldier or find the rebel in him ready to risk it all for freedom. Continue reading

First Earth: Book One in the Arch Mage Series

Raging scars and chronic pain made her different. Her courage made her savior of 2 worlds.

Agnes Ann Cavanaugh was always different from the other girls. Not just because of her scars, or the nerve damage to her legs… She can sense when people are lying, just by looking at them. And she can read almost any language, even ones she doesn’t speak.

Things get even stranger when Agnes interns with a professor of ancient texts. Continue reading

Second Earth: Book Two in the Arch Mage Series

An ancient force has awakened. And only a brave young girl can tame its destructive power…

After defeating the evil forces that threatened the worlds of the Jent Path, Agnes Ann Cavanaugh has continued her magical studies. But despite her hard work and skilled tutors, she still struggles to master her power while managing her chronic pain. Until her handsome friend Temnon and his shapeshifting cat return, and whisk Agnes with her family to train on a deserted island. 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