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Poignant Coming of Age Books for Teens and Adults Alike

Savage To Savvy

Kate Rigby

£2.99

Psychology graduate, Heidi Harper is appointed to work with Professor Mala, pioneer of a new project to rehabilitate dog-reared feral child, Nicki. Heidi is soon asking questions and her mission takes on sinister overtones. As the truth outs, the lives of all concerned begin to unravel. Savage To Savvy is a psychological novel.

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Fall Of The Flamingo Circus: Diary Of A Punk

Kate Rigby

£2.99

"Fall Of The Flamingo Circus is the story of a strong and independent girl's childhood and adolescence, her desperate battle to make something of the fearful hand dealt to her. Through her eyes we see the realities of poverty in England - hunger and junk food, boredom and noise at home, snobbery and notoriety at school - and the fear of a brutal father…over the years we watch Lauren's voice grow in power and imagination, as her life - a rebel, a punk, admired by her gang but rejected and victimised by men - bursts out of its sad confines…but Lauren is always alone with her restless and furious self: she alone will discover the pain and loneliness of being different, crazy, colourful in an England turned grey, obedient and satisfied." Back cover blurb, paperback, published 1990

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Thalidomide Kid

Kate Rigby

£2.99

Daryl Wainwright is the quirky youngest child of a large family of petty thieves and criminals who calls himself 'Thalidomide Kid'.

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Zilferia (The Crystal Dragon Series Book 1)

Katie Cherry

$0.99

A lost princess. A deadly contest. One chance to save all of dragonkind, and Zilferia.

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The Weeping Books of Blinney Lane

Drea Damara

$7.32

Welcome to Blinney Lane, a historical Salem shopping district controlled by a witch's curse.
Sarah Allister just wants a normal life running her bookstore and daydreaming about the handsome deliveryman. Contentment seems within reach, even if she has to deal with the daily phenomena that occur in her shop.

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Beneath the Skin: A novel

Kyla Stone

$9.51

To save her life, she must risk her heart . . .
For 18-year-old Sidney Shaw, life pretty much sucks. Her mom's a drunk. Her dad is worse. At school, she's bullied by her ex-best friend. And cutting no longer brings the relief she craves.

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FLIPPING: An Uplifting Novel of Love

Eichin Chang-Lim

$3.56

Life can flip in the blink of an eye...
But love and passion will find a way to make it right.
2018 Readers' Favorite Award, Bronze Medalist - Fiction/Inspirational
2017 IAN Book of the Year Award Winner - Inspirational

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Emmie of Indianapolis

Kay Castaneda

$2.99

In 1963, a young teenage girl moves with her mother and sisters from the suburbs to the downtown of a Midwestern city after her parents get a divorce. Emmie, a naïve, curious and intelligent girl, wants the security of her suburban life but has always dreamed of adventure in faraway places. She must take risks, meet new people and become independent. The change is difficult for all because of her mother's alcoholism and lack of a steady income. When Emmie's mother takes a job, she cares for her sisters at night. In her new neighborhood, Emmie meets people from different cultures who are both good and evil. She defends her sisters and herself each day by confronting the evil, thus awakening her courage and inner strength. But she never gives up.

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In Those Other Lands

Caroline Mertens

$4.97

In Those Other Lands: A tale of survival, hope, and redemption
The Dekkers are a Dutch family transplanted from the Netherlands into the maturing culture of the Dutch East Indies, and the country transforms them - as they help influence the country. Pieter Dekker is a man of courage and influence in his career of Chief Commissioner of Police for Batavia (later, Jakarta), the headquarters of all 17,000 islands in the verdant Dutch-ruled nation.

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The Westwood Witches: A Secret Discovered

Sarah Northwood

$1.29

Aero trembled as she held the box sealed inside black paper. The dilemma was a difficult one - her mum had told her the box contained secrets she might not be ready for. Once she opened it, there would be no going back…

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Things Fall Apart: A Mother's Plight

Sharon Brownlie

£1.99

An emotional journey of awakening, through broken trust, heartbreak, and family conflict. Despite being at the depths of despair, in the face of adversity, there is always a belief for the promise of a hopeful future. This is a coming of age story with a difference. It's 35 year old single mother Mandy who is forced to mature and grow up quickly, by the time we reach the final chapters of this incredible chronicle that takes us from the blindness of naivety into pain, despair and eventually, at great cost, the maturity of hard-won wisdom.

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Haunted By a Moment

Dora Blume

$2.99

One moment, four lives changed forever.
Blinding fluorescents wake Kat, she's in the hospital. Oh my God what have I done.
The accident still a blur, she tries to recover from her injuries.
Three other friends were in the car with her. Will they survive?

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The Cycle: The second prequel in the Parliament House Book series (Parliament House Books)

John Mayer

$0.99

The Glasgow Calton code is ripped apart when two widows are attacked and robbed of their surprise win on the Grand National horse race. When a suspect is found, in front of the neighbourhood's senior men, he must face the women and their only sons. One son is eager to carry out his own violent sentence. The other impresses the whole community when he decides on a more imaginative solution.

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Dusty Dreams

Tamara Dorris

$4.99

Anyone who has had an impossible dream and was afraid to move forward will appreciate this story. Cast away from her home in Oklahoma, Dusty moves forth to follow an uncertain path. With little money, an unwanted pregnancy, and no high school diploma, she sets off to the City of Angels. Her quirky roommates, mobster-like employer and decision to give her baby up for adoption lead up to the unimaginable trauma that quickly puts her on an unexpected path. A story of hope, friendship, and spirituality.

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The Light in the Trees

Jeff Van Valer

$1.99

"The Light in the Trees is one of the special ones, the rare story that stays shimmering and bright in your mind days after you finish reading it. It's most highly recommended." --Jack Magnus, Reader's Favorite "I enjoy fiction that pulls you into another place or era and keeps you completely fixated and this book does that." -Reader review "I could not wait to see what happened on the other side of the Lake…Highly recommended…absolutely cannot wait for…Jeff's next book to come out!" -Reader review In 1970, twelve-year-old White Birch Camp veteran Ted returns to his once-favorite place. It is months after his mom's violent death, and he's convinced his dad is dumping him for the summer. Or maybe for good. But he immediately meets his two best friends, Zeke and Neil. Karen, the director's daughter, notices him, and he finds her more alluring than the camp's panoramic view of Loon Lake. He also finds Hoss, an alarmingly intelligent, charming, and manipulative risk-taker with a knack for criminal mischief and an unusual vendetta. In this coming-of-age thriller, follow Ted as he daydreams with Karen of a secret trip to the lake's far shore, grows with the healing power of true friendship, and dives into psychological warfare with a young sociopath whose guile and need to control eventually turn deadly. "I love the author's writing style. The descriptions naturally drew me into the book…Thankfully, there's a second book being released towards the end of this year." -Reader review "Such a delightful and suspenseful book that I really didn't want it to end." -Reader review

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Rock'N'Roll in Locker Seventeen

Shannon Brown

$2.99

Thirty Years Ago one of the world's biggest stars simply vanished.
17 year old Steven White might've just found him.
Ricky Stevenson was living the dream. He was on the top of the charts, and on the cover of almost every fan magazine He had fame, fortune, a fast car and legions of fans.

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Peace in Flames: A Peace Series Novella

Caroline Andrus

$0.99

Obsession and jealousy can be dangerous.
The Peace High School date auction is supposed to be fun, but Valerie Todd is dreading it. She knows who will win her date-Chris Burkeholder, the boy who's been obsessed with her for years.

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No Lifeguard On Duty: Legacy of a Navy SEAL

Craig Marley

$8.00

In the wild ocean, there's no lifeguard on duty.
He thought his only love would be the ocean - until he met Lynn and he found himself fighting a battle to balance his career as a SEAL and the woman he loved. He left the SEALs to become a pioneer in the deep sea diving industry. Trapped between the call of the sea and his family, he struggled to find a harmonious balance between the woman he loved and seductive globetrotting adventures.

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GAME: an American Novel

Phil Truman

$4.99

Year in and year out the football powerhouse Hert City Trojans import a ringer to fuel their championship charge, but their luck is about to change. In the small backwater town of Tsalagee, first-year coach Donny Doyle knows the only way he can fulfill his promise to unseat the Hert City juggernaut, is to beat them at their own GAME. But in his own recruit, the mammoth and powerful, yet troubled and ominous Leotis McKinley, Doyle finds more than he bargained for. Truman's character-rich novel GAME spins an energetic tale around the intensity of small-town high school football in America. And yet, amid the fast-paced drive of the story, lies an account of the human spirit struggling through adversity and finding victory. Readers of any age or gender will feel the triumph, honor, and glory that comes from the…GAME.

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Shadow by the Bridge

Suzanne Zewan

$14.53

11-year-old Fritz Reynolds recalled his father telling him that man is the only creature who can find amusement in killing. Little did he realize that those words would become the theme for his teenage years growing up in the rural hamlet on Linden, New York. In this coming-of-age story, Fritz takes us back to a simpler time when neighbors gathered at the general store to listen to radio shows, drank barrel-aged cider and worshiped at the Baptist Church every Sunday. All was picturesque in his close-knit farming community until terror was unleashed on them.

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The Adventures of Fawn: 'Til the Last Snowflake Falls

Al E. Boy

$2.99

Fantastic! Fun-tastic! Fawn-tastic!!
The Adventures of Fawn is an exciting award-winning 'coming-of-age' series. 'Til the Last Snowflake Falls is the first entry in this series, which has also won a number of awards on its own. The year is 1849, and legendary reindeer Comet and Vixen have a young daughter, Fawn. In this first book, 'Til the Last Snowflake Falls, the young reindeer spends far too many days alone in the stable at Santa's Village, with no friends and nothing to do. While her parents caution her she's much too young and inexperienced to go exploring outside the Village by herself, Fawn disagrees. Declaring, "I want some fun and excitement! I don't care how dangerous it is!" she begins sneaking out each day in search of friends, excitement and adventure. She'll find them all...but also find herself in dangerous situations she's unprepared for! She'll realize perhaps a bit too late that mom and dad were right all along! And, she'll learn some valuable lessons about what's really important in life. The Adventures of Fawn are filled with fun, laughs, excitement, and magical entertainment for readers all ages! 'Til the Last Snowflake Falls was awarded the Bronze Medal in Dan Poynter's 2017 Global E-book Awards, received an Honoree Medallion from indieB.R.A.G. Awards, a Reader's Favorite Five Star Award, One Stop Fiction Books' Five Star Award, and Literary Titan's Silver Book Award.

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Sounds of Silence

Phillip Tomasso

$2.99

Twelve-year-old Marco Lippa is the star pitcher for his Little League baseball team and does his best to lead his team to victory against their cross-town rivals, reveling in the cheering and applause. After one particular game, he becomes sick and is rushed to the hospital. Treated for meningococcal disease, Marco wakes up to discover that he is deaf-and all of his dreams seem to crumble.

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