Category: Coming Of Age Fiction

  • The Colour of the Night by Robert Hollingworth

    By Robert Hollingworth

    An disclose of up to date lifestyles visible from the point of view of an eleven-year-old boy.

    Shaun, a rustic boy, is orphaned after a bushfire and needs to now stay within the urban the place he meets many lonely, mixed-up citizens. Can his international of benign nature and theirs of dispirited tradition, be reconciled?

    It is a narrative of polarities: the rustic and town; nature and tradition; the fabric and the electronic; the spirit and the flesh; misplaced religion and renewed hope.
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  • Here, in my Head by Lauren Stone

    By Lauren Stone

    on the age of 16, Sam has already came upon the solutions to who she is, and takes satisfaction in that. but if Alice walks into her global, and turns it the wrong way up from day one, she begins to benefit that issues are not consistently black and white. jointly, they embark on a trip of self-discovery the likes of which Sam by no means dreamed imaginable.. the teachings that Alice teaches should not friendly, even though, and Sam must be able to determine prior them, simply because she is to determine that disembarking isn't the finish, and it doesn't constantly promise happily-ever-after. Disembarking skill the finality of 1 trip, of responded questions, and the start of a brand new trip, a brand new embarking.
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  • Featherless Bipeds by Richard Scarsbrook

    By Richard Scarsbrook

    "This novel is each highschool boy's rainy dream: drummer Dak Sifter's adventures forming the rock and roll band Featherless Bipeds, traveling, consuming beer, being came across by means of the large Plastic list Co. and Billy VandenHammer, slicing an album and changing into well-known, let alone facing groupies and girlfriends. Did I point out consuming beer? Dak's choice to take a yr off from collage to play in a band with pals Akim and Tristan results in new institutions with critical feminist and singer, Lola, and the rich, stressful, incompetent Jimmy T. whose connections create the band's first gigs. Zoe, the affection of Dak's existence, wishes time clear of him so far others, yet she continually returns to assist Dak and the band after they desire it such a lot, ultimately turning into their lead singer. 365 days later, in a wrap-it-all-up finale, the now recognized band performs once again on the bar the place they debuted. Zoe and Dak turn into engaged, Lola is now gainfully hired with a countrywide feminist association, the band contributors' mom and dad are current and proud (in spite of preliminary doubt and downright competition to their kid's selection of career), and Jimmy T and Billy VandenHammer are uncovered for the crooks they're. Bernice (saved via Dak from neo-Nazi skinheads) is now the top of Artist relatives for an up and coming recording studio prepared to signal the band. Dak's witty, self-deprecating variety is what saves this novel from entire schlock. He tells his personal tale, exposing his personal silly activities with Zoe, his personal cloying lyrics and his personal adolescent ardour for track exceptionally else. Scarsbrook hits the nail at the head as Dak composes the straightforward repetitive lyrics that supplement regular rock and roll. His descriptions of small, soul-destroying bars will allure these boys who imagine their destiny is there. The proof that no teens in Canada this present day get engaged at 19, that ultra-modern band circuit is ruled by way of medicines (not alcohol), that Dak's father's novel is not going to have come to fruition in just twelve months, and that band big name frequently occurs over a question of years (not months) will move correct over the heads of the meant viewers who will eat Featherless Bipeds even with (or simply because of?) its dream achievement. not just does the hero do what he desires to do, he has a rocking reliable time doing it, turns into recognized in a single day (even in song terms), will get the lady and earnings even his mom and dad' approval. In among, he catches a rapist, bargains with tough (to say the least) bar audiences, jots down new songs on paper luggage every time thought hits, and encourages his mom and dad to come back to their artistic roots to color and write." — Joan Marshall CM
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  • Feckville by Steve Reinbrecht

    By Steve Reinbrecht

    "Feckville" is a story of intercourse, medicines, bigotry, boredom and corrupt small-town politics.

    Right out of faculty, Kelly Nunn will get a role as a reporter within the fictional Pennsylvania borough – a city facing colossal changes.

    The story-behind-the-story fast envelopes Nunn after a city chief is located murdered, down by way of the river.

    Author Steve Reinbrecht, a journalist and lover of paintings, crops and humanity (but now not people), lives close to Sinking Spring, Pa. regardless of having to paintings full-time for many years, his entire existence has been a look for fact and beauty.
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  • Diario di una trascurabile catastrofe (Italian Edition) by Laura Moriarty

    By Laura Moriarty

    Tutti si aspettano qualcosa da Veronica. Tim, che vuole andare a vivere con lei. Suo padre, che insiste perché faccia medicina. Perfino quello psicopatico di Jimmy, che le affida los angeles casa mentre è through. Tutti contano su di lei, perché è una brava ragazza, assennata e diligente.
    Fino a che l. a. vita perfettamente ordinata di Veronica si trasforma di colpo in un campo minato di dubbi: i suoi genitori divorziano da un giorno all’altro dopo ventisei anni di matrimonio, gli esami vanno storti e los angeles voglia di studiare sparisce insieme a quella di rigare dritto. Cos’è? los angeles wonderful del mondo? Forse sì. O forse è solo l’occasione in keeping with imparare che a volte conta anche saper infrangere le regole, e avere il coraggio di andarsi a prendere quello che manca. Soprattutto quando a mancare è un piccolo additional di felicità.
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  • Muslim + Girl + Life by JahNikki Maxey

    By JahNikki Maxey

    the pains and triumphs of younger women might be either tricky and striking. the ladies within the city of Tinselee face highs and lows of lifestyles, all whereas studying from every one state of affairs. existence as a pre-teen and teen lady is a myriad of stories that come with concerns with vainness, self belief, and self worth, yet contain loved moments like gaining acquaintances, attaining objectives, and studying extra approximately self. repeatedly, younger women believe by myself or as though not anyone knows what they're going via. "Muslim + lady + lifestyles" explores the area of a bunch of women who, in quite a few methods, triumph over life's hurdles and are attracted to a non secular course the place they study extra approximately themselves and every different.

    As a tender lady, there have been instances while I felt that there has been nobody i may show yes issues to, so, in flip, I simply stored all of them to myself. during this novel, I faucet into my reports as a pre-teen and teen lady on the way to convey that it doesn't matter what you could face, there's an individual who is going during the similar factor. i need younger ladies to by no means suppose as if not anyone is aware or has skilled what they are faced with. This novel used to be additionally composed to teach that even though there is hard occasions you are going to face, it's totally very important to have fun stable instances and to proceed to construct your self and research from every little thing you come across. a few stumbling blocks will try out your spirituality, yet protecting tight to it is going to assist you get via something which could come your way.
    Remember, all of us face demanding situations, yet what issues such a lot is what you study from them.
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  • The Dance: My First Love (The Dance Series Book 2) by By KRISTY CATO


    As a tender woman starting to be up i used to be burdened approximately who i'm simply because there has been not anything available in the market to teach me that every one everyone is now not an identical while you are varied out of your family and friends, it could get lonely and hopeless. by means of writing my tales, i would like to provide wish. by means of age six, Carrie is used to sadness. With a mom who's both inebriated or unavailable, Carrie grows up now not realizing the enjoyment of real love. but if she turns 16 and meets Kim, a convinced new scholar who has simply moved to her city from Arizona, Carrie realizes that she is drawn to her. As she starts a dating with Kim, she is unexpectedly immersed within the unknown. Carrie is in love. Carrie is on a coming-of-age trip and has no inspiration the place she is headed. As she grapples with belief concerns and learns what it truly is prefer to be diverse from her family and friends, she understands she needs to speak in confidence Kim and inform her she is in love along with her. but if she sees Kim chatting with a boy within the hallway in class, Carrie feels afraid that Kim doesn't consider a similar means. Even after Kim and Carrie profess their love for every different, Carrie nonetheless feels insecure and wonders if Kim is really able to embody dedication. The Dance: My past love is a fascinating, modern romance that follows ladies as they permit their hearts lead and adventure the entire feelings that accompany unending love. No on prop eight Famil
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  • Bunny Jones by Erik Simon

    By Erik Simon

    Bunny Jones is obvious. Bunny Jones is negative. Bunny Jones doesn’t have a mom, a working laptop or computer, or perhaps a great pair of garments. yet she does have whatever else: Bunny Jones has a mystery, a mystery that turns a complete tuition neighborhood upside down.

    “This brief novel is stuffed with intriguing and emotionally distraught twists, and that i used to be surprised by means of the outcome.”
    Caroline Beneke, Anderson highschool in Austin, TX

    “A extra special e-book! i used to be glued to it for approximately every week. It made me giggle, cry and smile.”
    Marie Baumgartner, examining center college in Cincinnati, OH

    “An completely nice learn that saved me engaged from begin to end. Seeing how each one personality constructed made me think like i used to be relatively connecting with myself.”
    William Perez, Hyde management constitution institution in Bronx, NY

    “Kristen is a kind of characters that you simply like to hate. She is humorous and blunt and suggest. She jogs my memory of somebody i do know in my school.”
    Morgan Simon, Carmel highschool in Carmel, IN

    “Bunny Jones is a deal with learn. The events encountered by way of the characters are appropriate to the activities of children at the present time and may supply children lots of foodstuff for idea. will probably be nice for teaching.”
    Judy Manning, lifestyles abilities instructor at Lawther Academy in Maquoketa, IA

    “I’ve by no means learn a ebook that contained a personality as relatable as Jolene. She is insightful and dynamic, and he or she makes you understand how worthwhile you may be to anyone you slightly know.”
    Addi Lang, fortress Zumwalt West highschool in O’Fallon, MO
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  • James Buffalo & A Fit Of Bad Dharma by Nigel Schroeder

    By Nigel Schroeder

    the principles are easy for James. He see's Dr. Whitehouse. He does what the general practitioner says. He gets his father’s inheritance and retains his West Coast-playboy-burnout way of life in tact. sooner or later whilst his traveling the unusual health care provider Henry Whitehouse, Marry Ann Lewis, a seductive and mistaken muse, tells him that he must run. Run from this position. What guarantees is a portrait of yankee insanity, good looks, and agony that may simply be defined as a hilarious healthy of undesirable Dharma.
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