Category: Coming Of Age Fiction

  • Enchanted Island by May Torres

    By May Torres

    Gabriella Sanchez is an ungainly, 11 year-old woman easily attempting to slot in. Bullied by means of her classmates, she’s pressured right into a solitary life. She makes an attempt to alter her conditions through befriending Molly Sinclair, the daughter of the rich couple her mom works for.

    Things looked to be going good, until eventually the day Molly determined she was once embarrassed to be neighbors with Gabriella in public. Gabriella’s success alterations while she meets new scholar, Gilberto Padilla. He accepts her simply as she is. the 2 develop into inseparable. Gabriella is so satisfied she even forgives Molly and revisits their friendship.

    With college out for the summer time, Gabriella and Gilberto’s kinfolk plan a visit to Puerto Rico. A spoiled Molly convinces her mom and dad to allow her tag alongside. Gabriella is thrilled to be experiencing it for the 1st time along with her top neighbors. Friendship is validated whilst a conflict starts off among the 2 ladies, over Gilberto. yet, whereas in Puerto Rico Gabriella and Molly meet Juan, a chum of the Padilla relations. Molly immediately falls for him whereas he has his eye set on Gabriella. This infuriates Molly, who inadvertently factors a close to deadly twist of fate for her friend.
    Molly’s unscrupulous habit units off a unusual chain of occasions. 11 year-old Gabriella then reveals herself in the course of an age previous secret after curious happenings start to take place. After entrusting simply her buddies with the knowledge, the 4 select by no means to debate it back, until eventually Gabriella starts off having cryptic goals, years later.

    Now good into their children the trio strengthens their friendship and even locate love with each other. jointly, they input highschool and drama ensues. Gabriella reveals herself torn among boys. Tragedy moves Molly with devastating results. Gilberto continues to be Gabriella’s consistent via all of it. in the course of the chaos, the buddies research that they are going to be returning to Puerto Rico for a marriage.

    On the second one journey to Puerto Rico, Gabriella, now fifteen years-old, is set to discover the clues in her goals. She discovers that her desires free up mysteries of the traditional Taino tribe, during which she and her neighbors play a major position. jointly they trip via time, to benefit Gabriella’s destiny, and a lesson of the inevitable legislations of Karma.
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  • Seventh Avenue by Norman Bogner

    By Norman Bogner

    This ny instances bestseller depicts New York's style throughout the nice melancholy of the 1930s.

    It tells the dramatic tale of Jay Blackman's upward push from tenement child to the king of Manhattan's garment district and the ladies he loves - and people he hates.

    The publication used to be tailored into an Emmy-nominated NBC tv miniseries starring Jane Seymour, Ray Milland, and Eli Wallach.
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  • Blake: Book two of The Caversham Trilogy by Nicola Hayward

    By Nicola Hayward

    while Phillip Wentworth is murdered, police arrest Blake Hughes. because it turns into obvious that the investigating officer is biased opposed to Blake, Fenella reveals herself having a look in to the homicide. She follows a number of leads and travels to the Karoo, London, Paris and Normandy. yet what is going to she do whilst on my own, imprisoned and with none method of contacting her relatives, she finally uncovers the bleak truth?
    Follow Fenella on a curler coaster research the place she doggedly attempts to help the guy that she loves. In her indomitable style she tackles every one situation thrown at her, by no means as soon as taking into consideration giving up. Grandpa Hymie, Grandma Kat, Lachlan or even Stuart provide support alongside the way in which and so do her uncle Paul Levy, his accomplice Maximillian Hargreaves quality controls and the stylish Hanna Vida. And, throughout the tale is woven her ardour for the pony in addition to her choice, braveness and ability for love.
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  • Cosplayers by Dash Shaw

    By Dash Shaw

    This photo novel is an ode to the defining component of fandom. It celebrates either the culture’s theatricality and D.I.Y. beauty―as good as its often-awkward conflation of fable with reality―in seven interconnected brief tales approximately younger women. Cosplayers is an affectionate, humorous publication approximately how fandom should be even more inclusive and humanistic than the tales and characters it is equipped upon.
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  • To the Highlands by Jon Doust

    By Jon Doust

    it truly is 1968 and everywhere in the global individuals are marching, protesting, and combating for freedom. Jack Muir arrives in Papua New Guinea a failure, a virgin, and a reluctant worker of the Colonial financial institution of Australia. lifestyles within the islands is uncooked, sensuous, and genuine. the following, the white guy takes what he wants, but the veneer of whiteness is flimsy, and brutality by no means faraway from the skin. This gripping and disturbing sequel to Boy on a Wire demonstrates that there is a global of distinction among freedom and people belongings you unharness in others—and in yourself.
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  • The Voice of Love by C. A. Cavanaugh

    By C. A. Cavanaugh

    As Sarah watched her ally stroll down the aisle on her father's arm, she used to be just a little resentful. She desired to be the single getting married, and he or she desired to marry David. Sarah and David met once they have been childrens and endured a friendship that lasted via highschool and school; yet whenever they looked as if it would get on the subject of a romantic dating, anything occurred to drag them aside back. not just that, yet Sarah maintains to have a nagging feeling inside of that she's lacking whatever, or somebody, who may be her consultant via all of life's ups and downs, and he or she makes use of each excuse to give an explanation for why she feels so empty. within the Voice of affection, writer C.A. Cavanaugh weaves a narrative of 2 humans whose lives are thrown together--for higher or worse--with the decision of 1 who maintains to tug at our hearts until eventually we eventually provide it as much as him. while Sarah will get every little thing she wishes and nonetheless hears that small voice within her middle, will she ultimately choose to settle for God's invitation to trust?
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  • One Lyfe To Live by Erick S. Gray

    By Erick S. Gray

    a narrative approximately Lyfe like no other

    Lyfe Benjamin matches the facts stable variety of black males fall lower than during this nation at the present time; he’s younger, uneducated black and lives a reckless existence. data say he'll be incarcerated or lifeless via the age of twenty-five.

    Lyfe runs round with a tender staff that he considers relatives.

    He is the common thug from the tasks with an absent father, A Christian mom who prayers occasionally move unanswered. He has a toddler at the means from a girl he cares not anything approximately and at this aspect, his existence is restricted. yet such a lot of all violent because of the offerings he has made, until eventually he meets Ayana, a school scholar who speaks languages and has a unconditionally diversified force for all times.

    Opposites allure, Ayana pulls Lyfe into her global, exhibiting him range, tradition and a significant option to stay. yet will Lyfe make the most of the chance that's being provided to him from the lady he does love or will he stay a thug touring down hill.

    Turmoil and dying follows him all through his existence whereas he holds darkish secrets and techniques inside of his soul.

    In his international, buddies develop into sour enemies, betrayal is dear, secrets and techniques published and after all, he'll actually see who his actual buddies are and what family members particularly should still be.

    With a harsh reminder of the place he should be this younger guy will percentage with you the genuine that means of the phrases.

    You in basic terms have one Lyfe to dwell.

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  • 'Tis More Than Luck by J. Delehanty

    By J. Delehanty

    younger Jack Laney wakes on a regular morning in early summer season to the ordinary sounds and scents that populate his small international. Taking his time to enjoy all of it and dream for a second of what the day could convey, he's unaware that he'll quickly be uprooted from the folk and areas and issues that experience given him existence and safety and happiness. whilst the truth ultimately sinks within the ensuing fight heightens every event of his final months in customary atmosphere and amplifies the significance of each second. He reveals his wish to dangle on is as powerful as his have to permit cross. the place there has been as soon as only a lady from the neighboring farm there's now a secret, the place sooner than there have been 3 previous girls he used to be compelled to go to within the dimness of a room they've got no longer left for a few years there at the moment are 3 nice aunts who display lives and loves and desires he had by no means purported to join their lives. The younger boy's tale and the place he unearths himself finds a better tale of many loves and plenty of losses, of juvenile and primary love, of grownup knowledge, of nurturing and of relatives. For our hero it's a tale fraught with the joys and the ache of coming of age with all of its many rights of passage. but, it's also the tale of these who got here ahead of him and the way they formed his lifestyles. The spirit in the those that populate his international whether or not they are younger or outdated; the locations which are his geography even if widespread or new; the issues that encompass him even if tractor or city or funeral or flute not just impact his lifestyles yet regulate its path and ascertain who he turns into. because it can be acknowledged of all our lives, “’Tis greater than good fortune surely.”
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  • Tussenstations (Dutch Edition) by Almudena Grandes,Trijne Vermunt

    By Almudena Grandes,Trijne Vermunt

    Misschien zijn de echt emotionele ervaringen, de blíjvende ervaringen die we nooit meer vergeten, wel die uit de adolescentie: dat broze gebied waarin het volwassen leven zich voor het eerst aan je openbaart zonder dat je er al helemaal klaar voor bent. Tussenstations gaat over vijf adolescenten tussen de veertien en de achttien jaar, die zich voor situaties geplaatst zien die hun puppy te boven gaan, maar die rooster wel tot volwassenen smeden, ook al zijn ze zich daar op dat second (nog) niet van bewust. Verhalen over vastberadenheid en moed, over conflicten binnen het gezin, maar ook over liefde, éducation sentimentale en de vorming van het geweten.
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  • Normal passiert da nichts (Conte Roman) (German Edition) by Frank P. Meyer

    By Frank P. Meyer

    "Ich bin nicht sicher, ob Andi genau verstand, was once wir ihm vorschlugen, als Gabriel ihm eröffnete, dass wir eine Mensa überfallen wollten, und auch quick starrte er verständnislos an, als der lallte: "unnischbinderfluch … der Fluchtfarra.""
    Rafael aus Antwerpen heuert als Pizza-Entwickler bei Tiefkühl-Wagner im Saarland an. In der WG von Mike und Gabriel ist ein Zimmer frei. Aber worauf hat er sich da eingelassen? Das Leben der beiden vaterlosen Cousins zirkuliert zwischen Partys, Trinkgelagen und einem kuriosen Wettkampf in Trier namens Mariathlon. Mike hat bei den Frauen den Dreh raus. Gabriel schreibt über das Bergwerksunglück von Luisenthal 1962, bei dem sein Vater starb. Anteilnahme findet er bei Johanna, die ihr Netz nach ihm schon längst ausgelegt hat. Eine Einkommensquelle der beiden Mittdreißiger sind Schmuggelfahrten ins benachbarte Luxemburg. Doch das Ultimatum des Dorfpolizisten und die bevorstehende Einführung des Euro - es ist das Jahr 1999 - lassen das Geld knapp werden. Die rettende Idee: bei einem Raubüberfall auf die Trierer Unimensa kann eigentlich nichts passieren. Doch damit fangen die Probleme erst richtig an …
    Frank P. Meyer erzählt eine turbulente Geschichte vom späten Erwachsenwerden und den überraschenden Wendungen einer außergewöhnlichen Familienkonstellation.
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