The Bane Bath Salts

Understanding and Preventing Designer Drug Use in Teens
By Cheryl Holloway

The Bane Bath Salts by Cheryl Holloway is a heart-breaking yet eye-opening story of a teenager who slowly slips into the grip of a lethal type of chemical dubbed 'Bath Salts.' Driven by a hunger for fun and thrills, Hannah finds herself slowly sinking into...

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The Still Sad Music

By Shawn Merritt

The Still Sad Music by Shawn Merritt is a sometimes melancholic, but always interesting journey through the coming of age of a troubled young man. Jeffrey is an awkward adolescent, just coming to terms with his feelings and emotions, when both his parents are killed...

The Unusual Suspects

By Dominic Carrillo

This book is one of the best things I have read in a while in coming-of-age literature. It isn’t just great, it is sweet like honey, absorbing, and it is a tale with very real and unusual characters. In The Unusual Suspects by Dominic Carrillo,...

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The Struggles and Growth of a Man

By Jamell Crouthers

The Struggles and Growth of a Man by Jamell Crouthers is a slim and introspective poetic collection that allows the author to look back at his life, uncovering lessons from hardships, observing the harsh realities of life and capturing, in an evocative style, images of...

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The Journal

By R. D. Stevens

The Journal by R.D. Stevens is a heartwarming story that explores themes of family, adventure, and the quest for meaning. Meet eighteen-year-old Ethan Willis, who sets out on a journey to locate the sister who’s been gone for years, travelling across South East Asia. Follow...

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Two Halves Whole

Hafu Sans Halo, Book 2
By Melissa Abigail

Two Halves Whole: Hafu Sans Halo, Book 2 is a young adult coming of age novel written by Melissa Abigail. While the author gives enough background information to allow this book to be read on its own, I would advise that readers begin with the...

The Gift

By L. Kay Adams

The Gift by L. Kay Adams is the story of Lucille Barby and her childhood rebellion. The account begins with her birth, which proves from the very start that Lucille was a tenacious child when she tried to come out feet first. Throughout her life,...

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The Criminal Angel

By Heidi Pitre

The Criminal Angel by Heidi Pitre is a bittersweet tale of life, death and love. Emery McQuain had a great life, a great boyfriend and, as far as she was concerned, Thursdays were the best day ever. At least they were until a hit and...

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The Perfect Blindside

By Leslea Wahl

Coming-of-age, inspirational, and Christian romance are genres blended perfectly in a tale of mystery in Leslea Wahl’s debut novel, The Perfect Blindside. The reader is introduced to two gifted teenagers, Jake and Sophie. Jake is a snowboarder with an Olympic Silver Medal, proud and adored...

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The Ugly Girl Party

By Ann Herrick

On her first day at Delwick High, sophomore Faith Ticknor is experiencing a mixture of anticipation, fear, and excitement. Being the “new girl” is not fun, but at least she could hope for the best. She had friends in Brownsville and was confident she would...

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