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Similar to Stupid Boy by G. Younger ?

Elawn
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Hello,

Just like the title says, I'm looking for a coming of age story similar to 'Stupid Boy'. It's honestly my favorite series here on SOL, and the "Spring" book won't be out until mid-summer (ah, the irony), while I find myself craving for more. Mayhem in a Pill kind of fits the criteria, although it's a shame the updates are excruciatingly slow.

So if anyone could suggest me something, I would be eternally grateful.

Replies:   awnlee jawking
awnlee jawking

@Elawn

The Dman series by Cold Creek.

AJ

Replies:   Elawn
Elawn
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@awnlee jawking

Ah sorry; forgot to mention I've read Dman, though I have to admit I didn't enjoy it as much as Stupid Boy.
I've also read "Nick, Highschool".

Replies:   awnlee jawking
Ernest Bywater
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A lot depends on what you call Coming of Age. First there is a Genre category of Coming of Age you can search with in the Category search page, the box is the top of the extra fields at the bottom of the main list. I've a few stories that are more action orientated but fit the general category of Coming of Age, most are novel length like Odd Man in College or longer like Finding Home and Mack as well as some of the other Rivers Region stories.

https://storiesonline.net/s/11052/odd-man-in-college

https://storiesonline.net/s/11363/mack-coming-of-age-story

https://storiesonline.net/s/66183/finding-home

https://storiesonline.net/universe/845/rivers-region

Also, a lot of the short stories in the Clan Amir series would go together as a Coming of Age story.

https://storiesonline.net/universe/891/clan-amir

edit to add: I'd also include Lazlo Zalezac's Millionaire Next Door.

https://storiesonline.net/s/54088/the-millionaire-next-door

Replies:   Elawn
awnlee jawking

@Elawn

Have you read SmokinDriver's Hindsight series?

rlfj has a couple which start as coming of age: A Fresh Start and The Grim Reaper

And one I'd really like to see continued is Foul Ball - Sophomore Year by Mindmeld.

AJ

Replies:   Elawn  jimh67
Elawn

@Ernest Bywater

What I meant by similar to Stupid Boy was a... How should I phrase it, turn around ? Like how David used to be a pudgy little nerd at the end of junior high but somehow became tall, lean and handsome by the start of his freshman year.
But thanks I'll check those stories out!

Replies:   Ernest Bywater
Elawn

@awnlee jawking

I did actually check the Hindsight series, again I can't say I enjoyed it as much as Stupid Boy. I don't know, maybe it's because how lifelike G. Younger's characters are.
Already read A Fresh Start (which I loved), and The Grim Reaper, as for Foul Ball... Well let's just say incest is a no go for me...

Ernest Bywater

@Elawn

Like how David used to be a pudgy little nerd at the end of junior high but somehow became tall, lean and handsome by the start of his freshman year.


That's more like a Make over story - in a way Finding Home is like that in the main character is totally lost and at sea, but has serious attitude adjustments through the story as he finds a new mental balance, but I think you'd love A charmed Life on the sister site Fines Stories:

http://finestories.com/s/10527/a-charmed-life

Replies:   Elawn
madnige

Have you read Deja Vu Ascendancy? Very much a wimp-to-god development.

Replies:   Elawn
Elawn

@Ernest Bywater

Yeah I guess it does make it a makeover story, except most of them are usually from a female perspective so this one was a breath of fresh air. And thanks, I'll check both out!

Elawn
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@madnige

I started it, but honestly I just couldn't enjoy it, it made my head hurt with all the lengthy theories, and I got confused a lot about which mind was speaking...

richardshagrin
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Banadin's hero Richard in his series about ninth and tenth grade is comparable to Stupid Boy, especially since Stupid Boy is now in Hollywood starring in motion pictures. Stupid Boy is good at football and now baseball. Richard is a very good golfer. And a motion picture actor. He also has released a couple of songs, Rock and Roll Cowboy and a duet with Frank Sinatra.

Replies:   nadleeh
jimh67

@awnlee jawking

I don't expect Mindmeld back. I too enjoyed the story but I got the impression that he didn't have anything remotely resembling an outline. What he had written was an angst heavy high school dating drama with some mother-son incest thrown in but without a single inning of baseball. I suspect he couldn't figure out what to do with all those woman problems he had piled up and get back on track to write a baseball story. It's a shame.

LonelyDad

'A Charmed Life' by TheOutsider is one I consider on a par with rlfj's stories. He turns his life around several times, first when entering high school, then enlisting in the army, and finally by becoming a First Responder. Very believable all the way through.

Replies:   sejintenej
hillwig

A GOLFERS DREAM BY "THECADDY"

sejintenej

@LonelyDad

'A Charmed Life' by TheOutsider is one I consider on a par with rlfj's stories. He turns his life around several times, first when entering high school, then enlisting in the army, and finally by becoming a First Responder. Very believable all the way through.

A bit more info please. I couldn't find the story name (by TheOutsider or a variation)or author's name on SOL

Replies:   awnlee jawking
awnlee jawking

@sejintenej

It seems to be over on FineStories.

http://finestories.com/a/The_Outsider

AJ

BlinkReader

Another one you may be interested in:

"Banner Year" from Shrink42

nadleeh

@richardshagrin

Banadin's hero Richard


can you give me a link or the title. I can't seem to find it

Replies:   sunseeker
sunseeker

@nadleeh

https://storiesonline.net/a/Banadin
3 stories so far...
https://storiesonline.net/series/1162/rick-growing-up

Replies:   nadleeh
nadleeh

@sunseeker

thanks😄

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