Young Adult Novels by
S. L. Mauldin

"Life Sliding; it’s easily one of the best books I’ve read this year..."

  "Always Here, is a beautifully written..." 

About -Life Sliding

AS GAVIN'S JUNIOR year comes to a close, he faces an inner conflict with his status as the most popular kid in high school. It's not lost on his father, who sensed for some time that his overly indulged son needs redirection. Making matters worse for Gavin, his dad sends him away for the summer to assist at a camp for children with special needs.

Arriving at camp Life Me Up, Gavin is suddenly forced to dabble in a world less familiar. After his first uncomfortable encounter with a strange girl with multi-colored fingernails, who refuses to waiver his arrogant behavior, Gavin comes face to face with a person from the past, which leaves him uneasy.

Inevitably, three people clash and collide, but when tragedy strikes, they come to an understanding regarding their differences. Becoming a young adult, Gavin faces a summer of harsh lessons in reality. Once he crosses the bridge from a self-inflicted prison to the road to freedom, Gavin and his new friends implement a strategy to stir up the social order when they return to school in the fall.

Because of one jaded person jumping to conclusions, the plan backfires. Will they be able to survive the fallout of what they've put into motion?

Available in Audio Format.

What Readers are Saying

"Life Sliding is a fantastic book to read. Constantly leaving you on edge to keep turning pages and keep reading until the book is done. It is a terrific coming of age story that tackles many issues.Throughout the story, the characters had dealt with many things, including hate, stereotyping, identity crisis, death and bullying. Life Sliding is quite the adventure and the coming of age aspect of it, is a huge part that ends up leaving you tackling many issues in life..."


"A great coming of age story that tackles issues of prejudice, death, societal expectations and discovering one's true self. The challenges faced by the characters in the story are prevalent  in today's society more than ever. A thought provoking read not only for young adults, but everyone."

"S.L. Mauldin's young adult coming of age novel, Life Sliding, is a grand and glorious read about the pressures to conform that shackle children and young adults in school..."

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"Life Sliding is a compelling read from beginning to end..." Midwestern Book Review

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