Genre: Fiction, New Adult & College, Coming of Age, Contemporary Romance, Romantic Comedy, Family Drama

August Barton could never have mentally prepared himself for his freshman year of college: not only has his anxiety increased, but his parents are divorcing, his new roommate thinks Augie is the biggest nerd in existence, and his grandma, a retired prostitute named Gertie, has taken to running away from her nursing home. Augie just wants to hole up in his dorm room with his Star Wars collectables and textbooks, but Gertie is not about to let that happen. What ensues is a crazy ride including naked trespassing, befriending a local biker gang, and maybe-just maybe-with Augie defeating his anxiety and actually getting the girl.

Contains Mature Content, Recommended for readers age 17 +

Page Count (PaperBack): 164

Page Count (Ebook): 176

Language: English

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"LeBlanc's coming-of-age tale about a nervous new college freshman is an odd, but charming blend of modern college life with an old-fashioned feel. Augie's personality is awkward, altruistic, and funny, and it's a pleasure to watch him grow as he and the other entertaining characters live through a sweet, relatively wholesome season."

-Publishers Weekly

"Jennifer LeBlanc's coming of age story for new adults, The Tribulations of August Barton, is a hilarious and life-affirming tale that kept me enthralled and thrilled throughout my entire reading experience. I love LeBlanc's Augie whose geekiness, romanticism and kind heart make him so very special. Seeing his outrageous grannie and her best friend,Tunes, drag him kicking and screaming into life is sheer joy. LeBlanc's story is beautifully written, and her characters are finely drawn and unforgettable. And, like Isaac, I suspect anyone who has the good fortune to come across this book will see senior citizens in an entirely different way afterwards. The Tribulations of August Barton is most highly recommended."

- Jack Magnus, Reader's Favorite

"I enjoyed the author's writing style. I loved the first few lines of the book. The story flowed well, and the characters were engaging."

-Literary Titan

"Right off the bat I enjoyed Ms. LeBlanc's energetic narrative voice and that she captures the vibe and angst of the late teen/new adult crowd perfectly."

-Anabella Johnson, Indie Book Reviewers

"I felt like I was genuinely inside Augie's head experiencing the world through his eyes, for better or worse."
-Marcella Gonzales, Indie Book Reviewers

"An exciting and relatable debut with a laugh out loud effect"-IAC (Indie Author Central) Submissionary

"It's a decent "feel good" story, kind of like a Lifetime movie or something you'd see on the Hallmark channel. (And let me tell you, I'm a total sucker for those movies.) I enjoyed it and I think you would too."-Causeway Lit Blog

"FIVE BOUNDLESS STARS! It was so much fun to read and at other times it was so touching it made me want to cry. This book was just really good. It was full of humor, romance, and drama. The characters were awesome. All around it was a great story and I really enjoyed it."-Boundless Book Reviews Book Blog


Awarded the Reader's Favorite 5-Star Review Seal

Literary Titan Silver Book Award

Winner of the Silver Literary Titan Book Award


Awarded the IAC (Indie Author Central) Seal of Approval

About the Author

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Award-winning and Bestselling Author Jennifer LeBlanc, was born and raised in South Dakota and has always had a knack for story-telling. When not slaying zombies in the gaming world or writing, she can be found getting lost in a good book, doing something crafty, indulging in photography, or watching movies with her husband, two cats, and chihuahua. Jennifer loves animals, poetry, music, and all things creative. She currently works in merchant banking and credit services while writing her next project.


Email: InkBeePublishing@gmail.com

Snail Mail:

Ink Bee Publishing LLC
P.O. Box 701
Watertown SD, 57201

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