There are many websites that offer books that can be read online for free. Some sites offer downloadable books; on other sites, books can be read directly online. The most well-known online book site in the United States, is Amazon.com. A link to their free teen book section will be listed with other sources at the end of this article.
You may need an e-reader, such as Barnes & Nobles’ Nook, or Amazon’s Kindle, to read these books. However, many sites now offer applications (apps) for use on your computer, tablet, netbook, smartphone and other internet-capable devices.
Additionally, many local libraries now offer an online library that registered users may access anytime. This will save you a trip to the city library and the weight of carrying borrowed books as well as possible late fees.
- www.read.gov/teens/ -Website offered by the Library of Congress
- www.bookrix.com/library.html?submitted1=1&search=teen -Highly recommended website
- teen.simonandschuster.com/ -Website managed by book publisher Simon and Schuster
- www.wattpad.com/stories/teen-fiction -Organized website with a wide variety of genres
- free-online-novels.com/youngadult.html -Alphabetical list of books, with links to read them on other websites.
- www.onread.com/genre/Teens-2963 -Books on this site are available to download in many formats.
- www.readcentral.com/ -A nicely arranged website with many categories and thousands of books. Options to change font, background and more for easier reading.
- http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=sr_st?keywords=kindle+ebooks+young+adult&qid=1337713121&rh=n%3A133140011%2Ck%3Akindle+ebooks+young+adult&sort=price&ajr=1 -This is Amazon’s site, with a search of Young Adult Kindle E-Books, resulting in over 26,000 books, not all of which are free.
- http://www.booksshouldbefree.com/genre/Teen_Young_adult -Books can be viewed on iphone, android, Kindle and MP3 players.
- http://www.classicly.com/young-readers/books -179 pages of book titles to choose from
- http://www.digilibraries.com/category/23/Juvenile_Fiction/ -Over 2000 books to choose from, with 20 categories to narrow your search.
All of these sites have many classics and new authors. Some sites, such as Amazon.com, will have certain books for free for a while, then a new selection of free books with the others possibly being listed with a price. Some allow you to preview the first few pages or a chapter, while others give a brief overview of the story. Many also have links to even more websites that have books for free. Once you get started using the above listed book sites, you will find more books than you might ever get to read!