Free eBooks Online For Teens And Young Adults

Introduction

This is a listing of 66 sites that legally offer free ebooks for teens and young adults, for reading.

There is a separate listing of free audiobooks in this genre at 

All of these sites listed have content that is legal for them to distribute and for you to read and or download.  If you find that any site listed is offering content that can not be legally transferred, please let me know in the comments below. 

This list is not comprehensive and if you know of any other sites please post in the comments below or at our forums

A comprehensive alphabetical listing of free books for reading or listening can be found on these pages:

For a complete listing of the free ebook pages here at Gizmo's, see

There will be other free novels for teens and young adults at sites listed there, but they are not categorized at the sites.

Libraries are also an excellent source for reading and listening materials.  To find out more information on your local library, the links here may help:  Library Information

Free Teen & Young Adult eBooks

2020ok has almost 700 free books in its Teens category.  Many of the links are offsite, so download and viewing options vary.  Note:  Most of the links here are working, but there are a number that lead to BookRags, which are not free anymore.  Unfortunately, there is no way of telling where the link goes until you click the link.  Since they did fix the issue with archive.org links, hopefully they will fix this. Thanks to Marie99 for pointing this out.

Amazon has a large collection of newer novels for young adults available for free download or for free reading online in their cloud reader.  For USA residents only.  The main link says there is overr 19,000 free ebooks, but I have not been able to get past 4800.  Here is another link that says it has over 7,000 books, but again I can not get past 4800.  Besides reading online, those without a Kindle can download the free Kindle for PC and download the books through that.  To see all available free Teen & Young Adult novels at Amazon the hints provided in my article, Free Kindle eBooks Online (Legally), should be used.

Amazon  This is a link I ran across for a search of the free offerings at Amazon under Young Adult with at least a 3 star rating.  There were 554 free ebooks listed at the time of this post.

American Literature  has 24 classic novels available for free reading online in their Young REaders category.  There are also some poems and short stories.

Authonomy has 70 free ebooks under a search for Young Adult.  All are available for free reading online without registration.

Author Marketing Club  monitors Amazon (USA) for daily free ebook offerings. The amount listed varies from day to day.  There are genre listings within each post.  However, you have to look at each daily listing to access the genre.  All the days I looked at had at least 1 free ebook under Teens.

AuthorStandhas a nice sized collection of free novels and short stories in its Young Adult section.  These are original works by generally unpublished authors.  Available for free download in PDF.

Bibliotastic offers 11 free novels in their Teen & Youg Adult Category.  These are contemporary works by authors who are generally unpublished and are unique to this site.

Bookie Jar has over 17 free classic ebooks in its Young Adults category.  All are available for free reading online without registration. Free registration is required for free download in EPUB or MOBI (Kindle).  There is also 1 free ebooks in its Young Adult-Indie category.

BookRix has almost 1000 free ebooks in its Juvenile fiction category.  These are available for free download in EPUB or for free reading online. (Temporarily down)

Booksie has over 13,000 works in its young adult category.  These range from short stories to novels and are unique works of unpublished authors.  All are available for free reading online or free download in PDF (press "Generate eBook" button).

BooksShouldBeFree offers around 200 classic works in their Teen/Young Adult category.  While primarily an audio book site, they also provide links to reading versions at other sites.  Nice collection of classics.

Calibre Open Books has 13 free ebooks in its Young Adult listing.  Download and viewing options vary as these are links offsite.  These are recent works, not classics.

Classicly has almost 1800 free novels in its Young Adults collection.  These are available for free download in PDF or Kindle (AZW).  Thanks to Tyler G for this suggestion.

ClovisNews offers about 100 free classic novels for free reading online (the download links all appear to be dead). 

Cory Doctorow  offers his novel, Little Brother, for free download in a wide variety of formats.

DigitalBookIndex offers over 500 free classic novels in its various Juvenile & Young Adult Fiction categories.  Main link is to the general category.  They also have  Boys and Girls categories as well as Mystery, Science Fiction and Non-fiction (Teens) that offer differing works.  Seems to be equally divided between PDF downloads and reading online, with some MS Reader.

DigiLibraries has over 2,000 free ebooks in their juvenile fiction category as well as 232 works in their Juvenile non-Fiction category and 27 free ebooks in their Juvenile Horror & Ghost Stories category.  Most are available for free reading online as well as free download in PDF, MOBI and EPUB.

eBook Lister   posts a large listing of the daily offerings of limited time free ebooks from Amazon (USA).  Nice feature is that you may choose a genre listing for the daily results. All of the daily listings I looked at had several entries under the Young Adult genre.  eMail updates are available.

eBooksFree has 2 free unique novels in its Teen & Young Adult category available for free download in PDF.  (The books listed below under Sponsored are all links to pay sites)

eBooksInternational has 7 free classic novels in its Young Adults category available for free download in PDF.  Although classics, these appear to be unique entries not found elsewhere.

eBooks On Everything  has 7 free ebooks on youth and adolescence available for free download in PDF without registration.

EPUB has close to 100 free classic novels in its Young Readers category, which they define as fiction annd non-fiction for teenagers.  They also have a listing of free books in their Coming of Age category.  All are available for free download in  EPUB.  There are links to other formats, including audio, but these appear to be at pay sites.

eReader IQ  due to the changes in Amazon policy, they now offer an "abbreviated" listing of the limited time free book offers from Amazon .   They have a nice selection of genres to narrow the listings.  This link is to the Teen and Young Adult genre listings with Adult content blocked (you may click on the button on the upper right of the results to show Adult works).

eReader Perks monitors Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Kobo for limited time free offerings and posts them daily.  The link here is to their Teen and Young Adult offers.

Examiner   offers a listing of 32 Science ebooks that are always free at Amazon (USA).  There is also a listing of 21 History eBooks that are always free at Amazon (USA).  Most of these are geared towards High School students, with some for Middle School.

FeedBooks has around 200 free novels in its Original Books Juvenile & Young Adult genre as well as over 100 free novels in their Public domain (classic) Juvenile & Young Adult section.

FictionPress has a huge listing of free books and short stories in its Young Adult section.  These are works from unpublished authors.  Most appear to be short stories, but there are some novels in there and there is sorting available for that.  These are available for free reading online.

Figment has almost 500 free writings with the tag young adult.  All are available for free reading online without registration.  These are original works from unpublished authors.

Foboko  has over 2400 free ebooks divided into various categories for free reading online or free download in TXT, PDF, EPUB, MOBIPocket and direct send to Kindle.  Free registration is required (I have received no spam) and there is a limit of 5 downloads per month (no limit on reading online).  There are some unique entries here.  This link is to a search for Teen, which has 3 free ebooks listed.

Free Books has 2 free novels in its Teen category.  Both are available in PDF.  One is also available in EPUB and TEXT.  One is a classic novel found elsewhere and the other is a more recent publication that I have not seen elsewhere.

Freebook Sifter  maintains a  listing of free ebooks at Amazon and this link is to the Teens category where over 159 free books are listed. This is a mix of classic and recent works.   Amazon does require registration and credit card info to download the free ebooks.  May also be limited by country. Thanks to  Rob Schifreen here at TSA.

Free Booksy  monitors Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Apple for limited time free ebooks.  They have 177 listings in their Young Adult category.  These are generally recent releases.  All the sites require registration and credit card info even for free releases.

Free Ebooks Blog   monitors Amazon (USA) for limited time free ebook offerings in its Young Adult category.

Free eBooks Daily    monitors Amazon (USA,UK, CA) for limited time free ebook offerings in the Young Adult/Teens genre.

FreeEbooksForYoungAdults is a site maintained by some authors at Smashwords (below) and features free eBooks for young adults in a blog like listing.  Like all listings at Smashwords, these are available for free in a wide variety of viewing and download options.  I do not know if this has different listings than the Smashwords' listing below.

Free Homeschool Deals  has a "Gigantic List of Free Kindle eBooks"  which are always available at Amazon (USA).   These include works for children, middle and high school textbooks, classic literature, cookbooks and Christian ebooks.

Free Kindle eBookshas weekly listings of limited time free Kindle books from Amazon.  They offer a section on Teen Fiction with each posting.

FreeOnlineNovels has around 200 free novels in its Young Adult category.  These appear to be original books from unpublished authors.  All are available for free reading online and some for free download in PDF.

Free Read Feed (UK) has over 5,000 free ebook listings from Amazon (UK).  They monitor recent free offerings as well as showing some that are always free.  Like their USA counterpart below, the site offers sorting by genre, time offered, length and popularity.  This link is to the Children & Teens listings, which has 719 free ebooks at the time of this post.  Adult content is hidden, but can be shown by clicking on the link on the upper right of the page

Free Read Feed  (USA)  regularly posts, throughout the day, the limited time free ebook offerings at Amazon (USA).  This is an extensive listing of the free ebook offerings, showing the genre (with option to eclude that genre or show only that genre in results) and the length of the ebook.  They have some filtering options, length of ebook and date of free offering as well as a large genre listing option to exclude genres (click on Pick from a list).  This link is to the Teens listing, which has 632 free ebooks at the time of this post.  Adult content is hidden, but can be shown by clicking on the link on the upper right of the page.

GetFreeEBooks is a blog like site that has listings of free books  from around the web.  These are generally unique entries not found elsewhere.  There are about 30 free books listed in their Young Adult category, though these may be time limited.

GoodReads has a listing of 95 free young adult ebooks.  All are available for download at their site.  The download formats vary, but all the ones I looked at were at least available in PDF, EPUB and MOBI (for Kindle).

Goodreads  has a listing of 159 Free Kindle eBooks For Young Adults.  This is a mix of newer works and classics, though the vast majority appear to be newer works. They all appear to be free aloo of the time.   All of the works I checked were available at Amazon, through the "Online Stores>Amazon" link on the description page for the ebook.  They also were free through the Kobo link, but you had to filter Free Only once at Kobo.

Goodreads  has a listing of 243 Free Kindle eBooks For Teens.  This is a mix of newer works and classics, though the vast majority appear to be newer works. They all appear to be free aloo of the time.   All of the works I checked were available at Amazon, through the "Online Stores>Amazon" link on the description page for the ebook.  They also were free through the Online Stores>Kobo link, but you had to filter Free Only once at Kobo.

Guerilla WordFare offers 2 free young adult romance novels.  The first is available for free download in a variety of format as a zip file from the site.  The second is available for free at Smashwords (click on book cover image) and is available in many different formats.

Hundred Zeros CA   monitors Amazon (Canada) for the catalog of "best sellers" free ebooks and offers genre selection and RSS feeds for the individual genres.  This link is to a search of Young Adult.  A search for Teen brings up additional results.  There are some results that are not free in these searches that are designated by a dollar sign ($).

Hundred Zeros UK   monitors Amazon (UK) for the catalog of "best sellers" free ebooks and offers genre selection and RSS feeds for the individual genres.  This link is to a search of Young Adult.   A search for Teen brings up additional results.  There are some results that are not free in these searches that are designated by a dollar sign ($).

Hundred Zeros USA  monitors the "Best Sellers" free ebook list at Amazon (USA and India).  They have individual genre listings and they have RSS feeds for the individual genres.  They offer RSS and eMail updates.   This link is to a search of Young Adult.   A search for Teen brings up additional results.  There are some results that are not free in these searches that are designated by a dollar sign ($).

iLove Ebooks monitors Amazon (USA) for limited time free ebook offerings in its Teens category.  RSS feed available.

Indie Book Of The Day  monitors Amazon for limited time free ebook offerings in the Young Adult category.

Kindle eBook Deals lists the top ten free Kindle ebooks from Amazon every Friday.

Kobo   has over 3,200 free ebooks in a search of Young Adult and 2400 free ebooks in a search of Teen and all are available for free download in ePub.   The best way to find the free ebooks seems to be a search and then using the "free only" filter.  Further free ebooks can be found using the search terms you like ant the free only filter for the results.  There may be limitations on the countries allowed to access.

Lit2Go   The University of South Florida maintains a collection of free audio works.   All are also available for free download in PDF without registration.  This link is to their Stratemeyer Collection, which were books written in the late 1800s through the mid 1900s for teens.

MagicKeys has 7 free books for young adults.  All are available for free reading online without registration.

ManyBooks (Young Readers)  2443 free classic books available for online viewing or download in an extremely large variety of formats.

oBooko has just over 100 free novels in its Teen & Young Adulte category.  Registration is required for free download in pdf.  These are generally from self-published authors.  There is also a section of short stories from younger writers.

Open Cul;ture  has links to 20 free popular high school ebooks.  These are classic works.  Download and viewing options vary as these are links offsite.

PDF Titles  has almost 700 free classic ebooks.  Despite the name of the site, these ebooks are all available for free download in a wide variety of formats, including PDF, EPUB and Kindle compatible formats.

PublicBookShelf has 5 free novels for Teens for free reading online.  2 are classics and 3 are newer and unique works.

PulseIt  a site for teens from Simon and Schuster.  They offer free ebooks of recent releases for teens to read online and review.  Free registration is required and the books are available for free reading online through their reader.  Some are excerpts, but there were a number of whole novels available when I looked.

Read.gov has 6 classic novels for teens available for free reading online or free download in PDF.

ReaderStore has 100 free novels in its Teen category.  You can get the free novels with their free Reader for PC.  Free registration is required and this may be only available to USA readers.

Short Story Fiction (UK) has a 539  free short stories in their Young Adult genre available for free reading online without registration

Smashwords has close to 800 free book listings in its Young Adult or Teen category.   these are available for free online viewing or free download in a variety of formats.  These are generally unpublished works and unique to this site.  The site does also offer books for purchase, but all the works in this list are available for free.

The Cheap   monitors Amazon for limited time free ebooks.  They post the release according to genre and post 5 to 20 free ebooks in each of several genres daily.  This link is to their Young Adult posts.

WattPad has 1500 free works in its Teen Fiction Stories category.  For the most part these are unique  unpublished works that have a large following.  A mix of short stories and novels.  Available for free reading online.

Web-Books   has 87 Youth novels for free reading online or free download in WEBZ (reader information here).  these are classic works, but there are some unique entries here.  No registration required.

Worthy of Publishing  has over 2,600 free entries in its Young Adult section.  These range from poems and short stories to novels.  All are available for free reading online without registration.

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by mr6n8 on 13. July 2013 - 9:25  (109192)

July 13, 2013, 15 new sites added and all links checked and working.

I use LinkChecker to check page links and no longer visit each site individually to reconfirm. So, if you find a site that is not as it should be, then please post here in the comments.

If you know of a site to be added to this listing, please post here in the comments.

If you are the owner of a site that you would like added to this listing, it is better to contact me through the site (click on mr6n8).

Also, no site that has an orange or red rating from WOT (Web of Trust) may be added to this listing, per site rules. So please check the WOT rating before posting.

Thanks

Steve

by mr6n8 on 13. April 2013 - 12:22  (107050)

April 13, 2013, 10 new sites added and all links checked and working.

I use LinkChecker to check page links and no longer visit each site individually to reconfirm. So, if you find a site that is not as it should be, then please post here in the comments.

If you know of a site to be added to this listing, please post here in the comments.

If you are the owner of a site that you would like added to this listing, it is better to contact me through the site (click on mr6n8).

Also, no site that has an orange or red rating from WOT (Web of Trust) may be added to this listing, per site rules. So please check the WOT rating before posting.

Thanks

Steve

by mr6n8 on 13. March 2013 - 12:39  (106207)

March 12, 2013, new sites added and all links checked and working.

I use LinkChecker to check page links and no longer visit each site individually to reconfirm. So, if you find a site that is not as it should be, then please post here in the comments.

If you know of a site to be added to this listing, please post here in the comments.

If you are the owner of a site that you would like added to this listing, it is better to contact me through the site (click on mr6n8).

Also, no site that has an orange or red rating from WOT (Web of Trust) may be added to this listing, per site rules. So please check the WOT rating before posting.

Thanks

Steve

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