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Best teen websites on reading

Selected and reviewed by the Keen Readers team; these are not sponsored links.

  • www.teenreads.com Offers teens everything from book reviews and author information to contests.
  • www.teenink.com A teen literary magazine and website written by and for teens since 1989. Includes contests and book reviews.
  • www.yabookscentral.com: A large site that targets tween and teen readers. Book reviews, author interviews and bios, industry news and more.
  • www.guysread.com “Our idea is to help guys become readers by helping them find texts they want to read. These are books that guys have told us they like.” Book recommendations (including by genre), reading lists, how to start your own reading group, blog.
  • www.yareads.com: Good young-adult reads, especially for girls. Includes author interviews, book reviews by category (including “steampunk” and “dystopia”), young-adult fiction news and a forum.
  • www.goodreads.com Mostly for adults but has some young-adult groups. “The largest social network for readers in the world.” Members recommend books, compare what they are reading, keep track of what they’ve read and would like to read, form book clubs and more. Members also create trivia about books, offer booklists, post their own writing and form groups and book clubs.
  • www.thebooksmugglers.com: Book reviews for readers of romance and speculative fiction; has a young-adult section.
  • www.graphicnovelreporter.com. Reviews of graphic novels (including teen and kids categories), author/illustrator interviews, features, blog, book clubs, poll, resources, etc.
  • www.passionforknowledge.org: A British nonprofit organization that “aims to inspire young people, particularly those from inner-city and minority ethnic backgrounds, to read more.”
  • www.teenlit.com: “Our goal is to promote teen literacy locally and globally by building small libraries in schools and in a free medical clinic, and by sending newly-released teen literature worldwide to be reviewed by teens.”
  • www.thereadingzone.wordpress.com: Book reviews for youth. A blog by a sixth-grade language arts teacher who “strives to instill a love of reading and writing in her students.”
  • http://usawrites4kids.drury.edu: For adults and youths. Introduces viewers to the work of “real, live” children’s authors.

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