LitCharts is a useful app from the iTunes store that has compiled information on over 150 different texts. The app features mostly classical literature such as1984 and Lord of the Flies. The app provides not only summaries of the texts, but also analysis, quotes, and characters. I would use this app in my classroom to help students find background information about the texts we are reading, as well as encourage them to diversify their reading palate.
How it works
LitCharts can be downloaded free from the iTunes store. When first opened, the books are organized in a grid, but can also be viewed by title and author. When you select a book, the information is organized as follows: Background Info, Plot Summary, Characters, Themes, Symbols, Quotes, Summary and Analysis, How to Cite.