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Four Ways to Fun Up Summer Reading

By kat_rosenfieldAugust 10, 2010
Many years ago, when the world was still a civilized place, people understood innately that the words "summer" and "reading" should never, EVER go together. It was a glorious epoch, and it should have lasted forever. But alas, sometime during the 20th century, school administrators ... More  →
Four Ways to Fun Up Summer Reading

Auntie SparkNotes: Trans-tastic

By kat_rosenfieldAugust 10, 2010
Wanting to be a ninja is just a phase?! Thanks for bursting our bubble! *sobs while throwing away nunchucks* —Sparkitors Dear Auntie Sparknotes, I'm a 17 year-old pre-op, pre-transition, ftm [female-to-male] transboy. I'm currently not out to my mom about my gender and sexuality. I came out ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Trans-tastic

Auntie SparkNotes: Father Knows FAIL

By kat_rosenfieldAugust 9, 2010
Now we're fixated on the word "lurk." Lurk lurk lurklurklurk. —Sparkitors Dear Auntie, So I'm having this issue with my dad. He's a single father who's been through a lot in the divorce. And he's really sensitive, always wondering if he's parenting right. Anyway, he was driving my ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Father Knows FAIL

Auntie SparkNotes: Screw Perfect

By kat_rosenfieldAugust 6, 2010
We say "awnty"...and sometimes "ant-y." Because we're fickle weirdos (aka not perfect). —Sparkitors Hello Auntie! In your head, do you pronounce Auntie "ant-y" or "awnty"? I say awnty. Anyhoot, that was just an icebreaker. Since school is coming up in three and a half weeks , I ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Screw Perfect

Auntie SparkNotes: The Green Police, They Live Inside of My House

By kat_rosenfieldAugust 5, 2010
Today, Auntie hears from a Sparkler who makes us feel really guilty about sometimes throwing our Diet Coke cans in the trash. —Sparkitors Dear Auntie, My older sister is getting her post-doctorate at Woodshole (renowned oceonographic institude in Cape Cod) my brother-in-law is heading a movement to ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: The Green Police, They Live Inside of My House

Auntie SparkNotes: The Moral Can of Worms

By kat_rosenfieldAugust 4, 2010
This question made our brains break out in hives. Good thing Auntie is like hive medicine for brains (sorry, we just got back from a trip, and our metaphors are a bit iffy.) —Sparkitors Dear Auntie, This has been bugging me for the longest time. We had ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: The Moral Can of Worms

Auntie SparkNotes: Nonophobia

By kat_rosenfieldAugust 3, 2010
We used to have this same problem, and then Auntie pulled the "Will you build me a life-size replica of Empire State Building using only toothpicks and gummy bears?" question on us. Consider us cured.—Sparkitors Hi Auntie, Simply put, I can’t say no. To anything. ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Nonophobia

Auntie SparkNotes: An Enormous Problem of Teeny Proportions

By kat_rosenfieldAugust 2, 2010
Auntie, your comebacks are CHOICE.—Sparkitors Dear Auntie SparkNotes, I've always been pretty short for my age as a result of taking medicine that has stunted my growth. I am now entering my junior year in high school as a 4 foot 8 inch tall 16 ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: An Enormous Problem of Teeny Proportions

Auntie SparkNotes: The Red Scare

By kat_rosenfieldJuly 30, 2010
Oh, Auntie! Sometimes we just want to hug you through our moniters. —Sparkitors Dear Auntie, I have a bizarre and slightly embarrassing/infuriating problem. I'll try to put it delicately. My father won't let me use tampons....gah, I know. It started when I got my time of the ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: The Red Scare

What Not To Do When You Meet Dan Bergstein

By kat_rosenfieldJuly 29, 2010
As most of you know from playing our "Who's That Sparkitor?" guessing game last week, your SparkLife writers and editors all got together here in NYC and had a party! And while it was very exciting to finally see our fellow writers in person, it ... More  →
What Not To Do When You Meet Dan Bergstein
About the Author
kat_rosenfield

Kat Rosenfield is a writer, illustrator, advice columnist, YA author, and enthusiastic licker of that plastic liner that comes inside a box of Cheez-Its. She loves zombies and cats. She hates zombie cats. Follow her on Twitter or Tumblr @katrosenfield.

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