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The First Rule of SparkNotes Is You Do Not Start a Fight Club

By kat_rosenfieldSeptember 3, 2009
We never thought we’d say this, but here at SparkNotes, we’re awfully glad that you guys are going back to school next week. Not only because we’re anxious to help you study up for the SAT, write some kickass essays, and decipher once and for ... More  →
The First Rule of SparkNotes Is You Do Not Start a Fight Club

Serious Books That Don't Suck, Part 2: The Sexy Ones

By kat_rosenfieldSeptember 2, 2009
Earlier this week, we offered up a selection of books that are great fun to read but nevertheless have major literary credibility—y’know, just in case some crazy administrator lets you choose your own reading material this year. (We also got some great feedback from the Sparkler ... More  →
Serious Books That Don't Suck, Part 2: The Sexy Ones

Serious Books That Don't Suck, Part 1

By kat_rosenfieldAugust 31, 2009
Over the weekend, all sorts of hubbub erupted over this article in the New York Times about some new-fangled literacy programs that allow students to…wait for it…choose which books they want to read. ZOMG! Despite a massive outcry from certain classic-minded adults—who cannot imagine any greater ... More  →
Serious Books That Don't Suck, Part 1

Auntie SparkNotes: We've Got a Stage 5 Clinger!

By kat_rosenfieldAugust 28, 2009
This week's letter-writer has a too-friendly friend. Ok, so when i was in year 7 (i have absolutely no clue which 'grade' that is in America but i think you're about 11?) i went into secondary school. Knowing nearly no one, and being eager to make ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: We've Got a Stage 5 Clinger!

This S'more's for You

By kat_rosenfieldAugust 27, 2009
Earlier this month, we posted a handy quiz to help you figure out whether you’ve had an adequate amount of fun this summer. Many of you passed with flying colors, some of you made the cut exclusively through the consumption of meats on sticks, and ... More  →
This S'more's for You

Reason #223 Why You Should Be Friendly to the Nerds

By kat_rosenfieldAugust 26, 2009
If you’ve been eagerly awaiting the start of high school just so you can make fun of the hard-studying, genome-sequencing, nerd-tastic science geeks, you might want to seek a new target for your well-meaning mockery. Why? Because you don’t want to taunt the dude who ... More  →
Reason #223 Why You Should Be Friendly to the Nerds

Don't Buy Garden Gnomes! (and Other Financial Advice)

By kat_rosenfieldAugust 25, 2009
Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you probably know that the US is slumping its way through the worst economy in a loooong time—the stock market is struggling, the auto industry is failing, and no matter which channel you turn to, there’s a 90 ... More  →
Don't Buy Garden Gnomes! (and Other Financial Advice)

Auntie SparkNotes Will Tweeze Your Feelings

By kat_rosenfieldAugust 21, 2009
This week's letter-writer is getting mixed signals from his ladyfriend. Dear Auntie Sparknotes, I'm having a big problem. It's about my friend. Let's call her Jane. The problem is, I went on a school camp with Jane, and this is where I was fortunate to get to ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes Will Tweeze Your Feelings

Before District 9, There Were Flesh-Eating Blobs: A Brief Roundup of Alien Awesomeness

By kat_rosenfieldAugust 19, 2009
Lately, it seems like you can’t turn a corner without running into someone yammering on about District 9, this year’s contribution to the HECK YEAH ALIENS canon of summer movie fodder. Not that we blame them—between the serious sci-fi street cred, the ultra-cool special effects, ... More  →
Before District 9, There Were Flesh-Eating Blobs: A Brief Roundup of Alien Awesomeness

Four Legs Good? You Cannot Even HANDLE That Math!

By kat_rosenfieldAugust 18, 2009
Can you judge a book by its cover? Publishing giant Penguin thinks so. According to the New York Times, Penguin is repackaging a bunch of its classic literature using cover designs from contemporary artists, which (they hope) will make teens more likely to pick them ... More  →
Four Legs Good? You Cannot Even HANDLE That Math!
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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