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Auntie SparkNotes: Sick of Being Called a Prude

By kat_rosenfieldJuly 17, 2009
The theme of this week's letter is boozin' and usin': Dear Auntie Sparknotes, Lately, I've been feeling very lonely. I'm 16, and it seems like everyone I know is drinking or doing drugs. I realize that we're teenagers, and teenagers tend to try things, but it's all getting ... More  →

Teen Sends Text Message; World Ends

By kat_rosenfieldJuly 16, 2009
By now, we’re all pretty familiar with the so-called hazards of text messaging. Sore thumbs, skyrocketing SMS charges, opening an innocuous-looking photo attachment only to find yourself looking at a picture of someone’s butt…psh! Old news, my friends. But just when we thought there couldn’t ... More  →

Harry Potter Freakout: HOLYOMG It's Finally Here!

By kat_rosenfieldJuly 14, 2009
It’s finally happening, Sparklers! We've been getting ready with cast gossip, “spelling” lessons, and even an advice-seeking cameo from poor Little Lord Voldemort (yeah, he loves it when we call him that), and now the big event is finally here: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood ... More  →

Ask Auntie SparkNotes: Creepy Snake-Boy Edition

By kat_rosenfieldJuly 13, 2009
Just in time for the final days of our SparkNotes Harry Potter extravaganza, we heard from an advice-seeker with a really complicated problem. Strange how this all sounds so familiar... if only I could think where I'd heard it before! Huh, oh well... Dear Auntie SparkNotes, I ... More  →

Auntie SparkNotes Has Had It With You, Tom Felton

By kat_rosenfieldJuly 10, 2009
Harry Potter Mania continues (hi, nonickname34!) in this week's column, with a question about talking to crushes: Dear Auntie Sparknotes, This is probably stupid but i'm going to be a senior this year and I've on and off flirted with the guy in the locker next to ... More  →

Cheese-Conjuring Spells, Ninja Protection, and Other Lesser-Known Tools of the Wizard Trade

By kat_rosenfieldJuly 9, 2009
[caption id="" align="alignright" width="340" caption="photo: Justin Hollar"][/caption] It’s Day 3 of the Harry Potter Extravaganza here at SparkNotes, and we’re having more fun than a basilisk in a ladies' bathroom! So far this week, we’ve already thrown down the gauntlet at some Twilight fans, gossiped our ... More  →

Daniel Radcliffe Has Pasta in His Pants (and Other Rumors from HP Central)

By kat_rosenfieldJuly 8, 2009
Welcome, Sparklers, to Day 2 of Harry Potter Fan Mania!!!—where the Potter-loving masses come to beef up their Potions skills, save the Hippogryphs, and generally work themselves into a wand-waving frenzy over the impending release of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Hopefully by now ... More  →

Harry Potter Could Whip the Cullens With One Hand Tied Behind His Back

By kat_rosenfieldJuly 7, 2009
Ever since Robert Pattinson flashed his sparkleface in the big-screen version of everyone’s favorite vampire saga, we at SparkNotes can’t help noticing a certain trend in the always-churning Hollywood gossip mill—a trend that goes something like this: TWILIGHT OMG TWILIGHT TWILIGHT TWILIGHT OMG TWILIIIIIGHT *sound of head ... More  →

Auntie SparkNotes: "Anyone You Can Like I Can Like Better!"

By kat_rosenfieldJuly 2, 2009
This week's letter-writer has a serious frenemy: Every single guy that I like or say likes me, my best friend suddenly seems to like them too right after they declare their likeness for ME! For example: Right now she's dating...we'll call him andy for now. And ... More  →

You Can't Bring Your Ferret (and Other European Travel Tips)

By kat_rosenfieldJuly 1, 2009
Earlier this week, we got an email from an advice-seeking Sparkler with an impending trip to Europe, a limited amount of luggage space, and—gasp!—no idea what to pack. Although at first, your SparkNotes editors were all, "You don't know what to pack for Europe? Gee, we ... More  →
About the Author

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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