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You're a Wildebeest... and Other Effective Breakup Lines

By kat_rosenfieldAugust 11, 2009
Earlier this summer, SparkLife gave you a brief-but-comprehensive lowdown on the vagaries of summer love—from getting to know each other to getting, in the immortal words of Danny Zuko, “friendly, down in the sand.” Later, we hinted that summer romance doesn't always lead to lifelong ... More  →
You're a Wildebeest... and Other Effective Breakup Lines

Auntie SparkNotes Hopes You Washed Your Hands After That Thing with the Shar Pei

By kat_rosenfieldAugust 7, 2009
This week, Auntie SparkNotes fields a question from an aspiring veterinarian with a grumpy mum. My mom is on the warpath because I just broke the news to her that I want to study to be a vet. We live near Cape Town, meaning that the ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes Hopes You Washed Your Hands After That Thing with the Shar Pei

What High School's REALLY Like: Kat Gives Us the 411

By kat_rosenfieldAugust 6, 2009
Like my fellow SparkNotes writers, I’m chiming in with some been-there-done-that perspective on starting high school. And if you’ve been getting nervous over your upcoming frosh matriculation, you’re in good company—with me! As a 13-year-old new transfer to a crazy-small public high school, I fully ... More  →
What High School's REALLY Like: Kat Gives Us the 411

Intestinal Tattoos, Fake Diseases, and Other Unprovable Summer Activities

By kat_rosenfieldAugust 5, 2009
Hey Sparklers! It’s the first week of August, and you know what that means: only a month or so before the academic year begins anew! And today, it’s time to start checking your to-do list to make sure you’re ready to go back to school—with ... More  →
Intestinal Tattoos, Fake Diseases, and Other Unprovable Summer Activities

Auntie SparkNotes Feels Your Pain

By kat_rosenfieldAugust 4, 2009
Dear, Auntie Sparknotes. I'm in desperate need of help. I keep getting these long-lasting feelings of complete isolation and loneliness. I just keep getting the feeling that everyone I know secretly hates me, even the people who I generally hang out with. I haven't been going ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes Feels Your Pain

Harry Potter and the Epic Win

By kat_rosenfieldAugust 3, 2009
Remember how excited we were about the hotly-anticipated release of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince? Well, it's been a couple weeks, and your SparkNotes editors are ready to call the latest installment... an EPIC WIN. The romance! The intrigue! The Quidditch! It was all ... More  →
Harry Potter and the Epic Win

Are You a Sex Ed Idiot? Quiz!

By kat_rosenfieldJuly 30, 2009
The Center for Disease Control has released new data tracking teenage sexual activity...and hoo boy, it ain't pretty. The under-18 set has been getting infected, impregnated, and unsafely pants-less at an alarming increase over the past few years, with particularly large jumps in the rates ... More  →
Are You a Sex Ed Idiot? Quiz!

Auntie SparkNotes Takes On the Double Whammy of Suck

By kat_rosenfieldJuly 24, 2009
Dear Auntie Sparknotes, I've never asked a stranger for advice before but I don't know who else to go to. My friends are say one thing and my parents are saying another i'm just really confuzzeled. So here it goes: I deeply care for my best ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes Takes On the Double Whammy of Suck

Hey Sparklers, It's Time To Play...Should! You! Be! Naked?!

By kat_rosenfieldJuly 21, 2009
With summertime temperatures reaching their peak, many of you Sparklers may find yourself tempted to cut loose, sit back, and shed some of your... um... er... worries. And when we say "worries," we mean "pants." ... More  →

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  →
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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