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Which Children's Lit Heroine Are You?

By Melissa AlbertFebruary 7, 2014
Still waiting on your letter from Hogwarts? Still thumping the back of every wardrobe, and staring really, extra hard at the second star on the right, just hoping Peter Pan might finally get his butt to earth and take you away? Yeah, us, too. But while... More  →
Which Children's Lit Heroine Are You?

Full JK Rowling Interview: We Are All Hermione

By Janet ManleyFebruary 7, 2014
Remember when we all freaked out because we read something from JK Rowling about how she didn't think Ron and Hermione (Ronione? Heron?) should have gotten together? And then there was this shipper wave of "If anyone shouldn't have gotten together, it's Harry... More  →
Full JK Rowling Interview: We Are All Hermione

We Interview THE Jonny Valentine From "The Love Song of Jonny Valentine"

By Janet ManleyFebruary 6, 2014
If you are looking for a great book to read, the Sparkitors here at SparkLife have MASSIVE FEELS for The Love Song of Jonny Valentine, a novel by Teddy Wayne about a pre-teen pop star who has risen to super stardom after being... More  →
We Interview THE Jonny Valentine From "The Love Song of Jonny Valentine"

We Have Watched the New Divergent Trailer 10 Times Already

By Janet ManleyFebruary 5, 2014
"The world is changing. You have to decide who you're loyal to." And so begins the final countdown to the first Divergent movie, out March 21. The new full-length trailer sets up the world of Divergent where a post-war Chicago is divided into five factions, Abnegation, Amity, Candor,... More  →
We Have Watched the New Divergent Trailer 10 Times Already

An Open Letter to Ned Vizzini From a Sparkler

By AddisonFebruary 5, 2014
Dear Ned, I'm sorry. I'm sorry that I wasn't a good-enough fan to know sooner of your untimely demise. I'm sorry that I spent all this time thinking how great it must feel to be able to touch the lives of so many teenagers, including mine,... More  →
An Open Letter to Ned Vizzini From a Sparkler

BRACE YOURSELVES, POTTER FANS: J.K. Rowling Regrets Pairing Up Ron and Hermione!

By ElodieFebruary 3, 2014
(HEART)BREAKING NEWS: In an excerpt from an interview conducted by Emma Watson for Wonderland magazine, J.K. Rowling expressed regret that she put Ron and Hermione together in the series, saying that their relationship was a manifestation of personal "wish fulfillment," that they would have... More  →
BRACE YOURSELVES, POTTER FANS: J.K. Rowling Regrets Pairing Up Ron and Hermione!

Confession: I Hated The Book Thief Movie

By ElodieJanuary 31, 2014
Markus Zusak's The Book Thief is a spectacular bestselling novel that ruined my life and still makes me cry sometimes when I think about it. (You should totally read it.) It's about a young girl, Liesel, as well as the overarching capacity for human endurance in the... More  →
Confession: I Hated The Book Thief Movie

BREAKING: "The Fault In Our Stars" Trailer Just Exploded Onto the Internet

By Ashley Brooke RobertsJanuary 29, 2014
Hmmm? Were we chopping onions? *SNIFF* What? *SNIFF SNIFF* Oh, you mean ALL THESE TEARS? Yeah, well we just watched the new movie trailer for The Fault In Our Stars and it has BLOWN UP EVERYTHING, as promised. The trailer, which was just... More  →
BREAKING: "The Fault In Our Stars" Trailer Just Exploded Onto the Internet

The 10 Best Places to Blog From

By RG DanielsJanuary 29, 2014
The mood to blog can hit you anywhere, at any time. Must. Get. To. Tumblr. you may think as you run through the "international" aisle in the supermarket. But what location provides for optimal blogging conditions? The Zoo Zoos are interesting places. Most animal lovers are conflicted, since... More  →
The 10 Best Places to Blog From

Teens Are Too Immature To Read Novels, Says Former Teen

By kat_rosenfieldJanuary 28, 2014
Here on the internet, it's nothing new to see complaints about the reading habits of teenagers. If the media isn't fuming about how teens don't read (so not true!), they're all up in arms about how teens do read, but they're only reading werewolf romance... More  →
Teens Are Too Immature To Read Novels, Says Former Teen