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You Guys Know WAYYYY Too Much About Committing Crimes

By Chelsea DaggerApril 17, 2012
Frankly, I'm terrified of all y'all. Judging from last week's stories, you butts could get totally ILLEGAL up in this joint if you had to. Remind me never to kidnap your crush and hold him for ransom. (Wait—TOO LATE! Just kidding. Maybe.) I'm... More  →
You Guys Know WAYYYY Too Much About Committing Crimes

8 Thoughts on The Raven Trailer

By Josh PeriloApril 16, 2012
Why has it taken this long to make Edgar Allan Poe into a kick-butt action movie star!? That is the only question I asked myself, over and over again, out loud, in a crowded grocery store when I found out about the upcoming movie, The Raven,... More  →
8 Thoughts on The Raven Trailer

10 YA Books That Will Teach You Something Useful

By Molly HoranApril 16, 2012
All YA books have something to teach you—like "Vampires make good boyfriends" or "Gillyweed helps you breathe under water!" But some novels are more instructive than others; here are 10 that will not only help you survive everyday life, but maybe even come in handy... More  →
10 YA Books That Will Teach You Something Useful

The Best Books for Hunger Games Haters

By ContributorApril 16, 2012
Lately, there have been quite a few posts explaining why The Hunger Games really isn’t as good as many of us believe it is. Well, I happen to think that the Hunger Games is a great series, but everybody is entitled to their... More  →
The Best Books for Hunger Games Haters

JK Rowling's New Book, The Casual Vacancy

By Josh PeriloApril 12, 2012
OK Sparklers… are you all ready to SCREAM!? Gimme a J! Gimme a K! What’s that spell!? JK ROWLING! And we finally have more awesome details on her brand new book, The Casual Vacancy! Okay… breathe. Deep breaths. You’re hyperventilating. ... More  →
JK Rowling's New Book, The Casual Vacancy

Can You Write the Worst Opening Line Ever?

By Brandon SpecktorApril 12, 2012
A story's opening line should serve one purpose: to inspire your audience to read the second line. There is a right way to do this, and a wrong way to do this. To win the Lyttle Lytton Worst Opening Line Contest, which is accepting... More  →
Can You Write the Worst Opening Line Ever?

You Broke My Spirit, Sparklers (But in the Best Way Possible)

By Chelsea DaggerApril 10, 2012
Guess what, butts? I'm writing to you today from a BRAND NEW DESK, one surrounded by windows and sunlight and the melodious background noise of Emily Winter breathing through her mouth while she eats a crunchy bean burrito (if you have not borne witness to... More  →
You Broke My Spirit, Sparklers (But in the Best Way Possible)

More Hunger Games Withdrawal Books

By Brendan EyreApril 10, 2012
Well, there are 592 days until the movie adaptation of Catching Fire is scheduled for release on November 22, 2013. If you already knew that, you have a problem. If you not only already knew that, but have created a customized Katniss Everdeen countdown calendar,... More  →
More Hunger Games Withdrawal Books

Kids' Books That Never Get Old

By ContributorApril 9, 2012
As we grow up, our tastes change—or at least they’re supposed to. We’re expected to stop liking puffy pink dresses and monkey bars and Mickey Mouse—and we're expected to leave behind our treasured "kids" books. But I just can’t seem to do that.... More  →
Kids' Books That Never Get Old

Stephenie Meyer, Why Do You Taunt Me So? (a Sparkler Reviews The Host)

By ContributorApril 9, 2012
Okay, I can do this! I’m a reasonably intelligent human being with a fully functioning logic center in my brain. I will review The Host and eschew any previous biases! Because critics should mercilessly judge the work of others based on individual merit and not... More  →
Stephenie Meyer, Why Do You Taunt Me So? (a Sparkler Reviews The Host)