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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)

Blogging Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix: Part 10

By Dan_BergsteinApril 5, 2012
Chapter Twenty-Eight: Snape's Worst Memory Better Title: Snape Had It Easy Fred and George are well on their way to becoming the greatest twins in all of literature as they completely give up on Hogwarts and instead dedicate their lives to upsetting Umbridge. More on that in... More  →
Blogging Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix: Part 10

CW Previews Arrow. Will It Be Good?

By Eric GarneauApril 4, 2012
Above you can see the first promotional image from Arrow, a new show based on the Green Arrow comic book that, if all goes according to plan, should debut on the CW this fall. Even though a teenage version of the Green Arrow character appeared... More  →
CW Previews Arrow. Will It Be Good?

What to Read If You're Suffering from Hunger Games Withdrawal

By Melissa AlbertApril 4, 2012
You've read every book, seen the movie four times, and married your cat to your dog in a sumptuous, Panem-inspired ceremony. But it's still not enough. So until Suzanne Collins decides to write a fourth HG book (Eating Bark's Not So Bad!: In... More  →
What to Read If You're Suffering from Hunger Games Withdrawal

Three Teen Classics You Have to Read

By ContributorApril 2, 2012
There are the classics, and then there are the really old classics (you know, the ones written by dead Greek guys). Then there are the not-so-new books that everyone in high school reads, either because our English teachers make us (for good reason), or because... More  →
Three Teen Classics You Have to Read