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We Have a TASTY SNEAK PEEK of <i>King Dork Approximately</i> Even Though it Isn't Out Until December!

We Have a TASTY SNEAK PEEK of King Dork Approximately Even Though it Isn't Out Until December!

By SparkLifeOctober 15, 2014
By now, you have either a) read King Dork and are in hot-pantsed love with Frank Portman, b) read our interview with Frank Portman and come down with a burning desire to eat one of his hilarious books, or c) read John Green's... More  →
The <i>KING DORK</i> Sequel Is Almost Here... See Why We LURVE Author Frank Portman in This Exclusive Interview!

The KING DORK Sequel Is Almost Here... See Why We LURVE Author Frank Portman in This Exclusive Interview!

By Kathryn_WilliamsOctober 15, 2014
Tom Henderson, the antihero of Frank Portman's 2006 cult classic King Dork, has a conspiracy theory involving so-called normal people, an ambivalent at best and demonic at worst high school administration, the death of his father, the Catcher Cult of teachers and other... More  →
EXCLUSIVE: Our Author Crush Jandy Nelson Talks YA Fiction, Art and Not Being a Horse With Auntie SparkNotes

EXCLUSIVE: Our Author Crush Jandy Nelson Talks YA Fiction, Art and Not Being a Horse With Auntie SparkNotes

By kat_rosenfieldOctober 14, 2014
Remember how we told you to stop dithering around and go pick up THE 2014 HOMECOMING QUEEN OF YA HIGH SCHOOL, Jandy Nelson's I'll Give You the Sun IMMEDIATELY? (While you're at it, DITHER NO MORE and check out our OTHER favorite book,... More  →
Find Your Dream Date According to Your OTP

Find Your Dream Date According to Your OTP

By Janet ManleyOctober 14, 2014
You can wait for your favorite author to get those MFEO characters together, or you can PUT THEM TOGETHER YOURSELF via the simple act of shipping. Herein, we list some of the biggest OTPs in fiction (THE TRUEST PAIRINGS SINCE ROMEO AND JULIET, SINCE AHAB AND THE WHALE), that More  →
Let's Go Back to the Beginning of Our Crush on John Green, When He Answered All Your Questions Like a True Gentleman

Let's Go Back to the Beginning of Our Crush on John Green, When He Answered All Your Questions Like a True Gentleman

By SparkLifeOctober 14, 2014
Back when TFIOS the movie was just a twinkle in John Green's eye, and Ansel Elgort was merely the cutest seventh grader at whatever school he attended, SparkLife got some INSIDER TIME with author-god John Green, and YOU GUYS asked him amazing questions about... More  →

Banned Books We LURVE

By Abbey ClarkeOctober 14, 2014
It’s Teen Reading Week on SparkLife, chilluns! And what better way to celebrate the freedom to read than by calling attention to books that have been banned or challenged by censors? Some of our favorite titles have drawn the ire of the resident moral guardians; read on to More  →
Banned Books We LURVE

8 Reasons Why Books Are Better Than TV

By ElodieOctober 13, 2014
People have been squabbling about things since forever, and they’re not going to stop any time soon. We’ve presided over some pretty hefty debates (Mac vs PC, GIF vs JIF, Andrew Garfield as Spider-Man vs Tobey Maguire as Spider-Man), but perhaps the one with the... More  →
8 Reasons Why Books Are Better Than TV
YA Author David Iserson Talks Being a Jerk, <i>New Girl</i>, Writing <i>Firecracker</i> and What Happens When You Watch Too Much TV (YOU GROW UP TO BE A TV WRITER)

YA Author David Iserson Talks Being a Jerk, New Girl, Writing Firecracker and What Happens When You Watch Too Much TV (YOU GROW UP TO BE A TV WRITER)

By Janet ManleyOctober 13, 2014
I have already pronounced David Iserson's brilliant novel Firecracker to be the FUNNIEST BOOK OF THESE MODERN TIMES, and if you haven't yet read the story of uber-wealthy Astrid Krieger, grand-daughter of a senator and resident of a backyard rocket ship (a real one),... More  →
Quiz: Which Teen Genre Are You?

Quiz: Which Teen Genre Are You?

By Brandon SpecktorOctober 13, 2014
Hey, Bookworms and Bookerpillars, it’s Teen Reading Week! What better time to dig into the story you love analyzing most of all: your own. Is the story of your life a super-sexy paranormal romance, or a regular-sexy classroom dramedy? Are you destined to swing for... More  →

Censorship Fail: School Bans Seven Books, Students Get Books Un-Banned

By Valerie BurnOctober 13, 2014
A high school in Texas just un-banned seven books from the library and classroom instruction, which were initially banned over concerns about references to sex, abortion, rape, and other HIGHLY OBJECTIONABLE CONTENT. Highland Park ISD originally "suspended" the books after pressure from a group of parents... More  →
Censorship Fail: School Bans Seven Books, Students Get Books Un-Banned