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36 Dystopian Hero Problems

By Emma LordApril 9, 2015
Being a dystopian hero is #roughsauce (like, 468 pages worth and then two more novels—one of which will inevitably be split into two movies—worth of roughsauce), but in between rebelling against a totalitarian regime, dealing with pesky love triangles, and coming up with sassy comebacks... More  →
36 Dystopian Hero Problems

Exclusive Interview: Hold Me Closer: The Tiny Cooper Story Author David Levithan Is a Giant Musical Nerd Just Like You

By Janet ManleyApril 8, 2015
By now, you may have gotten your hands on Hold Me Closer: The Tiny Cooper Story, the MUSICAL NOVEL companion to the John Green-David Levithan-penned smash-hit, Will Grayson Will GraysonThe original book two Will Graysons together through their connection to the... More  →
Exclusive Interview: <i>Hold Me Closer: The Tiny Cooper Story</i> Author David Levithan Is a Giant Musical Nerd Just Like You

Book Review: Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda Introduces Your New Fav YA Ship, Simon and Blue

By Janet ManleyApril 7, 2015
When you like someone, even if there's nothing weird about that person, and EVEN IF THEY LIKE YOU BACK, you don't want to tell the whole world about it until you're ready. Here's what it looks like when you ARE ready to make a song and... More  →
Book Review: <i>Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda</i> Introduces Your New Fav YA Ship, Simon and Blue

If We Had Harry's Gold, We Would Buy THESE Amazing HP Goodies

By Abbey ClarkeApril 7, 2015
Hello, HP fans! Look at your clothes. Now back to SparkLife. Now back at your clothes. Now back to SparkLife. Sadly, your clothes may not be Harry Potter-themed. IT DOESN'T HAVE TO BE THAT WAY. Small-time purveyors of quality wizarding wear are all over online Diagon Alle More  →
If We Had Harry's Gold, We Would Buy THESE Amazing HP Goodies

YA Author Becky Albertalli Tells @BNTeens Why Coming Out Stories Still Matter

By SparkLifeApril 7, 2015
Today is the BOOK BIRTHDAY of your next fav YA novelSimon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, whose hero, Simon, deals with the question of formally "coming out" to his friends and family after an online connection with a sweet boy crush becomes a bit... More  →
YA Author Becky Albertalli Tells @BNTeens Why Coming Out Stories Still Matter

What Would Amortentia Smell Like to YOU? Your Fantastic Answers, IMMORTALIZED IN ILLUSTRATION

By reidfaylorApril 6, 2015
Ever since Hermione Granger leaned over a bubbling cauldron of love potion and proclaimed that it smelled of freshly cut grass and SEXY GINGER DENTAL HYGIENE (we're paraphrasing), we've only had one question: what would Amortentia smell like to you? We asked, you answered, More  →
What Would Amortentia Smell Like to YOU? Your Fantastic Answers, IMMORTALIZED IN ILLUSTRATION

Break-Up Texts by Famous Literary Characters

By Jason SaenzApril 6, 2015
Many a novel has been spun out over a will-they-or-won't-they plotline that could easily have been circumvented with a Verizon family plan.Say there *had* been cellphones around for these characters to use, we predict some dire early-stage breakups... More  →
Break-Up Texts by Famous Literary Characters

Other Terrible Presents From the Wizard of Oz

By andrew joanisApril 2, 2015
Given how beloved The Wizard of Oz is, it's safe to assume that everyone has forgotten what a TOTAL PHONEY the wizard is with his giant gift box of white elephant junk. Imagine spending Christmas with this guy: "Oh, a gold tchotchke shaped like a heart, made out of cheap pla More  →
Other Terrible Presents From the Wizard of Oz

Virginia Woolf's Tips for Writing a New York Times Bestseller

By Katherine MollyApril 1, 2015
I am Virginia Woolf, author of some of the greatest books of all time, and while I truly need no introduction, I shall grace you with one anyway. I am the beloved writer of several timeless masterpieces, including British People Hang Out In A... More  →
Virginia Woolf's Tips for Writing a New York Times Bestseller

A Tale of Two Family Reunions

By Charles DickensApril 1, 2015
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times; it was the age of family arguments, it was the age of bad family photos, it was the epoch of bar-be-que, it was the epoch of frisbee with the cousins; it was the... More  →
A Tale of Two Family Reunions