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Our Anne of Green Gables Top Ten

By ziggykelsmanSeptember 4, 2014
Before Rory Gilmore, before Hermione Granger, before Daria Morgendorffer, there existed a brainy young heroine so feisty, so independent, and so daring that she is STILL an inspiration, one hundred years after her creation: Lucy Maud Montgomery's kickass Anne-with-an-‘E’ More  →
Our <i>Anne of Green Gables</i> Top Ten

No, You're Not Being Brainwashed by YA Dystopian Fiction

By Janet ManleySeptember 3, 2014
I got a bit excited yesterday answering some of the ridiculous claims Serious Growns have made about YA fiction—generally that it is simplistic and immature, and designed to induce thrills and tears, and keep your brain in hypersleep. (Listen, Vampire Academy may have been... More  →
No, You're Not Being Brainwashed by YA Dystopian Fiction

YA Novels That Are a Barrel of Laughs AND Real AND Awesome

By Janet ManleySeptember 2, 2014
Are young-adult novels just silly, immature, dystopian tear-jerkers with no literary value? THAT'S WHAT THE OLDS ARE SAYING. Pfffffft. The reason the Growns are getting so frothy about the "value" of YA literature is because so many adults are reading YA literature right now—just look at the box... More  →
YA Novels That Are a Barrel of Laughs AND Real AND Awesome

I Watched Divergent on an Airplane with No Sound, This Is What I Saw

By Brandon SpecktorSeptember 2, 2014
This summer, I took a five-hour flight that offered free movies. The headphone jack in my seat was broken, so I watched Divergent from start to finish with no sound. I have not read the series. This is what I saw… [Note: Please refer to a... More  →
I Watched <i>Divergent</i> on an Airplane with No Sound, This Is What I Saw

What if Famous Authors Wrote Each Other's Books?

By Andrew TavinSeptember 2, 2014
Yes, it's finally time to answer that age old question. What if famous authors wrote the books of other famous authors? We think it'd go a little something like this: If J. D. Salinger Wrote Crime and Punishment: I don't know if you're expecting to hear a... More  →
What if Famous Authors Wrote Each Other's Books?

The One True OTP Bracket

By Kathryn_WilliamsAugust 29, 2014
We at SparkLife understand what it means to ship. We'd even go far as to say that the one TRUE one true pairing is what you will find at the center of the universe (or at least at the center of the universe's coolest surprise ball).These fantasy match-ups are the fruit of More  →
The One True OTP Bracket

WE ARE ALL THE MOCKINGJAY: AMAZING NEW MOVIE POSTERS FLY INTO OUR LAPS

By SparkLifeAugust 28, 2014
Another day, another hacked government website.PEOPLE OF PANEM, WE HAVE BRAND NEW PROPAGANDA FROM DISTRICT 13, JUST IN TIME FOR THE FALL SHOPPING SEASON! Dark turtlenecks are going to be very big, as will be heavy artillery.Above, Boggs, President Coin's veep of sorts, model More  →
WE ARE ALL THE MOCKINGJAY: AMAZING NEW MOVIE POSTERS FLY INTO OUR LAPS

Women Can Be Masters of the Universe, Too

By Valerie BurnAugust 27, 2014
You may have heard that a He-Man movie remake, Masters of the Universeis in the works. The movie is among a long list of remakes of '80s and '90s cartoons that have popped up over the years, like Teenage Mutant Ninja TurtlesTransformers, and Garfield (ugh). It... More  →
Women Can Be Masters of the Universe, Too

Hans Hipster Anderson Presents Children's Fables

By Brandon SpecktorAugust 25, 2014
The works of people like Hans Christian Anderson were originally designed to act as warning fables for children (e.g., don't climb into an oven unless you're positive there is figgy pudding in there; you will regret getting your hair cut; apples are LAAAME). But a lot of the More  →
Hans Hipster Anderson Presents Children's Fables

The Perks of Being The Chosen One

By Andrew TavinAugust 20, 2014
You know about "cancer perks," but do you know about the lesser-tapped "Chosen One" market of perks? As the titular character of your own book series, NOT ONLY do you get to save humanity, but you get to whine about how... More  →
The Perks of Being The Chosen One