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Who's Your Literary Boyfriend?

By Melissa AlbertJanuary 14, 2014
The thing about fictional guys is they never let you down. Mr. Bingley will always succumb to his better nature and propose to Jane. Snape will always love Lily, no matter how much it breaks his heart. And Ned Nickerson will just keep getting knocked unconscious in... More  →
Who's Your Literary Boyfriend?

New Year, New YA Books to Get Excited About!

By Jennifer GrudzieckiJanuary 13, 2014
2014 is going to be a great year for YA books, Sparklers. Click through to see some of our favorite books coming out in the few months! More  →
New Year, New YA Books to Get Excited About!

What Would You Ask Laurie Halse Anderson?

By kat_rosenfieldDecember 27, 2013
Sparklers! Stop what you're doing, put on your Thinking Pants, and please give a ponder to this very important question: If you could ask Laurie Halse Anderson anything, what would it be? And before you go saying something ridiculous, like, "What is the circumference of your... More  →
What Would You Ask Laurie Halse Anderson?

Genderflipping Our Fave YA Series

By kat_rosenfieldDecember 20, 2013
We love J.R.R. Tolkien as much as the next gal, but you can't deny: Middle Earth, for all its forests and dragons and magic and wizards, is also kind of a sausage fest. But for a few stray elves and the occasional woman warrior, pretty... More  →
Genderflipping Our Fave YA Series

Do You Like the TFIOS Movie Poster and Tagline? John Green Does

By Janet ManleyDecember 20, 2013
The much-anticipated movie poster for John Green's utterly unprecedented book The Fault in Our Stars has been unveiled, and brings with it the rumblings of dissent. Among the pros are the warmly intimate stars, Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort, who play Hazel Grace and... More  →
Do You Like the TFIOS Movie Poster and Tagline? John Green Does

10 Minor Characters That Deserve Their Own Story

By ElodieDecember 18, 2013
Sometimes you'll come across a character that makes you lament the fact that we're stuck following the protagonist around. While the main character is making with the heroics and farting around with love triangles, you're wondering what kind of sweet shenanigans and general hijinks the... More  →
10 Minor Characters That Deserve Their Own Story

You. Shall Not. Pass.

By Janet ManleyDecember 17, 2013
From the visionary that gave us Mr. Pumpkin comes a new YouTube video epic in its reach and stunning to behold... Gandalf the Grey bringing a train in Poland to a stop with nought but his staff, crooked wizard hat and Glamdring. (Far be it... More  →
You. Shall Not. Pass.

Judy Blume Made Up Her Book Reports in the Sixth Grade, So We Are Too

By Janet ManleyDecember 5, 2013
In a new book from Dave Egger's publishing company, YA legend Judy Blume and Girls creator Lena Dunham have a nice long chat, in which Judy Blume reveals to the world that she used to make up her book reports in school... More  →
Judy Blume Made Up Her Book Reports in the Sixth Grade, So We Are Too

Artist Wars Winners! What a Bunch of Characters

By Phil_LTDecember 4, 2013
For this round of Artist Wars, I asked you to submit artwork inspired by your favorite characters, and I was once again blown away by the breadth of interpretations and ideas that came in through the owl mail. I was super excited by the number of submissions and the differen More  →
Artist Wars Winners! What a Bunch of Characters