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Sparkler-Tastic Summer Style: 6 Awesome Outfits & 6 Sparkitor-Recommended Reads!

Sparkler-Tastic Summer Style: 6 Awesome Outfits & 6 Sparkitor-Recommended Reads!

By Chelsea DaggerJune 13, 2014
AH, SUMMER. Is there anything better? Actually, yes. Lots of things. Pancakes, for one. Hamburgers with pancakes as buns, for another. BUT, if you combine summer with both STYLE and BOOKS, it is a formidable competitor indeed for the title of "Things There Aren't Anything Be More  →

Which YA Novels Should Be Made Into Movies, and Who Should Star in Them?

By Abbey ClarkeJune 13, 2014
Divergent, The Fault in Our Stars, and part one of Mockingjay are all coming out or have come out this year. This is great! We love this! But you know what we would love even more? EVEN MOAR YA BOOK-TO-MOVIE ADAPTATIONS. We’ve carefully selected some of our favorite new More  →
Which YA Novels Should Be Made Into Movies, and Who Should Star in Them?

We Rank the Best Dads in Fiction!

By Rebecca Jane StokesJune 13, 2014
It's a competitive dad-scape out there, with so many good dad jokes, and dad sweaters, and dad speeches. But where do the best dads in fiction fall on our list of the all-time best? We've run all these literary dads through our rankometer, and come... More  →
We Rank the Best Dads in Fiction!
Everything You Need to Know About Your Newest Feels-Crusher Ansel Elgort

Everything You Need to Know About Your Newest Feels-Crusher Ansel Elgort

By Christin GestJune 12, 2014
*sigh* So you've seen The Fault In Our Stars at least five times already and in-between blubbering in the movie theatre and wishing that one day you, too, will find your own Augustus Waters, you just can't stop thinking about Ansel Elgort. How is it possible for... More  →

YA Author Sara Benincasa Might Come to Your Town if This Kickstarter Kicks Hard Enough!

By Janet ManleyJune 11, 2014
If you enjoyed Sara Benincasa's LGBTQ+ YA revamp of The Great Gatsby, Great, then you will probably love her revamp of YOUR HOMETOWN, which will happen if her Kickstarter hits its goal and her book-comedy tour goes ahead. Before she was an author,... More  →
YA Author Sara Benincasa Might Come to Your Town if This Kickstarter Kicks Hard Enough!

11 MORE Awkward Moments in Fiction

By ElodieJune 11, 2014
Remember that time we talked about awkward moments in fiction, and it was pretty much awful? Well, we’ve all collectively done about 17,000 awkward things since then, so it seems like the time is ripe to remind ourselves that fictional characters have it so... More  →
11 MORE Awkward Moments in Fiction

The Rules of FanFic

By Christin GestJune 11, 2014
Fan fiction—what is it, exactly? Why should you care? Why do we care? WHY DOES ANYONE CARE ABOUT ANYTHING!?!? Fanfic is a story, or stories, written by a fan of something (be it music, film, television) in a fictional universe. That's uh, about as basic as... More  →
The Rules of FanFic
30 Signs You Are a YA Protagonist

30 Signs You Are a YA Protagonist

By Brandon SpecktorJune 10, 2014
Every teen has to deal with the daily adventure of their changing body, their unpredictable brain, and an increasing suspicion that the rules of the adult world don’t make sense. A select few among you also get the adventure of battling cybernetic demon-hounds with a... More  →

Which Hogwarts House Would These Celebrities Be In?

By Andrew TavinJune 10, 2014
We often wonder what it would be like to be under the sorting hat. What would our destiny be? Well, as it turns out, we have access to a sorting hat and we got some celebrity guests to try it on. Here are the results: Jennifer Lawrence Gryffindor.... More  →
Which Hogwarts House Would These Celebrities Be In?

Find Out How Harry Potter Spells Got Their Names!

By Andrew TavinJune 10, 2014
Are you ready for the most magical etymology lesson of your life? What's etymology you ask (or maybe you didn't, it's tough to hear you through the computer)? It's the study of the origin of words! And today we're going to find out where different... More  →
Find Out How <i>Harry Potter</i> Spells Got Their Names!