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8 Ways to Stay Friends With a Party Monster if Staying at Home Is More Your Jam

By Chrissie GruebelOctober 17, 2014
We all have that person in our lives who is basically on a rocket ship to the moon all the time. They’re at parties. They’re at music festivals. They’re at parties happening during music festivals. It’s relentless! Who knew there were so many music festivals!?... More  →
8 Ways to Stay Friends With a Party Monster if Staying at Home Is More Your Jam

20 Truly Awful Nicknames That You DEFINITELY Do Not Want

By Chelsea DaggerOctober 17, 2014
BUTTS, I sit before you today a living, breathing example of the incredible transformative power that a great nickname can have. A great nickname can turn a sweaty dork who spends her days taking spectacularly humiliating nose-dives down flights of stairs into a sweaty Sparkitor who... More  →
20 Truly Awful Nicknames That You DEFINITELY Do Not Want

Auntie SparkNotes: How Can I Control My Rage?

By kat_rosenfieldOctober 16, 2014
Dear Auntie, Sophomore year of high school I met a really fun guy, we’ll call him Rocky, and we were inseparable. We were affectionate with lots of hugs and cute texts and handwritten notes back and forth, and we would go on a lot of... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: How Can I Control My Rage?

7 MORE Mind-Boggling Harry Potter Theories

By ElodieOctober 16, 2014
The earth-shattering follow-up to The 7 Most Mind-Bogglingly Brilliant Harry Potter Theories IS HERE! The Harry Potter universe has spawned some frankly bizarre things, like a wizard rock band called Roonil Wazlib, a parody musical in which Harry’s mom and Cedric... More  →
7 MORE Mind-Boggling Harry Potter Theories

Add These Fab YA Graphic Novels to Your Hit-List

By KathOctober 16, 2014
Teen Reading WeekFiesta continues here at SparkLife, and we’re here to recommend books with word counts in the hundreds of thousands of bajillions! Kinda. If a picture is worth a thousand words, these gorgeously illustrated graphic novels contain absolute oodles of word More  →
Add These Fab YA Graphic Novels to Your Hit-List

It's a YA Fan-Art Quarter Quell!

By Janet ManleyOctober 16, 2014
In honor of these united districts, we put out the call for the BEST ARTISTIC TRIBUTES you could muster for your favorite YA novels, and YOU DID NOT DISAPPOINT! The always resourceful Sparkler talent pool has exploded the bounds of the genre with paintings, sketches, tattoos More  →
It's a YA Fan-Art Quarter Quell!

Katniss Returns to District 12 in the MIND-FRACKINGLY GOOD New Mockingjay Trailer

By Chelsea DaggerOctober 16, 2014
When last we checked in with our dauntless, Dorito-hoovering heroine, things were very bleak indeed: Gale and his come-hither eyebrows were launching crossbow grenades, President Snow was sporting a sobering turtleneck, and poor, brainwashed Peeta was probably... More  →
Katniss Returns to District 12 in the MIND-FRACKINGLY GOOD New <em>Mockingjay</em> Trailer
Actually Young YA Author Amy Zhang Joins the SparkLife Yearbook!

Actually Young YA Author Amy Zhang Joins the SparkLife Yearbook!

By Janet ManleyOctober 15, 2014
Her typewriter is called Mattie Ann, she writes on her walls, and her debut novel just about exploded the literary scene last month. Amy Zhang is also a high school prodigy. NBD! I was lucky enough to consume her novel Falling Into Place the... More  →