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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  →
We're Totally Obsessed with Lorraine Loots' Unbelievably Tiny Paintings

We're Totally Obsessed with Lorraine Loots' Unbelievably Tiny Paintings

By Chelsea DaggerOctober 15, 2014
When Cape Town-based artist Lorraine Loots first began her 365 Postcards for Ants series in January 2013, she had no idea that her minuscule images would capture the attention of tens of thousands of people. But her "labor of love" quickly became an internet sensation, a More  →

Catholic Church Gives a Gentle Hug to Gays and Divorced Couples

By H. Alan ScottOctober 15, 2014

It seems like Pope Francis, aka "the pope who is hip with all that," makes more headlines than Lady Gaga (wait until he dons a meat robe). The Vatican recently suggested a softened future approach to dealing with LGBT and divorced Catholics.

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Catholic Church Gives a Gentle Hug to Gays and Divorced Couples

Auntie SparkNotes: Is It Okay if My Crush Is Shorter Than Me?

By kat_rosenfieldOctober 14, 2014
Dear Auntie Sparknotes, Until a few months ago I lived in a foreign country, which I had to leave behind because of my parents' work. As I'm getting used to my new home and such, I have joined my school's marching band. There's a guy in... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Is It Okay if My Crush Is Shorter Than Me?
EXCLUSIVE: Our Author Crush Jandy Nelson Talks YA Fiction, Art and Not Being a Horse With Auntie SparkNotes

EXCLUSIVE: Our Author Crush Jandy Nelson Talks YA Fiction, Art and Not Being a Horse With Auntie SparkNotes

By kat_rosenfieldOctober 14, 2014
Remember how we told you to stop dithering around and go pick up THE 2014 HOMECOMING QUEEN OF YA HIGH SCHOOL, Jandy Nelson's I'll Give You the Sun IMMEDIATELY? (While you're at it, DITHER NO MORE and check out our OTHER favorite book,... More  →

EXCELLENT NEWS: The #1 Thing JLaw Wants in a Relationship is COOL RANCH DORITOS

By Chelsea DaggerOctober 14, 2014
Unless you've been hibernating in the abandoned ham factory that I keep threatening to abscond to, you've surely heard about J "LAYIN' DOWN THE" Law's epic interview with Vanity Fair. After more than a month of silence about the nude photo... More  →
EXCELLENT NEWS: The #1 Thing JLaw Wants in a Relationship is COOL RANCH DORITOS