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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

Creepy Clowns Sighted In California, Have Own Instagram Account

By Abbey ClarkeOctober 14, 2014
'Tis the season for scary things! Just when we thought that evil clowns were only in the movies, we hear this: there’s been a rash of creepy clown sightings in the real, not fictional town of Wasco, California. Oh, and these clowns come complete... More  →
Creepy Clowns Sighted In California, Have Own Instagram Account

Banned Books We LURVE

By Abbey ClarkeOctober 14, 2014
It’s Teen Reading Week on SparkLife, chilluns! And what better way to celebrate the freedom to read than by calling attention to books that have been banned or challenged by censors? Some of our favorite titles have drawn the ire of the resident moral guardians; read on to More  →
Banned Books We LURVE

What Kind of Ghost Are You?

By Anthony DeVitoOctober 14, 2014
Am I a Charlotte? A Samantha? A Carrie? It's easy to tell which Sex and the City character you are, but here are some ways you can tell which type of ghost you inhabit! If you're friendly, have helped build a church, and at least once... More  →
What Kind of Ghost Are You?

Auntie SparkNotes: I Regret Befriending the Social Pariah

By kat_rosenfieldOctober 13, 2014
Dear Auntie, I am going to preface this letter by assuring you I am not a terrible person, I promise. I volunteer with children at an environmental center, I always give to charity, I (literally) help the elderly across the street and down the stairs, everyone... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: I Regret Befriending the Social Pariah