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Open Thread for April 8!

By SparkLifeApril 8, 2015
"I recently went to Iceland with my school, and I may have fallen in love with it. I feel this picture sums up why." ~ JustTryIt Submit your photos to contribute@sparknotes.com with your username to get your pix on the site, or send us... More  →
Open Thread for April 8!

And For His Next Trick, Reid Will Illustrate...YOUR PETS!

By reidfaylorApril 7, 2015

I’ve drawn so many wonderful things for you, Sparklers. Farting giraffes, more Nicolas Cages than anyone ever wanted, and More  →

And For His Next Trick, Reid Will Illustrate...YOUR PETS!

These Parents "Help" Their Kids Cheat By Being Spider-Men, Scaling Walls With Cheat-Sheets

By AddisonApril 7, 2015
If you're a high school student in India, it's normal that you: 1. study for 20 hours a day; 2. skip school just so you can study; 3. have your entire future hanging by a thread aka exams; and 4. cheat during a test. Wait, what? But cheating is wrong?... More  →
These Parents "Help" Their Kids Cheat By Being Spider-Men, Scaling Walls With Cheat-Sheets

Book Review: Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda Introduces Your New Fav YA Ship, Simon and Blue

By Janet ManleyApril 7, 2015
When you like someone, even if there's nothing weird about that person, and EVEN IF THEY LIKE YOU BACK, you don't want to tell the whole world about it until you're ready. Here's what it looks like when you ARE ready to make a song and... More  →
Book Review: <i>Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda</i> Introduces Your New Fav YA Ship, Simon and Blue

The Style Questions You Must Ask Yourself This Summer

By Emma LordApril 7, 2015
Taylor Swift may never go ~out of style~, but unfortunately her catchy lyrics didn't come with a handy how-to guide in chic. In fact, the only clear rule we've managed to glean from her in the past year is that any and all outfits are effortlessly tied together if one holds More  →
The Style Questions You Must Ask Yourself This Summer

Why Are Once Upon A Time Swan Queen Shippers Arguing With William Shatner?

By Nicole DiekerApril 7, 2015
Who here is a Once Upon A Time fan? Have you been following what's going on in the Swan Queen community, and trying to figure out how William Shatner got involved? To get everyone up to date: Once Upon A Time is an urban fantasy show about Disney fairy-tale... More  →
Why Are <i>Once Upon A Time</i> Swan Queen Shippers Arguing With William Shatner?

The SparkNotes Yearbook Awards Are Here, Which Means CHANCES TO WIN PRIZES!

By SparkLifeApril 7, 2015
There are those among us who are the book nerdiest, and there are those among us whose gleaming eyeballs are fated to be immortalized in the halls of the internet. Whether your greatest strength is your Samson-ian hair, your EXTREME COLLECTION of sonic screwdrivers, your... More  →
The SparkNotes Yearbook Awards Are Here, Which Means CHANCES TO WIN PRIZES!

If We Had Harry's Gold, We Would Buy THESE Amazing HP Goodies

By Abbey ClarkeApril 7, 2015
Hello, HP fans! Look at your clothes. Now back to SparkLife. Now back at your clothes. Now back to SparkLife. Sadly, your clothes may not be Harry Potter-themed. IT DOESN'T HAVE TO BE THAT WAY. Small-time purveyors of quality wizarding wear are all over online Diagon Alle More  →
If We Had Harry's Gold, We Would Buy THESE Amazing HP Goodies

YA Author Becky Albertalli Tells @BNTeens Why Coming Out Stories Still Matter

By SparkLifeApril 7, 2015
Today is the BOOK BIRTHDAY of your next fav YA novelSimon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, whose hero, Simon, deals with the question of formally "coming out" to his friends and family after an online connection with a sweet boy crush becomes a bit... More  →
YA Author Becky Albertalli Tells @BNTeens Why Coming Out Stories Still Matter

Open Thread for April 7!

By SparkLifeApril 7, 2015
More flowers for Spring! Submit your photos to contribute@sparknotes.com with your username to get your pix on the site, or send us your address and we'll send you STICKERS!!... More  →
Open Thread for April 7!