Is your real life like any of the amazing and cheesy movies about teenagers? Probably not, unless your mom happens to be an awesome screenwriter who’s actually writing something loosely based on your life in order to pay for your college tuition. But if your... More →
oliveoil5047, where do you live?!?! —Sparkitors
Where I come from, sororities aren’t just a college thing; they’ve invaded our high schools, too. We have two sororities, and neither of them have cool Greek names like Alpha Theta Awesome, or Phi Beta Dagger; they're Sub... More →
You may know faith_in_absence from her series Never Been Kissed, but today she's here to talk hair! —Sparkitors
Unfortunately, I have a horrible track record of making stupid hair decisions before the first day of school. And, of course, my yearbook pictures... More →
Maybe your new crush is your shop-class partner. Maybe it’s the patchouli-scented dude who sells gently-used Girl Scout cookies in the school parking lot. Maybe it's your cousin (it REALLY shouldn't be your cousin, though). Whoever he or she might be, you should always consider... More →
Congratulations *opens the envelope* lleya for winning the very first round of our SparkNotes flag contest! This flag will move on to round 2, which will begin whenever we finish round 1, which will be... we don't know.
If you have no idea... More →
Ellielikespie, we much prefer your analysis of Lord of the Flies to any other analysis ever written, even by us. —Sparkitors
It's 1:30 pm and your teacher is droning on and on about something, but you only catch the... More →
You may not know about The SparkNotes Teen Novel Awards, so I'll tell you. Every month, I bestow a burrito-sized-and-shaped award upon my mouth for reading more teen novels than any other non-teen in the universe ever, weather permitting.
But now I have to read Pride... More →
Sleeping until noon on a Thursday is great, summer jobs rock, and we love popsicles as much as the next guy, but around this time of year, we start asking ourselves: when will this madness end?! We're starting to sweat sunscreen, and wait a secondMore →
As the economy struggles to come back to life, we all must watch our wallets, and one way to save some cash is chowing down on budget-priced foodstuffs. Sure, these products are about as glamorous as Snooki’s mug shot, but once you get... More →