Hello Sparklers. Welcome to Chris Listens, the internet advice column that juxtaposes your questions and my answers. This week, I received a rather specific inquiry about this whole enterprise:
I was on SparkNotes and stumbled upon your advice column. What an absurd job. How did you... More →
Sparkler TheRightToDream has some inspiring words for those who feel lost at a new school. Enjoy! —SparkNotes Editors
My younger brother became inexplicably nervous the night before his first day of high school. He made sure that everything was in his binders and his... More →
You have to be organized if you want to succeed in school. Neat and orderly class notes can be the difference between an A and, well, something considerably less pleasant than an A. And where you keep those tidy notes is almost as... More →
Your parents + today’s hit music = awkward.
Why do your parents seem to walk into your room when the dirtiest songs are playing? “Birthday Sex” just isn’t what your mom wants you listening to, and why did she have to stop talking right when Jeremih... More →
Oh glorious, glorious Friday, you are upon us! We bow to you, and in your honor, we vow to spend the next 48 hours eating string cheese in thick, soft hoodies, dancing in our socks to Empire of the Sun, and laying on... More →
Sparkler Coral_Sharx brings solid logical reasoning to her post about trust. Enjoy! —SparkNotes Editors
We’ve all had to go through it—it’s Friday night, and your friends show up asking you if you want to hang out. But your parents refuse to let you go,... More →
Ramsey is reading The Scarlet Letter and blogging about it. His past posts are here, and the SparkNotes lit guide is here.Chapter 15 – Hester and Pearl
Instead of jumping ahead seven years into the future, this chapter picks up immediately where... More →
Today's letter: Variations on a theme!
So my friends and I have a problem. Towards the end of last year, a girl moved to our school and one of my best friends was chosen by the admissions office to show her around. We didn't... More →
Chapter Twenty-Four: VoteBetter Title: Some Junk Happens and Edward Says Things. Bella Says Things Too.
Would you like to know a secret? Edward and Bella are in love! Shocking, right? Who would have thought that these two would ever…Wait a moment. That's not secret at all!... More →
School's a full-time job, packed with stress and anxiety and worrying about your future. The last thing anybody needs is to spend a chunk of the day in the company of a teacher who was clearly never intended to interact with human beings.
Sometimes these teachers... More →