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Thanks for the YA Suggestions, Time, But We Have Some Even Better Book Picks

By Melissa AlbertJanuary 22, 2015
Earlier this month, Time released a list of The 100 Best Young Adult Books of All Time, which was a REAL RIOT if you are a forty-year-old teenager. It's not a bad list—we are DOWN with Narnia, and we have been since we were nine years old—but... More  →
Thanks for the YA Suggestions, <i>Time</i>, But We Have Some Even Better Book Picks

Life is a Tale Told By a Cringing Idiot: The Best YA Quotes About Being Awkward

By AddisonJanuary 22, 2015
POP QUIZ. Young-adult fiction is defined by: a) a journey b) a maturation from child to adult c) the search for identity d) AWKWARDNESS SO PROFOUND IT TURNS YOUR STOMACH INTO A BASEBALL GLOVE OF CRINGE. The correct answer is: d). We have scoured the stacks for literat More  →
Life is a Tale Told By a Cringing Idiot: The Best YA Quotes About Being Awkward

BRACE YOURSELVES, WIZARDBUTTS: It Turns Out Tom Felton, Everybody's Favorite Slytherin, is Actually... a GRYFFINDOR

By ElodieJanuary 22, 2015
You might want to sit down for this, Sparklers, because everything you thought you knew is about to disappear into the great cosmic nothingness. If you heard something last night (like perhaps the thud of someone falling to their knees in despair, followed by a... More  →
BRACE YOURSELVES, WIZARDBUTTS: It Turns Out Tom Felton, Everybody's Favorite Slytherin, is Actually... a GRYFFINDOR

Quiz: Are You an East Coastie or a West Coastie at Heart?

By Nicole DiekerJanuary 22, 2015

There comes a time in every teenager's life when they must decide: sequined romper or baja maxi-dress; college with an ivy-covered campus, or college that offers Beach Bonfire Tuesdays; marry into a dynasty or marry into Silicon Valley's technocracy; Coachella or

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Quiz: Are You an East Coastie or a West Coastie at Heart?

Ansel Elgort & Chloë Grace Moretz Are Dream-Teaming Up for the New Movie November Criminals

By ElodieJanuary 22, 2015
THIS IS THE STUFF DREAMS ARE MADE OF, PEOPLE. It’s like somebody dipped into our subconscious, extracted the movie duo we didn't even realize we needed, and tossed them straight into a thrilling murder mystery for our viewing pleasure. Ansel Elgort (whose lips are rumored to... More  →
Ansel Elgort & Chloë Grace Moretz Are Dream-Teaming Up for the New Movie <em>November Criminals</em>

Open Thread for January 22!

By SparkLifeJanuary 22, 2015
A lovely seascape from IridescentDreamer Submit your photos to contribute@sparknotes.com with your username to get your pix on the site!... More  →
Open Thread for January 22!

Auntie SparkNotes: My Mom Stalks My Boyfriend on Social Media

By kat_rosenfieldJanuary 21, 2015
Dear Auntie, So this is a long story but I will try to keep it as short as possible, while still trying to get across all relevant details. (Whether I succeed or not we will see). Background story: I have been dating my boyfriend, let's call... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: My Mom Stalks My Boyfriend on Social Media

How to Play "Text Song," the Next Viral Sensation

By Josh SorokachJanuary 21, 2015
Here's what Neil Armstrong, Taylor Swift, and various other world-renowned innovators will never tell you: Greatness isn't so much discovered as it is stumbled upon. Last week, I was partaking in some late night internet surfing—instastalking my Twitter crush, debating on “spite-liking” a few of... More  →
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15 Alternate Names for Millennials

By Victoria ProvostJanuary 21, 2015
The term "millennial" can occasionally carry some unwarranted negative connotations—namely, that those of us in Generation Y are narcissistic, social media-obsessed, technology-driven slackers who end up living in their parents' basement. (Ouch.) But we'd like to challenge that concept. After all, it's perfectly... More  →
15 Alternate Names for Millennials