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All the Books on Your English Syllabus Summed Up in Pie Charts

By ElodieAugust 17, 2017
Here at SparkNotes, our stance on books has always been favorable. We like them. We think they’re great. We’re book lovers first,... More  →
All the Books on Your English Syllabus Summed Up in Pie Charts

Blogging To Kill a Mockingbird: Part 7

By ElodieAugust 16, 2017
Every week I read a bit of To Kill a Mockingbird, that juggernaut of classic American literature, and then I... More  →
Blogging <i>To Kill a Mockingbird</i>: Part 7

Blogging To Kill a Mockingbird: Part 6

By ElodieAugust 2, 2017
Catch up on parts 1 — 5 of Blogging To Kill a Mockingbird here! Chapter 9, like most chapters, begins with Scout beating someone... More  →
Blogging <i>To Kill a Mockingbird</i>: Part 6

Protagonists Summed Up in a Single Sentence

By ElodieJuly 11, 2017
As human beings, we all like to think we’re pretty complicated, but the truth is most of us could be summed up in... More  →
Protagonists Summed Up in a Single Sentence

Blogging To Kill a Mockingbird: Part 3

By ElodieJuly 5, 2017
Catch up on parts 1 and 2 of Blogging To Kill a Mockingbird here! Scout hates school the way I hate... More  →
Blogging <i>To Kill a Mockingbird</i>: Part 3

Blogging To Kill a Mockingbird: Part 2

By ElodieJune 28, 2017
We’re blogging To Kill a Mockingbird, all 400 pages of it. If you missed the first part, click here. Because Scout... More  →
Blogging <i>To Kill a Mockingbird</i>: Part 2

What Your Least Favorite Required Reading Says About You

By ElodieJune 22, 2017
None of us will escape the education system without being forced to read a book that we really, truly do not care... More  →
What Your Least Favorite Required Reading Says About You

How Classic Authors Pitched Their Novels, Probably

By ElodieJune 20, 2017
An idea can be perfect in your head, but explaining it out loud? With words? Coherently? That’s a different beast entirely. This... More  →
How Classic Authors Pitched Their Novels, Probably

SparkNotes Is Here to Save Summer Reading-Vote For Your Fave Book & We'll Blog It!

By Chelsea DaggerJune 16, 2017
As the late, great Jane Austen once said, it's a truth universally acknowledged that SparkNotes are the single best study... More  →
SparkNotes Is Here to Save Summer Reading-Vote For Your Fave Book & We'll Blog It!

6 of the Most Messed-Up Books We All Had to Read for School

By ElodieJune 14, 2017
We have all read our share of messed-up books in the name of school. Every single one of us has experienced an... More  →
6 of the Most Messed-Up Books We All Had to Read for School