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

By ElodieJuly 18, 2018
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

Sorting the Characters from The Lord of the Flies Into Hogwarts Houses

By ElodieJuly 11, 2018
I bet you have, at one point or another, wondered which Hogwarts houses the Lord of the Flies characters would be Sorted into.More  →
Sorting the Characters from <i>The Lord of the Flies</i> Into Hogwarts Houses

Tragic (And Slightly Less Tragic) Literary Deaths, Ranked

By Elaine AtwellJune 29, 2018
(Obviously this post is more spoilery than a Jack-O-Lantern in January, so proceed at your own risk.) As young folks (and human beings... More  →
Tragic (And Slightly Less Tragic) Literary Deaths, Ranked

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

By ElodieJune 22, 2018
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

7 Disturbing Details from Classic Novels (That You Probably Don't Remember)

By ElodieJune 21, 2018
Classic novels do this thing where they spend paragraph after paragraph describing the misty moors, or the history of Paris, or how... More  →
7 Disturbing Details from Classic Novels (That You Probably Don't Remember)

All the Novels on Your English Syllabus Summed Up in Relatable Headlines

By ElodieMay 25, 2018
There is objectively nothing funnier than taking a relevant headline from The Onion and slapping it on a still from a TV... More  →
All the Novels on Your English Syllabus Summed Up in Relatable Headlines

Every Chapter in Lord of the Flies Summed Up in a Single Sentence

By ElodieMay 8, 2018
Of all the books you’ll have to read for school, Lord of the Flies is probably one of the most accessible. It’s... More  →
Every Chapter in <i>Lord of the Flies</i> Summed Up in a Single Sentence

6 Literary Characters Who Don't Deserve All the Hate That They Get

By ElodieMay 3, 2018
There are many characters in books who DESERVE our unbridled hatred. For instance, I don’t think you’ll find a single person who is... More  →
6 Literary Characters Who Don't Deserve All the Hate That They Get

The 7 Most Hardcore Deaths in Literature

By ElodieMay 1, 2018
Fictional characters are always dying of boring things like shock, broken hearts, and long winters. That’s why it’s awesome when they die... More  →
The 7 Most Hardcore Deaths in Literature

12 Novels That Have Almost the Exact Same Plot as Popular Movies

By ElodieApril 6, 2018
I bet I know what you’re thinking: “Man, I wish I had more time to watch movies.” Doesn’t it feel like we... More  →
12 Novels That Have Almost the Exact Same Plot as Popular Movies