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What Your Name Means in YA Lit

By ElodieFebruary 23, 2018
I genuinely love young adult literature. I love it with my whole heart. This is probably because when I was a teen, I wasn’t a) skipping class to go on life-changing road trips with hot guys or b) overthrowing the government, so I have to... More  →
What Your Name Means in YA Lit

6 Hilariously Problematic Moments in Shakespeare's Plays

By Taylor NolesFebruary 23, 2018
Shakespeare is the original scoundrel. Sure, standards were different back then, blah, blah, blah— but there are a few moments in his plays that, even back then, must have had audiences dropping their popcorn and WTF-ing to their dates. More  →
6 Hilariously Problematic Moments in Shakespeare's Plays

QUIZ: Is This a Taylor Swift Lyric or a Quote from Romeo and Juliet?

By ElodieFebruary 23, 2018
I know what you're thinking, and no, these are not all just lyrics from "Love Story." I feel like you guys are better than that. ... More  →
QUIZ: Is This a Taylor Swift Lyric or a Quote from <em>Romeo and Juliet</em>?

QUIZ: Are You a Bad Roommate?

By ElodieFebruary 22, 2018
There are people out there who are just objectively bad roommates, and they know it. They HAVE to. I once had a roommate who threw up in my bed, and another who stole my car, and I don’t think either of these people expected to... More  →
QUIZ: Are You a Bad Roommate?

50 Essay Topics for the Most SparkNoted Books

By ElodieFebruary 22, 2018
The worst part about writing an essay is coming up with the topic. You COULD argue that the actual worst part of writing an essay is, well, writing it, and you’d be right to, but I needed a quick, snappy way to start this post and besides, I can’t just write your essay More  →
50 Essay Topics for the Most SparkNoted Books

If Fictional Characters Could Text: THE LONG-AWAITED SEQUEL

By ElodieFebruary 22, 2018
As we mentioned in the glorious first installment of If Fictional Characters Could Text, calling people on the phone is the death rattle of a bygone era. Nowadays it’s all about TEXTING. It’s about EMOJIS. It’s about getting a message from your crush and NOT RESPONDIN More  →
If Fictional Characters Could Text: THE LONG-AWAITED SEQUEL

Literary Dystopias, Ranked by How Likely You'd Be to Survive Them

By ElodieFebruary 22, 2018
As long as literature has existed, people have been writing books about what would happen if our world was pretty much the same except worse. More often than not there was a war, and then everything changed, and the time to fight back is now. Also, the government is watching More  →
Literary Dystopias, Ranked by How Likely You'd Be to Survive Them

Auntie SparkNotes: My Boyfriend Wants to Break Up If We Don't Choose the Same College

By kat_rosenfieldFebruary 21, 2018
Dear Auntie, I need help. My boyfriend and I have been together for a long time, and we're really committed to each other. We have a great understanding and bond. But it's that time of the school year when we start thinking about nd applying for... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: My Boyfriend Wants to Break Up If We Don't Choose the Same College