How to tell you're reading a gothic novel – in pictures When Horace Walpole published his 'gothic story' The Castle of Otranto, he launched a literary movement which has sired monsters, unleashed lightning and put damsels in distress for 250 years. A horde of sub-genres has followed, from southern gothic to gothic SF, but are some novels more gothic than others? We return to the genre's roots in the 18th century for this definitive guide
The Ultimate Summer Reading List. Summer is just around the corner — that blissful time of year when you can kick back in the sun and get lost in the books you've been meaning to read for months. Whether you're searching for an easy read for the beach, or a more thought-provoking novel to discuss with your friends, we've rounded up 22 different books to keep you reading all summer long.
Hate talking about yourself? Cringe when you have to write a personal narrative? Try a six-word memoir. Read these real life short short stories by teens, and challenge yourself to write the most concise description of yourself that you can. (Grades 7 and up)