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"Shmoop features deep analysis of topics in history and literature, sprinkled with a heavy dose of wry humor." - eSchoolNews

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"Shmoop has enriched my teaching and made literature accessible to ALL of my students!" - Martha, HS teacher

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"An incredibly useful tool for educators written with a down-to-earth, irreverent wittiness full of pop culture references that make the subjects more easy to grasp and more enjoyable for students." - Mashable

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"One of the best aspects of [Shmoop] is the way humor is used to engage students. Just browsing the site can ignite interest in literature." - Homefires, the Journal of Homeschooling

"As a language arts teacher and homeschooling parent, I can tell you how hard it is to find Internet activities that won't leave teenagers rolling their eyes. Shmoop has just the right blend of wit, sarcasm and humor so teens actually "get it". I enjoy the variety of books you review and the study questions make my job a lot easier. Keep up the great work!" Marie-Claire Moreau, Ed.D, Jacksonville Homeschooling Examiner

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