Tuesday, March 15, 2011
This week I had the pleasure of interviewing my sixteen-year-old brother for you guys. He is a sophomore at a high school in Florida. Without further ado, I give you J...
Can you tell us about your school? What are the demographics? Are there any noticeable cliques?
There are a lot of cliques in my school, but there are also a lot of kids who blend from one to another, but I'd say about 70% of our school is white.
What is it about a book that makes you pick it up when you're browsing the shelves of the library or book store?
The cover catches my attention first. If it's cool I'll pick it up and read the back.
What's the best book you've read in the last 6 months?
The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan
If you could ban one thing from all books, what would it be?
Twists where your favorite character turns out to be the bad guy. It has happened in, like, the last five books I read and now it just makes me angry.
What would you like to see more of in YA novels?
What's your favorite part of a story?
The setting and the characters.
Do you feel like characters in YA books are representative of you?
Yes, very much so.
What's a saying that you use frequently?
"That was awesome."
What did you eat for lunch today?
Buffalo chicken sandwich...and it didn't taste as good as it sounds.
If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
Last question, what kind of YA book would you like to see on the shelves that you haven't found yet?
Some stories based in ancient China with a lot of action and folklore.
There you go! Thanks, J, for taking the time to answer these questions. I hope you guys find them helpful.