Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Teen Interview #8

It's time for another teen interview, guys!  This week I've got a lovely teenage girl from North Florida.

Can you tell us a little about yourself?

I’m an 18 year old senior who spends most of her time hanging out with her friends and doing homework.  I like to play guitar and softball.
What is it about a book that makes you pick it up when you're browsing the shelves of the library or book store?
An interesting title or an author I like.
What's the best book you've read in the last 6 months?

Lock and Key by Sara Dessen
If you could ban one thing from all books, what would it be?


What would you like to see more of in YA novels?

Less sex, more realistic scenarios.
What's your favorite part of a story: plot, characters, or setting?

The theme or the moral.
Do you feel like characters in YA books are representative of you?

In some ways.
What's a saying that you use frequently?

I use, “That’s what she said,” frequently.
What did you eat for lunch today?

Peanut butter and jelly sandwich and a cheese stick.

If you could have any superpower, what would it be?

Last, but not least, if you could have a book written for you, what would it be about?

Anything with a happy ending.

Thank you to the teen for interviewing with me!  It was a pleasure.


Marquita Hockaday said...

I love saying "That's what she said" when I can be snappy enough to remember it. Flashbacks can get a lil' annoying every now and then, and it is interesting to hear that a teen likes the themes and morals, most of them don't outright tell us that they like to be taught a lesson. Great interview!

Michael L. Martin Jr. said...

That was interesting that she mentioned themes and morals as her favorite part of the story. You don't hear that often.

I love flashbacks! :( Yeah, sometimes they can get annoying, and maybe they're a bit overused, but like everything else in the world, when done "right", flashbacks can be awesome.

Thanks to the teen interviewee for the always welcome insight into the nebulous teen world.

Holly Dodson said...

It's funny because I was interviewing her and another teen (a guy) at the same time, and when she said she didn't like flashbacks, he balked.

He also preferred multiple POV, where she preferred single POV. It all comes down to taste. ;)

Alicia Gregoire said...

"That's what she said" gets used a lot when I'm around the in laws for some reason. Great interview!