Since I spend a lot of time inside the mind of fictional teenagers, I thought it might be nice to get a little perspective from the real world.
I decided it could be fun to interview readers. Specifically teen (and tween) readers.
It’s research, not stalking.
So a big hello to Lydia.
Lydia is 16, plays piano, dives competitively and is on her school’s gymnastic team. Would you believe she made me do a round off dismount off the balance beam before answering any of my questions?
I didn’t think so.
Lydia also has an infectious laugh to go with that smile.
What book are you reading for school right now?
A book of my choice: Reviving Ophelia
What was the last book you read for fun?
The last Hunger Games book–Mockingjay.
So I have to ask . . . Peeta or Gail? Peeta.
Okay so besides Peeta, what makes you keep reading a book?
When I get really into a book and forget about other things that are going on around me.
What was your favorite book when you were younger?
Olive’s Ocean, by Kevin Henkes.
What is your favorite thing to do after school? Least favorite?
My favorite is watch TV or go running, least is homework.
What did you eat for breakfast today?
Chocolate cereal. Yup, it’s a fave in our house too.
Top three songs playing on your iPod?
More than this-One direction
Crash Into Me-Dave Matthews Band
Country Girl-Luke Bryan
What was the last movie you saw?
If you could Skype with a famous person, who would you pick?
Liam Payne from One Direction
Excuse me while I Google . . .
Liam Payne of One Direction
Someone looks good in Skype mode!
What’s your favorite class in school?
AP US History
Are you wearing nail polish right now?
What advice would you give your parents?
None, I think they did a pretty good job with me.
*A collective “aw” for Lydia’s parents* :)
And last question: What do you hope you will be doing 7 years from now?
I hope to be finished with college and finishing the professional school of my choice (Grad school, Law school, Med school, whichever I decide).
Thanks so much Lydia!
So dear readers, I couldn’t decide which photo to use to represent these interviews–which one do you like?
1. Reader Paparazzi (above)
2. The Real YA of the EC
The Real Young Adults of the East Coast
3. The Real YAs
I’d love your opinion! And if there any questions you would like to see answered in future interviews for YA/MG readers, let me know!