I’m excited to bring you another Reader Paparazzi post–my Q & A series featuring teens. (If you missed the others, click here or on the tab in the header above.)
I spend a lot of time inside the mind of fictional teens–writing and reading, so it’s great to get a little real YA world perspective to help with character inspiration or simply if you want to see what holds a teen’s interest (it’s not always sparkly things).
It’s research, not stalking.
This week our real YA is 17, a rising senior and an aspiring writer!
A big HELLO to Niki!
So, NIki, what book are you reading right now?
Right now I’m in a book frenzy! Especially with summer coming up! Right now I’m reading A Song of Ice and Fire and Storm of Swords by George R.R. Martin as well as Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clark.
What makes you want to pick up a book to read?
Reading has always been my favorite hobby. I’m a writer too, so any book that will help enhance my writing is a must.
What’s your favorite class in school? What’s your toughest subject?
My favorite class is AP Art History, and my toughest subject is AP Biology.
What is your favorite thing to do after school? What is your least favorite?
My favorite thing to do is read! Especially if I’m in the middle of a really good book. Also, I love talking to my best friend. She lives in Brazil, so I never get to see her. My least favorite thing to do is homework.
If you could Skype with a famous person who would that be?
I would probably want to Skype with Emilia Clarke. She plays my favorite character in Game of Thrones.
Top three songs playing on your iPod?
The Cave- Mumford and Sons
Rainy Zurich- The Fray
Enchanted- Taylor Swift
What was the last movie you saw?
On the Waterfront
What advice would you give your parents?
Probably to trust me more. They’re really great parents, but sometimes I feel that they’re a little overprotective especially my mom.
What is your biggest fear?
To graduate from college and not be able to find a job and pay off the ridiculously expensive student loans!
What are you looking forward to most right now?
Duke Young Writers’ Camp this summer! All of my best friends are there!
What is your favorite comfort food?
Probably a tie between Sweet Frog frozen yogurt and Sour Patch candy.
And lastly, what is something you would like to learn how to do?
Oh gosh! I would probably want to learn how to speak Greek. That’s where my family is from, and it would be nice to learn how to communicate better with them.
Thanks for stopping by Niki! It was great to get to know you better.
Thank you so much for interviewing me!
Do you have any questions you want answered in future Q & As? Let me know in the comments.
Or answer me this question:
What do you still want to learn how to do?