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June 22, 2010

If You Ask Me... : Sera from Phoenix, AZ and Haley from Gulfport, MS

Posted by Marisa Emralino

TIfYouAskMe.jpgoday we're joined by 16-year-old Sera from Phoenix, AZ and 15-year-old Haley from Gulfport, MS.  In their answers to the If You Ask Me... Q&A below, they share memorable quotations from their favorite books, describe what they're dying to ask their favorite authors, and reveal what they really think about movie adaptations like Eragon and My Sister's Keeper.

Sera K-W from Phoenix, AZ

If you could trade places with any character from a book for a day, who would you be and why?

If I could be somebody from a book for one day, it would probably be Maximum Ride. I love wings and it would be great to try those babies out. It would also be cool to have the flock with me.

What is the last book you read? Would you suggest it to a friend? Why or why not?

The last book I read was EVERMORE by Alison Noel. I would definitely suggest it to a friend because, though the plot wa slighlty predictable, the characters and setting were able to sweep you away from reality.

Name three characters from a book that you'd like to invite to your birthday party.

Samara from my own book, ZODIAC; Ragner Fell from CITY OF GLASS; and Alice Cullen from TWILIGHT.

Do you have a favorite quote from a book? If so, what is it?

"Let the 75th Hunger Games begin!"

The most infuriating, gripping and memorable line in CATCHING FIRE!

Tell us about your top three favorite books of all time.

MAXIMUM RIDE: It takes readers away from reality and envelops them in a different, amazing story.

THE HUNGER GAMES: The best written book ever. The character develpment is superb. That's it....

If you had the opportunity to meet any author (dead or alive), who would you choose to meet, and what three questions would you ask him/her?

I would ask William Shakespeare where he got his inspiration, what the most difficult part of writing was for him, and why he killed Romeo and Juliet? Also, I want to meet Suzanne Collins just to say hi :-)

What movies have you seen that were based on books? Did you like the book or film version better? Why?

Eragon was terrible! The movie was nowhere near the book, and it sucked as a movie on its own. Twilight was okay because it had the basics of the story down, but still captivated millions of girls around the world. And I am going to see Percy Jackson soon, so we''ll see how that goes.

Tell us about your favorite book series.

My favorite series is The Hunger Games because the story is so creative and intruiging!

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Haley from Gulfport, MS

If you could trade places with any character from a book for a day, who would you be and why?

You're killing me! XD Randomly... Nora Grey from HUSH, HUSH, because I would get to spend time with Patch. >:)

What is the last book you read? Would you suggest it to a friend? Why or why not?

CATCHING FIRE by Suzanne Collins. I have recommended it not only to friends, but others online as well. It's the wonderful, breathtaking sequel to the fabulous HUNGER GAMES.

Name three characters from a book that you'd like to invite to your birthday party.

Again, choosing randomly:

Cammie from I'D TELL YOU I LOVE YOU BUT THEN I'D HAVE TO KILL YOU

Winnie from ELEVEN, TWELVE and THIRTEEN

Katniss from THE HUNGER GAMES

Do you have a favorite quote from a book? If so, what is it?

"You should eat a waffle! You can''t be sad if you eat a waffle!"

-- TTFN by Lauren Myracle

If you had the opportunity to meet any author (dead or alive), who would you choose to meet, and what three questions would you ask him/her?

Interesting! But so hard! I''ll just chose randomly.

1. Lauren Myracle: She is so sweet and funny! I'm sure she's such fun to be around. I would ask her questions like, "What is your favorite show and movie?" and about books she plans to write.

2. Jenny Han: She seems like a really decent person and a wonderful writer. I would ask her about how she gets her ideas, and beg her to show me her work-space. 3. Stephenie Meyer: I would like to get to know her better. I think she is a good writer, and I would ask her about books she would plan to write (even though I know she probably wouldn''t tell me much...).

What movies have you seen that were based on books? Did you like the book or film version better? Why?

My Sister's Keeper: I liked the book version much better. The director didn't stick to the original ending.

Tell us about your favorite book series.

Grrr...randomly selecting... The Hunger Games.

 

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