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Teen Board Question - April 2017, Part 2

Teen Board Monthly Question

Teen Board Question - April 2017, Part 2

Here at Teenreads, we're in a spring break frame of mind. If you ask us, one of the best parts of reading is getting to travel to far off places you've only dreamed of --- without spending all of your money or having to pack (or overpack). While we're feeling springy and fun, we asked our Teen Board members which fictional or real setting from a book they would you love to visit for spring break --- and why?  As a bonus, we also asked them to tell us what sort of fun activities they would enjoy and which awesome characters they'd see.

For Spring Break this year, I actually went to NYC with my school, which was amazing, of course. But if I had my pick, my dream is to go Paris in the spring, as depicted in ANNA & THE FRENCH KISS by Stephanie Perkins. I love this book and Paris so much, and I cannot wait to visit the Notre Dame Cathedral and the Eiffel Tower just like Anna. --- Bryn D.

I would love to visit the setting of DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE! Karou lives in Prague, and the city sounds so unique and quirky. I've never been to Europe, and I would love to just walk through the streets of Prague. A bonus would be visiting the cafe Karou frequents, known as the Poison Kitchen! --- Kate F.

If I could visit a setting from a book for spring break, I would pick SUMMER IN THE INVISIBLE CITY. This novel, written by Julianna Romano, is an ideal setting as it takes place in New York City. The main character, 17 year old Sadie, is able to take advantage of all the unique features the city offers and as a reader I found it intriguing to hear the description of this charismatic city. Sadie explores the lively neighborhoods by photographing her experiences for her school project. While many seek warm weather climates for spring break, I would love to travel here for spring break and make the most of the endless opportunities. --- Ryan H.

I've actually been reading a lot of non-fiction lately (that was sort of my New Year's resolution --- so yay!), specifically THE POWER BROKER: ROBERT MOSES AND THE FALL OF NEW YORK. If I could travel anywhere, I would really want to travel to mid-20th century in New York City so I could see firsthand all of the changes Moses made and compare it to how I know New York to be now. --- Rachel D.

A fictional setting from a book I've enjoyed that I would love to visit for spring break is a river area described in VELOCITY. Although the river area and the bridge above it was largely used for stunts done in the novel, it seems like an awesome place to hangout at and sightsee and possibly even do some VR (virtual reality) or stunts with the characters in the book. --- Alyssa L.

If I could choose any place to vacation from any book world, I would choose to go to the planet in SHADES OF EARTH by Beth Revis. Granted, I don’t think it would relaxing at all to go there, but I’m really interested in how it would look for humans to establish society on a different planet. As we get further advanced in technology and deeper into the whole of negatively affecting the earth, moving to a new planet seems more like a possibility than over. Of course, if I went to this planet, I would have to travel the hundreds of years back and forth, which could mess with my graduation plan. --- Reanna H.