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Teen Board Monthly Question

If you were the teacher, what's the one book you would assign your class as summer reading and why?

It's nearly time to head back to school. Hopefully you were able to stay on your academic game over the summer! This month, we asked our Teen Board members to get back into the school spirit a little early, telling them: Assume you’re the teacher and get to assign your class one book to read before filing back into the classroom. What do you choose, and why? See what they had to say!

If you can get a job based on a role in a book, what would you choose to be and why?

It's the peak of summer --- time to get a summer job! This July, we wanted to know how our Teen Board members would keep themselves occupied if they lived in a fictional world. We asked if you can get a job based on a role in a book, what would you choose to be and why? For instance, you could be a Quidditch referee as in Harry Potter or a Special reinforcing the laws in the Uglies series. Let's see what they had to say!

Do you have a memorable bookish memory with your mom, dad, grandparent or sibling?

Last month we celebrated Mother’s Day and this month we celebrate Father’s Day, so we have families on the brain! Do you have a memorable bookish memory with your mom, dad, grandparent or sibling? Maybe they gave you a book for your birthday that you’ve read 100 times, or you read an entire series together. Tell us the story in a few sentences!




What question would you ask your favorite author, and why?

This month we asked our Teen Board members what single question they'd ask if they got to spend three minutes with their favorite author. Check out their answers below!

What's a Lie You Told About a Book?

April fourth is "tell a lie day," but we're going to twist it to "untell a lie day." So we asked our Teen Board members to confess  a lie they told about a book. See their answers, below! 

What Book Characters Do You Think Would Make a Great Couple?

It's February, so Teenreads has Valentine's Day on the mind! On that note, we asked our Teen Board, "What book characters do you think would make a great couple?" whether from the same book or across novels. See what they came up with, here!

January Teen Board Question: Who Are You Most Thankful for (in a Literary Sense)?

January is National Thank You month! Therefore, we asked our Teen Board to tell us who they were most thankful for, in a literary sense. Answers range from moms who taught them to read to teachers who introduced them to the love of literature to authors who showed them the power of a good book. Read below, and get ready to feel warm and fuzzy!

December Teen Board Question: If you could invent a book-themed holiday, what would it be and how would you celebrate it?

If I could invent a book-themed holiday it would be National Faction Day in honor of the Divergent series. Everyone could celebrate by dressing in clothes according to their faction, eating Dauntless cake, and do activities with their factions. For example, Amity could have a campfire, Dauntless could go zip-lining, Abnegation could volunteer at local soup kitchens and Erudites could read! --- Kate F.

November Teen Board Question: Which Author Would You Want to Celebrate Your Birthday With?

November is the birth month of many famous authors, including Mark Twain, Louisa May Alcott, Robert Louis Stevenson and Neil Gaiman. That’s a pretty star-studded list, and would make for the most interesting party! So we ask you: if you could invite one author to celebrate with you on your birthday, who would it be and why? What would the two of you do?

October Teen Board Question: What book character would make the best Halloween costume?

It's October, meaning it's time for one of the best holidays of the year: Halloween! There's candy, haunted houses, and, most importantly, awesome costumes. We asked our Teen Board: What book character do you think would make the best (or funniest, spookiest or most clever) Halloween costume, and why? See their answers, below!