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February 23, 2010

Reader Q&A: Olivia from Columbus, OH

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Today, soon-to-be 15-year-old Olivia Miltner from Columbus, OH answers our Reader Q&A, where she discusses appealing aspects of Scott Westerfeld's EXTRAS universe, her love for Sarah Dessen's books, and her soft spot for all things romance.

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

Aya Fuse from Scott Westerfeld's EXTRAS. It would be so cool to live with the technology that they have and the new sense of freedom, where people are so individual that nobody is looked at as being weird.

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

In no particular order:

Wes from THE TRUTH ABOUT FOREVER: Who wouldn't want to meet a truly extraordinary boy?

Kate Fitzgerald from MY SISTER'S KEEPER: She was so brave and selfless.

Sirius Black, when he was still a student: I''d ask him about all the Marauders and how they found all of those secret passageways???
Do you have a favorite quote from a book? If so, what is it?

Oh, I can't choose! There are so many! Usually the ones that I love are where the girl finally has some epiphany and goes after the boy. And everything that follows.
Tell us about your top three favorite books of all time.

1. THE TRUTH ABOUT FOREVER by Sarah Dessen: I've read this book over and over again! She addresses all the hardest parts of life all in one book! And you can always relate to Macy in one way or another.

2. THE DEATHLY HALLOWS: Harry Potter all the way!!! And this is a perfect ending to an epic series.

3. THE ROAD BOSS by Joyce Dingwell: Oh gosh, I'm such a hopeless romantic. This is a Harlequin Romance book from the 80s, but it never gets old.

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?

Sarah Dessen, because she sends so many different messages in her books. In THE TRUTH ABOUT FOREVER, she says it's not that you get there, but how you get there, while in another book she says that its not how you get there, but just that you do get there. I'd ask her if she relates to any of her characters, because while her books are all different, there is always an underlying conflict that's similar in all her books.