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April 30, 2010

If You Ask Me... : Tara from South Plainfield, NJ and Leah from Santa Rosa, CA

Posted by Marisa Emralino

IfYouAskMe.jpg15-year-old Tara from South Plainfield, NJ and 14-year-old Leah Kaufman from Santa Rosa, CA answer today's If You Ask Me... Q&A, where they share memorable quotes, favorite series and  heartbreaking new reads. 

 

Tara from South Plainfield, NJ

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

Renesmee from BREAKING DAWN, because she will have Jacob when she gets older, and her ability is cool.

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

ARE THESE MY BASOOMAS I SEE BEFORE ME? by Louise Rennison. Yes, I would recommend it to a friend because it was pee-your-pants hilarious.

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

Eve from EVERMORE, Jacob Black from TWILIGHT, and Aubrey Wills from SNOW QUEEN.

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

BREAKING DAWN, TROPICAL KISS, and EVERMORE.

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’m not sure, there are plenty of authors I’d like to meet. Maybe Rachel Hawthorne.

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

Twilight and New Moon: Twilight was horrible compared to the book, and New Moon was pretty good.

Because of Winn Dixie: The book was way better.

Angus Thongs and Perfect Snogging: The movie was ok compared to the book, but they messed some things up.

Tell us about your favorite book series.

The Twilight Saga, the House of Night and The Immortals series.


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 Leah Kaufman from Santa Rosa, CA

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

ROSIE AND SKATE: Though not a serious book, it has elements of deepness and it entrances the reader. I read the entire book in one sitting and found myself crying and my heart hurting for the characters. Another really interesting part of the book is that it is written from two sisters’ perspectives so each chapter is written from each perspective.

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

I would like to invite T. C. Keller, Augie Hwong, Ale Perez and Hucky from MY MOST EXCELLENT YEAR by Steve Kluger.

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

1. “A first kiss after five months means more than a first kiss after five minutes.”

2. “Always remember what it was like to be six. 3. Never, ever stop believing in magic, no matter how old you get. Because if you keep looking long enough and don''t give up, sooner or later you''re going to find Mary Poppins. And if you''re really lucky, maybe even a purple balloon. Thanks, Mama. I love you.”
- MY MOST EXCELLENT YEAR by Steve Kluger.