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Monday, March 5, 2012

Middle School Monday: Interview with Monica


In honor of Middle School Monday, a regular themed post I’ll be doing to zoom in on the wonderful years of Junior High school with input from the Perfect10  Middle School panel, I’m interviewing Monica today.  

13 year old Monica


Julie: How old are you and where are you from?
Monica: I’m 13 and in 8th grade. I live in  NJ, USA! Stranger danger, you know?


Julie: What are your favorite books?

Monica: The Giver by Lois Lowry, Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher, Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins - Made me cry!

Julie: Number The Stars by Louis Lowry is my second favorite book of all time. I haven’t read The Giver. And those other two you mentioned are on my top 10 list for sure.

Julie: So, what’s in your locker, Monica?

Monica: To be honest, I don't have a locker. Mine is jammed and the school hasn't bothered to fix it.

Julie: This is tragic…we should start a petition to have it fixed asap. Otherwise, where will you put your Justin Beiber poster? Kidding. Anyway…next question. What was on the cafeteria gossip menu today?

Monica:  Me and my friends talk about the stupidest "gossip" you can imagine. All of the 8th graders just had a debate about whether penguins can smile or not. Then we argued what's better SOCCER or BASEBALL! And then the occasional friend, *cough* Hurley *cough*, you says FOOTBALL! 6th graders always sit in the front. 7th grade in the middle, and the 8th graders always nearest to the cafeteria door…The perks of being a middle school senior.

Julie: Which teen idol deserves a spot in your locker? Even though you don’t have one…

Monica: Well, if I had a locker, the teen idol would be . . . Lauren Kate. Lauren Kate, author of the Fallen series. She's my idol because she explains how before her first novel was published she received LOTS of rejections. I mean, this happened to every author I know of but what caught my ear was when she said "It only takes one person to say yes." :)

Julie: that is 100% true. Great choice.

Thanks so much, Monica!

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