Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Interviewing the Teen Boy AGAIN...

You all have been waiting for it and now, at last, my teen boy beta comes out of cyberspace for another interview. But first, I wanted to share with you the adorableness that I received in the mail yesterday from one of my teen girl betas, Brooke:
I love fan mail. Especially when it's written in 5 different colors!
And now, on to the interview. 

1. Did you see the Hunger Games? Did you like it?

I did see Hunger Games. It kinda seemed like a chick flick, which was weird because I was with a group of guys. It was still pretty good though.
(Christa side note: *shakes head* Chick flick? Really?)

2. Have you ever seen a movie that was a book first that made you want to read it?

I did see 21 which gave me the desire to read Bringing Down the House. I usually don't want to read the book after I watch the movie though.

3. Do you see yourself reading as an adult? Do your mom and dad read? 

Yeah I'm sure that I'll read when I'm an adult. Both of my parents do read. My mom reads every night, while on the other hand my dad has these random binge reading days that usually occur during vacations.

4. Would the length of a book ever determine if you read it or not? (too long or too short?)

No, the length of the book doesn't really come into play for me.

5. Do you or any of your friends ever read/write blogs? (mine doesn't count)

I do not have any friends that write blogs. My sister had one when she went to school abroad. 

6. Do any of your friends use Twitter or Tumblr?

Yes, a lot of my friends have Twitter, but I don't think any of them have Tumblr.

7. What's your favorite book from your childhood?

My favorite book from when I was a kid would have to be Bored Nothing to Do or Captain Underpants.
(Christa side note: My 7yo son loved both of these!) 

8. What do you think of timeline FB?

I switched to timeline and tried looking at how to switch back. I'm not a big fan of it. I mostly found comments saying that its permanent. 

9. Do you like spoken word poetry?

I haven't really heard any spoken word poetry unless you count rap.
(Christa side note: Jonny! Invite this kid to one of your shows.)

10. What do you think of when you think of a feminist?

This was kind of tough. Usually the first thing that comes to mind are the extreme feminists, but I know that there are the women who just push for women's rights. I feel like most people believe in equal rights, but don't go out of the way to enforce them.

Thank you so much to my awesome teen boy beta for dropping by once again. It is so so fun to have you stop by the blog. I hope even when you go to college next year (!) that you'll still be up for my funny questions. I happen to know that my young friend does read these comments so feel free to ask him anything or respond to any of the above:)


Stina said...

The Hunger Games is a chick movie???? I must have seen a different movie. Now Twilight, that's a chick movie (and one I wish I hadn't taken my husband to see. Groan).

I didn't realize teens were using Twitter. I read somewhere that they weren't. Awesome, because I like using it more than FB.

What the heck is FB timeline? I have to start using FB again, I guess. It's changed so much since I last used it.

Brinda said...

The Hunger Games is a chic flick? I was so surprised at that answer. Great interview!!

Emily R. King said...

Smart kid! He could be a politician. His answer about feminism was spot on.

It's funny that he thought Hunger Games would be a Chic flick. I guess it's the female lead?

Jennie Bennett said...

I love these interviews, teen boy is always straight to the point and honest. I should model my teen boy characters after him :)

Jolene Perry said...

To Christa's teen beta friend - you did a kick-ass political job of answering that feminist question, which makes me think that you're probably hilarious in real life.

Expect that we will all be asking for more interviews when you're in college next year - yanno - to see what's changed.

People. Hunger games is half love-story, half action. THIS is why it's a chick-flick.

Remember in the second Bourne movie, when the girlfriend is killed in the first few minutes? Both my husband, and my friend's husband were like - oh, good. he got rid of the baggage...

Anyway, for Christa's teen beta (that always makes me think of the fish) thanks for comin' on again :-D

Jenny S. Morris said...

Always love these interviews. And I do love the to the point honest answer.

I hope once he gets to college he does come back. That is a perfect time to see if his tastes and interests change.

Christina Lee said...

Oooh loved this and glad I happened upon your post today! *waves* My nephew just told me he's on Twitter too, so I guess it's a-happening for teens!

Pam Harris said...

Great interview! His calling Hunger Games a "chick flick" doesn't really surprised me. Most of my male students aren't really into the book because they said it moves too slow and stays too much in Katniss' head--they said there's more "action" in male-narrated books. Hmm...

Anonymous said...

Great interview - everyones all over twitter as it's more interactive and acceptable, to talk with people you don't know. Have met some great people through it.

Alexis Bass said...

Enlightening as usual.

And it totally made me want to indulge in a binge-reading vacation. Those are just the best.

AND: I adore your fan mail and the person who wrote it. She loves Brooks, she has good FICTIONAL boy taste... ;)

Anonymous said...

I'm glad the length of books doesn't matter to some teens (I've worked with some who always go for the slim reads). I love these teen interviews. And fan mail rocks.

Anonymous said...

Great idea for a post. I'm glad to hear book length is not a deterrent.

A.L. Sonnichsen said...

Love this.

And I agree, I don't like the new timeline. I have not switched over. I'm holding out as long as they'll let me. I think it's confusing. Blaggh.

Mandie Baxter said...

Pretty fan mail! I laughed at the "chick flick" comment. Haha. Love these interviews. :)