Bookish Time Travel Tag|TeenBookLit101

Hellllllo Everyone….

Yes I’m still alive (thankfully college hasn’t killed me yet). but you may be wondering where on earth I have been for the past month. I have to apologise for not posting regularly. College has been so hectic that I haven’t been making time for blogging. Anyway today I decided to catch up on some tags I was tagged in. Today I will be doing the Bookish Time Travel tag as created by TheLibraryLizard. I was tagged by them and you should check out their blog here

Lets Go…


Rules:

  • Tag other people – as many as you like. Share the love!
  • Please leave a link to this post/blog.
  • Tag the post as “Bookish Time Travel”.
  • Feel free to leave a link to your post in the comments!
  • Explore! Try and visit other people’s Bookish Time Travel posts and leave a comment

Questions:

1.What is your favourite historical setting for a book?

I like books set in the Victorian era or even the Tudor period.

2. What writer/s would you like to travel back in time to meet?

Probably Roald Dahl because his books were basically my childhood. Full of so much adventure.

3. What book/s would you travel back in time and give to your younger self?

(AKA The Shame Question) In a nutshell I wish I had started reading regularly as a child so there are lots of books I could name but the most popular I would say is Harry Potter and Narnia. I have read the 1st 2 books of Harry Potter now, but I feel I would have loved them so much more if I read them as a child. I still gave them 5 starts though

4. What book/s would you travel forward in time and give to your older self? (as aa memory)

For this I will go with the series that holds a special place in my heart… The Hunger Games. This is the book that really sparked my love for reading. Also Zelah green, Queen of Clean. This was one of the 1st novels I read willingly (aka not for school) and I really enjoyed it as it explores mental health and OCD.

5. What is your favorite futuristic setting from a book? E.g. Panem from The Hunger Games

The Tower from The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee. I love this place it seems so cool to live in and very technically advanced.

6. What is your favorite book that is set in a different time period (can be historical or futuristic)?

The Sin Eater’s Daughter by Melinda Salisbury. This is set in like the Tudors/Richard IIII times I think I may be wrong but that is what it feels like.

7. Do you ever skip ahead to the end of a book just to see what happens?

I used to do this a lot. I did it with The Hunger Games but I really hate spoilers as I think it lessens the experience and the suspense.

8. If you had a Time Turner, where would you go and what would you do?

Pursue a life in the unexpected…

9. Favorite book (if you have one) that includes time travel or takes place in multiple time periods?

I can’t think of one that includes time travel or multiple time periods but my fav book set in a different time period would have to be Illuminae by Amie Kaufmann and Jay Kristoff.

10. What book/series do you wish you could go back and read again for the first time?

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. I would love to experience it without knowing spoilers.


I Tag:

PageTurner212

The Girl Who Reads

Briana

And anyone else who wants to do this tag feel free to do so. Just leave a comment below letting me know if you do so.

Share some of your own opinions to the questions in the comments…

See ya all soon…

-TeenBookLit101

 

 

 

NY by the Book Tag|TeenBookLit101

Hello everyone, I hope your all doing well. Today i will be doing the NY by the Book Tag. I was tagged by KingdomBookBlog so thank you ver much. Lets go…

The Questions:

  1. WHAT BOOK IS ON YOUR NIGHTSTAND NOW?

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The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee.  I’m loving this so far.

  1. WHAT WAS THE LAST TRULY GREAT BOOK YOU READ?

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Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff. Can’t wait for the sequel this October. Btw you can check out my Non Spoiler review on Illuminae here.

  1. IF YOU COULD MEET ANY WRITER – DEAD OR ALIVE – WHO WOULD IT BE? AND WHAT WOULD YOU WANT TO KNOW?

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Veronica Roth. I would love to just have a nice chat with her about her Divergent Series and get her to sign my books J

  1. WHAT BOOKS MIGHT WE BE SURPRISED TO FIND ON YOUR SHELF?

The Color Purple by Alice Walker, The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga– I don’t read adult fiction but I have these for my A Level English Literature class.

  1. HOW DO YOU ORGANIZE YOUR PERSONAL LIBRARY?

I change it up all the time. Currently it’s split into series and stand alones. Sometimes I will do it alphabetically by author’s last names or even a rainbow bookshelf.

  1. WHAT BOOK HAVE YOU ALWAYS MEANT TO READ AND HAVEN’T GOTTEN AROUND TO YET?

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Paper Towns by John Green. This has been on my tbr for nearly a year now.

  1. DISAPPOINTING, OVERRATED, JUST NOT GOOD: WHAT BOOK DID YOU FEEL YOU ARE SUPPOSED TO LIKE BUT DIDN’T?

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The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. Don’t hate me it’s just I didn’t feel this was an amazing book. It was ok just not the best thing ever. I gave it 3 stars. I did enjoy it but when I read it, I didn’t give myself to the book, (If you know what I mean). Maybe I will re-read it.

  1. WHAT KIND OF STORIES ARE YOU DRAWN TO? ANY YOU STAY CLEAR OF?

Well I tend to read mostly books in the YA age bracket. My fav genre has to be Dystopian. It’s what sparked my love for reading. But recently I have gotten into the fantasy genre and a little bit of the sci-fi genre too. I love reading high school contemporary, especially those where the main themes are friendship and mental health. They are really important to me.

  1. IF YOU COULD REQUIRE THE PRESIDENT TO READ ONE BOOK, WHAT WOULD IT BE?

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The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins– to warn them of the possible future: Don’t do it!!!

  1. WHAT DO YOU PLAN TO READ NEXT?

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City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare. I would like to finish the Shadowhunter Chronicles before the next book in this massive series comes out.

I Tag:

Thank You so much for reading my post today. Be sure to leave a comment below if you do this tag. See you all soon…

-TeenBookLit101

Reader Confessions Tag|TeenBookLit101

I was tagged by the amazing NovelGossip If you’re not already following her then please check her out!

  1. Have you ever damaged a book? Absolutely never. I wouldn’t dare commit such a crime.
  2. Have you ever damaged a borrowed book? Nope. Treat others as you wish to be treated.
  3. How long does it take you to read a book? It depends really if its term time at college. Usually I will read a book in about 2 weeks during term times. But when its holidays I can finish a book in bout 2 days if I binge.
  4. Books that you haven’t finished? I always like to finish books. If I am reading a book I don’t like I will put it down and come back to it later when I feel more the mood. I recently did this with The Square Root of Summer by Harriet Reuter Hapgood. This isn’t a bad book, I just wasn’t feeling it at the time.
  5. Hyped popular books that you don’t like? Ummm I can’t really think of any
  6. Is there a book you wouldn’t tell anyone you were reading? Nope
  7. How many books do you own? At least a hundred and constantly growing!
  8. Are you a fast reader or a slow reader? Slow. Unfortunately
  9. Do you like to buddy read? I did try reading Harry Potter with my sister but she manged to get ahead of me, and she’s younger than me (she’s 9 years old) *Shame*
  10. Do you read better in your head or out loud? Definitely in my head.
  11. If you were only allowed to own one book what one and why? Noooo how do I choose.

I Tag:

Amberley’s Book Blog

Alex @Young At Heart Books

Travelling Inside Books

Thank you so much for reading my post today. Be sure to leave any of your own answers to this tag down below. Se ya all soon…

–TeenBookLit101

Sunshine Blogger Award|TeenBookLit101

Thank you so much to Sophiereads and Jaed the Bibliophile for tagging me…

The Rules:

  1. Thank the people/person who nominated you.
  2. Answer the questions from your nominator(s).
  3. Nominate eleven other bloggers and give them eleven questions

Sophiereads’s Questions:

What is your favourite book cover? Aww there’s so many to choose from. Here are just some of my favs:

What’s a popular book or series that didn’t live up to the hype? The Fault In Our Stars by John Green (don’t hate me). It’s not that I didn’t love this book. It’s just when I read this at the time I didn’t really put my heart into it and it felt a bit overrated. It was a nice read though.

What’s a popular book or series that did live up to the hype? Divergent, The Hunger Games. I could name lots. I love them all.

If you could be best friends with any book character, who would you choose? I think Suzanne from Beautiful Broken Things is such an upbeat and lively character. She’s always looking for adventure in life and is never scared to take risks.

What’s your favourite part about blogging? I love reading comments; it always brightens my day.

If you could have any career in the world, what would it be? I would love to be a professional reviewer. That way I would get to read all the books. Muhahaha. Oh and an author. Obviously! Duh, Who wouldn’t?

What are some of your favorite TV shows? Well. I’ll be honest. I’m 17 and I yet still looove CBBC programmes. My favs include Wolfblood and The Sparticle Mystery. I would kill for another series. (Not literally obvs)

If you could turn any book into a movie or TV show, what would you choose? I think Geek Girl by Holly Smale would make a great TV series. It’s fun and quirky; always makes me laugh.

How do you organize your bookshelf? Just whatever looks nice. I keep all my series towards the top and stand alones at the bottom. Other than that I don’t have a particular order. I always change it up when I get bored.

If you could only read one genre for the rest of your life, what would you choose? Dystopian all the way. It’s where my reading roots lie.

Which genre do you rarely read? Horror. I really want to though. Bad Girls Don’t Die by Katie Alender sounds like a great read.


Jaed the Bibliophile’s Questions:

Have you ever hated a book so bad you just want to throw it at a wall? If yes what book is it? The Death Cure by James Dashner made me angry. The ending was bad that I think I did even throw it at the wall.

Pick one of the many fictional boyfriends/girlfriends you have and give the reason you picked him/her? Four from Divergent because he’s Four. Do I need a reason

What’s your favourite quote from a book? I love lots but… “May the odds be ever in your favour”

Currently reading? Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K Rowling, Bad Bloods by Shannon A. Thompson and Model Misfit by Holly Smale

Favourite place to read? In my bed with lots of soft cushions

Who is your top 3 bookish you tuber? HailsHeartsnyc, abookutopia, readbyzoe  

Who is your top 3 NON bookish you tuber? Zoella, IISuperwomanII, Mariana  

Who is your favourite cartoon character? I couldn’t choose one (you can probably guess I am very indecisive in life) Kim Possible, Totally Spies and Blythe Baxter from LPS (Littlest Pet Shop)

Do you have any pets? Nope

Favourite candy or snacks? Chilli Heatwave Doritos, Galaxy Cookie Crumple Choc, Choco Gateau

Favourite TV shows? Wolfblood, The Sparticle Mystery from CBBC


My Questions:

  1. Who would you want with you if you were stranded on a deserted island?
  2. If you could do anything you wanted right now, what would it be?
  3. If money was no object, what would you do all day?
  4. Where do you most want to travel, but have never been?
  5. What is your favorite memory?
  6. Who is your favorite author?
  7. What is your favorite book?
  8. What is/was your favorite subject at school?
  9. What has been your biggest challenge?
  10. EBook or Physical Book?
  11. When and why did you start blogging?

My Nominees:

https://thatsecondstartotheright.wordpress.com/

https://itsmisselizabeth.wordpress.com/

https://throughthebookportal.wordpress.com/?s

https://simplyyfloral.wordpress.com/

https://ardentattachments.wordpress.com/

https://frostandbooks.com/

https://bookhuntressworld.wordpress.com/

https://aliasalist.com/

https://zkhan23.wordpress.com/

https://strongandbeyoutiful.wordpress.com/

https://livinginthepagesz.wordpress.com/

Thank You so much. Be sure to leave your comments down below.

See ya soon…

–TeenBookLit101

The Leibster Award|TeenBookLit101

Thank you very much to The Jouska ,Boo Adventures and Marrill Collins for nominating me for this award ❤

The Rules:

  1. Post the award on your blog.
  2. Acknowledge the blogger who nominated you.
  3. Answer the questions assigned to you.
  4. Give 10 random facts about yourself.
  5. Nominate 10 deserving bloggers for the award.
  6. Ask 10 questions to your nominees.

The Jouska’s Questions:

Do you prefer home-cooked meals or take-out meals? Home cooked. My mum makes the best food 🙂

What’s your favourite cuisine? I love Chinese. Noodles and rice 🙂

Do you have a pet? If yes, which animal do you have? My grandma has had her parrot for a really long time. I would count it as a family pet.

Name any three countries you’re dying to visit. The whole world really But I would love to go to: Australia, France and America

If you could go see one 80s band/singer live in concert, who would it be? I’ll be honest I don’t know any 80s bands. I wasn’t even born then 😛 I’ll go with one of this ay and age, I would love to meet Hailee Steinfeld.

What’s your favourite clothing item? I love a nice snuggly hoodie ❤

What do you regret doing as a child or a teen? Nothing! hehe I’m still one #YOLO:P

What’s your best personality trait? I’m definitely really appreciative in life ❤

Do you prefer traveling alone or along with your family and friends? Depends on what kind of trip it is. If it’s a holiday then with friends and family. But if it’s just a visit to town or something I like going on my own.

Are you more of an e-reader or traditional paperback reader? I love both I don’t think I can choose. But I have been reading more traditional paperback books lately.


Boo Adventure’s Questions:

If you were to win the lottery tomorrow what would you buy first? A Brand new house with lots of space for books. And oh yeah definitely more books.

Where would you love to travel to? The whole world really but I really want to go to Australia

What is your favourite TV show? I love CBBC shows like Wolfblood and The Sparticle Mystery and lots more.

Where did you grow up? Manchester

Tell me your favourite joke.

Person 1: I have a knock knock joke but you have to start.

Person 2: Okay. Knock knock.

Who’s there?

*awkward silence as you realise what the joke is*

Why did you start blogging? I wanted to blog because I think it helps you to be constantly writing. If you’re a book lover it’s important to start small if you eventually want to write your own book. I had actually been thinking about blogging for a while but didn’t know much about it really (hence I’m still learning). Until one day I just had the urge to start; I remember spending who whole day on Sunday 7th May 2016 setting up my blog even though I should have been revising for exams but I have never regretted it. The community is so loving and welcoming Thank You ❤

What is your top life tip? It’s hard to pick one but I would say ‘never expect too much from life as getting your hopes up too high will just cause hurt’

Do you have any pets? Nope. But my granny has a parrot. I would love rabbit though.

Which historical figure or celebrity would you like to interview? I would love to meet a foundling from the Victorian period.

What is your main goal for 2016? Read more. Hehe and get good exam results. And try and get fitter and healthier (although it never happens)


 Marrill Collins’ Questions

The one book-to-film adaption that you like (can’t be Harry Potter!) The Hunger Games franchise is done really well. I think everyone would agree

A song that reminds you of a certain book Oath by Cher Lloyd reminds me of Beautiful Broken Things by Sara Barnard

How did you get into reading? The Hunger Games really did it for me. After I read the series I knew my life wouldn’t be the same again.

Why did you become a blogger? I wanted somewhere to connect with a book loving community but also I think it’s something to commit to and look back at knowing you have achieved something in life. Also it’s great writing practise.

Your favorite book cover? I couldn’t choose one:

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Three or more of your favorite bloggers? Again I love lots of bloggers, here are just a few:

Whimsy Journals

wellthumbedbooks

abookedupblog

A bad habit? I start lots of book at the same time and end up confusing myself. I used to only read one book at a time though.

Favorite animal? I love cute fluffy rabbits I don’t own one sadly

Favorite color? I love them all ❤

Favorite vacation spot? A sunny place with a cool windy breeze


 10 Facts About Me:

I won’t repeat this as I have a tag on this. Visit my A-Z About Me Tag to find out facts about me


I Nominate:

https://awondrousbookshelf.com/ A Wondrous Bookshelf

https://wellthumbedbooks.wordpress.com/ WellThumbedBooks

https://hangingwithamanda.wordpress.com/ AmandaLynn9204

https://booksandbakes1.wordpress.com/ BooksandBakes1

https://beautyandthebeanboots.wordpress.com/ Brittany

https://bookcomablog.wordpress.com/ _giovannard

https://abookedupblog.wordpress.com/ ABookedUpBlog

https://thereadingbelle.com/ The Reading Belle

https://lucylitblog.wordpress.com/ LucyLitBlog

https://booksxorxmisery.wordpress.com/ Clemence


Questions for Nominees:

What is the meaning behind your blog name?

Where do you like to shop most for books and why?

What is your fave book genre?

Tea/Coffee or Hot Choco?

Are you a morning person?

Besides from reading, What do you do in your spare time?

What mode of transport do you use?

Name one author you aspire to be like?

What book would you like to be turned into a movie?

Which book are you anticipating a lot to be released or to read?


Thank you so much for reading this post and I look forward to reading the posts of those I have tagged. Have a great day. See you soon…

P.S. Be sure to leave comments. I really enjoy reading them xx

–TeenBookLit101

3 Days, 3 Quotes (Day 3)|TeenBookLit101

Thank you to ChicNerdReads for tagging me. Definitely check out her blog. It’s amazingly beautiful xx


Divergent by Veronica Roth:

“I have a theory that selflessness and bravery aren’t all that different.”
Veronica Roth, Divergent


Buy Divergent Trilogy Box Set from The Works for £8 (Price of 09/06/2016)

GoodReads: Divergent


I Tag:

Geeky Fangirls

abookedupblog

Sugar Quills


Thanks for reading. Be sure to comment below. I love reading all your comments xx

–TeenBookLit101

P.S. Check Out: 3 Days, 3 Quotes Tag Day 1& 3 Days, 3 Quotes Tag Day 2

3 Days, 3 Quotes (Day 2)|TeenBookLit101

Thank you to ChicNerdReads for tagging me. Definitely check out her blog. It’s amazingly beautiful xx


Tonight the Streets Are Ours by Leila Sales:

“Love means sometimes sacrificing the things you want in order to make somebody else happy. It means being there for them, even when maybe you don’t feel like it, because they need you.”
Leila Sales, Tonight the Streets Are Ours


Buy Tonight the Streets Are Ours from Wordery for £5.02 (Price of 08/06/2016)

GoodReads: Tonight the Streets Are Ours


I Tag:

Well Thumbed Books

Novellique

Brittany


Thanks for reading. Be sure to comment below. I love reading all your comments xx

–TeenBookLit101

P.S. Check Out: 3 Days, 3 Quotes Tag Day 1

3 Days, 3 Quotes (Day 1)|TeenBookLit101

Thank you to ChicNerdReads for tagging me. Definitely check out her blog. It’s amazingly beautiful xx


Beautiful Broken Things by Sara Barnard:

“But people we love come and go, Caddy. That doesn’t mean we loved them any less at the time.”
Sara Barnard, Beautiful Broken Things


Buy Beautiful Broken Things from The Book Depository for £5.59 (Price of 07/06/2016)

GoodReads: Beautiful Broken Things


I Tag:

Boo Adventures

BookWishBlog

Chapters We Love


Thanks for reading. Be sure to comment below. I love reading all your comments xx

–TeenBookLit101

 

 

 

 

Books With A Purpose Tag|TeenBookLit101

Howdy Everyone, hope you’re doing good. I was tagged by the lovely @sophiereads to do the Books with a Purpose Tag. So that is what I will be doing (obviously)…

The Rules:

  1. Mention the person who tagged you in your post and provide a link to their blog
  2. Fill out the 9 questions in the tag
  3. For each question, insert a gif of how you feel about the book(s) or author.
  4. Tag 5 people and/or everyone to do this tag!
  5. Before you post the tag, do a five-second party dance. Cause you dat awesome

Questions and Answers:

  1. Best story premise?

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The Maze Runner by James Dashner. I wouldn’t say it’s the best book but the storyline definitely hooked me. The ending; meh not so much, but it is still a cool concept and had so much potential to develop the idea further.

 

 


  1. Best world building?

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J K Rowling for Harry Potter. Amazing! Who could possibly argue? She definitely thought it all through in so much detail that it could almost be real 😛

 

 


  1. Best Character?

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Zelah Green from Zelah Green, Queen of Clean by Vanessa Curtis. I picked Zelah because I remember reading this book and having so much sympathy and emotion towards the character. Vanessa Curtis definitely makes the characters in this book real and so relatable.

 

 


  1. Best Series?

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The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. This series was the gateway into the YA section for me. I absolutely fell in love with everything about this series. I could go on and on. Like forever!

 


  1. Best Tear Jerker?

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ALLEGIANT! By Veronica Roth. I guess the fact that I was spoilt for the ending helped me take control of my emotions for this ending but this series was a roller-coaster you couldn’t get off from. Why Veronica? Why? (#MindGames)

 


  1. Best Author?

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Leila Sales, author of Tonight the Streets Are Ours and This Song Will Save Your Life. I’m currently reading Tonight the Streets Are Ours and just wow. The way this book has been written is amazing. You can tell it has been really carefully constructed. (Oh and by the way I will be meeting Leila Sales along with 3 other amazing YA authors at an event next week. I will have a post about this hopefully this weekend with all the details.)

 


  1. Best Writing Style?

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Holly Smale, author of the Geek Girl series. I absolutely love the way these books are written. Super fun and quirky, I could read them anytime and over and over again enjoying it the exact same.

 


  1. Best Cover (you don’t have to own it)?

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The Sin Eater’s Daughter by Melinda Salisbury. I absolutely adore the covers in this series. They look sooo amazing and beautiful!

 

 


  1. Best ending?

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Beautiful Broken Things by Sara Barnard. I loved the way this book ended. It was definitely perfect and well needed.

 

 

 


So the tag. Hope you enjoyed reading it. Be sure to comment some of your answers or do the tag yourself and let me know…

I Tag:

  1. ChicNerdReads
  2. clemireads
  3. Katie
  4. TheBookishUnderdog
  5. unrequiredreads

Dance Party!!

Taylor Swift Dance

And Peace Out!!

–TeenBookLit101

Zombie Apocalypse Book Tag|TeenBookLit101

Hello Everyone, Today I will be doing the Zombie Apocalypse Book Tag. I was tagged by the wonderful icebreaker694 so definitely check out their blog (its awesome)

Rules:

  1. Choose 5 books
  2. Randomly set your books in order
  3. Flip to a random page and record the first two names you come across
  4. Put the names in the categories listed below, in the order you saw them

My Books:

  1. Beautiful Broken Things by Sara Barnard
  2. Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone by J K Rowling
  3. The Maze Runner by James Dashner
  4. Divergent by Veronica Roth
  5. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Categories:

  1. First person to die in the apocalypse:

Suzanne from Beautiful Broken Things

I think this could work (although I don’t want her to die) but I think Suzanne would end up taking some sort dare-devil action leading to her death.


  1. The person you tackle to escape the Zombies:

Sarah from Beautiful Broken Things

Meh, it’s okay. I’m not a huge fan of Sarah. Although she did help Suzanne. But I would definitely sacrifice her to save myself 😛


  1. The first person to be turned into a zombie:

Aunt Petunia from Harry Potter

Isn’t she already one? (Well not literally)


  1. The person that tackles me to escape the zombies:

Dudley from Harry Potter

I can see him doing that to everyone really


  1. The Teams Idiot:

Thomas from The Maze Runner

Nooo. Maybe yeh. He can make idiotic decisions sometimes


  1. The brains of the team:

Minho from The Maze Runner

Yes, he is quite sensible I suppose. And he is pretty much leader in The Maze


  1. The team’s medic:

Peter from Divergent

Nope. Don’t see this happening. (Watch out for the butter knife)


  1. The Weapon’s Expert:

Four from Divergent

Yessss. This is perfecto


  1. The Team’s Brawler:

Gale from The Hunger Games

Probably, he does tend to get angry at Katniss a lot.


  1. The Team Leader:

Rue from The Hunger Games

Maybe this could work. But perhaps nobody would take her seriously being so young.


So that’s the tag. Hope you enjoyed reading my answers. Be sure to comment below

I Tag:

–TeenBookLit101