The Kidliterati Ten is an interview series with young readers. We ask them about a favorite book and hope that you enjoy their answers.
Jess, and I'm 13. Cookies and cream is my favorite ice cream.
*fun fact* Author Jennifer Nielsen's favorite ice cream flavor is peppermint stick
What book did you read and why did you choose it?
I read The False Prince because it was suggested to me by my Aunt.
Can you describe this book in one word?
What was your favorite part of this story?
I think it was when they were training him to become a prince.
If you had a problem similar to the main character's problem, what would you do?
Ummm, I think I'd go insane from the pressure.
What would you say to your best friend to convince them to read this book?
READ THIS BOOK!
What do you think about the book's cover?
It's good because it doesn't give away what's going to happen in the book, but looks pretty.
Would you want to read another book about these characters? Why or why not?
Yes, because the end of the book left a lot open.
Can you name another book that reminds you of this one?
No, not really.
If you could ask the author one question about this book, what would it be?
How did you come up with this? Especially the twist at the end!
During an exclusive Q&A with Amazon, author Jennifer Nielsen answered a similar question:
Thank you Jess for sharing The False Prince with The Kidliterati!
The False Prince
In a discontent kingdom, civil war is brewing. To unify the divided people, Conner, a nobleman of the court, devises a cunning plan to find an impersonator of the king's long-lost son and install him as a puppet prince. Four orphans are recruited to compete for the role, including a defiant boy named Sage. Sage knows that Conner's motives are more than questionable, yet his life balances on a sword's point -- he must be chosen to play the prince or he will certainly be killed. But Sage's rivals have their own agendas as well.
As Sage moves from a rundown orphanage to Conner's sumptuous palace, layer upon layer of treachery and deceit unfold, until finally, a truth is revealed that, in the end, may very well prove more dangerous than all of the lies taken together.
An extraordinary adventure filled with danger and action, lies and deadly truths that will have readers clinging to the edge of their seats.