Wednesday, September 5, 2018

K10: THE DARKEST MINDS by Alexandra Bracken

The Kidliterati Ten is an interview series with young readers. We ask them about a favorite book and hope that you enjoy their answers. 

Tell us a little about yourself: what is your first name, how old are you, and what is your favorite flavor of ice cream?

My name is Ethan, I’m 13, and I like chocolate xtreme.

What's chocolate xtreme?

It's a blizzard. From Dairy Queen. It's so good.

I like butterfinger blizzards.

Those are ok, too.

They are better than ok.

I guess.

What book do you want to talk about and why?

I want to talk about the book Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken because the trailer looked good. Darkest Minds is a movie now, and the trailer looked really good so I checked out it from the library.

Can you describe the book in one word?


If you had a problem similar to the main character's problem, what would you do?

I would run, and hide. I would be terrified of the camps and what lurks in them. Honestly, I would probably be almost too freaked out to even get food.

What would you say to your best friend to convince them to read this book?

I would tell them that I loved it. That should be all I need to say to get them to read it.

Really? Your best friend trusts your judgment that much?

Not really. My best friend probably wouldn't really read it. He hates reading. He only reads if he has to.

You should maybe get a new best friend.

What? I'm going to tell him you said that.

Go ahead. I'm not afraid of him.


What do you think about the book's cover?

I think the book's cover really shows how dark the book is. The story line is very dark, which the cover shows.

Would you want to read another book about these characters? Why or why not?

I did. I read the whole series.

Can you name another book that reminds you of this one?

THRONE OF GLASS by Sarah J. Maas. Because both of the characters are stuck in situations they don't want to be in, and when they get out of it, there are still so many trials they have to overcome not only to protect them, but the ones they care about.

If you could ask the author one question about this book what would it be?

I would ask them what they think about the movie.

What did you think of the movie?

I haven't seen it yet.

You should take your new best friend.

I'm not getting a new best friend.

You can learn more about THE DARKEST MINDS and the rest of the books in the series here.

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