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- author Jackie French

Tuesday 31 March 2020

12 Curly Questions with New Junior Reviewer Evie Bee!

Evie is a ten-year-old book-mad girl who would read in her sleep if she could. She runs the bookish Instagram account @rockinreads where she shares her love of middle grade books. When she doesn’t have her head in an epic magical mystery or adventure story, Evie can be found dancing her way through the day or solving Rubik's cubes.

Evie is also KBR's newest and most effervescent contributor. We are beyond ecstatic to welcome Evie on board and can't wait to share her enthusiastic reviews with you. Luckily, her first junior fiction review will air just after Easter so make sure you visit again then. Meanwhile, we invite you to get to know this amazing powerhouse of book love a little better. Welcome, Evie!

1.Tell us something hardly anyone knows about you.            
I’m not the kind of person to keep secrets, but I’m really not so keen about tomatoes.
2.What is your nickname? 
My nickname is Evie Bee, but my family usually just call me E. 

3.What is your greatest fear?
My greatest big fear is that we will ruin our planet for future generations. On a more personal level, I sometimes worry that being a grown up won’t be as much fun as being a kid.

4.Describe your writing style in ten words. 
Vivid, multi-sensory, mysterious, sometimes sporadic, frequently unfinished.

5.Tell us five positive words that describe you as a writer.
Enthusiastic, curious, challenge-seeking, maddening, concise.

6.What book character would you be, and why? 
I would love to be Hermione Granger from Harry Potter because she is loyal, courageous and bright, but I suspect I’ll have to wait in line behind a legion of other fans who also want to be her.  In that case, I’ll go with Chloe from The Keepers series by Ted Sanders. Chloe is determined, plucky and ridiculously brave in the face of danger. She’s also mysterious, complicated, and always there to support her friends. Plus did I mention she can become incorporeal and pass through walls and other solid objects? Sign me up, please.
7.If you could time travel, what year would you go to and why?
I would travel 100 years into the future to check out the advancements in science, medicine and technology. It would also be fascinating to see what people are reading and how.

8.What would your ten-year-old self say to you now? 
Well, I’m currently ten, so I try not to talk to myself in public... otherwise people might think I’m nuts. 

9.Who is your greatest influence? 
My mum, she’s the best person in the world because she encourages me to be myself. 

10.What/who made you start writing? 
I have always loved reading and discussing ideas, but I used to be a ‘reluctant writer’. That changed when I realised that a dodgy first draft could be the start of something much better, I just needed to keep going.

11.What is your favourite word and why? 
My favourite word is love because it defines something so positive and powerful.

12.If you could only read one book for the rest of your life, what would it be?
This is the impossible choice but Harry Potter would definitely be a strong contender.