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- author Jackie French

Tuesday 16 March 2021

Introducing: New Junior Reviewer Nia Shetty!

In case you weren't aware, we LOVE to share great kids' reads at Kids' Book Review.

When kids share their favourite books, it becomes even more real and exciting, which is why we are...excited to introduce our newest KBR team member, Nia Shetty.

Nia is a 11 year old from Texas, USA. She is an avid reader, a budding author of poems and short stories and loves relaxing with TV shows and books. Nia can also be constantly found swimming competitively.

In 2020, during the start of the pandemic, she started reviewing books @niaspage2page to encourage others and does book drives to help her community. Discover more about Nia in her fabulous first 12 Curly Questions Interview.

1. Tell us something hardly anyone knows about you.
Not many people know that I love to actively participate in sports.

2. What is your nickname?
My nicknames are kind of embarrassing, so maybe we'll discuss this at another time :)

3. What is your greatest fear?
I worry that with climate change becoming more of a problem, our lifespans will be substantially shorter.

4. Describe your writing style in ten words.
I’m still learning and have a long way to go, but as of now my writing is emotional and comes from my heart.

5. Tell us five positive words that describe you as a writer.
Spontaneous, sensitive, inclusive, truthful and fun.

6. What book character would you be, and why?
I would be Katniss Everdeen from the Hunger Games series. To me she’s the perfect example of a strong woman. To be in her shoes, you get the opportunity to save lives and be a symbol of hope for the people of an oppressed republic.

7. If you could time travel, what year would you go to and why?
I would love to travel to the era of World War 2. Not only to be a freedom fighter, but maybe be a secret agent. Possibly sneak up behind Hitler and put an end to the war.

8. What would your ten-year-old self say to you now?
My 10 year old self lived in 2020, in the middle of a raging pandemic here in the US. My 10 year old self would tell me as an 11 year old to take all the chances that come in my way and to not hold myself back from anything.

9. Who is your greatest influence?
My mom is my greatest influence, because she motivates me and gives me all the love I need to be the best person I can.

10. What/who made you start writing?
I started writing as assignments in kindergarten, so I must thank my kindergarten teacher, Ms Fox for starting a great love of words. As I grew older, I just picked up a pencil and let my thoughts run free.

11. What is your favourite word and why?
My favorite word is imagination. This word gives you endless limits and I feel when there are no limitations you can create your best work.

12. If you could only read one book for the rest of your life, what would it be?
That life would be extremely sad to imagine and it’s a really hard question to answer, but I would choose Wonder by RJ Palacio. It’s impossible to forget this book.

You can follow Nia via her KBR reviews plus her Facebook - Page2Page account and on Instagram.