Playing Favorites featuring Robin Benway!

It has been said that playing favorites isn’t nice, but sometimes it’s impossible not to! Join me at The Hiding Spot as I share a favorite author… and the author shares a few favorite things too.

ROBIN BENWAY

Genre: Contemporary YA
Book(s):
Audrey, Wait!
The Extraordinary Secrets of April, May, and June

Robin Benway’s novels are about regular girls that find themselves in completely irregular, and sometimes extraordinary, situations. Sometimes even with cute boys.


MY FAVORITES



Novel: The Extraordinary Secrets of April, May, and June.

I love both of Benway’s novels, but I think her second might come out ahead, but only slightly and for three specific reasons. 1. The novel is about 3 sisters. I have two sisters and it was unbelievably easy to imagine myself and my sisters as April, May, and June. 2. I was lucky enough to hear Benway read an excerpt from each sister aloud, which made the characters incredibly real. Now, every time I read the novel, it’s like I actually hear them speaking. 3. I love the idea of one’s personality or self-image manifesting into a power. It makes me wonder what my power would be…


Character: April.
It’s understandable that I would identify with April. She’s the eldest sister, focused on school, and contantly worried about her younger siblings.


Quote: “It’s funny how bed and pillows and covers can change a conversation. Words turn quiet and you mean more and say less. It’s like you can build your own little world, Population: 2.” — from Audrey, Wait!
I tried to pick a favorite line from Benway’s second book, but there were too many that I loved and I couldn’t pick just one or a couple of lines, I wanted to share the entire passage. Instead, I picked this line from AUDREY, WAIT! because it’s completely true and completely romantic.


THE FAVORITE FAVORS



BOOK: “Franny & Zooey” by JD Salinger

QUOTE: “may came home with a smooth round stone, as small as a world and as large as alone”
From “maggie and millie and molly and may” by ee cummings



WORD: It’s a toss-up between “onomatopoeia” and “dodecahedron”.
They’re both so fun to say!

BAND: Right now it’s Delorean.
…but it changes all the time. If you asked me tomorrow, I’d probably have a different answer.


MOVIE: The Royal Tenenbaums.
“I always wanted to be a Tenenbaum.”

For more information about Robin and her novels
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76 thoughts on “Playing Favorites featuring Robin Benway!

  1. Heh, I love the quick Q&A interviews, they're a fun insight into people. :)(I prefer onomatopoeia, btw. Nearly everyone else seems to prefer dodecahedron, which admittedly is fun to say, but onomatopoeia rolls off the tongue a bit more, is a bit nicer and smoother. Am I making any sense? :D)And nice quote! EE Cummings = very good poet. Kinda strange on occasion, but good. 😀

  2. Book sounds great! I myself have 3 sisters and it was hard growing up cos we would always fight! But now we're best friends 🙂 Great cover too!

  3. What a great feature to have on you blog. I haven't seen anything like this before. Definitely interesting and fun to read. And the book sounds amazing. Thanks.caliblue7 at gmail dot com

  4. "I tried to pick a favorite line from Benway's second book, but there were too many that I loved and I couldn't pick just one or a couple of lines, I wanted to share the entire passage. Instead, I picked this line from AUDREY, WAIT! because it's completely true and completely romantic."I just read Audrey, Wait! about a month ago and I don't even remember that quote 😦 But I agree with you that it is almost impossible to choose a favourite quote from that book, it was full of quote wortyh lines, I loved it so much!

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