Monday, January 31, 2011

Character Interview & A Giveaway: Pete from Trapped by Michael Northrop

I’m excited to welcome Pete from Michael Northrop’s novel, Trapped, to the blog!

TFE: Hi Pete!
Pete: Hey.
TFE: How old are you?
Pete: I’m 15. I’d say almost 16, but I guess that’s not technically true.
TFE: What are some of your favorite things to do?
Pete: I like playing video games. Like when I get a new one, I’ll play it a ton. I mean, obviously if it’s a good one, I’ll do that, but even if it’s not that great, I still try to get all the way through. I like to see how long it will take me to get through it. And I like watching TV, listening to music. I don’t know, just normal stuff, I guess.
TFE: Favorite food?
Pete: I like a lot of different foods, so it kind of depends on my mood. Like if it’s cold and rainy, I really like spaghetti with meat sauce (not meatballs). It’s like comfortable—comfort food. I like garlic bread with it too, for the same reason. Other times, I really like pizza—either pepperoni or black olives, but not both, obviously.
TFE: Most prized possession?
Pete: Playstation 3. It’s got built-in Blu-ray too.
TFE: Out of the 7 kids trapped in the school you seemed to be the least stressed by the situation initially. Were you worrying under the laid-back exterior or did you still think someone would pick you up?
Pete: Yeah, I actually was kind of laid-back about it at first. Stupid, right? I seriously just did not see it coming—and by it, I mean the rest of the frickin’ week. All of that snow, I just thought it would stop, you know?
TFE: Who do you think was the greatest asset to your group during the time you were trapped? 
Pete: That’s tough to say. Jason, maybe? At least he knew what he was doing (mostly), with the fire bucket and all that. I kind of have a bone to pick with him, though.
TFE: What advice would you offer to someone who finds themselves trapped during a natural disaster?
Pete: Wow, I sort of feel like I’m the wrong person to ask. Don’t be an idiot. How’s that? Repeat: Don’t be a frickin’ idiot!
Thanks for stopping by, Pete!

I also have a signed copy of Trapped up for grabs!

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  1. Excellent interview! I've seen Trapped floating around the blogosphere a few times now and I really wanna read here's to hoping I win!

  2. LOL! "Don't be an idiot." I think that is the best advice I have ever received. Wise words, Pete. And I don't want to even remember a time before my PS3.

    Thanks for the fun interview and giveaway!

  3. I love characters interviews. This was great! Thanks for hanging out with us Pete.

  4. I have seen this book around sounds good can't wait to read it!
    Great giveaway and interview thank you.