Interview with Raven from August Moon by Tammy Morea
Today we have the opportunity to get to know Raven, the female Protagonist of August Moon. Please make her feel welcome!
T: Thanks for talking to us today Raven.
R: Oh! No problem, I’m always up for a conversation. I love to talk.
T: Great! It’s much easier to interview someone who loves to talk. So you just moved from Brooklyn, a borough in New York City. To Atlantic Beach, a small beach town on Long Island. Are you finding it difficult to adjust to the change?
R: Well, it definitely was kind of a culture shock. Brooklyn is all congested with lots of people, buildings and traffic, plus there aren’t many trees. And Atlantic Beach is all wide open space, with the beach and all. The Air just seems cleaner, ya know.
T: It sounds like it’s a beautiful place to live. I’m glad you are adjusting well. It must be hard for you being that you’re going into your senior year of high school in the fall. Are you nervous about going to a new school?
R: I was very upset about it when my parents told me we were moving. I wanted to graduate with all my friends, plus I was worried that no one would like me. I am really lucky that my cousin Jo moved to Atlantic beach, two years ago, that made it a lot easier to make friends. So I’m not as nervous about going to my new high school in September.
T: Speaking of Jo, from what I understand she is not only your cousin, but your best friend. Did you see each other a lot growing up?
R: Just about every day! She lived down the block from me in Brooklyn. When she moved, I literally thought I was going to die. I cried for like a week straight.
T: Well then I am happy that you two are back together again!
R: Me too, “were thick as thieves”, as my Mom always says.
T: Is there a certain Boy who has captured your attention?
R: Yes, Quinn, but if you don’t mind, I’d rather not talk about him right now. It’s still very painful.
T: I’m sorry, I did not mean to upset you, let’s forget about him and do something fun. Will you answer a few rapid-fire questions before you go to help everyone get to know you better?
R: Absolutely, those are fun! I’m ready…
T: Dogs or Cats?
R: Dogs, I like cats too, but I am definitely a dog person.
T: Vanilla or Chocolate?
R: Vanilla, always. I don’t really like chocolate. Weird, I know.
T: Books or movies?
R: Books are always better than the movie, I love to read. But I’m kinda a movie buff too.
T: Ketchup or mustard?
R: Oh definitely, ketchup.
T: Summer or winter?
R: Summer! Who likes the winter?
T: Looks like our time is up Raven, Thanks for stopping by. I guess we will have to check out your story in August Moon to see what has made you so upset by just mentioning Quinn’s name. Whatever it is, I do hope you feel better soon.
R: Yea, me too. Thanks for having me.