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About the Teen: Chidinma Valerii

Hi! I’m Chidinma, but some people also call me Valerii. I am new to the blog, so I thought a great way to start out would be by introducing myself.

I am a freshman at Flower Mound high school right now.

I’m sort of anti-social, but some how end up with the loudest of friends. Or at least I think they are loud. There are some exceptions though.

I’m a major fangirl.  Some of my favorite books are The Percy Jackson series, the Harry Potter books, Every Other Day, and Welcome to Night Vale: a novel. My favorite animes are Bleach, No Game No Life, Fairy Tail, Tokyo Ghoul, and D. Gray-man. I don’t usually watch a lot of TV so I currently have only one favorite show, Miraculous Ladybug. My favorite podcast is Welcome to Night Vale. I have a lot of favorites.

I am also a procrastinator. I usually stay up until eleven to finish all my assignments.

I have frequent headaches. That’s why sometimes I will be clutching my left eye.

One of my favorite lurking spots will be the library.

I really like cats but I am highly allergic to them.

So I’m going to end this with one of my favorite Night Vale quotes.

what is he holding





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About the Teen: Anne Marie

Hey, Anne Marie here! I am a new blogger and member to TAG, and I may be updating you on NaNoWriMo this November. But first, here’s a little about me:

I like:

  • Writing
  • My parakeets
  • Sleep
  • Leverage (the TV show)
  • Welcome to Night Vale
  • Harry Potter
  • Birds (especially birds of prey)
  • Music

I don’t like:

  • Homework that interferes with my sleep
  • messes
  • the fire alarm going off

Ugh. Homework calls. See y’all soon!


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About the Teen: Devon

Salut! Ahoj! Annyeonghaseyo! Hello!

Hi, I’m Devon! I’m new to this blog. Here’s what you should know about me.

  • I am an avid reader and I have ~a lot~ of favorite books. Some of them include The Help, The Princess Bride, and the Percy Jackson series.
  • I love Chris Pratt. Like veryveryvery much. My friends are slightly terrified.
  • I love the TV show Parks and Recreation. Bye, bye, Li’l Sebastian!
  • I consider myself hilarious.
  • I love animals more than the average person. The inside of my head is filled with videos of baby sloths making squeaking noises.
  • Food is life.
  • My favorite movies include Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, The Princess Bride, and any animated Disney movie ever.
  • My personal blog is called Sloths and Books, but I’ve only posted 3 things so don’t go looking for it. It’s not worth it. Srsly.
  • I am bad at introductions, so I’m just going to insert a puppy gif and call it a day.



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About the Teen: Jessica

I thought that because this blog has been a teensy bit quiet for a while, I’m going to end the streak and introduce myself!

So, hello!

The name is Jessica, and I love, love, LOVE to read. Some of my peers think I’m super strange because I love reading “a little too much,” as they would say.

I’m super awkward when it comes to people and my social skills… well, let’s just say that if given the choice, I would rather stay home and watch Netflix than go outside.

My favorite color is sky blue, and I’m bipetual (the word was from a TV show I watched long ago, and it means that I like both dogs and cats). I don’t watch TV often, but I’m a big fan of the BBC Sherlock TV show. I also enjoy watching Steven Universe and the Big Bang Theory.

Anyway, my favorite books (aside from Harry Potter and Percy Jackson series) are:

Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

The Help by Katherine Stockett

Mistborn trilogy by Brandon Sanderson

Red Rising by Pierce Brown (I haven’t read the rest of the series yet)

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

An interesting fact about me: I hate, absolutely HATE, the word moist. Even just typing it makes me cringe.

Now go watch BBC Sherlock if you haven’t already. Please? Pretty please with a cherry on top? It’s totally worth it.

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About the Teen: Harshi

HELLO EVERYONE! My name is Harshi. Yes. Like Hershey Bar. Or Hershey kiss. Fun fact: more boys tend to call me Hershey Kiss than do girls. Just an observation. I should probably tell you things about myself now. I’m Indian, a junior at Flower Mound High School, and a MAJOR TV SHOW FAN. I won’t scare you away with my fangirling(yet). Anyways, I have been in TAG for about half a year and love it. Y’all are so sweet! Ummm what else do I need to tell you? I think that’s it. I’m pretty chill about things and open so yeah. I don’t know how to end this post so here! Have some gifs of DEAN Winchester, who is basically me! (I love how DEAN automatically capitalizes).

I scared you away didn’t I? Oops

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About the Teen: Mayher

Hey guys (and gals)! I’m Mayher (if you can’t tell from the glaringly obvious title).

I’ve been in TAG for about a year now and realized that I haven’t done a blog post, so let’s start off with me introducing myself.

I’m a junior in high school (almost senior)


I absolutely love art, but I have one problem… I’m really not that great at it…


I can be the life of the party…


But also the kid who sits home alone on a Friday night

crying eating ice cream

And I basically put the PRO in Procrastination. You know what they say, AP really stands for Advanced Procrastinators, and this is basically the most accurate description of me the night before a project is due.


Basically, I’m your average stressed out teenager, but I’m Indian so there’s triple the stress.


Well, it was nice meeting you all, and I hope you have a wonderful day.


Oh, and I am the gif queen.



(Nim’s edit: Aw man, gif people are so awesome!)

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About the Teen: Emma

Hi all! My name’s Emma and I’m one of the newer members of TAG. I’m super excited to start posting on this blog!

About Me: 

  • Singer and pianist
  • Freshman in Highschool
  • Avid reader
  • Lover of musical theater
  • Aquarius
  • Member of tons of fandoms (books, movies, musicians/bands, and many more!)


  • Book (standalones) – Fangirl and any novel by John Green
  • Book (series) – Hush Hush, Birthmarked, Enclave, and Divergent
  • TV show – The Originals, Witches of East End, Pretty Little Liars, Being Human, and Finding Carter
  • Movie – Austenland, Moulin Rouge, and Now You See Me
  • Genre – Paranormal, Dystopian, Sci-Fi, Steampunk, and Fantasy
  • Band/Singer – Volcanoes in the kitchen, Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Christina Perri, Joshua Radin, and Christina Grimmie

And if you guys want to be super cool and follow me on goodreads or instagram then you can do so here!

Until next time!

~ Emma

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About the Teen: Shelby

Hey all! I’m the TAG Historian, meaning I help with supplies and take pictures at events. Nim and I coordinate as well as Kirk and I since we do similar things. I’m one of the “original” members I guess, pulled in via Samantha. I’ve done a grand total of two reviews (Fangirl and Harken) and once I finish rereading The Kite Runner, you can probably expect another one from me! In the meantime, however, here’s a bit about me:


  • Junior in high school
  • 17
  • In choir for 6 years now
  • One day younger than Shreya *shakes fists in air out of frustration*
  • Like Samantha, I’m an activist in several things (although I’m quiet about many so as to not upset my bigoted family)

My Favorites:

  • Genre – I’m really not all that picky, but it admit I judge books by their cover. If the cover has a decapitated girl on it (see vlogbrothers Rant on Books on YouTube), that’s an immediate turnoff for me. Also, while I’m not picky on genre, I find that I’ll read one or two sentences of a summary and put books back with a disgusted look on my face. Oops!
  • Field of Study – I consider myself a scientist, as I’m really good at physics and chemistry, and I really love social sciences such as sociology, psychology, and philosophy. I’m constantly conducting social experiments, and if you talk to me for more than five minutes about it, I’ll probably day “I have a theory” more times than you can count.
  • Hobbies – I love writing. It is my absolute passion and I’ve always known it’s what want to do with my life. In tangent to that, I love reading. I own 200+ books last time I counted, and it’s near impossible for me to leave a book store empty-handed. Photography is up there as well, but I haven’t photographed anything in a while. You can find both writings and photographs of mine at should you want to
  • Foods/Drinks – Anyone who knows me at all knows the two things I need to survive are chicken and banana milk – don’t knock it till you try it!
  • Books – The Great Gatsby, Life As We Knew It, Between Shades of Gray, and many more
  • Authors – Ellen Hopkins, F Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Ruta Sepetys, and more…
  • Shows/Movies/Musicals/Operas – My Mad Fat Diary, BBC Sherlock, Doctor Who, Supernatural, Star Trek, Lord of the Rings, Titanic, V for Vendetta, Phantom of the Opera, Love Never Dies, The Producers, Repo! The Genetic Opera, Die Tote Stadt, Rise of the Guardians, etc
  • Music – Really anything that sparks my interest, but my playlist is predominately Kpop and Jrock; go ahead and judge – I’m used to it

Once I graduate, I’d like to study Creative Writing and anything else I can get my hands on (slash pay for). I’m not quite sure what I want to minor in, yet, but I feel like one of them will be something to do with choir, and I’ll probably get a double minor with something else. Who knows?

So that’s me for the most part I guess. I hope you look forward to seeing all of us in the future!

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About the Teen: John

Hello all. I am John, or theslyfox12. I am the Vice President of the Teen Advisory Group. I love to help out where I can. I am interested in all things technology.

  • Currently a Junior at Flower Mound High School
  • I am tech savvy, and love to learn anything new about computers
  • I am the lead programmer for the FMHS Robotics Club
  • I am on the Advanced Computer Science UIL team
  • I love Harry Potter and The Hunger Games
  • I want to major in Computer Science and Aeronautical Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Well that’s all I can think of for now. Make sure to come out to the events we hold. They are always a blast.

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About the Teen: Shreya

Hey everyone! I’m Shreya (or princesshreya-it works because of the double s) and I’m the secretary of the Teen Advisory Group! I’m relatively new to TAG; I joined at the same time as Nim, which was at the beginning of this school year, but I’ve been friends with John, Samantha, and Shelby for years. I’m a new blogger on this site, and I’m really excited about posting book and movie reviews, especially since it’s almost summer!

But first a little about me so that things I might say in my reviews make a little more sense


  • Junior (almost a senior!) in high school
  • 17 years old
  • Social activist
  • Aquarius
  • Proud owner of a Honda Accord
  • Longtime fangirl and otaku
  • Violinist
  • Member of many fandoms ranging from books to TV to movies to anime to real life

Lover of…

  • Peanut M&Ms
  • Thai food
  • Coffee
  • Molten Chocolate Cake
  • anime
  • fanfiction
  • abridged series
  • Marvel/DC
  • Kpop
  • Europe, Japan, and Korea



  • Genres: Historical fiction, mecha, steampunk, fantasy, supernatural; fanfiction: WW2 AU, musician/orchestra AU
  • Books: The Great Gatsby, My Sister’s Keeper, Between Shades of Grey, Life As We Knew It, The Historian, The Other Boleyn Girl, Eat Pray Love, Saving Zoe
  • Authors: F Scott Fitzgerald, Jodi Picoult, Elizabeth Kostova, JK Rowling, Richelle Mead, John Green
  • Series: Vampire Academy, Harry Potter (of course), Mortal Instruments
  • TV Shows: Supernatural, Arrow, Grey’s Anatomy, Bones, Castle, Shark Tank
  • Animes: Ouran High School Host Club, Naruto, Attack on Titan, Sword Art Online, Free!, Hetalia, Evangelion, Sailor Moon
  • Blog: eatyourkimchi
  • Bands: Fall Out Boy, The Cure, The Killers, Skillet, Florence and The Machine, Lana Del Rey, Evanescence, Skylar Grey, Green Day, Imagine Dragons, Snow Patrol, Avril Lavigne, Adam Lambert
  • Movies: Titanic, Inception, Juno, 500 Days of Summer, Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist, Pacific Rim, Silver Linings Playbook, Easy A, She’s The Man, Pitch Perfect, The Perks of Being A Wallflower

So that’s me! I’m looking forward to doing more on this blog.

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