Character Interview with Devon (Escape Theory by Margaux Froley)

Hello friends,
We kicked the week off with an excerpt from Emblaze by Jessica Shirvington (enter to win a copy here).

Today, we have another treat for you...

A character interview with Devon from Escape Theory by Margaux Froley. If you're not familiar with Escape Theory here's the synopsis.
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Sixteen-year-old Devon Mackintosh has always felt like an outsider at Keaton, the prestigious California boarding school perched above the Pacific. As long as she’s not fitting in, Devon figures she might as well pad her application to Stanford’s psych program. So junior year, she decides to become a peer counselor, a de facto therapist for students in crisis. At first, it seems like it will be an easy fly-on-the-wall gig, but her expectations are turned upside down when Jason Hutchins (a.k.a. “Hutch”), one of the Keaton’s most popular students, commits suicide.

Devon dives into her new role providing support for Hutch’s friends, but she’s haunted by her own attachment to him. The two shared an extraordinary night during their first week freshman year; it was the only time at Keaton when she felt like someone else really understood her. As the secrets and confessions pile up in her sessions, Devon comes to a startling conclusion: Hutch couldn't have taken his own life. Bound by her oath of confidentiality—and tortured by her unrequited love—Devon embarks on a solitary mission to get to the bottom of Hutch's death, and the stakes are higher than she ever could have imagined.

Character Interview

Hi Devon! Welcome to our blog. Tell us, do you have a celebrity doppelgänger? Who is it?
Hmmm... maybe on a good day when I know what to do with my hair, I can kind of look like Nina Dobrev. I think my face is round like hers, plus I love The Vampire Diaries.

If you can travel anywhere in the world someday, where would you go, who will you take with you and why?
I’ve always wanted to go to Prague. From the pictures I’ve seen it looks so romantic, like a Grimm’s fairy tale.

What is the hardest thing about working as a Peer Counselor?
It’s the hardest thing, and it’s the one rule we have to follow as a Peer Counselor...don’t give advice. It seems like maybe you should be able to make suggestions like you would if you were talking to a friend, but you can’t. You just have to help the subject find their own answers...and that can be really tough.

Author Margaux Froley
Book: Matilda, Roald Dahl.

Movie: Cruel Intentions, such a classic.

Music/Band: Wilco.

Food: Sushi.

Dessert: Nutter Butter cookies.

Thanks to Devon for answering our questions. Escape Theory is now available in stores and in your local library (if not, tell your librarian to get it).

Learn more about and connect with author Margaux Froley on Twitter, Facebook and her blog.

Happy reading everyone!

-Michelle & Leslie

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