Anna, 18, Edina
Hobbies: Volleyball, badminton, biking, music, writing
Favorite Books/Authors: Ally Carter, The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart, The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein, and Arthur Miller
Annnelies, 16, Wayzata
Hobbies: Tae kwon do, reading, computer programming/web design, Minecraft, piano, school, Doctor Who, friends, manga, and working.
Favorite Books/Authors: Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling, Suzanne Collins, Michael Scott, Ready Player One by Ernest Cline, Diane Duane, Pandora Hearts series by Jun Mochizuki, Graceling by Kristin Cashore, Cornelia Funke, and a great many more that haven't come to mind at the moment.
Laura, 15, Minneapolis
Hobbies: Running, cross country skiing, hanging out with friends, reading, and painting.
Favorite Books/Authors: Hunger Game series by Suzanne Collins, Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling (especially book seven!), and many of the Jodi Picoult novels.
Shamily, 13, Maple Grove
Hobbies: Reading, writing, listening to music, playing the flute, painting, drawing and watching movies.
Favorite Books: Harry Potter series (mainly 1, 4, 5, and 7) by JK Rowling, The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins, The Giver and Number the Stars by Lois Lowry, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, the Inkheart trilogy by Cornelia Funke, Wicked by Gregory Maguire.
Sammi, 17, Eden Prairie
Hobbies: Softball, kung fu, fashion, reading, languages
Favorite Books/Authors: Gardens of Water by Alan Drew, The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky, The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath, A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens, The Lord of the Flies by William Golding
Tatum Odland, 17, Plymouth
Hobbies: Horseback riding (dressage), playing bass guitar, listening to music, going to concerts (hardcore), and horror movies.
Favorite Books/Authors: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath, Dracula by Bram Stoker, Frankenstein by Mary Shelley.
Iman, 16, Wayzata
Hobbies: Marine biology, science, reading, playing video games, chocolate, and swimming.
Favorite Books/Authors: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel series by Michael Scott, The Secret series by Pseudonymous Bosch, The Secret Books of Gabendor by J. Michael Blumer, and The Magic Tree House series by Mary Pope Osborne, The Skulduggery Pleasant series by Derek Landy, Ella Minnow Pea by Mark Dunn, The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins, The A.B.C. Murders by Agatha Christie, Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie, and The Giver by Lois Lowry
Jenica, 15, Wayzata
Hobbies: Math, reading, painting, eating, and sleeping.
Favorite Books/Authors: Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte, the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling, The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins, the Redwall series by Brian Jacques.
Victoria, 17, Maple Grove
Hobbies: Reading, writing, hanging out with friends, anime, sleeping in, playing piano and swimming.
Favorite Authors/ Books: Louisa May Alcott, Juliet Marillier, John Green, Philip Pullman, Jane Austen, Denis Lehane, Tracy Chevalier, and Perfume by Peter Suskind.