I am so pleased to be sharing this interview with Aadhya– a brilliant young blogger that I have really enjoyed the work of! Feel free to check out her blog which will be linked below.
Thanks so much for being a part of this interview. Tell us a little bit about yourself and what your blog is about.
My name is Aadhya. I’m 11 years old and I live in British Colombia, Canada. I love to read, write, sing and listen to music. I love camping, cooking, dancing, swimming, origami, coding, hanging out with my friends, and trying new activities! I love dogs, cats, and pigs (yeah, I just said pigs). I am also in an organization for girls called Girl Guides of Canada. In my free time, I work on my small fundraising project to support some charity organizations. I make and sell handmade greeting cards and donate the income to Cystic…
So as you probably already know, by reading my other book reviews, I am a curious reader, and I enjoy reading drama. Well, guess what? It’s time to add to that list. I also looooooove mystery. I prefer mystery over many other types of books except drama. Anyway, in today’s post, I’m reviewing a book called “The Strangers” by Margaret Peterson Haddix.
Margaret Peterson Haddix is the author of many books including, The Greystone Secrets Series, The Missing Series, The 39 Clues Series and much more. Haddix mainly writes young adult fiction. She lives in Columbus, Ohio with her husband and two children.
The story was about three siblings, Finn, Emma, and Chess Greystone. They heard the news that three kids from Arizona, who were also siblings, had been kidnapped. Strangely, the three kids had the same first and middle names as Greystone and the same birthdays. Also, they had some similar features. The Greystone sibling’s suspicions risen as the day after they heard the news, their mom left on a business trip, not telling them any detail or when she was coming back. She left them with Mrs. Morales and her daughter, Natalie. The Greystone’s don’t quite get along with Natalie at first, but later on start trusting her. Emma, Finn and Chess were afraid their mom was in danger, so they went in search of clues back at their house to figure out what was going on. An unexpected surprise awaits them there.
I really liked this book. It had lots of mystery and excitement. My favourite part of the book was around the end, I can’t say much because otherwise, I’d spoil it. Honestly, my least favourite part of the book was when the Greystones and Natalie ended up leaving their parents somewhere (again can’t say much because I’d spoil it).
I would definitely recommend this book to 10-13 years olds. This book takes you on a thrilling adventure filled with twists you won’t see coming. A person who prefers mystery over comedy would definitely enjoy this book. It’s a great way to get your brain thinking about what’s going to happen next. Would you read this book?
I was recently nominated for the Vincent Ehindero Blogger Award by Maya from Maya’s Life and Travels . Thank you so much, Maya, for nominating me for this award. Be sure to go check out Maya’s blog by clicking here. And my gratitude to Vincent Ehindero for creating such a unique blogger award to inspire upcoming bloggers and starting the chain of the award.
Thank the person who nominated you with a link to their blog.
Post the rules.
Make a post of the Award (with a photo of the Logo)
Ask 5-10 Questions of your choice.
Nominate 10-20 other bloggers (or more) and notify them.
Maya’s Life and Travel’s Questions and My Answers:
1.If you had to live one place in the world where would it be?
Canada, where I am right now.
2.What do you do when you are not blogging?
I listen to music, do homework, spend time with my friends and family, play the guitar, and sit in my room.
3.What is your favourite song?
Probably, A Little Longer by Lauren Presley and Sam Will or Turn Back Time by Daniel Schulz.
4.If you had a chance to go to Dubai, where would you go first?
I would 100%, definitely go to see the Burj Khalifa.
5.What’s the most disgusting thing that you have ever eaten?
A celery smoothie.
6.If you could meet a celebrity, who would you meet?
7.If you could swap lifestyles with one person, who would it be?
8.Why did you decide to create a blog?
I started blogging in June of 2020 during the quarantine. It wasn’t that easy for me during that time, it was really stressful with school, being safe wherever I went and being away from family. I needed some way to release my thoughts and I did not have blogging on my mind, but it still happened, so here I am.
Today I’m going to be sharing my top 10 most favourite songs. I listen to music 24/7. My parents are always like, “You’re on your phone again?!” and I’m always like, “I’m changing my music!” So it’s legit, I listen to music 24/7. When I listen to music, I feel free in my own world, until my mom tells me to do other things I hadn’t done. Anyway, here are my top 10 favourite songs:
changes – XXXTentacion – XXXTentacion is one of my favourite rappers. This song was his last single release since he was killed on June 18, 2018. When I first heard this song, I really didn’t like it until I heard other songs by the rapper. I normally listen to this song when I’m sad, mad or even just not in the mood. It feels like a hug from a friend you haven’t seen in years or a smile from a loved one you’ve lost.
Gameboy – Jayden Bartels – This song just makes me happy. When I’m alone, I dance to it or sing-a-long (It’s embarrassing, which is why I do it alone). Jayden Bartels is one of my favourite actors, singers and YouTubers. I have been listening to her ever since quarantine started and I’ve been watching her since probably (Idk) like 2019 (something like that).
Brown Eyes – Keeley Elise – Why not? I have brown eyes. My friend had mentioned this song, so I started listening to it and it stuck. Btw, most songs are about blue or green eyes, so this one was a first forme. This is the only Keeley Elise song I’ve ever really listened to. I always plan on listening to another one of her songs, but I always forget.
lie to me – Tate McRae, Ali Gatie – I started listening to this song a day after it was released. It’s the first song I added to my playlist. Tate McRae and Ali Gatie are both Canadian singers (Note: Ali Gatie is also part Iraqi). I listen to Tate McRae a lot I’ve heard many of her latest releases. She is also known for being the first Canadian finalist on the American reality show – So You Think You Can Dance. I haven’t really listened to Ali Gatie. I’ve only listened to two of his other songs. So altogether, three.
Lighthouse – Bars and Melody – I first saw Bars and Melody (Bars: Leondre Devries, Melody: Charlie Lenehan) on Britain’s Got Talent. They were Simon Cowell’s golden buzzer. I’ve listened to so many of Bars and Melody’s songs. They sang, “Lighthouse“ in the Champions of America’s Got Talent. I’ve been listening to it ever since I saw their performance.
A Little Longer – Lauren Presley, Sam Will – I just like this song. There isn’t really any reason why. I just like listening to it. This is the only song I’ve heard from both artists.
Turn Back Time – Daniel Schulz – This song also makes me happy. It’s the only Daniel Schulz song I’ve heard, but I love it! It randomly popped up on my Spotify homepage and I started listening to it and now I love it!
Heaven – Kane Brown – Kane Brown is one of my favourite country singers. I love his songs (which is a miracle because I don’t really like country music). This song is my favourite song by him right now. It’s great!
Don’t Play – Anne Marie, KSI, Digital Farm Animals – I actually just started listening to this song, but it’ still in my top 10. I’ve listened to a lot of Anne Marie’s songs. I haven’t heard many songs from KSI or Digital Farm Animals. All I know is that KSI is a YouTuber and Digital Farm Animals is a DJ. Again, I just overall love this song.
Princesses Don’t Cry – CARYS – They don’t? When I saw the title of this song I was like, “This song is going to be Barbie related.” Of course, I was wrong. I love this song, its lyrics is very true. CARYS (Aviva Mongillo) said in an interview that she took stereotypes about women and made it into a song. She explained that stereotypes about women were that they’re overdramatic, soft and fragile. Not true! Once again, I love this song!
You probably haven’t heard most of them. These songs, I found during quarantine. I was constantly on Spotify (still am) and went through a ‘million’ playlists. Also, I think one or two of these songs aren’t clean (just a note). Music plays a big role in my life which is why I decided to write this post!
Do you know any of these songs? What are some of your favourite songs?
For some reason, it feels like forever since I last posted or I’m just in a good mood. No idea. Anyway, I decided it was time I shared another one of my fears with you. In my post on “The Story of My Biggest Fear”, I got a request to post something else like it. This fear, I’m not over it’s a current fear of mine.
When I was in 4th grade, I fractured my ankle after skating. I’d always hated skating, but still, I got registered in the class so that I could learn basic skating skills. I had my first class a day after I came home from vacation. I know right, great idea to walk on ice a day after coming home from a place that isn’t where you live. If I had gotten a break day, then I think I would have been fine.
Anyway, my dad drove me to the local rink. I put on my skates and my dad helped me tie them up. I was doing fine in the first couple of minutes during the class. Then all of a sudden *thump* I fell and all my weight was put on my left leg. The funny thing was I didn’t scream or cry. The instructor only asked me if I was ok and I said yeah, I think so, so she said get up, but I couldn’t. After, there was another lady who rushed over and put me in a chair, then took me to a bench off the rink. She helped me take my skates off, and then I started crying. My dad also ran over. They examined my ankle and iced it too. Soon after, my dad went to grab the car, and then we went to the emergency room.
My parents got me into a wheelchair and took me in. I had some x-rays done and they were painful! That’s when we found out I had fractured my ankle. I spent a week at home in pain. When I went to school, I wasn’t on crutches and I wasn’t walking. It wasn’t quite easy for me to walk on crutches, so I was in a wheelchair for two weeks. I went to the hospital a few times for orthopedists to see how my ankle was doing.
The school was pretty normal. I still participated in PE since we were playing badminton. Technically I didn’t miss out on a lot. After two weeks in a wheelchair, I switched to crutches and started sleeping without my cast. Before I had fractured my ankle, I didn’t feel like it was that big of a deal sleeping without a cast, but after I experienced it, it felt like I won the Olympics.
I stuck to crutches for two weeks, then started walking slowly while wearing my cast. I’ll admit it wasn’t that easy walking only in a cast with no support. I stayed in the cast, alone, for a week. After I got my cast off, I got my shoe back. It was like winning the lottery (not kidding).
This might be shocking, but the worst part was doing physiotherapy. It was sooooooooooo painful and difficult. It was worst than actually breaking my leg. I did physiotherapy for about 2-3 months. My parents were very supportive and helpful. I managed to go to Girl Guide tent camp in a cast (Btw I spent two nights there without my parents). When I came home, my parents had a trophy ready for me (turns out there are a lot of achievements when you get hurt).
So, that’s technically my story. When I started running again, my friends were celebrating. Oh yeah, and of course, all my friends were really helpful, they always had my back and that made it really easy for me. My dad was the most helpful and supportive. He stayed home from work to take care of me and when I was facing new challenges at the time, my dad was right behind me the whole way.
Anyway, I am currently really, really, soooooooo, very, definitely, surely, without a doubt, indeed scared of skating. It’s my current BIGGEST FEAR! I’m more scared of skating than I am of snakes and spiders. Every doctor I’ve seen tells me over and over, “It’s a life skill you’ll need. Just try it out.” Trust me, I’ve given a thought to this, but no, nuh uh, nada, niet, by no means, negative, under no circumstances, not at all happening. Yes, skating is something most people should learn, but I’m just scared. I know it isn’t possible to get over fear if you don’t try. I guess I just want to wait ‘til I’m ready.