Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Character Interview: Geery from ExtraNormal

Suze Reese


Welcome to stop #3 on the ExtraNormal Blog Tour, celebrating the release of ExtraNormal by Suze Reese! For more info, check out the ExtraNormal Blog Tour page on Suze's blog.

For my participation day on the blog tour, I knew I wanted to interview one of the characters from ExtraNormal. I really, really enjoyed reading this book (you can find my review here), and there were a lot of great characters, but my favorite without a doubt was Mira's best friend, Geery. So needless to say I was thrilled to be able to interview her! And I'm just as thrilled to share her answers with you here. Enjoy! :)


Thanks for agreeing to chat with me, Geery!
Oh dang. Happy to be here. I mean, seriously happy. This is the first time I’ve talked to a human. You can’t believe how cool that is.

It's cool for me to talk to a nafarian too! So tell us earthlings (or Neoearthlings, rather) a little about everyday life on Nreim. What do you like most, and what do you like least?
Nreim? One word: boring. I mean, I try to make my life interesting, but everything I do seems to upset people. Take our clothing, for instance. Three choices. Honest. Three. They get updated every year, but still. Three. I could go on but it would put us both to sleep.

Life can be boring here too. And speaking of "here," you seem like an expert on pop culture on our planet. How did you learn so much?
Oh no way, I’m not the expert. That’s Mira. She’s crazy incredible. I try to slip her up but I swear it can’t be done. The learning part? In some ways it’s super easy. I mean, total motivation. Nothing is better than Earth media. The hard part is getting hold of the stuff. See, on Nreim, it’s kind of unheard of to try to stand out. It’s actually considered rude to compliment someone’s appearance. The only thing people care about is intellectual stuff. The more you can do with your brain the better. But, rock stars? Movie stars? No way. The closest we come to that is musical composers (never with lyrics) and authors (never fiction). Bo-ring!

So you can’t even imagine how exciting it was to discover the media from your world. Like THE BEST THING. EVER. At first our government tried to keep it all hidden. But there was no way. I mean, it’s so much a part of your world it was bound to leak out. And once it did, bam it was a sensation. And that’s where Mira comes in. She’s got this amazing ability to track down Earth media even when the government has tried to hide it. Nobody knows how she does it. But it’s amazing. And if you know Mira, you’re probably wondering why she doesn’t get in trouble for pulling up contraband media? Well, the government gave up on making it illegal. They just do their best to hide it and hope we kids won’t care enough to look for it. Yeah, right. =)

You can choose how your bedroom looks everyday, right? What does yours look like right now?
Right now? That’s kind of embarrassing. John Travolta is dancing in his white jumpsuit to Saturday Night Fever. He’s the most adorable dork ever I think.

How did you meet your best friend Mira?
I don’t remember. Probably in our mom’s baby carriers. We’ve lived across the hall from one another our entire lives. I bet we winked at each other or something.

When you first found out about Mira and Jesse, what was going through your head?
Oh, I can’t go there. Too painful.

What about now? Have your feelings about him changed?
I’m working on it.

Any guys on your planet that you’re interested in?
Guys? Seriously? About a hundred and none at the same time. Guys are kind of like pets. You know you’d love them if you had them, but you can’t even imagine it until you get one. And for me I’ve got a few years till that’s even possible. So I look at guys, but it’s all just trying to imagine what it’ll be like in the future. I know that sounds crazy to you humans. But that’s how it is.

You were a big part of Mira’s investigations on our planet, even though you never left Nreim. Are you looking forward to your next adventures with her?
Oh totally. I’ve never been so excited about anything in my whole life.

We're excited too!! Thanks, Geery! :)


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17 comments:

  1. Loved the character interview! Geery seems so down-to-earth :) Can't wait to read it :)

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    1. I thought the book was great! Geery is too much fun. Thanks for visiting! :)

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  2. Love the character interview! Guys kinda are like pets. LOL!

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    1. I lol'd at that too!! Thanks for visiting! :)

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  3. Haha, I love Geery's enthusiastic demeanor..but I am starting to think she has an attitude problem...

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    1. Really? I think she's spunky! :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. Hee hee, love the John Travolta. Geery couldn't be a better best friend.

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    1. LOL John Travolta. It so fits her. Thanks for visiting! :)

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  5. Excellent character interview! I love the spunk.

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    1. Me too! Geery's great! Thanks for stopping by! :)

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  6. This was great! Thanks so much for hosting Geery and letting her shine a little bit. You obviously captured her spirit!

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    1. Thank YOU for letting me interview her! I loved it! :)

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  7. Thanks for the great interview!

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    1. I was happy to do it! Thanks for reading! :)

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  8. I love character interviews! THANKS!

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  9. I enjoyed the character interview. Geery sounds like an interesting character. Thanks for the post.

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  10. Very fun character interview.

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