From their ages to their favorite books and summer plans, get to know the kids in Al's Book Club.
Name: Sabrina Fernandez
Age: 10Hometown: Brooklyn, N.Y.
Favorite book: My favorite book is “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe." I like this book because of all the vivid descriptions and the way the gave the characters certain traits. What I also like is that they put certain things that you can’t find in the movie, like when they can feel “spring” and also the “magical” feelings when they hear the name Aslan.
Favorite character: My favorite character is Susan because she acts like me in ways. Perhaps when she acts like their mother because they have no mother with them. It's like when I act very mother like when my mother isn’t there with my sister and me.
Favorite game/hobby: My favorite game is the “eye” game. I like this game because it helps me learn to be quicker in improvisation acting and is a great way to learn new vocabulary words. My favorite hobby is acting, because when you act you don’t have to be yourself. You get to be whoever you want to be, and the best part is that you can create a character and Act silly, crazy or totally out if this world if you want!
Plans for the summer: My plans for the summer is to take more acting classes, a Broadway Showcase boot camp, take a few tennis lessons, start my fencing lessons, continue taking my swimming lessons, get an introduction to tap dancing, and about the second week into August I get a break from all the hard work and I’m off to a 10 day cruise ship in Miami!
Hometown: Brooklyn, N.Y.
Favorite book: "Darkside" by Tom Becker. The books are about a boy named Jonathan Starling and his amazing discoveries. I have read the first book in this series and it's great.
Favorite character: My favorite character of all times is the Beast boy from the "Teen Titan" animated series. He is so cool and can turn into different types of animals.
Favorite game/hobby: I love to play video games, solve brain teasers, skateboard and practice Juijtsu during my free time.
Plans for the summer: I normally go to Haiti and spend the summer with my Dad, an international officer with the UN. This year we will just go to Myrtle Beach.
Hometown: Hoboken, N.J.
Favorite book: I love reading most books, but one of my favorites is "The Alchemyst" (The Nicholas Flamel series) by Michael Scott.
Favorite character: My favorite character is Severus Snape from the"Harry Potter" series. This is mostly because of his outright sinister vibe, and also because of his hazy past that J.K. Rowling doesn’t tell much about.
Favorite game/hobby: I enjoy reading and I like to write sometimes in my free time. I adore the arts — singing, dancing, acting — all of it. Travel is also fun because learning about different cultures is a unique experience I love to have. My favorite out-door game is “Capture the Flag”, and my favorite board game is “Clue” because I love mysteries and logic problem solving.
Plans for the summer: I’m going to hang out with my friends and family, read, and attend a few different activity camps. Basically, I’ll just have that low-key summer where I get to relax and do some of my favorite activities.
Favorite book: My favorite book is "The Best Bad Luck I Ever Had" by Kristin Levine. I enjoyed the book because I learned a valuable lesson on being kind to others and how to treat people.
Favorite character: My favorite character is Sam Carnabie from "The Professors of The Far North." I like this character because he is adventurous and curious like me.
Favorite game/hobby: My favorite hobbies are acting, reading, golf, baseball and traveling with my family to fun and interesting destinations.
Plans for the summer: My summer plans are attending the Intrepid Museum Camp, swim, golf, and tennis camp and traveling to Portugal & Spain.