Character Interview with Chloe from Kody Keplinger's second novel, Shut Out.
Describe yourself in three words
Awesome, awesome, and awesome?
Okay, fine, whatever. That's cheating. Um . . .
Honest, loyal, and sexy.
What are some of your hobbies?
Do boys count as a hobby? Because I think they take up most of my free time. But otherwise, I'd say just hanging out with Lissa, watching high school football games, and driving my car around. I'm pretty chill.
There's no doubt you are a blunt girl. Why do you think it's important to never hold back?
It's just a waste of time. Like, seriously, beating around the bush on things just sucks up time for all parties. Why not just get the truth out there and get it over with? Yeah, maybe some people will get upset, but it's bound to happen anyway. Rip off the band-aid already.
What is your favorite feature on a guy?
Oh, the answer to this question isn't entirely appropriate for all audiences, if you know what I mean. So I'm going to give the G-rated version and say hair. A boy with good hair is a boy I like.
What makes you a good friend?
Other than being one of the coolest people they know?
Haha, I'm kidding. Seriously, though, my friends are the most important people to me. Like LIssa? She gets on my nerves sometimes, sure, but I would anything for that girl. Including going on a stupid no-boys strike. I can't believe she talked me into that one. But it was important to her, and she's important to me. So I'd say that what makes me a good friend is devotion. My friends come first, even over boys.
Anything you wish you would have done differently during the strike?
I wish I hadn't given Kelsey such a hard time all the time. Okay, that's sort of a lie, I love picking on Kelsey. But I got to know her a little during the strike, and she's not quite as bad as I thought. So I wish I'd been a tiny, TINY bit nicer to her in the beginning. Not much, though. Let's not go overboard here or anything.