By JUSTIN LAMPORT, age 12
Justin Lamport: What inspired you to become a writer?
Sophia Rothman: I have always loved to read. However, it is one thing to enjoy something that someone else wrote and another to feel the satisfaction of knowing that you provided joy for another person. I became a writer because I wanted to spread that feeling of joy (as well as information) to people who read my work.
What is your style? Are you an informative, persuasive or entertaining writer?
I am an informative writer. I think it is important that people know what’s going on in the world, and I try to help by being informative through my writing.
Who are your favorite authors?
Two authors I like are Suzanne Collins and Rick Riordan. However, my favorite author has to be J.K. Rowling. I absolutely love the Harry Potter series and I have read and enjoyed some of her other books as well.
What are your favorite hobbies?
Some of my favorite hobbies include reading, singing, acting and playing sports (soccer and tennis).
If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?
If I could go anywhere in the world I would go to Brazil. I have learned about Rio and I wish that I could go to Carnival. I love soccer and definitely would enjoy both playing and watching it in Brazil. Also, I am learning Spanish at school, so (even though Brazil’s main language is Portuguese) I would be able to get around with two of the languages that are used there.