It's a beautiful day. I'm drinking sweet tea. The sun is shining. Life is amazing. I'm on campus this whole weekend, and I have an event that I am attending in one of the residence halls tonight, so that should be very exciting. Basically, I'll be there to support Residence Hall Association, which I am Treasurer of. But the event itself should be fun!
So, last weekend, I gave you character sketches of some of Levi Cranston's (The Magic Video Game) friends. This weekend, I will give you character sketches of his other friends who play tennis. Here we go!
Here are the combined character sketches of Kevin and Caleb Boca. They are twins, so I believe that it would make more sense to give you both character sketches at one time.
* Kevin Simon and Caleb Ian Boca were born on June 21, 1992 in LaPorte, Indiana.
* The twins are of French, Italian, and Irish descent.
* They have two cats: Ben Copeland, who is an orange tabby, and Swami, who is a black and white cat.
* The twins have an older brother, Joe MacArthur, who is almost 16; and Nicole Katelyn, who is 10.
* Kevin has mastered many card games when he was only ten years old.
* Kevin and Caleb both love rock music.
* The twins love to play video games.
* Kevin's favorite color is blue, and Caleb's favorite color is green.
* Caleb is the older twin, by eleven minutes.
* The Boca's have visited France before, since they have some family there.
Now, here is the character sketch of Nathaniel Linden.
* Nathaniel James Linden was born on June 17, 1991 in Chicago, Illinois.
* Until the summer of their freshman year of high school, Nathaniel lived in Crown Point.
* Nathaniel loves Chinese food.
* Although he is not allergic to cats, he is strangely allergic to cats and dogs put together in the same area.
* Like Jack (eventually) and Levi, Nathaniel has asthma.
* Nathaniel's nickname is Lindy.
* Nathaniel knows David Ingram (Rockybado) from classes in middle school, and they are good friends.
* Nathaniel's favorite color is teal.
* Nathaniel has three siblings: Steve, who is 20; John, who is 18; and Kelly, who is 12.
* It is eventually revealed that Nathaniel lives in the same neighborhood as Levi's girlfriend, Mackenzie Burbanks.
And, last but not least, the character sketch of Benny Wickford.
* Benjamin Joseph Killian Wickford was born on May 26, 1991 in Brooklyn, New York.
* He has a twin sister, Bentley Anita Killian.
* Benny has had his nickname since the age of 6, because there was another kid in his kindergarten class who was called Ben.
* His father is in a garage band.
* Benny loves Chinese food.
* Benny's favorite color is red.
* Although Benny has lived in Valparaiso for pretty much his whole life, he did not know Levi and his friends until the summer of their freshman year of high school.
* Benny likes to play video games with his friends, but he also likes to play ping pong and pool.
* After their high school graduation, Benny quits tennis but starts bowling.
* Benny played the French horn in high school.
Here are the rest of Levi's friends! Next week, I will talk more about David Ingram (Rockybado), Andrew Grzedek (The Jazzy Island of Dinosaurs), and Levi Cranston (The Magic Video Game).
However, one disclaimer that I have forgotten to say. The ages of the characters' siblings are not their current ages. The ages that their siblings are reflect back to 2006 at the beginning of the series. I greatly apologize for possibly making that unclear.
And, The Magic Video Game and its sequel, The Tennis Summer, are FREE on Amazon for the rest of the day today, so check them out, if you haven't already!
Have a great week!
It's Friday, which is usually an amazing start to a weekend!
Tomorrow should be very exciting for me because I get to go to a comic-con in Merrillville with my family (this is my first time at this specific comic con, their second time). Also, I have three tests to study for next week! How very exciting.
Before I get into that much excitement, I will talk about Levi Cranston's (The Magic Video Game) best friends, Jack Andrews, David Savino, and Asad Prejesh. Ten quick facts should be enough for each person.
Well, without further ado, here is....Jack Andrews!
* Brian Jackson (Jack) Andrews was born on September 8, 1991 in Valparaiso, Indiana.
* Jack has two sisters: Cameron Michaela, who is 18; and Elyza Jesse, who is 13.
* In The Crazy Chicken Escapade, everyone finds out that Jack is Alessandra Marbanks' (The Jazzy Island of Dinosaurs) cousin.
* Jack does not like country music.
* Jack's favorite color is chartreuse, which is a shade of green.
* Jack eventually finds out that he, like Levi, has asthma.
* In the earlier novels, Jack wears beanies.
* Jack's favorite food is pizza.
* Jack plays tennis, but he prefers bowling.
* By car, Jack lives five minutes away from Levi.
Here is the character sketch of David Savino!
* David Jonathan Savino was born on January 6, 1992 in Crown Point, Indiana.
* David has three older brothers: Kevin Jacob, who is 21; Brett Jason, who is 19; and Matthew Jeffrey, who is 17.
* David had his tonsils taken out when he was six years old.
* David likes to play video games with his brothers.
* David and his brothers also like to play tennis together.
* David's favorite food is anything that ends in "burrito."
* David cannot sing well at all.
* David's favorite color is blue, but he is also partial to red.
* David also lives close enough to Levi, but he lives in a different neighborhood.
* In the later novels, David becomes more interested in bowling; however, he still plays tennis for fun.
And, last but not least, here is Asad Prejesh!
* Asad Prejesh was born on July 25, 1991 in London, England.
* Asad has one sister and one brother: Gupta, who is 13; and Visu, who is 12.
* When trying to say the word "spoon," it comes out as "poon," which is Asad's nickname.
* His family lived in England until he was seven years old.
* Asad's favorite movie genre is comedy.
* Asad has a cat named Pumpkin.
* Asad loves Indian food, which is what his family often makes.
* Asad's family is Indian (heritage tracing directly to India).
* Asad's favorite color is green.
* Asad has worn glasses since he was ten years old.
Here are some of the character sketches of Levi Cranston's best friends. Next week, I will give you more character sketches of his best friends, so stay tuned!
Also, there is one more day when The Jazzy Island of Dinosaurs and its sequel, The Sound of a B Flat, are listed as free on Amazon, so please check them out!
Have a good weekend, everyone!
Hope this weekend has been fun and amazing so far! I went home this weekend, and my family and I spent fifteen short minutes at the Cultural Fest in my hometown. The highlight of my weekend, though, was spending an hour playing classic video games with my brother. He's a sophomore in college, and I'm a senior at another college, so we do not always get a lot of quality time together, just the two of us. However, this has been a good and busy weekend.
Last weekend, I gave you five character traits of Caleb Grzedek's (The Jazzy Island of Dinosaurs) best friends. This weekend, I will give you five more character traits of the same friends, so here we go!
* Tad is an avid fan of baseball, and he eventually plays in high school.
* Tad plays acoustic guitar and drums in the friends' band, but he plays the trombone in the school band.
* Tad is obsessed with frogs, so his nickname could derive from "tadpole."
* Tad's idea for the name of their band was "Northbound" because it was just a random name that came across to him when brainstorming name ideas.
* When Tad's two siblings are in high school, they both play the drums in band.
* In the later novels, Alessandra indicates that she tried out for the volleyball team in middle school but did not make it in.
* Alessandra plays lead electric guitar in the friends' band, and the clarinet in the school band.
* Alessandra's idea for the name of their band was "The Polish Posse." She is half-Polish, and the Grzedek's are three-quarters Polish; however, Alessandra was actually born in Poland, and the Grzedek's were born in the United States.
* Alessandra has a somewhat bossy persona.
* Alessandra's two half-sisters were on the volleyball team in high school.
* Kathryn played volleyball until she was a senior in high school due to a broken ankle.
* Kathryn plays keyboard in the friends' band, and the flute in the school band.
* Kathryn's idea for a name of their band is "Turkey Day" because Thanksgiving is her favorite holiday, and she liked the name.
* In the later novels, Kathryn takes time off from their band because she helps out with her sister's pregnancy. During that time, Andrew Grzedek (Caleb's older brother) takes her place.
* Kathryn is the airhead of their band.
* Mark does not play sports in high school, but he loves to watch soccer.
* Mark plays the drums in both their band and the school band.
* Mark's idea for a name of their band is "Prehistoric Rock" because he likes dinosaurs, and they mostly play rock music.
* Although Mark was born in San Diego, his family lived in Arizona until the time of his adoption.
* Mark is of Irish, German, Portuguese, Peruvian, and Slovenian descent on the sides of his biological parents.
Here are the character sketches of Caleb's best friends. Next weekend, I will give you the character sketches of Levi Cranston's (The Magic Video Game) best friends, Jack Andrews, David Savino, and Asad Prejesh. The weekend following, I will give you the character sketches of his other best friends, Kevin and Caleb Boca, Nathaniel Linden, and Benny Wickford. Then, I will talk about David Ingram (Rockybado), Andrew Grzedek (The Jazzy Island of Dinosaurs), and Levi Cranston (The Magic Video Game). After that, I will give character sketches of those three boys' girlfriends.
Have a great Sunday and an amazing week!
Today is Friday, and it's sunny in the Chicagoland area! I'm a peer leader for my college's Honors Program, and we are going on a retreat to a camp in Wisconsin for the weekend! I am so excited, and I'm sure everyone else who's going is as well!
Before I go to Wisconsin, I, of course, wanted to give you all character sketches of Caleb Grzedek's (The Jazzy Island of Dinosaurs) best friends, Tad Beruve, Kathryn Ashley, Mark Davis, and Alessandra Marbanks. Because there are so many people that I am giving character sketches of, I will only give five facts of each person this week, and five more next week. The week following, I will give character sketches of Levi Cranston's (The Magic Video Game) best friends.
First of all, here is the character sketch of Tad Beruve.
* Cameron Thaddeus (Tad) Beruve was born on October 8, 1993 in Valparaiso, Indiana.
* He is the oldest of three; there is Tad, 12; Shannon, 10; and Andrew, 8.
* Tad is very interested in dinosaurs and has been since the age of five.
* His favorite color is green.
* Tad and Caleb met at at church gathering when they were eleven years old, and they have been best friends since.
Now, here is the character sketch of Alessandra Marbanks.
* Alessandra Katarzyna Kavaszcazch-Marbanks was born on June 13, 1993 in Warsaw, Poland.
* Alessandra has no full-blood siblings; however, she has two older half-sisters, Samantha, 26, and Jane, 23, on her father's side. They never make an appearance in any of the novels.
* Alessandra's biological parents are divorced; she lives with her dad and his fiance. Alessandra's mom lives in Highland, Indiana, with her second husband.
* Alessandra moved to the United States when she was four years old.
* Alessandra is half Polish, while the Grzedek's are three-quarters Polish.
Here is the character sketch of Kathryn Ashley.
* Kathryn Mae Ashley was born on July 2, 1994 in Merrillville, Indiana.
* She is the youngest of all the six full-blood siblings: Krystena, 26; Allen, 23; Jasmine, 21; Jennifer, 18; Alina, 16; and Kathryn, 11.
* Kathryn is very accident-prone.
* Kathryn's favorite colors are pink and purple.
* Kathryn has always liked putting on make-up, even when she was a little girl.
And, last but not least, here is the character sketch of Mark Davis-Ashley.
* Mark Jonathan Davis was born on August 28, 1993 in San Diego, California.
* He has no biological siblings.
* Mark was adopted by Kathryn's family when he was a baby.
* Mark is eleven months older than Kathryn.
* Mark and Kathryn are brother and sister, but they are also best friends.
Here is the first part of the character sketches for Caleb Grzedek's best friends!
Also, be sure to check out Rockybado and A Run in the Game on Friday, September 12th and Saturday, September 13th! They will be listed on Amazon for free on both days, so check them out!
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