JJJ Book Club: Gracie Dzienny Hopes To Be A 'Hero'

JJJ Book Club: Gracie Dzienny Hopes To Be A 'Hero'

Gracie Dzienny plays a hero on television and her book tastes don’t fall far away from that message.

The 15-year-old actress (today’s her birthday!) met up with the JJJ Book Club to talk about her faves. Check them out below!

What is your favorite book and why?
My favorite book is “Hero” by Mike Lupica. I love this book because the main character is a super hero and I play one on Supah Ninjas. I love how the author goes in depth about the main character’s life and how hard it is to keep his secret! It’s totally like my character, Amanda, so I can relate.

Why should everyone read it?
Everyone should read “Hero” because I think it is a relatable story about a teen looking for courage and strength. It’s also an action-packed story, so you won’t want to put it down.

What’s the first book you remember reading?
Well, when I was really little my dad would always read “The Butter Battle Book” by Dr. Seuss to me. It was my favorite!

Do you judge the book by its cover?
I think I do sometimes! I’m an artist and a doodler, so cute photography or a fun little graphic always catches my eye. The brighter, more interesting book covers intrigue me a little more than the dark ones.

How do you feel about all the books being made into movies?
I think it depends on the book. I enjoy reading about the characters’ back story so I sometimes miss learning about those details when books are made into movies. I also like picturing in my mind what the characters looks like. Sometimes Hollywood surprises me with their casting choices!

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