My YA Life in Book Titles

YA life

Another awesome survey that Jamie at the Perpetual Page Turner created! Somehow I completely missed this one… I decided I wanted to fill it out as well, which was about 2 months ago. Yes, two months, don’t judge me! I found it insanely hard to fill out and only just finished it now. Now, finally, I present to you: My YA Life in Book Titles!



How would you describe your 16 year old self?: The Lost Girl (I’m not kidding, I was hopelessly lost when I was 16, the worst part was when I realized it myself… I’m glad to say that things look a lot better at 19!)

When You Looked Into The Mirror What Did You See:  The Different Girl (I’ve always had different priorities than my classmates, when drinking yourself into stupor was their priority I would be sipping a soda in the corner, partying every Friday and Saturday? I would be sitting at home reading a book. I was considered different, and if being sensible is what being different entails, boy am I glad to be different!)

Your 16 your old self outlook on life/motto: Countdown (I was literally counting down the months till I graduated, I didn’t like High School, or rather the high school I went to at that time, and I couldn’t wait to move on. I was constantly telling my self to push on and counting down the days)

How You Think People Would Describe Your Personality:   Geek Girl (Because I like to read, or so I’ve been told)

Describe An Insecurity In High School: Is Everybody Hanging Out Without Me? (I have always worried about being left out, its one of my biggest insecurities… Though I do know how to manage this insecurity better nowadays!)

Describe Your Worst Trait As A Teen: Panic (I was a huge worrier, I used to over think and over analyse everything, and panic when things went south. I don’t always panic anymore, although everyone has those moments, but I still overanalyse and worry a lot haha)

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Describe Your Worst Trait As A Teen:  Invisibility (I wanted to be invisible, without realizing I pushed people away. Not my friends or something, but definitely potential friends. I just closed myself off. Worst trait ever).

Describe the contents of your diary/journal: To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before (Yup, that’s me right there! Also, I can’t wait to read this book!)

Your biggest Fear:  Whispers (I was paranoid! I always thought people where talking about me! I still do occasionally, but now I own it)

You excelled at: How to be Good  (I was a good girl, for the most part! I think… Lol)

You were always concerned about: Losing It (This kinda speaks for itself right?)

You Thought Your Life Was:  Something Like Normal (It was for the most part!)


Your Love Life

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How would you sum up your high school love life?: The Lonely Hearts Club  (Nothing to tell really… I wasn’t going to string a those guys that did like me along , and the guys I did like didn’t like me back)

Describe your most serious boyfriend when you were a teen:Silence (Looking back, I don’t think there were any serious boyfriends at all)

Describe your first kiss: Sloppy Firsts (It was horrible… Like sloppy and too much tongue shoved in my mouth *shudders*)

Your philosophy on dating/love: One Day (Someday, there’s going to be a guy that’ll float my boat, until I’ll just sample and wait patiently. Yes, I realize how terrible the ‘floating my boat’ comment was, bwhaha)

Describe Your Worst Break Up:  Beautiful Disaster (What should’ve been something beautiful became ugly really fast. It wasn’t pretty and I was a big fat mess. The whole thing was a horrible disaster)

Your Family

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Your relationship with your mom as a teen: Never Let Me Go (I called her about every single thing that happened, I was so insecure, that I called her when I felt bad about something or when something awesome happened. We were super close and still are!)

Your relationship with your dad as a teen: Golden (We’ve always been close and had a great relationship! We had our moments, don’t get me wrong, we are just insanely similar and that’s bound to end up in some ugly fights, but we’ll always remain super close!)

Your relationship with a sibling:  Love You Hate You Miss You (Love her to pieces, we can also annoy each other to no end, but we always end up making up because we’re best friends)

What you thought about your parents rules/parenting style:  Lucky (They mostly were pretty relaxed, though strict when necessary)


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Your Social Status: The Perks of Being a Wallflower (Yup, Wallflower pretty much sums me up)

Describe Your Group Of Friends: The Last Summer (I only found real friends later on, we were pretty close and had a lot of fun together!)


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Your Perception Of High School Upon Entering: Dare you To ( I went to school in a pretty small town and my high school was in the city. I thought it was super scary and it definitely took some courage to actually go haha)

Your relationship with academics: The Ask and the Answer (Pretty normal I think…)

Your Weekends Were: More (My weekends were everything! From hanging out with friends, to book-and-movie-marathons, weekends were the moment to take a breather!)

If Your High School Life Was A Movie It would be called: Being Sloane Jacobs (though instead of Sloane Jacobs it would be Being Iris of course)

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Your Senior Year Was: Pushing the Limits (Senior year was crazy and way to busy… I couldn’t always handle it and had some moments that things almost became too much for me to handle. Luckily I survived… by pushing myself, hard!)

Describe prom: Starry Nights (It was a night that’ll always stay with me. There was lots of laughing, lots of talking, and lots of dancing. For me though, it was all of my friends that made Prom so unforgettable for me!)

When High School Ended It Was: Linger (While I wanted to get out of High School as soon as possible, there was a part of me that wanted to linger)

The Future

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How You Felt About The Prospect of College: The Beginning of Everything (Now, I had a few setbacks and I’m actually only starting University upcoming school year, but it’ll be the beginning of everything! I know what I want to do in the future, and university is the first step to reaching that goal.)

How You Thought Your Life Would Be At 19: Starters (I thought I would be well on my way to the actual job market, turns out, I’m only starting University this year. Really, I’m happy with how things are right now, but its going just a little bit slower than I expected it to go.)

Your Life Now

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Describe Your Love Life Now: Transparent (Uhm, yeah…  There’s nobody special at the moment)

Describe The State Of Your Friendship With Your High School BFF: Entwined (We really don’t see each other that much, but we’re still very much BFF’s! and I really think that it’ll never really change)

Your Relationship With Your Parents Now: Everbound (We’re still really close, maybe even closer than before!)

Biggest Lesson You Learned In High School: Smart Girls Get What They Want (In the end hard work pays off, always. Its something that I learned pretty fast and I know that fighting for what you want and being smart  want is the way to reach those goals.)


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  1. 24/01/2014 / 10:22

    That was very clever. ;) Nice! I think I was (who am I kidding?! AM) a Wallflower too. I love that book. ;)

    • Iris
      27/01/2014 / 11:40

      Haha! Yay for us Wallflowers! The book is brilliant and I thought the movie was very good as well :)

  2. 24/01/2014 / 16:13

    Yeah this survey was SO difficult for me as well. Like, I knew the answers but it was tough matching book titles to them. But you did great! I especially like the title you chose for your relationship with your sister, as I think a lot of people can relate to Love you Hate you Miss you with their own siblings. Not based out of my own experience because I’m an only child, but that’s why I noticed from my friends who do have siblings! As an only child I always found that very interesting.

    I really recognize myself in this survey. We were really alike at 16! Like, counting down the days is something I did up until my fourth year (I went to the Havo, so I had 5 years but luckily it changed for me in my final year of high school).

    • Iris
      27/01/2014 / 11:44

      Answering was a pain in my butt! Its why it took me so long to finish. I got so frustrated with answering some of these that I just had to take a breather every now and then… and I left some questions out.

      Yeah, the title with about the relationship with my sister I was really happy about, because it just sums everything up. I love that girl, but every now and then she can be *Ugh!* haha, you know what I mean, but in the end, I love her more than anything and when she’s not here I miss her, always.

      I read your survey as well and I think we indeed were very alike at 16. I hope things will change out of High School as well. It changed for the better when I started VWO though, it was mainly my 5 years of Havo that I really hated.

      Thanks for another brilliant and thoughtful comment Kim! I love it when you stop by.

  3. 24/01/2014 / 19:28

    Aww I love it! I’m currently a senior in high school and my love life is not really important right now haha. Studies first ;) Boys can wait. And I feel like it’s boring when you already found your soul mate when you’re in high school… there’s no more mystery or thrill on who the right guy is you know? Now that I’m in my last year of high school, I totally see myself as different as everyone else, and I’m very happy about that.

  4. Iris
    27/01/2014 / 11:49

    I agree! Studies first and then boys.

    If it happens (falling in love) it just happens. Its how I see it, I’m not looking for a relationship at the moment, because I’ll be moving out soon and I want to travel and so much more. I feel like a relationship would maybe hold me back from doing what I’ve always wanted to do. But on the other hand, if you’ve found the guy that makes you happy, you’ll make it work. I’m not looking, and love would probably have to smack me in the face for me to notice it haha.

    Thanks for stopping by Leigh!

  5. 30/01/2014 / 13:11

    This is so cool! I think I’m going to put this on my to do list ;)

    Have you read all the books that you mentioned? I don’t think I know enough book titles that describe my life – I think it’ll take me longer than you to complete it :P

    • Iris
      31/01/2014 / 18:27

      I’ve read most of them :) Though some titles I looked up on Goodreads and all, because really, I couldn’t have answered some of the questions otherwise… I loved this as well! Its just so original and that’s why I took the time to answer all the questions.

      Thanks for stopping by!

  6. 31/01/2014 / 17:07

    Aw I love all your answers! And I can relate so much to being different from everyone else who liked partying and drinking! I honestly prefer staying at home with a good book. And I do feel the same way about my highschool, I really hated it too and wanted to graduate and get to college real fast! When I did get to college though, I started to miss my highschool (even if I still acknowledged the fact that I really hated that place).

    Oh, and it really cracked me up when you answered the Lonely Hearts Club – because I feel the same way too! I guess we just haven’t met the right guy yet. (Or maybe we’re just more into fictional guys…)

    This is just so great and clever I’m actually thinking of answering it too! (Even if I am so late)

    • Iris
      02/02/2014 / 00:28

      I really prefer staying at home with a book as well, I’m just really glad I’m not the only one :) and I can understand missing High School, because its been a part of your life an all… While it wasn’t the most fun place (for both of us) there have been fun times as well. Those I will miss!

      I’m sure we’ll meet that Mr. Right Guy someday! For the time being, them fictional guys will do! They can’t get any better right?! haha

      You should answer this Survey! If you need some help, let me know! And of course I’ll stop by if you post it <3

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