My Weekend: Hannah Stobie

Hannah Stobie
Hannah Stobie
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Hannah Stobie, 15, is an aspiring writer and attends Bay House School and Sixth Form, Gosport. When she’s not writing, Hannah is busy studying for next year’s GCSEs.

What was the last book you read?

To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee. My English 
class studied this novel as part of my GCSE curriculum. The storyline goes back to late 1930s America when racism was widely accepted as part of society. The novel is told through the eyes of a young girl as she watches her father defend a black man in a court case. She is taught empathy by her father and experiences the events that occur afterwards.

What’s your favourite way to relax?

I’m the type of lazy teenager who loves sitting at home on my laptop or with my phone. I’m mostly found looking at social media sites, most commonly YouTube and Tumblr. Or I love watching TV shows and anime (Japanese cartoons) online. I also like to look at the news apps on my phone, just so I don’t completely lose touch with the world outside my window. Another thing I like to do when I have time to kill is to read. At the moment I’m reading The Fault in Our Stars by John Green which has had a major increase in popularity among people of my age group, particularly the girls.

What was the last film you saw at the cinema or on DVD?

My family and I recently went to see Disney’s Maleficent at the cinema. The story is an alternative version of the classic fairytale Sleeping Beauty. However, it mainly focuses on the character of Maleficent, the well-known antagonist of the tale. 
Although the film could have been better in my opinion, in terms of modern Disney films (which have lately left a lot to be desired) the movie was better than we have seen from Disney since Wall-E. 

What do you watch on TV?
At the moment I’m watching Teen Wolf which now that I think about it sounds cheesy and like a typical cliché teenage-vampire-romance (and it is). But I can’t get enough of it. If you like Twilight, then you’re going to love Teen Wolf even more. I also watch things like BBC’s Sherlock and Supernatural.

So which TV programmes do you avoid?

I tend to avoid most other TV shows. At the moment it’s all reality TV, soaps and general lifestyle shows. Sometimes I wonder if I’m the only person on the planet that has no interest in how to make orange soufflé or how bad Natasha’s fake tan is. The very mention of Big Brother or TOWIE has me sighing in dismay.

What about the last theatre show you saw?

It was with my school, we went to see The Woman In Black (originally a novel by Susan Hill) in London. The show was dead on the book and there were more than a few people huddling in fear.

Where’s good for a day out locally?

For someone of my age group, a good day out would probably be to the beach or to the local creek. However, if you’re not into chilling on the beach or anything involving water, then there are quite a few museums and galleries that people can go to.