Connecting with teens around the world Name Kelly Allison Joy Age 17 City Danvers, Massachusetts Star sign Capricorn I live in Danvers, in the suburbs of Boston, and it's a typical town with apartments and huge mansions and regular houses. I can't really describe the countryside, though, because it is ever changing. In Danvers, autumn is cool, and it snows heavily in winter. Spring is still cold, but summer is very hot. I like the fact you can do whatever you want to do - within reason of course - in the US. July 4 is the most important day of the year because it's Independence Day, and we celebrate with fireworks. I love school. I see my best friends there every day. I take Spanish, calculus, English, world history, health, biology, and chemistry, and I usually spend an hour on homework. English is my first language, but I can also speak a few words of French, Spanish, Italian, Albanian, Greek, and even Urdu! I'm in every extra-curricular activity in school, and I run cross country and track, swim and play lacrosse. Running cross country is my favourite sport because running is the best high there is. I love eating chicken Caesar salad and chicken fried rice. I like all types of music, but pop is my favourite. I like watching movies, especially love stories I'm happiest hanging out with my friends at their houses and at the beach, and we usually just chill and talk. I guess my best friend Andrew is my idol, because he is a genius and a musical prodigy, as well as the coolest kid I know. I have five people in my family. I'm close to my Mum, sister, and brother, but I rarely talk to my Dad. I don't have to do a lot of housework; I just have to clean my own room. I wear strictly American brands, such as Hollister, American Eagle and Abercrombie and Fitch - I'm very preppy. People I talk to say I'm very outgoing, and I have an interesting personality. When I grow up, I either want to be famous or be a nurse. I've travelled to Mexico, but I haven't been to Hong Kong. I'd love to go, though.