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The Monday Poll: Coming Apocalypses

2012 April 9
by Gretchen Kolderup
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Good morning, Hub readers!

Last week, we asked about covers that desperately needed a makeover. Of the options we gave you, Whale Talk by Chris Crutcher was deemed most in need of a new cover. In the comments, Katie wrote, “I just have to say that you HAVE to read Whale Talk if you haven’t already because it’s one my most favoritest books of all time and I LOVE it! It definitely needs a new cover so more people are enticed to pick it up.” Thanks to all of you who voted! You can see detailed results of all of our previous polls in the Polls Archive.

This week, we want to extrapolate from YA lit to the real world, and pose to you this question: what’s the most likely (or most interesting) apocalypse presented in YA lit? Will it be zombies, robots, illness, or a natural disaster that kill most of us, leaving a brave hero or heroine to overcome adversity in a post-apocalyptic world? Vote in the poll below–or leave a comment if we’ve left off an important kind of apocalypse.

Which is the most likely (or most interesting) apocalypse foretold in YA lit?

  • Epic Natural Disaster (Life As We Knew It; Ashfall) (50%, 61 Votes)
  • Plague/Illness-Based Apocalypse (The Eleventh Plague) (23%, 28 Votes)
  • Zombie Apocalypse (Forest of Hands and Teeth; Rot & Ruin) (20%, 24 Votes)
  • Robot Apocalypse (Robopocalypse) (7%, 9 Votes)

Total Voters: 121

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Have ideas for future Monday Poll questions? Leave suggestions in the comments!

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One Response
  1. April 10, 2012

    What about human-made environmental disaster (Shipbreaker)? Maybe that is just a little too realistic? Or too much of a slow-moving apocalypse?

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