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The Monday Poll: Best Boarding School

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Good morning, Hub readers!

Last week, we asked which YA book had the best dress on the cover, and you’ve spoken: The Luxe by Anna Godbersen (with 34% of the vote) is the best-dressed book! The Selection by Kiera Cass and Grave Mercy by Robin LaFever tied for the next spot with 18% of the vote each. You can see detailed results for all of our previous polls in the Polls Archive. Thanks to all of you who voted!

Today is Labor Day in the US, which means that if school near you isn’t already back in session, it will be very soon! This back-to-school vibe has gotten us thinking about boarding schools: they’re certainly a fixture in YA literature, since they provide a college-like experience for a teen protagonist with no parents but plenty of local culture. So this week we want to know: which boarding school from YA lit would you do anything to get into? Vote in the poll below or leave a comment if we’ve omitted your favorite!

Which boarding school would you do anything to get into?

  • Hogwarts (Harry Potter series by JK Rowling) (63%, 55 Votes)
  • The Gallagher Academy (Gallagher Girls series by Ally Carter) (15%, 13 Votes)
  • School of America in Paris / SOAP (Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins) (15%, 13 Votes)
  • Culver Creek Prep School (Looking for Alaska by John Green) (5%, 4 Votes)
  • Alabaster Prep (The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart) (2%, 2 Votes)
  • Spence Academy for Young Ladies (Gemma Doyle trilogy by Libba Bray) (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Cutler’s Grammar School (History Boys by Alan Bennett) (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 88

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  1. Jane Smith Jane Smith

    The Chalet School. Or Mallory Towers. No list is complete without them.

  2. I was about to choose Gallagher Academy, but then I saw Hogwarts was on the list. I also really liked the school in The Name of the Star. Oh and Mythos Academy in Touch of Frost!

  3. “The History Boys” has parents in it and it’s not a boarding school. But it’s still awesome, and I will always have a major crush on Dakin–and on Dominic Cooper. I voted for Spence, but I think I’d also love to go to the school in Ursula Nordstrom’s The Secret Language.

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