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The Monday Poll: Summer Jobs

2013 June 24
by Gretchen Kolderup
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by flickr user photologue_np

Good morning, Hub readers!

Last week we asked which YA book you’d most want to see adapted into a musical. Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan may have been the obvious choice, but that made it our winner with 45% of the vote. Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell came in second with 17% of the vote, and Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly and Five Flavors of Dumb by Antony John tied for third with 12%. You can see detailed results for all of our previous polls in the Polls Archive. Thanks to all of you who voted!

The summer solstice was a few days ago, which means it’s officially summer now! If the local schools aren’t already out for summer, they will be soon — and that got us thinking: which summer job from a YA book would you most want to have? Vote in the poll below, or leave a comment if we’ve omitted the way you’d most like to spend the next few months working.

What summer job from a YA novel would you most want to have?

  • Library Page at the New York Circulating Materials Repository (The Grimm Legacy by Polly Shulman) (34%, 35 Votes)
  • Working at the library (The Truth about Forever by Sarah Dessen) (25%, 26 Votes)
  • Colonial-era reenactor (Past Perfect by Leila Sales) (23%, 24 Votes)
  • Work at an ice cream shop (This Is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith) (8%, 8 Votes)
  • Mermaid (Mermaid Park by Beth Mayall) (6%, 6 Votes)
  • Caller for the freak-show tent at a carnival (Wonder Show by Hannah Barnaby) (4%, 4 Votes)
  • Working at the Hansel and Gretel store -- complete with hideous outfit (Thrill Ride by Rachel Hawthorne) (0%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 104

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