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The Monday Poll: Classic Stories, YA Updates

2013 August 12
by Gretchen Kolderup
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book_stack_CCACGood morning, Hub readers!

Last week we asked which YA story that acts as a sequel to a fairy tale you liked best. Coming in first with 34% of the vote is Just Ella by Margaret Peterson Haddix. Second place went to the Fables series by Bill Willingham with 29% of the vote. You can see detailed results for all of our previous polls in the Polls Archive. Thanks to all of you who voted!

Back in May we asked which classic story you wanted to see get a YA update. But that got us thinking: what about YA updates that are even better than their classic inspiration? Which YA update of a classic do you think is even better than the source material? Vote in the poll below or leave a comment if there’s another retelling that’s even better!

Which YA retelling is better than the classic that inspired it?

  • The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor (based on Alice Through the Looking Glass) (28%, 21 Votes)
  • Dodger by Terry Pratchett (based on Oliver Twist) (26%, 20 Votes)
  • Avalon High by Meg Cabot (based on Arthurian legends) (20%, 15 Votes)
  • The Madman’s Daughter by Megan Shepherd (based on The Island of Dr. Moreau) (12%, 9 Votes)
  • Splintered by A.G. Howard (based on Alice's Adventures in Wonderland) (7%, 5 Votes)
  • Jane by April Lindner (based on Jane Eyre) (3%, 2 Votes)
  • Ten by Gretchen McNeil (based on And then There Were None) (3%, 2 Votes)
  • Railsea by China Mieville (based on Moby Dick) (1%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 76

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