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The Monday Poll: Best Song-Inspired Book Title

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Good morning, Hub readers!

Last week we took a look at YA updates of classic novels and asked you to consider which update might be even better than its classic inspiration. The votes are in!

The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor (based on Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking Glass) took the lead with 28% of the vote, and Dodger, by Terry Pratchett (based on Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist), followed closely behind, capturing 26% of the vote. Avalon High by Meg Cabot (based on Arthurian legends) was in third place with 20% 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!

This week, we have a music-inspired question for you. As you’re turning up the volume on your favorite summer tunes, we want to know about your favorite YA book title that makes reference to a popular song. Vote in the poll below or leave a comment if we missed a title you love.

What's your favorite YA book title that riffs a song?

  • Hold Me Closer, Necromancer by Lish McBride (68%, 65 Votes)
  • These Boots are Made for Stalking by Lisi Harrison (16%, 15 Votes)
  • Kill Me Softly by Sarah Cross (7%, 7 Votes)
  • Bad Girls Don't Die by Katie Alender (5%, 5 Votes)
  • I Am (Not) the Walrus by Ed Briant (3%, 3 Votes)

Total Voters: 95

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Allison Tran

Past Member Manager for YALSA's The Hub. Passionate about information literacy, social media, and connecting readers with books they'll love.

One Comment

  1. If We Ever Get Out of Here, by Eric L Gansworth. It just came out this year, and the books is almost a tribute to the Beatles and Wings, and it uses those lyrics/titles to guide the story along.

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