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The Monday Poll: YA Book That Makes You the Hungriest

2013 November 25
by Allison Tran
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Good morning, Hub readers!

Last week, we asked you to choose the first line (or lines) from a YA book that make you want to keep reading. In the lead with 20% of the vote were the first lines of Winger by Andrew Smith: “I said a silent prayer. Actually, silent is probably the only type of prayer a guy should attempt when his head’s in a toilet.” Coming in second with 16% of the vote was the first line from The Raven Boys, by Maggie Stiefvater: “Blue Sargent had forgotten how many times she’s been told she would kill her true love.”

We also got several great write-in suggestions in the comments:

  • From Scorch by Gina Damico, suggested by Amy: “Lex wondered, for a fleeting moment, what her principal’s head might look like if it were stabbed atop a giant wooden spear.”
  • From The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater, suggested by Jenn: “It is the first day of November and so, today, someone will die.”
  • From Feed by M.T. Anderson, suggested by Jessica: “We went to the moon to have fun, but the moon turned out to completely suck.”

You can see detailed results for all of our previous polls in the Polls Archive. Thanks very much to all of you who voted and commented!

This week, in honor of the traditional feasting that accompanies Thanksgiving, we want to know which YA book has the most tantalizing descriptions of food. Which book makes you want to just eat and eat and eat? Vote in the poll below, and please comment if we’ve missed anything delectable.

Which book makes you the hungriest?

  • The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (36%, 32 Votes)
  • Relish by Lucy Knisley (20%, 18 Votes)
  • The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson (16%, 14 Votes)
  • The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater (11%, 10 Votes)
  • Taste Test by Kelly Fiore (9%, 8 Votes)
  • Silver Phoenix by Cindy Pon (3%, 3 Votes)
  • Magic Under Glass by Jaclyn Dolamore (3%, 3 Votes)
  • Sizzle by Lee McClain (2%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 88

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4 Responses
  1. Bridget permalink
    November 25, 2013

    Another good one is Pizza, Love, and Other Stuff that Made Me Famous by Kathryn Williams.

  2. Tiffany permalink
    November 25, 2013

    Robin McKinley’s Sunshine always makes me craze cinnamon rolls (as big as my head).

  3. Alissa permalink
    November 25, 2013

    This is a strange one, but it is the clearest example of a book that made me crave a specific food to the point I just HAD to go get it: In “A Single Shard,” by Linda Sue Park, the main character is served kimchee and rice. My husband is Korean and introduced me to kimchee early in our relationship and I loved it (it’s one of those foods you either love or hate). After reading that book, I had to go out and get some kimchee…and my stomach wasn’t satisfied until I did so.

    Also, Gabrielle Zevin’s Birthright trilogy will make you crave chocolate BAD!

  4. Kelsey permalink
    November 26, 2013

    The Mythos Academy books always make me extremely hungry, especially for the baked goods. I often have to make something mentioned in the book after reading one of those.

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