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The Monday Poll: The YA Lit Couple You’d Change

2014 February 10
by Allison Tran
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heartGood morning, Hub readers!

Last week, we wanted to know which YA lit couple you’re most hoping will make it work. Even though the end of Rainbow Rowell’s Eleanor & Park was pretty conclusive, it looks like a lot of us are still concerned about this couple’s future– we really want them to make it work! Eleanor & Park pulled in 63% of the vote. In second place was Magnus and Alec from Cassandra Clare’s Mortal Instruments series, with 12% of the vote. The final book comes out this year, so maybe we’ll get some resolution! We also received a few great suggestions in the comments last week– Shari suggested Perry and Aria from Veronica Rossi’s sci-fi/fantasy Ever Night series, and Jenni wrote in with Harry and Craig from Two Boys Kissing and Liza and Annie from Annie on My Mind. You can see detailed results for all of our previous polls in the Polls Archive. Thanks to all of you who voted and commented!

This week, we’re continuing the romance theme in honor of Valentine’s Day a little early and asking another question about YA lit couples. You may have seen the news that J.K. Rowling expressed that  Harry and Hermione may have been a more compatible couple than Ron and Hermione. Whatever you think about this belated relevation, it opens up an interesting question to ponder: what romantic pairing in YA lit would you go back and change, if you could? In the interest of avoiding spoilers, we’re going to stick to book/series titles, rather than mentioning specific couples’ names. Vote in the poll below, and tell us in the comments if we missed something!

Which YA lit book or series would you choose to change the romantic outcome?

  • The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins (34%, 34 Votes)
  • The Twilight saga by Stephenie Meyer (32%, 32 Votes)
  • Gemma Doyle trilogy by Libba Bray (16%, 16 Votes)
  • Every Day by David Levithan (14%, 14 Votes)
  • Shatter Me series by Tahereh Mafi (3%, 3 Votes)
  • Firelight series by Sophie Jordan (1%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 101

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5 Responses
  1. Alissa permalink
    February 10, 2014

    It’s fine and good to have debated the Ron/Hermione vs. the Harry/Hermione parings immediately after the publication of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Lots of readers did so. But to do so more than 5 years later seems ridiculous. HP is done. The books, the movies, the bulk of the merchandising. It was an awesome ride, but it’s done. The only reason to reopen this issue seems an in-vain attempt to continue something that’s long ago reached a conclusion. I’d rather give attention to all the great new books that are being published.

    • Allison Tran permalink*
      February 11, 2014

      I’m a diehard Ron/Hermione fan, so when this news came out, I just ignored it. :)

  2. Jennie Evans permalink
    February 10, 2014

    OMG I didn’t finish Unravel Me because I wasn’t liking the way it was turning out and I didn’t want the suspense to kill me while waiting for Ignite Me so I opted to stop until the last book was published. And now you’re telling me that there is higher chance it doesn’t turn out the way I want it to? And I can’t read it right now because I’m tackling the Hub Challenge? OH NO! This is possibly a very evil poll. >:0

    • Allison Tran permalink*
      February 11, 2014

      Ha! I have to say I have not personally read Ignite Me yet, so I promise this poll is not intended to imply anything one way or the other about the romantic outcome of that series. I just know that there’s a love triangle as, as with all fictional love triangles, people have OPINIONS about it. ;) So I thought it would be a good inclusion for this week’s poll. I hope you enjoy Ignite Me whenever you read it!

  3. Alissa permalink
    February 12, 2014

    It is indeed a fun poll, Allison. And a good choice. But personally, I’m tired of love triangles in general. They usually make a character seem fickle, shallow, disloyal, and, to be honest, unlikable. Give me a straightforward story (it can be any genre) where whether the protag dates X or Y character is NOT central to the plot. No “Team” this or “Camp” that. Just straight-up good reading. I thought HP was just this, and JK Rowling trying to insert an after-the-fact love triangle where, previously, there was none kind of irks me. It doesn’t lessen my enjoyment of the Harry Potter saga, but it’s still annoying.

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