Good morning, Hub readers!
Last week, we asked you to weigh in on the most believable post-apocalyptic world depicted in YA lit. 42% of you are probably heading to the grocery store to stock up on your canned goods, because you voted for Susan Beth Pfeffer’s Life As We Knew It. Paolo Bacigalupi’s Ship Breaker garnered 23% of the vote, followed by Ashfall by Mike Mullin, with 17%. You can see detailed results for all of our previous polls in the Polls Archive. Thanks to all of you who voted!
This week’s poll is all about character names. Authors can have a lot of fun with names, and sometimes we see fictional characters bearing monikers that are rather, ah, unusual. Names we’re unlikely to come across in real life– though, of course, sometimes truth is stranger than fiction. So we want to know: what’s your favorite unusual or implausible character name in YA lit? Vote in the poll below, or add your choice in the comments if we missed it.
What's your favorite unusual or implausible character name in YA lit?
- My Secret Agent Lover Man (Weetzie Bat by Francesa Lia Block) (35%, 19 Votes)
- Hallelujah Calhoun (The Distance Between Lost and Found by Kathryn Holmes) (20%, 11 Votes)
- Cyd Charisse (Gingerbread series by Rachel Cohn) (18%, 10 Votes)
- Maisie Danger Brown (Dangerous by Shannon Hale) (18%, 10 Votes)
- Sophie Sophia (The Theory of Everything by Kari Luna) (9%, 5 Votes)
Total Voters: 55
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