The Monday Poll: YA Books for a Star Wars Fan

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Last week, we asked you to choose the best liar in YA lit, in a twist on National Honesty Day. 36% of you went with Cady from We Were Liars by E. Lockhart, but Noah and Jude from Jandy Nelson’s I’ll Give You the Sun weren’t far behind, with 33%. You can see detailed results for all of our previous polls in the Polls Archive. Thanks to all of you who voted and commented last week!

Since today is Star Wars Day (“May the fourth be with you!”), we want to know which YA books or series you’d recommend to a Star Wars fan. Choose from the options below, or suggest another in the comments.

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The Monday Poll: National Honesty Day

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There are so many things to celebrate in April! Last week, our poll asked you to choose your favorite YA vampire series in honor of National Garlic Day. We thought we might have been unearthing a somewhat passe trend, but your responses indicate that vampires still have their fans! The results were fairly evenly spread– Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight series took top honors with 37% of the vote, followed by Richelle Mead’s Vampire Academy books with 20%. LJ Smith’s classic Vampire Diaries won 13% 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 and commented last week!

This week, we’re honoring National Honesty Day on Thursday, April 30. Honesty is a virtue, but let’s turn the tables and talk about characters who seem to have a little problem with honesty. Who’s the best liar in YA lit? Whether they’re lying to others or lying to themselves, choose from the options below, or suggest another in the comments.

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The Monday Poll: Vampire Books for National Garlic Day

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Last week, we asked which fictional library you would visit in honor of National Library Week. Overwhelmingly, Hogwarts Library from the Harry Potter series was the top choice with 61% of the vote. Bet you’d go straight for the restricted section, too! 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 are belatedly celebrating National Garlic Day (which was yesterday, but it’s always time to celebrate garlic, right?). What’s the YA lit tie-in to garlic, you ask? Well, vampires! I know– that’s so 2008, right? But let’s revel in a little nostalgia and think back to when those creepy/sexy bloodsuckers were all the rage. What’s your favorite vampire series in YA lit? Choose from the options below, or suggest another in the comments.

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The Monday Poll: National Library Week

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Last week, we celebrated baseball season with a poll asking you to choose your favorite baseball book in YA lit. Heat by Mike Lupica hit a home run with 30% of the vote, closely followed by Steve Kluger’s My Most Excellent Year, with 23%. 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 another reason to celebrate: it’s National Library Week! Let’s hear about your favorite fictional library. Which one would you visit? Choose from the options below, or suggest another in the comments.

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The Monday Poll: Baseball in YA Lit

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Last week, we closed out Women’s History Month by asking about your favorite real female figure from history depicted in YA lit. Your top pick was Anastasia Romanov as depicted in Anastasia’s Secret by Susanne Dunlap, with 26% of the vote, followed by Cleopatra Selene in Cleopatra’s Moon by Vicky Alvear Schecter, with 21%. You can see detailed results for all of our previous polls in the Polls Archive. Thanks to all of you who voted!

Now for this week’s poll– a few weeks ago, I revealed my lack of sports knowledge to you but plunged ahead with a basketball-themed poll anyway– well, I understand that today is the first day of major league baseball season, so I’m at it again! A sports poll! Baseball fans out there, please tell us your favorite YA baseball book… I could use recommendations! Choose from the options below, or suggest another book in the comments.

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The Monday Poll: Real Women from History in YA Lit

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Last week, we asked you to choose your favorite basketball novel in YA lit. The top pick was this year’s Newbery Award winner, The Crossover by Kwame Alexander, with 42% of the vote. Boy21 by Matthew Quick wasn’t far behind with 32%! You can see detailed results for all of our previous polls in the Polls Archive. Thanks to all of you who voted!

This week, let’s finish our celebration of Women’s History Month by asking your favorite real woman from history as depicted in a YA novel. Choose from the options below, or suggest another book in the comments!

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The Monday Poll: Basketball in YA Lit

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Last week, we explored alarming first lines in YA lit that grab our attention and compel us to keep reading. The votes were pretty well divided among the various options, but Kami Garcia’s Unbreakable took top honors with 21%. The line? “As my bare feet sank into the wet earth, I tried not to think about the dead bodies buried beneath me.” Shudder! We got some great alternative suggestions in the comments, so check out the post. 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’re kind of right in the middle of March Madness, right? I am clueless about basketball, but umm, how are your brackets going? (See, I totally sound like I know what I’m talking about right there.) So anyway, let’s have a basketball themed poll for the sports fans out there! Choose from the options below for your favorite basketball title in YA lit, or suggest another book in the comments!

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The Monday Poll: Alarming First Lines in YA Lit

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In celebration of Teen Tech Week, last week’s poll asked you to choose your favorite YA lit title featuring current technology. 45% of you voted for TTYL by Lauren Myracle, and 19% of you voted for The Future of Us by Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler. 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 want you to tell us which first line from YA lit has you on edge– which one grabs you and makes you feel absolutely compelled to read on? Choose from the options below, or suggest another title in the comments!

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The Monday Poll: Teen Tech Week

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Last week, we asked you to choose the YA book that would make a hit on Broadway. Topping the votes with 43% was Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan. (It’s all about Tiny Cooper, isn’t it?) Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell followed with 25% 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, YALSA is celebrating Teen Tech Week – when libraries showcase all the great digital resources and services that are available to help teens succeed in school and prepare for college and 21st century careers. So we want to know about your favorite YA book featuring current tech. Choose from the options below, or suggest another title in the comments!

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The Monday Poll: YA Lit Destined for Broadway

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Last week, we wanted you to choose your favorite teen superhero in comics. Kamala Khan as Ms. Marvel took the top spot with 45% of the vote, followed by Barbara Gordon as Batgirl, with 32%. Nice choices, Hub readers! 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 want you to tell us which YA book would make a hit Broadway musical– and be sure to leave fantasy casting notes in the comments! I feel like I could see the talented Anna Kendrick as Hazel Grace in a musical adaptation of The Fault in Our Stars, personally. Choose from the options below, or we’d love to hear your own suggestion!

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