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What fictional summer camp are you hitting this year?

  • Camp Half-Blood (Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan) (66%, 39 Votes)
  • Wildewood Academy for the Performing Arts Summer Institute (Dramarama by E. Lockhart) (12%, 7 Votes)
  • Space Camp (Dangerous by Shannon Hale) (10%, 6 Votes)
  • White Pines (Summer State of Mind by Jen Calonita) (7%, 4 Votes)
  • Siegel Institute (Empress of the World by Sara Ryan) (3%, 2 Votes)
  • Camp Fusion (Windchaser by Krissi Dallas) (2%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 59

Start Date: July 14, 2014 @ 1:05 am
End Date: No Expiry

What's your favorite summer romance in YA lit?

  • The Truth about Forever by Sarah Dessen (32%, 21 Votes)
  • Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson (23%, 15 Votes)
  • The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han (20%, 13 Votes)
  • This is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith (20%, 13 Votes)
  • In Honor by Jessi Kirby (3%, 2 Votes)
  • Endless Summer by Jennifer Echols (2%, 1 Votes)
  • In Your Room by Jordanna Fraiberg (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 65

Start Date: July 6, 2014 @ 7:16 pm
End Date: No Expiry

Which book features the best soccer game in YA lit?

  • Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor (40%, 23 Votes)
  • The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares (32%, 18 Votes)
  • Tangerine by Edward Bloor (18%, 10 Votes)
  • Keeper by Mal Peet (9%, 5 Votes)
  • Pretty Tough by Nicole Leigh Shepherd (1%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 57

Start Date: June 30, 2014 @ 12:37 am
End Date: No Expiry

Which summer sequel are you most looking forward to?

  • Sinner by Maggie Stiefvater (July 1) (33%, 27 Votes)
  • yolo by Lauren Myracle (August 26) (19%, 15 Votes)
  • Just Call My Name by Holly Goldberg Sloan (August 5) (15%, 12 Votes)
  • Bombay Blues by Tanuja Desai Hidier (August 26) (12%, 10 Votes)
  • The Rule of Thoughts by James Dashner (August 26) (10%, 8 Votes)
  • License to Spill by Lisi Harrison (June 24) (4%, 3 Votes)
  • Between the Spark and the Burn by April Genevieve Tucholke (August 14) (2%, 2 Votes)
  • Strange and Ever After by Susan Dennard (July 22) (2%, 2 Votes)
  • False Future by Dan Krokos (August 19) (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Idols by Margaret Stohl (July 8) (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Earthbound by Aprilynne Pike (July 15) (1%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 81

Start Date: June 23, 2014 @ 1:11 am
End Date: No Expiry

In which entirely fictional land would you like to vacation?

  • Discworld (The Tiffany Aching books and many others by Terry Pratchett) (29%, 21 Votes)
  • Lumatere (Lumatere Chronicles by Melina Marchetta (19%, 14 Votes)
  • Bayern (The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale) (19%, 14 Votes)
  • Ravka (Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo) (14%, 10 Votes)
  • Oravalle (Fire and Thorns series by Rae Carson) (13%, 9 Votes)
  • Xia (Silver Phoenix by Cindy Pon) (3%, 2 Votes)
  • Blessed Island (Midwinterblood by Marcus Sedgwick) (3%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 72

Start Date: June 16, 2014 @ 12:30 am
End Date: No Expiry

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  1. Alissa permalink
    April 22, 2013

    Here’s an idea for a poll:

    What (fictional) book within a book do you most want to read?

    For example, Hogwarts a History (from Harry Potter) or An Imperial Affliction (from The Fault in Our Stars)

  2. July 25, 2013

    One idea I had for a poll (I’m new to the site so sorry if it has been used before) is the best/worst first impressions. For explain: The Secret Like of Prince Charming by Deb Caletti, so the main character Quinn opens the bathroom door to Jake, and Jake is naked and going to the bathroom while Quinn is in her PJs because its quite early in the morning. The next morning when they see each other he says to her “This is what I look like with clothes on.” Or maybe Remy and Dexter in This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen. I though the meeting of Sam and Jase was cute in My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick.

    Also, I couldn’t help but notice that some books repeat themselves in the polls a lot. I’ve seen a lot of Harry Potter, Hunger Games, The Fault in our Stars (actually… anything John Green), Anna and the French Kiss, The Knife of Never Letting Go. These are great books and obviously well known, but there are great books out there that aren’t as well known but still great. When you put Hunger Games in a poll or Harry Potter, many people know them so a lot of people will vote for them because people don’t know the other choices and it seems that the other choices don’t get a chance.

    Comments are closed on some of the polls I’ve seen, but for the best boyfriend poll I thought of Ethan of Beautiful Creatures, or for the best friend poll I thought of Melina Marchetta books, like one time a character (Jude) in Jellicoe Road, when asked who those group of people were he responded: They’re my best friends. I’m going to know them until the day I die. I was sad that they weren’t included, but I did like the choices of Adam, Sam, and Xander in the boyfriend poll, but then Etienne won, again.

    Wow this is really long, still, I can’t wait for more polls to come out!

    • July 25, 2013

      Hi Sarah,

      Thanks for the first impressions poll idea! I’ll see if we can come up with something good.

      And the reason that big titles like Harry Potter, The Hunger Games, and the other titles you mentioned keep showing up is because when we don’t include them, we get a lot of comments asking why we’ve omitted them! I agree with you that they sort of spoil polls because you know they’re going to win, but that popularity also means that people protest when we don’t include them.

      We only have one poll open at once; you can vote in it in the sidebar on the right. We post the poll (and a recap of the previous week’s poll) on the blog every Monday, so keep an eye out for future questions!

      – Gretchen

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