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Best book to cool you off through a summer heat wave

  • The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater (67%, 36 Votes)
  • The White Darkness by Geraldine McCaughrean (19%, 10 Votes)
  • Revolver by Marcus Sedgwick (9%, 5 Votes)
  • The Dead of Winter by Chris Priestly (4%, 2 Votes)
  • The Wolf Princess by Cathryn Constable (1%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 54

Start Date: August 10, 2014 @ 11:41 pm
End Date: No Expiry

Which vintage YA book could use a cover makeover?

  • The Cat Ate My Gym Suit by Paula Danziger (31%, 27 Votes)
  • Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes by Chris Crutcher (26%, 23 Votes)
  • Interstellar Pig by William Sleator (17%, 15 Votes)
  • Down a Dark Hall by Lois Duncan (10%, 9 Votes)
  • Izzy, Willy-Nilly by Cynthia Voigt (9%, 8 Votes)
  • Anna to the Infinite Power by Mildred Ames (7%, 6 Votes)

Total Voters: 88

Start Date: August 4, 2014 @ 12:00 am
End Date: No Expiry

Which book has your favorite plot twist in YA lit?

  • We Were Liars by E. Lockhart (33%, 31 Votes)
  • I Am The Cheese by Robert Cormier (19%, 18 Votes)
  • Across the Universe by Beth Revis (14%, 13 Votes)
  • Charm & Strange by Stephanie Kuehn (14%, 13 Votes)
  • The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary Pearson (13%, 12 Votes)
  • The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin (5%, 5 Votes)
  • Liar by Justine Larbalestier (2%, 3 Votes)

Total Voters: 95

Start Date: July 27, 2014 @ 10:56 pm
End Date: No Expiry

Your favorite assigned summer reading in high school?

  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (49%, 65 Votes)
  • The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (17%, 23 Votes)
  • Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte (16%, 22 Votes)
  • The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain (6%, 8 Votes)
  • The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck (5%, 7 Votes)
  • Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes (4%, 6 Votes)
  • I Know Why the Caged Bird sings by Maya Angelou (3%, 3 Votes)

Total Voters: 134

Start Date: July 20, 2014 @ 1:55 pm
End Date: No Expiry

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

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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

    Hi.
    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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