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Sunday, June 18, 2017

Best YA for Young Women (Final Round)

What's the best book (or series) that is marketed to young women?    

In a reflection of the (lack of) value that our society places upon young women in general, the trends and tastes marketed to young women are often under the the greatest amount of scorn. The way young women talk is "not really English." The music young women listen to is "bubble gum nonsense." The movies marketed to them are "teeniebop." The literature marketed is argued to be Mary Sue or emo. Of course, the interests of young men are rarely described with such vitriol and are often folded into nostalgia markets or given more mainstream markets.

This poll is about those books (and series).

Our final round is live! Through a tumultuous nomination process, four quarterfinals and two semifinals we are now down to our last eight titles.

Don't forget you get three (3) votes, but that there is no ranking, so using as few votes as possible is better. This poll will be up until the end of June and drift into July until we start getting nominations on our next poll. Also, don't forget that that since I can't stop shenanigans like voting twice from different computers, or voting after the cookies expire in a week, I encourage as much shenanigans as possible. Vote early. Vote often.

The poll itself is in the lower left at the bottom of the side menus.


  1. To the topic at hand: Why didn't I find this sooner? I don't think I've favorited a blog so fast before. I'd also like to share this to my project's fan page, with your permission (and definitely full credits). In the interest of full disclosure, we're tiny, but this is relevant to my audience's interests.

    On the blog in general, now that I've poked my nose into a couple of your articles: THANK YOU. Both for your opinions on NaNoWriMo (now I don't feel so guilty about never participating), and your attempts to make the world a better place through writing. Good luck with summer school!