This is our smallest group, so only one of these badasses of YA fiction will have to be sent packing before the fun begins. Yet, I think this may end up being one of our toughest races. I know I am personally attached to many of these young women, and I know many of our bookish friends feel the same. Grab a comforting treat, whether it’s your favorite Snuggie or a cup of hot cocoa (or in Selena world, both!) and get ready to make some hard decisions.
First up, after a heart clutching moment of panic around 1 AM when Google temporarily ate the entire poll (but kept the data, so, um, go Google?), the results (from most votes to least) of the adult Sci-fi/Fantasy poll from yesterday:
Susan Sto Helit
Adora Belle Dearheart
Tarma and Kethry
And now for tonight’s contenders:
Harriet the Spy, title character by Louise Fitzhugh
Blair Waldorf from the Gossip Girl series by Cecily von Ziegesar
Scout Finch from To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Nancy Drew, title character of a series of books by Carolyn Keene
Margaret Simon from Are You There God, it’s Me, Margaret by Judy Blume
Ramona Quimby from the Ramona series by Beverly Cleary
Lesley from Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
Karana from Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell
Emily Byrd Starr from the Emily novels by Lucy Maud Montgomery
Anne Shirley, from Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery
Claudia Kincaid from The Mixed up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg
Laura Ingalls from the Little House on the Prairie books by Laura Ingalls Wilder (or possibly Rose Wilder Lane)
Turtle Wexler from The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin
Remy from Sarah Dessen’s This Lullaby.
Jessica “Not So” Darling from Sloppy Firsts by Megan McCafferty
Melinda from Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
Frankie Landau-Banks from the Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by Emily Lockhart
Because Google Docs is testing my patience, we’re going to do this vote a little differently. I’m about to go all caps on you, I’m not shouting, I just want to make sure you read the new instructions before you vote.
PUT THE NAME OF ONE BADASS YOU WANT ELIMINATED IN THE COMMENTS.
The badass with the most votes will pack her bookmarks and go.