Several of you suggested that I hold a poll so you could vote for me to read and review a YA dystopian novel, and sponsor me to do so to raise money for The Virginia Avenue Project. (Making Los Angeles less dystopic since 1992!)

Anyone may vote in the poll. However, people who make an actual pledge will have their votes very, very heavily weighted. If you're willing to pledge, please comment to say so with the amount. (Due to recurrent problems with the VAP website, if you guys trust me, this go-round I'd prefer that you Paypal the money to me, and I'll pass it to them.

If there are multiple suggestions of books not on the list, or if several books are neck-to-neck, I will hold a second poll as a YA dystopia run-off.

[Poll #1743678]

From: [identity profile] kateelliott.livejournal.com


I pledge $20. I want you to read the book so I don't have to.

From: [identity profile] kateelliott.livejournal.com


Oh, and you'll direct me to the right PayPal account, right? It's not something I need instinctively know?

From: [identity profile] rachelmanija.livejournal.com


If you can't do a simple task like telepathically accessing that information, you're off the island. Yes, I'll let you all know. ;)

From: [identity profile] rachelmanija.livejournal.com


Which dystopia do you nominate? Or are you holding out for Slaves of Sununu?
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From: [identity profile] oursin.livejournal.com


I thought I'd recorded a vote in the poll, but it didn't work - I've now voted and it seems to have gone through.

I would pony up an additional $25 for The Slaves of Sumuru!

From: [identity profile] movingfinger.livejournal.com


So many bad choices, it's hard to narrow it down. My pony is Wither and I'll put $25 in play.

It kind of seems like Bumped should be the sequel, though.

From: [identity profile] rachelmanija.livejournal.com


You could arrange a bunch of them in order that way - look, they form a plot!

There's not enough water to go around. First the government tries to solve this problem by banning love, in the hope that that will cause less sex and so reduce the population, so there'll be more water for the remaining people. But the Resistance resists. Then the government tries confiscating the resulting babies. When that doesn't work either, they all pile into a generation ship.

While the adults are in cold sleep, the teenage girls begin having sex, thus creating the first generation. But as we all know, generation ship societies get weird, and then end up basing society around personality quizzes. Then space radiation mutates everyone, so they all drop dead by 25. Solution? Encourage teen pregnancy!
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From: [identity profile] allie-meril.livejournal.com


I'll pledge $5.

Sexteen was so, so bad. I bought it on a whim, and was so damn thankful that I read it quickly, so I could return it to Borders just as quickly.

(Is there a tag you use for your sponsored read-a-thons, so I can follow that tag and get an email when you post it? I don't get to check LJ daily, and I don't want it miss it!)

From: [identity profile] poilass.livejournal.com


I'll pledge $30. I have already forgotten what I voted for, as I haven't heard of any of these, but I'm sure it will entertaining regardless.
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