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Debatables: The Most Influential YA Series

Cricket and I are debating again!

And, well, I’m a little worried about my opponent this time around.

I think the poor gal has gotten somewhat addled.

If I asked you to name the Most Influential Young Adult Book Series of all time what image immediately springs to mind?

Yup. You guessed it: This guy.

Well Cricket disagrees. She says the most influential YA Series is The Hunger Games.

Don’t ask me why.

For THG to be the most influential, you’d have to ignore that fact that Harry Potter came out more than a decade before THG. Or that HP produced a septet of books to THG’s three. Or that HP spent an entire uninterrupted decade on the New York Times Bestseller List. Or that HP led to midnight book release parties and lines around the block. Or that HP spawned a bazillion merchandizing tie ins. Or that HP singlehandedly changed the children’s book publishing industry as we know it. Or that geeks across the globe are actually skipping around on brooms playing honest-to-God games of Quidditch.

I mean, geez!

Cricket is a lovely person, but she has a bad habit of believing Alternate Facts.

Anyhoo, the debate can be found on Cricket’s blog. Head on over, read our arguments, and chime in with your opinion! It’ll be fun!

See ya there!

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Who Knows Funny? I Knows Funny.

In the last Debatables, Cricketmuse and I squared off on which picture book was the funniest.

It’s this one.

Cricket argued on behalf of Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible No Good, Very Bad Day—a great picture book by most any measure…but the funniest?

No. Not by a longshot, buddy-boy.

I, on the other hand, said The Stinky Cheese Man and other Fairly Stupid Tales.

The commenters proved me right; in fact, it was a rout. If not for a single cheeky non-conformist, I would’ve gotten a unanimous decision.

So, well done, readers! You all have delightful senses of humor!

I would expect nothing less.

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Debatable Recap: Reeping a Win

 

Ooh, February’s Debatables was a close one! A sincere congrats to Cricket for the win!

But, of course, the REAL winner is mousekind. Well done, you cute little buggers! We love you!

 

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February ‘s Debatable topic of “Most Appealing Mouse of Middle Reader Literature” sparked a lively discussion. It appears mice are quite nice in many an opinion. We won’t mention the one dissenting view about mice (which wasn’t very nice at all).

I choose Reepicheep from C.S. Lewis’s Narnia series.

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While Mike nominated Amos from Robert Lawson’s Ben and Me.

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After a spirited voting spree, Reepicheep won by a whisker–yes, by one vote. Reep, that mighty warrior mouse valiantly strode forward and claimed his victory.

To be fair, Ben is a great little mouse. In fact, a vote for Ben or a vote for Reepicheep, along with the suggestions for Stuart Little, Bianca, Wilcox and Griswold, Despereaux, Runaway Ralph as considerations, just goes to show that mice are nice. That is, I admit I’m not keen on finding them unexpectedly in my kitchen pantry, but mice truly are winsome little creatures.

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