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What Makes a Classic Book?

Poll #1043382 What Makes a Classic Book?

Which of these factors do you think is necessary to make a young adult book "classic"? [i.e., one that will be enjoyed by future generations]

An involving story.
0(0.0%)
Memorable characters.
0(0.0%)
Skilled prose.
0(0.0%)
Unusual prose.
0(0.0%)
Uncommon setting.
0(0.0%)
Original ideas.
0(0.0%)
Classic ideas.
0(0.0%)
Clever dialogue.
0(0.0%)
Worldbuilding that seems real.
0(0.0%)
Complex dilemmas for the characters.
0(0.0%)
A glossary.
0(0.0%)
A great evil that must be overcome.
0(0.0%)
Internal turmoil.
0(0.0%)
Turtles.
0(0.0%)
Ticky box is always classic.
0(0.0%)

Which qualities do you think are most important in a classic book?

Standalone or Series?

Standalone.
4(16.7%)
Series.
1(4.2%)
Clicky button.
4(16.7%)
Neither.
0(0.0%)
Both.
15(62.5%)

I think it's impossible to determine if a book will become classic before it becomes classic.

Yes.
8(32.0%)
No.
2(8.0%)
Clicky button.
2(8.0%)
Maybe.
13(52.0%)

The last YA book I read was [blank] and it [was/was not] a future classic.

Right now, I would rather be:

at work.
2(8.3%)
at home.
7(29.2%)
doing something else.
5(20.8%)
taking a poll.
2(8.3%)
sleeping.
8(33.3%)
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