Friday, March 12, 2010

Cover trend

Just a quick post to document a cover trend I spotted recently. These books are all weepies about girls who have lost someone close to them. And they are all sporting giant hearts made of different materials on their cover. (Also, they are all stories that will suck you in and spit you out only after you have finished their last page and closed the back cover).


From l to r: Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler, The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson, A Map of the Known World by Lisa Ann Sandell and Cures for Heartbreak by Margo Rabb.

These are books that wear their heart on their sleeve (or jacket)! (sorry, book pun, forgive me!)


To round out this belated Teen Tech Week Friday Lit Spotlight, please enjoy this video about how a cover design is constructed (sped up to be done in about a minute and a half):


via ArlingtonVALib via National Post

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