I admit I’m a book cover snob. Who isn’t though?
Book covers are the first thing that attracts readers to a book. A good cover can draw someone is, just as a bad cover can easily draw someone away. It can essentially make or break a book. Holy, Mother Cover! is where I showcase the book covers that stand out (or make me cringe), and discuss cover changes.
Cover Change: Scarlett Epstein Hates It Here by Anna Breslaw
It’s hard to decide which cover of Scarlett Epstein Hates It Here I like better. They both have their merits.
With the hardcover version of the book, I love how the model is just laid down on the grass, chilling with her laptop—I’m assuming writing fanfiction about her beloved show. I love the font for the title. I especially like the emphasis of the lines under “hates it here” because Scarlett really hates where she is to escape into her own world. I like that there’s lined illustrations to make the photograph not seem so bare. It’s a perfect indicator of what to expect of Scartlett.
I like that the photograph of the paperback cover is a school yearbook picture. I especially like the doodles made on the photograph—the sunglasses and the dialogue bubbles. (I do like that type of mixed media.) I like that everything about this cover has a teenager’s touch, like she went at the picture with a pen and doodled all over it.
Final Verdict: What cover do I like better? I can’t pick!