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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.
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HC vs. PB: We Are Inevitable by Gayle Forman
Honestly, this will be a bit difficult for me to judge because both the hardcover and paperback cover of We Are Inevitable are basic. The hardcover uses a bold blue color for the background with orange shooting stars angled through the title. There’s two people depicted on the cover, which are the characters in the story—a boy reading a book on a bench with stacks of books next to him while a girl peers behind her shoulder with book in hand. I can only assume that the boy is a book lover from the books around him.
The paperback is just as straight forward as the hardcover, but it has a bit more details about the characters—specifically the items each of them is holding. In the book, the boy runs a bookshop with his dad, hence why the boy is holding a book on the cover, and the girl is noted to be musical, hence the vinyl the girl is holding. I like the orange of the items the characters are holding because it contrasts the overall green background. It definitely tells you more about the book than the hardcover.
Final Verdict: What cover do I like better? Paperback?
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