Saturday, September 24, 2011

Cover vs. Cover [12] — Double Feature!

Cover vs. Cover is a weekly feature, hosted here, where I compare different covers of the same book. For more information, visit the Weekly Features page.

Because there are two US and two UK covers (and because I loved this book), I will be comparing FOUR covers instead of two!
Here they are:

        The First US Cover                               The First UK Cover

The candle on the US cover is mysterious, and I really like the billowing smoke, but the UK cover foreshadows the book better with the lonely heart floating in the water. Though I don't understand why the "for" in the title is italicized on the UK.

    The Second US Cover                      The Second UK Cover

Again, the UK cover is the winner. There's nothing wrong with the girl, but the daisy with specifically twelve petals is symbolic and I like both the title and author text. Notice how on the first US cover there's the sticker for the Printz Award, but not on the second.


  1. Out of the first two covers I definitely prefer the UK cover - it is so pretty!

    But out of the second pair I prefer the US covers. It just appeals to me more. I don't really like the font on the UK one and I'm not a fan of front covers that are made up of mostly words. But I haven't actually read this book before so the symbolism of the daisy is a bit lost on me :)

  2. I'm listening to the audiobook right now (though really, I don't know if I can. I hate audiobooks... and this book has gotten so much praise that I feel like it deserves to actually be read). Anyways... I actually like the US candle one more than the heart one. The smoke can be pretty symbolic of heartbreak/fading love/death/loneliness/etc. too :).


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