Monday, February 14, 2011

Tween romance... or not?

I ran across this cover art mystery via Read Roger, The Horn Book editor's always-entertaining blog. According to Publishers Weekly, Phoebe Stone's The Romeo and Juliet Code is a "intricate and lyrical novel, set during WWII, [which resembles] The Secret Garden in all the best ways." Check it out:


Their description totally makes me want to read this book, but nothing about that cover suggests Secret Garden, historical novel, or "intricate and lyrical", as far as I'm concerned.

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4 Comments:

Blogger Sheryl said...

Yeah, but you know the adage about judging books by covers. Just think about the Jane Austen books being re-re-re-re-etc.-released with Twilight covers these days.

9:32 AM

 
Blogger Yulianka said...

I can't help it: I always judge cover art. And I even think this one is cute! It just doesn't say "1941 wartime drama/mystery/romance" to me.

2:20 PM

 
Blogger Megwin said...

Plus the lowcut version on the shoes were not produced until 1962, and colors other than black & white were added in 1966 according the converse website.

I like the cover but I agree it does not fit the book.

2:33 PM

 
Blogger Yulianka said...

...maybe they were being crafty: by making the cover art have absolutely zero to do with the book's contents, they've gotten a lovely second wind of publicity!

5:22 PM

 

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