When Bad Covers Happen to Good Books
These are the books that I am so glad I picked up despite their uninspiring covers…
I love book covers and sometimes, unashamedly, choose books based on the cover alone. But sadly sometimes bad covers happen to good books.
Unfortunately these books that, despite me almost standing on my head to promote them, are frequently turned down by the students who visit our school library.
So what do you think? Have you read any of these? Would you pick any of them up based on their covers?
When I was Joe by Kerin David
After witnessing a crime, Ty has to go into witness protection.
The beginning of an excellent thriller/adventure series.
Don’t Call me Ishmael by Michael Gerard Bauer
A laugh-out-loud, feel-good story about trying to fit in at Middle School.
Twisted by Laurie Halse Anderson
A beautifully written contemporary novel from a male POV.
Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli
Should you act normal just to fit in or be yourself…?
To Kill a Mocking Bird by Harper Lee
YA Historical Fiction
A deeply moving and compassionate look at humanity.
Set in Southern America in the thirties, this book explores topics which remain relevant today.
Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
YA Realistic Fiction
Previously reviewed here
Mice by Gordon Reece
YA Psychological Thriller/Dark Comedy
Expect the unexpected…
The Summer I wasn’t Me by Jessica Verdi
Although approaching homosexuality sensitively, this book also cuts to the chase.
Well worth adding to a high school library.
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon
By following the Christopher has he attempts to solve a mystery, which blows the neighbourhood secrets apart, we are afforded a rare glimpse into Asperger’s Syndrome
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
A quirky, but charming, journey of a shy outsider as he discovers how the other half live.
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