Thursday, June 10, 2010

Great Books, Terrible Covers

Judge books by their covers? You're not alone. We all do it...and why not? A good cover should entice us, make us excited to read the book, and give us a little glimmer of what's inside. But, for reasons unknown, sometimes publishers just get it all wrong. Sometimes really great books can go unread because the covers are just plain bad. You've probably walked right past them in your local library or book store. Here are a few we liked despite their bad covers. Try one! Trust us, they are much better than their covers.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

Breathing Underwater by Alex Flinn

Whirligig by Paul Fleischman

Hard Love by Ellen Wittlinger

I Am the Messenger by Markus Zusak

Check out the full list at the bottom of the right-hand column. Have we forgotten any great books with terrible covers?

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