I'm surprised there's not more posts about this in the blogosphere right now. Unless you've been living under a rock, you probably already know that John Green's upcoming novel, The Fault in Our Stars, is set to be released in January. And you'd be living further under that rock if you didn't know that all pre-orders of this book will be autographed by John himself. To say this is a hugely anticipated book of 2012 is an understatement.
Well this book now has a cover!
My opinion? They definitely took a different approach with this book than the current trend of YA literature. When I look at this, my immediate thought is that they're trying to appeal to adults. The simplicity of this cover is very much indicative of the covers of literary fiction that currently grace the shelves of bookstores today. John Green has very much been a pioneer in the YA literature world. It may sound presumptuous of me to say this, but I think this cover is another example of his presence and his novels forging new trails.
What are your thoughts?
I don't find this cover too appealing. I am a sucker for covers with stars on them so I would opt for something more astronomical/astrological, personally speaking!ReplyDelete
Very simple, definitely something a teen might pass over as an adult book. Plus the quote by adult-writer Jodie Picoult would make it lean in that direction too.ReplyDelete
This cover kind of reminds me of The Unnamed by Joshua Ferris....I totally agree that it looks very literary...hipsterish...adult fiction...I would never guess that this was a YA title from the cover. I don't really think this cover is particularly eye-catching or anything though. I saw a different cover for this book with some actual stars on it which was super cute. Don't know if it was a fan-made cover or an International cover, but I liked that one wayyyy better!ReplyDelete