The Bookanistas: Cover Love for PERFECT by Ellen Hopkins
I was so hoping to have the arc of this one so I could write a review for you today. Happily, I've just found out the arc is on the way, though not in time. Still, in honor of the last Thursday of National Poetry Month, I thought I'd give it a little cover love.
Coming in September 2011
If you've never read an Ellen Hopkins verse novel, the amazing thing about them is their complex internal structure. There are poems set, for example, so that reading the left-hand words only gives you another poem; shaped verses; poems with words trailing across pages like tears...I could go on. It's got to be challenging to typeset these babies! The designers do a wonderful job with her covers. They have a real brandedness--identifiable as Ellen Hopkins books right away--that is also so consistent with what's inside. Each cover is an artistic rendering of the book's title, in grains of meth, in jagged shards of glass, and so on. Raw and visually arresting, the covers highlight the plot AND the importance of language in verse novels. Here are a few more lovelies:
Don’t forget to stop by Myra McEntire's blog for more awesome info on our first Bookanistas Give Back project. And, as for the rest of the Bookanistas…