Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Hardcover vs. Paperback 24

Certain Girls by Jennifer Weiner

Hardcover

Paperback

Amazon.com:

Readers fell in love with Cannie Shapiro, the smart, sharp-tongued, bighearted heroine of Good in Bed who found her happy ending after her mother came out of the closet, her father fell out of her life, and her ex-boyfriend started chronicling their ex-sex life in the pages of a national magazine.

Now Cannie's back. After her debut novel -- a fictionalized (and highly sexualized) version of her life -- became an overnight bestseller, she dropped out of the public eye and turned to writing science fiction under a pseudonym. She's happily married to the tall, charming diet doctor Peter Krushelevansky and has settled into a life that she finds wonderfully predictable -- knitting in the front row of her daughter Joy's drama rehearsals, volunteering at the library, and taking over-forty yoga classes with her best friend Samantha.

As preparations for Joy's bat mitzvah begin, everything seems right in Cannie's world. Then Joy discovers the novel Cannie wrote years before and suddenly finds herself faced with what she thinks is the truth about her own conception -- the story her mother hid from her all her life. When Peter surprises his wife by saying he wants to have a baby, the family is forced to reconsider its history, its future, and what it means to be truly happy.

Radiantly funny and disarmingly tender, with Weiner's whip-smart dialogue and sharp observations of modern life, Certain Girls is an unforgettable story about love, loss, and the enduring bonds of family.

Shame! I still haven't read this one but I believe I've read the rest of Weiner's books. I'm happy to say I'm very glad I resisted the temptation to get the hardcover multiple times because I'm in love with the paperback! I'm just in love with what that kid is doing on the cover, it's hilarious! And the colors!

Hardcover or Paperback?

Thanks to Deborah for suggesting this one!

27 comments:

  1. I think I prefer the hardcover for this one. And I'm not quite sure why, lol.

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  2. I never noticed that the girl on the hardcover was such a young girl until I saw the paperback.

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  3. I like both, but I think the paperback is my favorite.

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  4. Heh, I mysteriously received the book in the mail about a week ago!

    I like both covers!

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  5. Most definitely the hardcover for me.

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  6. DEF hardcover. the paperback looks inappropriate...heh

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  7. Umm I don't like either. Too pale for my taste. I'd rather it be more similar to the bolder colors of "Good in Bed" :)

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  8. I actually really like both covers. Even though the pictures are different they have the same "feel" to them. I'd definitely pick up either of these books at the book store based on the covers alone.

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  9. Hard choice here. But I like the paperback best. It looks more fun and more real.

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  10. I also prefer the paperback. I have Good in Bed but I haven't read it yet. I'll have to get on that since its sequel is in paperback!

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  11. I haven't read any of Weiner's books - but this one sounds really good! :)

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  12. I like the second. Love love the blue slip-ons

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  13. I like the paperback version better because there is a pop of color with the yellow shirt, but it looks like the girl is trying to flash her hooha at the woman sitting next to her.

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  14. I kind of like the hardcover...

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  15. I like the hardcover best.

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  16. i love both covers, and I love Weiner's books. I think I like the paperback just a tiny bit more though

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  17. I can't say which one I prefer--they both are so similar!

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  18. Though they are both similar, I inexplicably like the paperback version better.

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  19. I like the paperback a little bit better.

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  20. Hardcover all the way!

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  21. I like both, in fact I really like the look of this book. Before I read the blurb, I thought gosh, what is that girl doing? (on the paperback)But, in relation to the content, it works I think.

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  22. I prefer the hardcover...not sure why...

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  23. I read this book last summer and like other Weiner books, I loved it! I posted my thoughts on the book here: http://mrsvsreviews.blogspot.com/2008/07/fact-or-fiction.html

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  24. I haven't read this one either. I'm kind of partial to the hardcover myself.

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  25. Paperback because I like the girl's shoes. Gotta love a cute flat. :)

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  26. Thanks for weighing in everyone! Whichever you prefer, I think they are both definitely cute!

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