Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Hardcover vs. Paperback 27

Looking For JJ by Anne Cassidy

Hardcover

Paperback

From Amazon.com:

Three children walked away from the cottages on the edge of town toward Berwick Waters. Later that day, only two of them came back. . . . Alice Tully knows exactly what happened that spring day six years ago, though it's still hard for her to believe it. She'll never be able to forget, even though she's trying to lead a normal life--she has a job, friends, and a boyfriend whom she adores. But Alice's past is dangerous, and violent, and sad . . . and it's about to rip her new life apart.

I'm not sure if either of these are fitting the synopsis in my opinion. The hardcover looks like a true-crime story, very serious and very ugly and the paperback almost seems comical. So I'm not really sure. I guess if I had to pick, I'd go with the paperback. I guess when reading the synopsis I see maybe like a forest or something.

Hardcover or Paperback?

Thanks to Hope for suggesting this hardcover vs. paperback!


25 comments:

  1. Love love love the hardcover. The second cover looks like a chick-lit or a romance.

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  2. Based on the synopsis of the book, I would go with the hardback, but I agree that it does look like a true-crime story.

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  3. ah but if you had a forest then you might have a lookalike for In The Woods.

    I like the Hardcover a lot better. It draws my eye and looks a bit more serious. And the synop sounds serious...what with a child going missing. The paperback look too chick-litty and as you say comical. If I saw this cover and taht description I'd probably put it back on the shelf.

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  4. The paperback is simplier, it's not very exciting but while the hardcover is very eye-catching. At first glance you would think it was about a missing person's case but after reading the synopsis, I'm with you, it doesn't seem like either fit.

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  5. I prefer the hardcover.

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  6. I like the paperback. The hardback looks a little too dark for my tastes.

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  7. I like both, but they give very different feels from each other! I think I like the hardcover better, it looks more mysterious.

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  8. that book- oh - it's so full on and so well done. The second cover is just wrong.She's far too pouty - she looks like natalie imbruglia not some f-up council kid.

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  9. Hmm, I don't really like either. The hardcover looks like a cover I'd have nightmares about. So gloomy, so scary. The second looks... inappropriately naive, compared to the synopsis.

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  10. I find the paperback more appealing, but you're right, it is more comical than the synopsis suggests. So I guess based on the synopsis, I'd say the hardcover.

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  11. I don't really like either. The hardback seems way too creepy and the paperback a bit too chicklit. I prefer the UK cover with the newspaper cuttings.

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  12. I have to agree with you (and others): neither looks appropriate to the story to me.

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  13. I choose hardcover and I don't think it looks like true crime. It's too stylized.

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  14. Paperback, definitely! The first is too busy and messy-looking.

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  15. I agree with your assessment exactly!

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  16. I like both, but Hardcover looks a little better

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  17. I love the hardcover! Actually, both of these are better than the UK one. Hmm. I keep meanino buy it, but haven't gotten around to it yet.

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  18. I prefer the hardcover.

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  19. I would probably not pick up either of these books. The cover is unimpressive on both editions.

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  20. My first thought when I saw these was that I didn't like either of the covers.

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  21. you know what I actually own a copy of this book and the cover is completly different from either one. Its a paperback and it has like a blue background. I dont really like any of the covers.

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  22. I like the hardcover better. The paperback looks to romancey.

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