Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Hardcover vs. Paperback 50

Dairy Queen

Hardcover

Paperback

Amazon.com:

When you don’t talk, there’s a lot of stuff that ends up not getting said.

Harsh words indeed, from Brian Nelson of all people. But, D. J. can’t help admitting, maybe he’s right.

When you don’t talk, there’s a lot of stuff that ends up not getting said.

Stuff like why her best friend, Amber, isn’t so friendly anymore. Or why her little brother, Curtis, never opens his mouth. Why her mom has two jobs and a big secret. Why her college-football-star brothers won’t even call home. Why her dad would go ballistic if she tried out for the high school football team herself. And why Brian is so, so out of her league.

When you don’t talk, there’s a lot of stuff that ends up not getting said.

Welcome to the summer that fifteen-year-old D. J. Schwenk of Red Bend, Wisconsin, learns to talk, and ends up having an awful lot of stuff to say.

I haven't read this book and personally from the blurb I don't see how the title even fits with the book, someone care to share? Anyhow, I prefer the paperback, the cow on the hardcover is a bit cheesy for my taste (but don't get me wrong, I love cows!) I think I just prefer the human element on the paperback.

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29 comments:

  1. I think I like the hardcover simply because it is cheesy.

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  2. I agree with you completely. I haven't read this one yet, though I really want to. I definitely prefer the paperback. The hardcover is too cheesy/childish looking for my tastes.

    ~Briana

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  3. This book was up for our state YA book award last year (Nutmeg Award). I liked the hardcover, but the general feeling of the committee of librarians who selected it, was that teens wouldn't read a book with farm animals on the cover.
    I do wonder about that, but there's a new farm animal (chicken) cover out there this season - The Sweetheart of Prosper County - so perhaps the Dairy Queen did okay?

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  4. The first one really grabs my attention. I might pick it up and read the cover just to see what it's about, whereas the second one is rather generic and I'd probably pass over it.

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  5. This is a great series! One you really should try. DJ is a unique heroine who is silent, sporty and complex.

    Anyway, it's called Dairy Queen because she lives on a dairy farm in Wisconsin.

    I like the paperback cover a lot. It has the feel of the novel.

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  6. I love the hardcover!

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  7. That cow just cracks me up, so I pick that one. Cheesy is good sometimes!

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  8. I think another reason I prefer the paperback is because it matches the covers I've seen for the next too books in the series.

    It's funny I'm not sure if it's just an animal thing though because as jacketwhys mentions, Prosper County, I'm remembering I really like that one. But then again the animal isn't wearing a crown/tiara on that cover. But I also like the Jenny B. Jones covers that have animals on them, but there isn't a second version of those covers to compare it to. I don't know ha!

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  9. I love animals so if something has an animal on it, I'm probably already more interested. So I choose hardcover. ;)

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  10. I like the paperback - I've read the book and I think it suits the tone of the novel better. The Hardback is okay but maybe a bit too quirky for the story?

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  11. The cow wins for sure.

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  12. The hardcover is definitely more eyecatching but I'm not 100% positive I would pick it up since it doesn't give me any idea what the story is about. The paperback does a bit of a better job.

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  13. The hardcover is definitely cuter, so I like it much better than the paperback, but the book can be serious in some parts so the paperback is better in showing that....Still, the hardcover is my fave! (:

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  14. I haven't read this either, but as far as catching my attention the hardback does a lot more. I would proabably just skip over the paperback in a store.

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  15. The second cover strikes me as closer to the book's content.

    The cows actually play a role in the story, when the MC is training. It's been roughly a year since I read this title, so I can't give you too much more than Tasha, that she lives on a dairy farm, and that plays a role in the plot and characterization in the book.

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  16. Hehe hardcover. That cow is gorgeous.

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  17. Definately the hardcover. I'm not as big of a fan of the paperback cover. I absolutely loved this book - and actually went to buy a copy the other day and couldn't find the HC ad I was rather sad.

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  18. The cow makes me laugh...but seeing the paperback I wonder how it can be the same book!

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  19. I gotta say I hate the colour of the paperback. Plus it seems like it looks like a zillion other books. I would definitely vote for the cow cover, although it is a bit weird.

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  20. I am starting to read this book today and I got the hardcover from the library but I like the paperback more, definitely like the human aspect of it. No dis to cows since I live in Wisconsin anyway.

    -Arielle

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  21. Definitely paperback! What were they thinking with that cow??

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  22. I bought this book just so I could have that cow on my shelf (okay, so I like, maybe love, cows). I was thrilled when I loved the story as much as the cover.

    Needless to say, I was sorely disappointed with the paperback cover change.

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  23. I like the hardcover as a cover, but I think it does nothing to represent the contents of the book. It makes it look like a book about beauty pageants on dairy farms, or something. The paperback cover represents the plot, setting, and overall feel of the book MUCH better.

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  24. Ha! I definitely like the cover with the cow in the tiara better. I don't even care if it is a true representation of the novel's story. LOL

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  25. haha this is one of my favorite books ;) it was so cute

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  26. This book is TERRIFIC, but I agree that the first cover isn't too great.

    The cow/title is because DJ's family has a dairy farm and when her dad has surgery she basically takes over running it.

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