Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Hardcover vs Paperback 68

Paisley Hanover Acts Out by Cameron Tuttle


Original Paperback

New Paperback

Amazon.com:

Always one of the popular kids, sophomore Paisley Hanover gets a rude awakening when she’s booted out of yearbook and into the badlands of drama class. Out of her element but only momentarily out of ideas, Paisley takes action—and an unexpected liking to her drama buddies. The result? An undercover crusade that could bring down the popularity pecking order, and Paisley along with it.

This is the story of how Paisley Hanover gets wise, gets bold, and gets into a hilarious mess of trouble. With a package as fresh and clever as Paisley herself— including a cool slipcase, a fabulous novel, and Paisley’s notebook of embarrassingly funny ideas and doodles—it’s the start of a series that embraces the “Un” in UnUsual.

This cover change UPSETS ME. It physically upsets me. Why take something so beautiful and original and turn it into something so genric. WHY! That's the wrongest of the wrong, they had something great and turned it into crap. I usually don't get worked up at all but WHY!? Don't get me wrong the new one is cute and everything but compared to the original it makes me want to cry. Again, why?!?!? I remember when the book was originally released there was a great website created in the same style, you could tell they were really into it and now this?!

From the description it sounds like Paisley is supposed to be a sophomore (not in middle school like I originally though) but really I don't care. I like the original! Are they throwing away the cool packaging I raved about here too?!

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Thanks to Khy who also noticed this one.

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14 comments:

  1. Wow, the model on the new cover looks like she's in her mid-20s.

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  2. THis one upsets me too! I adored that packaging!!

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  3. You are right! They had something original and i really loved it too!

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  4. I'm with you on this one. Why go from unique and recognizable to generic?

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  5. The original is way too cool. I wish the publisher understood that people like these covers. Not everybody looks for magazine models on book covers :)

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  6. The hardcover is heads above the paperback!

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  7. Wow, I wayyyy prefer the original paperback too. Although I have to say, at least it isn't another headless model! Lol, I'm tired of those if you couldn't tell. :P

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  8. I heartily agree - the original ALL THE WAY.

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  9. The hardcover is absolutely adorable (and age appropriate, apparently).

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  10. The model is nothing like the way I pictured the main character. Paisley Hanover has red hair and the model is blonde. The new cover even gives off a different attitude and I don't like it. I hope Paisley Hanover Kisses and Tells hardcover edition doesn't have that model on it. The cover for that one is even cuter than the first.

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  11. Allison- Sadly they messed that one up even worse, see it here:

    http://www.amazon.com/Paisley-Hanover-Kisses-Cameron-Tuttle/dp/0803732872/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1266445044&sr=8-3

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  12. I got upset when I saw this cover change just now! The girl in the new paperback is dressing very elementary-middle school-like and her expression really bothers me. The original is really cute!

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  13. You're totally right! Why change the cute, unique cartoonage with a model that looks waaay too old and generic??

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  14. Agreed!! I LOVE the cover of the original. I got the one that came with her notebook, too, and I just love it. It's so cute. I'm very upset they did this.

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