Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Hardcover vs Paperback 126

Faking 19 by Alyson Noel


Paperback Reissue

On the surface, seventeen-year-old Alex has it made. She’s beautiful and smart, plus she’s best friends with M, the absolute most popular girl in school. Feeling bored with their fancy Orange County suburban town, Alex and M decide to check out L.A.’s glitzy nightlife scene.

Pretending to be nineteen, Alex and M meet Trevor and Connor, two rich older guys. At first Alex can’t believe her luck—she gets to hang out at hip Hollywood house parties and downtown L.A. clubs. These weekend trips into the city become the perfect distraction for Alex, who is secretly struggling with her failing senior-year grades, her absentee father, and her clueless mom.

But after the initial fun wears off for Alex, she is forced to re-evaluate her friendship with M, who is hiding some secrets beneath her perfect Burberry-clad exterior…

While I like the new paperback a lot more, because of the less posed photography and overall design, I don't think either really captures the essence of the summary. Why do the girls look like they are going on a road trip? I mean yeah they are going to LA but it seems like it is more about the city life and night life not driving around during the day?

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  1. I don't love either cover, but the paperback is definitely better.

  2. I like the new one better too.


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