Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Hardcover vs. Paperback 5

Lock and Key by Sarah Dessen



Sorry this is the largest image I could come by!

Amazon.com Product Description

“Ruby, where is your mother?”

Ruby knows that the game is up. For the past few months, she’s been on her own in the yellow house, managing somehow, knowing that her mother will probably never return.

That’s how she comes to live with Cora, the sister she hasn’t seen in ten years, and Cora’s husband Jamie, whose down-to-earth demeanor makes it hard for Ruby to believe he founded the most popular networking Web site around. A luxurious house, fancy private school, a new wardrobe, the promise of college and a future—it’s a dream come true. So why is Ruby such a reluctant Cinderella, wary and defensive? And why is Nate, the genial boy next door with some secrets of his own, unable to accept the help that Ruby is just learning to give?

Best-selling author Sarah Dessen explores the heart of a gutsy, complex girl dealing with unforeseen circumstances and learning to trust again.

I was never exactly fond of the hardcover so I was rather excited to see this paperback cover, via amazon! It's in the same style as the inside of the hardcover but it's more exciting! It resembles her other covers better I think. 

Hardcover or Paperback? 


  1. I prefer the hardcover. :)

  2. Anonymous7:19 AM

    I'm not crazy about pink, so I like the paperback.

  3. Hadn't seen the paperback cover yet - I like it, but I think I like the hardcover more.

  4. I agree about the paperback! Much more similar to her other novels. The hardcover is nice under the dust jacket though! :P

  5. Paperback! The pink hardcover kind of takes aways from the seriousness of the story.

  6. Anonymous11:49 AM

    Paperback definitely

  7. I like the paperback one better!

    Diary of an Eccentric

  8. Anonymous3:49 PM

    I like the paperback cover.

  9. Ooh. I haven't seen the paperback cover before and I think it's sooo much better than the hardcover. the hardcover one is just kind of...blah. and i like that the paperback looks like dessen's other books. so that they all match. :)

  10. I own the hardcover and to me, the cover is just okay. I love the paperback cover though. It definitely looks more like a typical Sarah Dessen cover.

  11. i'd say the paperback... it's more dessenish.

  12. Anonymous8:19 PM

    I do like the first one. Out of the two though, it would be the second one.

  13. I like the paperback more. It is more like her other cover.

  14. I'm going with paperback on this one.


  15. I love them both, but the paperback does win. Can't wait to see it in person. :)

  16. I think no matter what, both covers are in the right spirit! And under the dust jacket, like Amee says the images are very similar styles!

    Thanks for playing along everyone!

  17. Hardcover, I guess. Paperback's merely okay. Not too fond of the pink, tho I like the under-the-book-jacket thing.


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